Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ( 7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic period. He was the first Russian composer whose music would make a lasting impression internationally. He was honored in 1884 by Tsar Alexander III and awarded a lifetime pension.

Although musically precocious, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant. There was scant opportunity for a musical career in Russia at the time and no system of public music education. When an opportunity for such an education arose, he entered the nascent Saint Petersburg Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1865. The formal Western-oriented teaching that he received there set him apart from composers of the contemporary nationalist movement embodied by the Russian composers of The Five with whom his professional relationship was mixed.

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Tchaikovsky
  • The Nutcracker (2014)

    The Nutcracker by P. I. Tchaikovsky, from Staatsballett Berlin, performed at Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2014. Conductor Robert Reimer, starring Iana Salenko, Marian Walter, Linus Schmidt, Michael Banzhaf, Arshak Ghalumyan, Elena Iseki, Children's Choir of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin Orc...

  • The Sleeping Beauty (2017)

    The Sleeping Beauty by P.I.Tchaikovsky, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2017. Conductor Koen Kessels, starring Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Kristen McNally, Claire Calvert, Christopher Saunders, Elizabeth McGorian, Alastair Marriott, Orchestra of the Ro...

  • Iolanta (2012)

    Iolanta by Piotr Tchaikovsky, from Teatro Real, Madrid, 2012. Directed by Peter Sellars, conductor Teodor Currentzis. Starring Ekaterina Scherbachenko, Iolanta; Dmitry Ulianov, King René; Alexey Markov, Robert; Pavel Cernoch, Vaudémont; Willard White, Ibn-Hakia; Vasily Efimov, Alméric; Pavel Kudi...

  • Eugene Onegin (2008)

    Eugene Onegin by P. I. Tchaikovsky, from Bolshoi Theatre, 2008. Directed by Dimitri Tcherniakov, conductor Alexander Vedernikov, starring Mariusz Kwiecien, Anatoly Kocherga, Makvala Kasrashvili, Tatiana Monogarova, Emma Sarkisyan, Margarita Mamsirova, Andrey Dunaev and Valery Gilmanov. Performed ...

  • Glazunov:From the Middle Ages;Tchaikovsky:Symphony No. 4;Violin Concerto (2017)

    Glazunov: From the Middle Ages; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Violin Concerto; Souvenir d'un lieu by A. Glazunov and P.I. Tchaikovsky, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, 2017. Conductor Mikhaïl Pletnev, starring Janine Jansen, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Mikhaïl Pletnev.

  • The Nutcracker (2016)

    The Nutcracker by P. I. Tchaikovsky, from The Royal Ballet, performed at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2016. Directed by Peter Wright, conductor Boris Gruzin, starring Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell, Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli and Gary Avis.

  • Eugene Onegin (2017)

    Eugene Onegin by P. I. Tchaikovsky, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, 2017. Directed by Timothy Carroll, conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky, starring Paweł Konik,Gihoon Kim,Aleksandra Rybakova,Alexander Mikhaylov,Anna Harvey,Anastasiia Sidorova,Adèle Charvet,Jasper Leever,Satriy...