Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was a Russian composer most famous for his symphonies, the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, and the operas Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades. A composer of innovative and uniquely Russian music with a high sense of melody, Tchaikovsky's work remains among the most popular of any of the great composers.

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  • 7 May 1840
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is born in Kamsko-Votkinsk in Russia.
  • 1850 - 1893
    Life of the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
  • 1869
    The symphonic poem Romeo and Juliet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 1874
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 is first performed.
  • 1876
    The symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 1877
    The ballet Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • Jul 1877
    The composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky marries Antonina Ivanovna Milyukova.
  • 1878
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto is first performed.
  • 1879
    The opera Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 1880
    The 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 1885
    The Manfred Symphony orchestral work by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 1890
    The ballet The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 1890
    The opera The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 1892
    The ballet The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is first performed.
  • 28 Oct 1893
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky dies in St. Petersburg.
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