Friday, May 07, 2010

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Peter Ilich TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893 Russian composer of the Romantic era. His output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental and chamber music and songs. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, his last three numbered symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin.
Portrait by Nikolai Dmitrievich Kuznetsov [Russian Painter, 1850-1929] published in: Tchaikovsky, Modeste (1906). The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (PDF), Frontispiece, London and New York: John Lane.

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