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Tchaikovsky

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Violeta Sotoca

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Transcript of Tchaikovsky

Violeta Sotoca &
Khady Camara 3ºA Tchaikovsky Timeline 1854 1840 He was born in Votkinsk
(Russia) on the 7th of May. His real name is Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky. His mother died. 1859 He finished his Law degree in the St. Petersburg Law School. 1862 He made his first trip to France and Germany. 1862 He enrolled in the St Petersburg Music School. He studied the piano, the flute and
composition. 1865 He finished his music studies and he won a prize for composing a song based on the"Ode to Joy" by
Schiller. 1866 He became friends with five other composers. 1874 He dedicated his famous concert of piano and orchestra to his teacher Nikoli Rubinstein. 1877 The premiere of Swan Lake ballet was in the Bolshoi Theatre. In the same year, he got married to Antonia Milickova. However, he divorced a few months later. 1878 He received letters from a woman called Nadeja Von Meck who become his benefactor. 1881 His friend and teacher Nikolai Rubinstein died. 1890 He finished his relationship with Nadeja Von Meck. In this year, the premiere of The Sleeping Beauty Ballet was in St. Petersburg theatre. 1891 His sister Alexandra died. In this year, he also went to the US and won a lot of prizes for being an excellent conductor. 1892 The Nutcracker and the Mouse King ballet premiered this year. He also composed The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 or better known as Pathétique. 1893 He became an honorary member of the French Academy. He died nine days after his last premiere due to an illness. MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS Piano Concert No.1 The Swan Lake Ballet The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Ballet The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 Piano Concerto No. 1 The Swan Lake Ballet It was composed in 1875–1876.
It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4th March at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The Nutcracker
and
the Mouse King Ballet Although the original production was not a success, the twenty minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was.
It has two acts. The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 It is also called Pathétique. It was his last composition. The premiere of this symphony was nine days before his death. It is considered his most important musical composition. The End He was a composer of the Romantic Period. his concert was dedicated to his teacher Nikolai Rubinstein.
It is one of the most popular of Tchaikovsky's compositions and among the best known of all piano concerts.
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