|Artist Birtday :||07/05/1840 (Age 53)|
|Born In :||Votkinsk, Russia|
|Genres :||Russian composer of the romantic period|
|Web Site :||en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Ilyich_Tchaikovsky|
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May, 1840 – 6 November, 1893) was a Russian composer of the romantic period. His various works contained symphonies, operas, ballet, instrumental and chamber music and songs. Tchaikovsky is author of one of the most popular concert and theatre works from the classics such as the ballets: “Swan Lake“ “The Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker“, the 1812 Overture, The Piano Concerto No.1, his last 3 symphonies and the opera “Eugene Onegin“.
Born in a middle-class family, Tchaikovsky had prepared himself to be an office clerk, despite his music talents.
He devoted to music despite his family’s opinion and in 1865 he graduated from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. This formal education, oriented to Westeuropean music, separated him from the nationalist movement in the music, presented by the most prominent members of the group of young composers, known as The Mighty Handful.
Though popular among audiences around the world, Tchaikovsky’s music has often been dismissed by critics in the early and middle 20th century as vulgar, and with a lack of sophistication. By the end of the century, Tchaikovsky’s status as a significant composer was firmly established.
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