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Peter Tchaikovsky

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Shreja Patel

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Peter Tchaikovsky Works Interesting Facts Swan Lake Ballets: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker

Symphonies: No. 6 in B minor, No. 3 in D major, No. 2 in C minor, etc.

Operas: The Queen of Spades, The Voyevoda, etc.

Concertos: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Violin Concerto in D major, etc.

Other important works: 1812 Overture, Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy, Ode to Joy, etc. It is considered Romantic because the music is full of lyrical melodies and deep harmonies.
It is also based on fantasy and imagination.
It includes pointe work, soft and feminine technique for females, and the bell tutu. His ballets are the world's most popular ballets. "The Nutcracker" is performed all over UK around Christmas time.

The "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker" is famous for using an instrument that was very new at the time, the celesta. It looks like a small piano and makes a tinkly sound. There is a bit of mystery about how Tchaikovsky died. Some say he died of cholera by drinking unboiled water, while others say he committed suicide with small doses of arsenic after someone threatened to blackmail him and expose his sexual preference.

The strongest emotions are probably in Symphony No.6. This symphony was first heard only nine days before he died. Although the 1812 Overture is very popular, Tchaikovsky didn't like it.

His music is some of the most popular classical music today. Many people who don't normally listen to it will recognize a tune or two by him.

Above all the composers, Tchaikovsky adored Mozart. He once referred to him as the "Musical Christ." By: Shreja Patel Biography He was born on May 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia

He was born into a middle-class family.

Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant but pursued his musical wishes against his family's wishes.

He was a Russian composer.

He died on November 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg,Russia Peter Tchaikovsky started playing the piano at the age of 5. He is best known for his ballets. Monument of the great Russian composer, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was placed in Moscow, Russia in 1954. Tchaikovsky's works are considered Romantic because his music displays the dramatic and lyrical melodies, but are distinctive because of their acknowledgment of folk melodies and familiar songs. Swan Lake His works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, etc.

He composed about 8 symphonies.

He composed about 12 concertos.

He wrote about 11 operas.

He composed 3 ballets. Why Romantic?
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