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Transcript of Music Composers
May Zhu and Lim Sher Ler
We are here to present to you
about the music composer we chose,
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
So... Who is that guy?
Is this him?
Nice guess, but hell, NO!
Isn't this baby cute?
Maybe not, but definitely not him! Don't be silly.
This, is then him
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote several works well known among the general classical public—Romeo and Juliet, the 1812 Overture, and his three ballets: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty.
So why is this guy so special?
These, along with two of his four concertos, three of his six symphonies (seven if his program symphony Manfred is included), and two of his 10 operas, are probably among his most familiar works. Almost as popular are the Manfred Symphony, Francesca da Rimini, the Capriccio Italien, and the Serenade for Strings.
Pyotr 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.
Ok, so now that we have told you about the lame stuff, here is some that are a little more interesting...
Have fun spinning round and round!
Here's a short video of the Swan Lake.
This is how you pronounce his name.
PYO-tur ihl-YIHCH chy-KAWF-skee
Don't you think that's beautiful? If you don't,
you can't appreciate this form of art at all!
All About His Life And Death
Tchaikovsky's life was punctuated by personal crises and depression. He left his mother for boarding school, his mother died and the collapse of the one enduring relationship of his adult life, his 13-year association with the wealthy widow Nadezhda von Meck.
His sudden death at the age of 53 is generally ascribed to cholera; there is an ongoing debate as to whether it was accidental or self-inflicted.
Why He Died...
Don't be sad he died!
He was born in Votkinsk, a small town in present-day Udmurtia, a former province of Vyatka in the Russian Empire.
Tchaikovsky had four brothers (Nikolai, Ippolit, and twins Anatoly and Modest), a sister, Alexandra and a half-sister from his father's first marriage. He was particularly close to Alexandra and the twins.
Tchaikovsky took piano lessons from the age of five. A precocious pupil, he could read music as adeptly as his teacher within three years. His parents were initially supportive, hiring a tutor, buying an piano and encouraging his study of the piano.
Born on May 7, 1840, Votkinsk, Russia
Death Date: November 6, 1893, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Thank you for your attention
“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”
― Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky