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 Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, 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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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Performances & Interviews


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tracks

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Overture
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The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Overture

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Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (3rd mvt)
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Rose Adagio (The Sleeping Beauty)
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Rose Adagio (The Sleeping Beauty)
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Symphony no.1 (Op.13) in G Minor "Winter daydreams", 3rd mvmt; Scherzo
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Symphony no.1 (Op.13) in G Minor "Winter daydreams", 3rd mvmt; Scherzo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Suite for Orchestra No. 2 in C Major, Op. 53, TH 32: II. Valse. Moderato. Tempo
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Suite for Orchestra No. 2 in C Major, Op. 53, TH 32: II. Valse. Moderato. Tempo
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Waltz of the Flowers (The Nutcracker)
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Waltz of the Flowers (The Nutcracker)
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Piano concerto no 1
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Piano concerto no 1
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Six Pieces, Op 19
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Six Pieces, Op 19
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Violin Concerto 2nd movement - Canzonetta
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Violin Concerto 2nd movement - Canzonetta
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The Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)
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The Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)
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Marche Slave
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Marche Slave
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Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian)
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Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian)
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1812 Overture
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1812 Overture
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Nutcracker: Danse De La Fee
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Nutcracker: Danse De La Fee
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Suite No 4 in G major, 'Mozartiana' (Gigue; Menuet)
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Suite No 4 in G major, 'Mozartiana' (Gigue; Menuet)
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Serenade
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Serenade
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Symphony no.6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
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Symphony no.6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
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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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Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
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At Bedtime, Op 27 No 1
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At Bedtime, Op 27 No 1
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To Forget So Soon
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To Forget So Soon
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Swan Lake (excerpts)
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Swan Lake (excerpts)
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Symphony No 1 in G minor 'Winter Daydreams'
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Symphony No 1 in G minor 'Winter Daydreams'
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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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Swan Lake (Act 1: Pas de deux)
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Swan Lake (Act 1: Pas de deux)
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Piano Concerto no 1 in B flat minor: iii Allegro con fuoco
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Piano Concerto no 1 in B flat minor: iii Allegro con fuoco
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Swan Lake (Russian Dance)
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Swan Lake (Russian Dance)
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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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Suite No.4 in G major, Op 61, 'Mozartiana'
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Suite No.4 in G major, Op 61, 'Mozartiana'
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Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture [1880]
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Romeo and Juliet, fantasy overture [1880]
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Swan Lake (Czardas)
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Swan Lake (Czardas)
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Violin Concerto
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Violin Concerto
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Dumka, Op 59 'Russian rustic scene'
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Dumka, Op 59 'Russian rustic scene'
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Overture to the Storm
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Overture to the Storm
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Violin Concerto in D major
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Violin Concerto in D major
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Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op.42 No.3
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Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op.42 No.3
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Violin Concerto (2nd mvt)
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Violin Concerto (2nd mvt)
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Swan Lake (Act 4 Finale)
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Swan Lake (Act 4 Finale)
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The Sleeping Beauty (Act 3: Waltz)
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The Sleeping Beauty (Act 3: Waltz)
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Swan Lake (Act 1, No 2: Waltz)
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Swan Lake (Act 1, No 2: Waltz)
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The Nutcracker (Tea)
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The Nutcracker (Tea)
Lady Vendredi
Grand Pas De Deux (Live for BBC Music Introducing at Latitude 2019)
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Grand Pas De Deux (Live for BBC Music Introducing at Latitude 2019)
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Piano Concerto No. 1
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Piano Concerto No. 1
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Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op 34
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Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op 34
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 "Polish": IV. Scherzo. Allegro vivo
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Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 "Polish": IV. Scherzo. Allegro vivo
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The Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)
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The Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36, Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36, Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato
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Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin", Op 24
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Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin", Op 24
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-27T12:58:41
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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
2018-07-29T12:58:41
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29
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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
2018-07-29T12:58:41
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29
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall

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