The International Appeal
of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
was born in Votkinsk in 1840 and died in St. Petersburg in 1893.
During his stay at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the Russian
composer and conductor studied composition with A. Rubinstein.
1866, Tchaikovsky worked in Moscow at a new Conservatory as a professor
during which time he wrote his first symphony. Between 1868 and
1875, he composed his second symphony, three operas, and his famous
Bb minor Piano Concerto, along with other compositions.
an admirer of Mozart’s
music, had amazing flair for melody and effective orchestrating.
He was a composer of both national and international fame and still
today has a wide audience of listeners and performers.
Amazing Tchaikovsky Fact
owed a lot to the generosity of Nadejda von Meck, who gave the composer
annual allowances over a period of many years so that he could be
free to compose.