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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • May 7, 1840 Votkinsk, Russia - November 6, 1893 St. Petersburg, Russia

Biography

Tchaikovsky personified the Romantic soul. Brought up far from music, he gave himself over at first to a career in law but his sensitivity and musical gifts rapidly took over. Aged twenty-two, he left his administrative post and met Anton Rubinstein with whom he undertook serious study of composition. His encounters with Balakirev and Rimsky-Korsakov were to be decisive for his musical orientation. Tchaikovsky then composed his first masterpieces: some symphonies, four operas and his first piano concerto, which has known unfailing success ever since its first performance in 1875.

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