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, Pjotr Il'íč Čajkóvskij, (listen); 7 May [O.S. 25 April] 1840  – 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
1812 overture Op.49
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1812 overture Op.49

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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian) III. Scherzo
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17 (Little Russian) III. Scherzo
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Sugar Rum Cherry
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Sugar Rum Cherry
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Dumka, Op 59 'Russian rustic scene'
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Dumka, Op 59 'Russian rustic scene'
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Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64, III. Valse. Allegro moderato
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Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64, III. Valse. Allegro moderato
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Souvenir de Florence, Op.70 (1st mvt)
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Souvenir de Florence, Op.70 (1st mvt)
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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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The Seasons Op.37b
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The Seasons Op.37b
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian' (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian' (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11
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String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11
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Valse sentimentale, Op 51 No 6
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Valse sentimentale, Op 51 No 6
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Cossack Dance (Mazeppa)
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Cossack Dance (Mazeppa)
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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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Symphony No 3 in D, Op 29 ('Polish')
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Symphony No 3 in D, Op 29 ('Polish')
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The Nutcracker (Pas de deux)
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The Nutcracker (Pas de deux)
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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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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D - finale
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D - finale
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Meditation, op.72 no.5
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Meditation, op.72 no.5
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Piano Concerto No.1
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Piano Concerto No.1
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Octcego eto prezde ne znala (Iolanta)
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Octcego eto prezde ne znala (Iolanta)
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'Dance of the Tumblers' from The Snow Maiden, Op.12
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'Dance of the Tumblers' from The Snow Maiden, Op.12
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Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op 58 (2nd mvt)
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Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op 58 (2nd mvt)
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Trio in A minor, Op.50
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Trio in A minor, Op.50
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The Nutcracker Suite (Waltz of the Flowers)
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The Nutcracker Suite (Waltz of the Flowers)
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Quartet no. 1 in D major Op.11 - 2nd mov Andante Cantabile
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Quartet no. 1 in D major Op.11 - 2nd mov Andante Cantabile
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Francesca da Rimini
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Francesca da Rimini
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Suite No 3 in G major, Op 55 (Scherzo)
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Suite No 3 in G major, Op 55 (Scherzo)
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Serenade for strings (2nd mvt)
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Serenade for strings (2nd mvt)
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Waltz (Swan Lake)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (4th mvt)
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 (2nd 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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Moy geniy, moy Angel, moy drug
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Moy geniy, moy Angel, moy drug
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Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)
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Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)
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1812 overture Op.49
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1812 overture Op.49
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Serenade in C major Op.48 for string orch: 1st mvt; Pezzo in forma di sonatina
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Serenade in C major Op.48 for string orch: 1st mvt; Pezzo in forma di sonatina
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Valse-Scherzo, Op.34
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Valse-Scherzo, Op.34
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Souvenir de Florence (1st mvt)
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Souvenir de Florence (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11 (3rd mvt)
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Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11
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Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11
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The Seasons Op. 37a ii October (Autumn song)
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The Seasons Op. 37a ii October (Autumn song)
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The Seasons Op. 37a i March (Song of the Lark)
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The Seasons Op. 37a i March (Song of the Lark)
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String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30 (4th mvt)
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Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
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Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
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Symphony No. 3 - 4th Movement - Allegro vivo
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Symphony No. 3 - 4th Movement - Allegro vivo
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Slavonic March, Op 31
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Slavonic March, Op 31
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The Seasons, Op 37b
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The Seasons, Op 37b
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6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano iv Nocturne
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6 Morceaux Op.19 for piano iv Nocturne
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1812 Overture
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1812 Overture
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Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op 34
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Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op 34
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 59: Relaxed Prom
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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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2018-07-29T11:24:17
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

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Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
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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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