Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Biography

Born: May 7, 1840; Russia   Died: Nov 6, 1893; Russia   Period: Romantic
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky was the author of some of the most popular themes in all of classical music. He founded no school, struck out no new paths or compositional methods, and sought few innovations in his works. Yet the power and communicative sweep of his best music elevates it to classic status, even if it lacks the formal boldness and harmonic sophistication heard in the compositions of his contemporaries, Wagner and Bruckner. It was Read more Tchaikovsky's unique melodic charm that could, whether in his Piano Concerto No. 1 or in his ballet The Nutcracker or in his tragic last symphony, make the music sound familiar on first hearing.
Tchaikovsky was born into a family of five brothers and one sister. He began taking piano lessons at age four and showed remarkable talent, eventually surpassing his own teacher's abilities. By age nine, he exhibited severe nervous problems, not least because of his overly sensitive nature. The following year, he was sent to St. Petersburg to study at the School of Jurisprudence. The loss of his mother in 1854 dealt a crushing blow to the young Tchaikovsky. In 1859, he took a position in the Ministry of Justice, but longed for a career in music, attending concerts and operas at every opportunity. He finally began study in harmony with Zaremba in 1861, and enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatory the following year, eventually studying composition with Anton Rubinstein.
In 1866, the composer relocated to Moscow, accepting a professorship of harmony at the new conservatory, and shortly afterward turned out his First Symphony, suffering, however, a nervous breakdown during its composition. His opera The Voyevoda came in 1867-1868 and he began another, The Oprichnik, in 1870, completing it two years later. Other works were appearing during this time, as well, including the First String Quartet (1871), the Second Symphony (1873), and the ballet Swan Lake (1875).
In 1876, Tchaikovsky traveled to Paris with his brother, Modest, and then visited Bayreuth, where he met Liszt, but was snubbed by Wagner. By 1877, Tchaikovsky was an established composer. This was the year of Swan Lake's premiere and the time he began work on the Fourth Symphony (1877-1878). It was also a time of woe: in July, Tchaikovsky, despite his homosexuality, foolishly married Antonina Ivanovna Milyukova, an obsessed admirer, their disastrous union lasting just months. The composer attempted suicide in the midst of this episode. Near the end of that year, Nadezhda von Meck, a woman he would never meet, became his patron and frequent correspondent.
Further excursions abroad came in the 1880s, along with a spate of successful compositions, including the Serenade for Strings (1881), 1812 Overture (1882), and the Fifth Symphony (1888). In both 1888 and 1889, Tchaikovsky went on successful European tours as a conductor, meeting Brahms, Grieg, Dvorák, Gounod, and other notable musical figures. Sleeping Beauty was premiered in 1890, and The Nutcracker in 1892, both with success.
Throughout Tchaikovsky's last years, he was continually plagued by anxiety and depression. A trip to Paris and the United States followed one dark nervous episode in 1891. Tchaikovsky wrote his Sixth Symphony, "Pathétique," in 1893, and it was successfully premiered in October, that year. The composer died ten days later of cholera, or -- as some now contend -- from drinking poison in accordance with a death sentence conferred on him by his classmates from the School of Jurisprudence, who were fearful of shame on the institution owing to an alleged homosexual episode involving Tchaikovsky. Read less
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5… / Thomas, San Francisco
Release Date: 05/12/2015   Label: San Francisco Symphony  
Catalog: 0062   Number of Discs: 1
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 (1879 Version); Prokofiev / Gerstein
Release Date: 03/10/2015   Label: Myrios Classics  
Catalog: 16   Number of Discs: 1
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Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 4-6, Serenade, Romeo & Juliet / Gatti
Release Date: 10/12/2010   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 2907561   Number of Discs: 3
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Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Grieg / simonov
Release Date: 10/12/2010   Label: Royal Philharmonic Masterworks  
Catalog: 28190   Number of Discs: 1
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Tchaikovsky: The Enchantress
Release Date: 05/10/2011   Label: Melodiya  
Catalog: 1001811   Number of Discs: 3
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Work: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35

