Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Biography

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, often anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Some of these are among the most popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, which he bolstered with appearances as a guest conductor later in his career in Europe and the United States. One of these appearances was at the inaugural concert of Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1891. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension in the late 1880s.

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nationality:
Russian Empire
Profession:
Composer, Librettist, Musician
Ethnicity:
Russian
Date of Birth:
May 7, 1840
Astrological Sign:
Date of Death:
November 6, 1893
Age at Death:
53
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