Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Born 7 May 1840. Died 6 November 1893
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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1840-05-07
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Biography (Wikipedia)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ( chy-KOF-skee; Russian: Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Pyótr Ilʹyích Chaykóvskiy, (listen); 7 May 1840 [O.S. 25 April] – 6 November [O.S. 25 October] 1893), was a Russian composer of the romantic period, whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. He was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension.

Although musically precocious, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant. There was scant opportunity for a musical career in Russia at that time and no system of public music education. When an opportunity for such an education arose, he entered the nascent Saint Petersburg Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1865. The formal Western-oriented teaching he received there set him apart from composers of the contemporary nationalist movement embodied by the Russian composers of The Five, with whom his professional relationship was mixed. Tchaikovsky's training set him on a path to reconcile what he had learned with the native musical practices to which he had been exposed from childhood. From this reconciliation he forged a personal but unmistakably Russian style—a task that did not prove easy. The principles that governed melody, harmony and other fundamentals of Russian music ran completely counter to those that governed Western European music; this seemed to defeat the potential for using Russian music in large-scale Western composition or for forming a composite style, and it caused personal antipathies that dented Tchaikovsky's self-confidence. Russian culture exhibited a split personality, with its native and adopted elements having drifted apart increasingly since the time of Peter the Great. This resulted in uncertainty among the intelligentsia about the country's national identity—an ambiguity...

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June from The Seasons
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June from The Seasons

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Piano Concerto Number 1
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Piano Concerto Number 1
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
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The gentle stars shone for us
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The gentle stars shone for us

The gentle stars shone for us

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William Thomas
Michael Pandya
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Bez pori, da bez vremeni [Without Time, Without Season]
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Bez pori, da bez vremeni [Without Time, Without Season]
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Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 for piano and orchestra
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Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36 - final movement
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Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36 - final movement
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Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 (4th mvt)
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Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 (4th mvt)
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Francesca da Rimini - symphonic fantasia after Dante, Op.32
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Francesca da Rimini - symphonic fantasia after Dante, Op.32
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No.4 in F minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony No.4 in F minor (4th mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (3rd mvt)
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Ortche nash (The Lord's Prayer)
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Ortche nash (The Lord's Prayer)

Ortche nash (The Lord's Prayer)

Choir
Gaudeamus Academic Mixed Chamber Choir
Conductor
Vesela Geleva
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Waltz Of The Flowers - The Nutcracker
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Waltz Of The Flowers - The Nutcracker
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The Seasons (extracts)
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The Seasons (extracts)
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Queen of Spades Acts II - Act III
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Queen of Spades Acts II - Act III
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The Queen of Spades (Act 3, Sc 1-2)
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The Queen of Spades (Act 3, Sc 1-2)
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Slavonic March in B flat minor 'March Slave'
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Slavonic March in B flat minor 'March Slave'
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The Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
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The Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
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Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (excerpts)
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Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (excerpts)
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Symphony no.6 in B minor, Op.74 'Pathetique': iv) Adagio lamentoso
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Symphony no.6 in B minor, Op.74 'Pathetique': iv) Adagio lamentoso
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The Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)
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The Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)
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Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 'Pathetique' - ii. Allegro con Grazia
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Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 'Pathetique' - ii. Allegro con Grazia
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Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 (4th mvt)
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Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 (4th mvt)
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Scherzo (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
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Scherzo (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
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Marche Slave
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Marche Slave
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Nutcracker (Final Waltz and Apotheosis)
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Nutcracker (Final Waltz and Apotheosis)
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a (arr. Pletnev)
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a (arr. Pletnev)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)
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Cossack Dance (Mazeppa)
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Cossack Dance (Mazeppa)
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Arabian Dance)
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The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Arabian Dance)
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Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, Op.33 (original version)
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Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, Op.33 (original version)
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Cherubic Hymn No.1 (9 Sacred pieces)
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Cherubic Hymn No.1 (9 Sacred pieces)
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The Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz No 5)
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The Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz No 5)
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String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30
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String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30
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Nutcracker -Trepak
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Nutcracker -Trepak
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Violin Concerto in D Op.35
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Violin Concerto in D Op.35
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'Dance of the Cygnets' from Swan Lake, Op.20
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'Dance of the Cygnets' from Swan Lake, Op.20
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Hamlet - Fantasy Overture Op.67
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Hamlet - Fantasy Overture Op.67
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The Seasons, op. 37b: March (Song of the Lark)
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The Seasons, op. 37b: March (Song of the Lark)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major (Op.35)
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Violin Concerto in D major (Op.35)
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Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64
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Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64
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Spanish Dance, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance (from The Nutcracker)
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Spanish Dance, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance (from The Nutcracker)
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The Seasons. Op 37; Barcarolle (June)
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The Seasons. Op 37; Barcarolle (June)
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Berceuse Op.16
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Berceuse Op.16
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Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62
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Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62
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Symphony No 5 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 5 (4th mvt)
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23
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Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom

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Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-29T14:17:43
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-29T14:17:43
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall

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