Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was Born
  • What Kind of Artist is he?
  • Influences
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 in Vyatka, Russia. He was the second oldest of his parents' 6 surviving offspring. His father worked as a mine inspector and metal works manager.
  • Socio/Historical/Political Context
  • Tchaikovsky is a composer of classical music. At the age of 5 he started taking piano lessons.
  • Examples of Tchaikovsky's Work
  • He is one of the most popular Russian composers, however he was influenced by German, Italian and French composers
  • Life of a Legend
  • Symphony No. 6 was a focal point around which a wealth of rumors and legends seem to exist historically. His social and family pressures led to the decision to marry, however due to his homosexuality, the marriage didn't last longer than a few weeks
  • Some examples of his artwork are Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker Suite
  • The Nutcracker Swan Lake
  • Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg on November 6, 1893. The cause of the death was officially declared cholera, but some believe he committed suicide after the humiliation of a sex scandal trial.
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