Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Full Name: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nationality: Russian

Profession: Composer
Why Famous: The first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, which he bolstered with appearances as a guest conductor later in his career in Europe and the United States. One of these appearances was at the inaugural concert of Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1891.

Despite his many popular successes, his life was punctuated by personal crises and depression.

Born: May 7, 1840
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Votkinsk, Russia

Died: November 6, 1893 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Cholera (although suicide has been suggested)

Married Life

  • 1877-07-06 Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

Historical Events in the Life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • 1875-10-25 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von B├╝low as soloist.
  • 1876-11-17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.
  • 1878-02-10 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F premieres
  • 1882-08-20 Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
  • 1888-11-17 Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1891-05-05 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor
  • 1892-12-18 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres
  • 1893-10-28 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
  • 1895-01-15 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)
  • 1895-02-08 Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake" premieres in St Petersburg

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