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  • 176.
    Classics Exposed - Romantic Violin Concertos
    Label: Denon Records   Catalog: 17029 Release Date: 02/23/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow,  Raphaël Oleg,  Boris Belkin
    Conductor:  Bryden Thomson,  Antoni Ros Marbà,  Libor Pesek,  Jun'ichi Hirokami
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 177.
    Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Milstein
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 460619 Release Date: 01/26/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Nathan Milstein
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 178.
    Sir Georg Solti - A Celebration
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 466000 Release Date: 01/12/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu,  Maxim Vengerov,  Anne Sofie von Otter
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Mstislav Rostropovich
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 179.
    Strings - Georg Kulenkampff Vol 2 - Tchaikovsky, Dvorak
    Label: Enterprise   Catalog: 99352 Release Date: 03/17/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Georg Kulenkampff
    Conductor:  Arthur Rother,  Eugen Jochum
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 180.
    Violin For Anne Rice / Leila Josefowic
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462032 Release Date: 10/14/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Sadin,  Sting,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Eugène Ysaÿe  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Sadin,  Cyro Baptista,  Ira Coleman,  Charles Curtis  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 181.
    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Etc / Brodsky, Straszynski
    Label: Arts Music   Catalog: 47144 Release Date: 12/17/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Vadim Brodsky
    Conductor:  Andrzej Straszynski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
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  • 182.
    Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5;  Tschaikowsky: Violin Concerto
    Label: Tuxedo Music   Catalog: 1052 Release Date: 03/26/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  David Oistrakh
    Conductor:  Samuel Samosud,  Kiril Kondrashin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 183.
    Bach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / David Oistrakh
    Label: Dg The Originals   Catalog: 447427 Release Date: 01/23/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh
    Conductor:  Franz Konwitschny,  Sir Eugene Goossens,  David Oistrakh
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
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  • 184.
    Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Ida Haendel
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1038 Release Date: 01/01/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Ida Haendel
    Conductor:  Sir Eugene Goossens,  Sergiu Celibidache
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 185.
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos 1-3, Etc / Postnikova, Chung
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 448107 Release Date: 12/04/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung,  Viktoria Postnikova
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
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  • 186.
    Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Nathan Milstein
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 69035 Release Date: 10/17/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Nathan Milstein
    Conductor:  William Steinberg,  Anatole Fistoulari
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 187.
    The Great Violin Concertos - Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky /Rybar
    Label: Doron Music   Catalog: 4005 Release Date: 08/22/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Peter Rybar
    Conductor:  Victor Desarzens
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Festival Orchestra
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  • 188.
    Tchaikovsky, Sibelius: Violin Concertos / Josefowicz
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 446131 Release Date: 08/15/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Leila Josefowicz
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 189.
    Art Of Classics - Tchaikovsky: Masterpieces
    Label: Intercord Klassische Diskothek   Catalog: 25923 Release Date: 05/23/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Ian Novak,  Hans Lang
    Conductor:  Denis Zsoltay,  Gary Bertini,  Milan Starek,  Hans Zanotelli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,  Munich Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 190.
    Isaac Stern - A Life In Music - Tchaikovsky, Sibelius
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 66829 Release Date: 05/16/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Isaac Stern
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
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  • 191.
    Heifetz - Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: Concertos /Reiner, Munch
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 61743 Release Date: 05/09/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz
    Conductor:  Charles Munch,  Fritz Reiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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  • 192.
    Favorite Violin Concertos / Arthur Grumiaux
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 442287 Release Date: 04/12/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Sir Colin Davis,  Jan Krenz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 193.
    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Sérénade, Souvenir / M. Honda
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 550124 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Mariko Honda
    Conductor:  Keith Clark
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 194.
    Tchaikowsky, Stravinsky: Violin Concerti / Kantorow, Thomson
    Label: Denon Records   Catalog: 73325 Release Date: 08/30/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 195.
    The Best Of Tchaikovsky
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 438386 Release Date: 08/10/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Henryk Szeryng,  Midori,  Werner Haas
    Conductor:  Igor Markevitch,  Bernard Haitink,  Antal Doráti,  Pierre Monteux  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 196.
    The Art Of Nathan Milstein - Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorák, Etc
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64830 Release Date: 07/20/1993   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ... 
    Performer:  Leon Pommers,  Nathan Milstein,  Artur Balsam,  Rudolf Firkusny  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Irving,  William Steinberg,  Anatole Fistoulari,  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra,  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 197.
    Sibelius, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Shaham, Sinopoli
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437540 Release Date: 07/13/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Jean Sibelius
    Performer:  Gil Shaham
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 198.
    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto;  Brahms: Dances / Sarah Chang
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54753 Release Date: 03/23/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Jonathan Feldman,  Sarah Chang
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 199.
    Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Heifetz, Reiner
    Label: Rca Victor Living Stereo   Catalog: 61495 Release Date: 03/09/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz
    Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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  • 200.
    The Art Of Ivry Gitlis
    Label: Vox Box Legends   Catalog: 5505 Release Date: 11/04/1992   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Béla Bartók,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Max Bruch  ... 
    Performer:  Ivry Gitlis
    Conductor:  Jascha Horenstein,  Hans Swarowsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


WORKS
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro con fuoco
Allegro moderato
Canzonetta: Andante
Allegro vivacissimo
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 1. Miniature Overture
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - March
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - Russian Dance (Trepak)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - Arabian Dance (Coffee)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - Chinese Dance (Tea)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - Dance Of The Reed-Pipes (Merlitons)
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 3. Waltz Of The Flowers
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 1. Andante - Allegro con anima
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 3. Valse (Allegro moderato)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)
I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro con grazia
III. Allegro molto vivace
IV. Adagio lamentoso
Moderato assai quasi andante
Tema: Moderato semplice
Variazione I: Tempo del Tema
Variazione II: Tempo del Tema
Variazione III: Andante sostenuto
Variazione IV: Andante grazioso
Variazione V: Allegro moderato
Variazione VI: Andante
Variazione VII e Coda: Allegro vivo
1. Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo - Allegro moderato
2. Walzer: Moderato (Tempo di valse)
3. Elégie: Larghetto elegiaco
4. Finale (Tema russo): Andante - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 1. Scene - Swan Theme
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 2. Valse In A
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 3. Danse des petits cygnes
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 4. Scene
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 5. Danse Hongroise (Czardas)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 6. Scène finale.
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a - Introduction - The Lilac Fairy
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a - Pas d'action: Rose Adagio
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a - Pas de caractère: Puss In Boots
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a - Panorama (andantino)
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a - Valse