Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (English: /tʃaɪˈkɒfski/ chy-KOF-skee; Russian: Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, tr. Pyótr Ilʹyích Chaykóvskiy, IPA: (listen); 7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893) was a Russian composer of the romantic period, whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire
List of compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 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. These 5, 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.
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The 1812 Overture was an official commission given to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the opening of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior during the Moscow Exhibition of Industry and the Arts. The cathedral had originally been commissioned in 1812 by Tsar Alexander I to commemorate the Russian victory over the invading French forces during the Napoleonic Wars. The work was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on August 20, 1882. It was conducted by Ippolit Al'tani under a tent near the then-unfinished Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber music. Life and Music Tchaikovsky was born on May 7th 1840 in Votkinsk, a small town in the Russian Empire. He displayed exceptional musical ability from an early age, improvising at the piano and composing his first song in 1844, aged four. Tchaikovsky persuaded his father that music was his future and he began composition lessons with Anton Rubinstein in 1861. 1880 saw Tchaikovsky compose perhaps his most famous piece, the 1812 Overture - cannons at the ready! By 1887, he was conducting his own music to great acclaim and producing such works as the Sixth Symphony, the 'Pathetique' in 1893 (the year of his death) and the ballets The Sleeping Beauty (1890) and The Nutcracker (1892).
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Andrew Litton. 1. 1812 Festival Overture, Op. 49 - Dallas Symphony Chorus, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 16:200:30.