Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Born: May 7, 1840

Died: November 6, 1893

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Composer

Biography: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, anglicised as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber music. Some of these are among the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire.

Source/Notes: Letter to a nephew (9 February 1893) Just prior to composing his Pathetique Symphony (No. 6)
Source/Notes: Diary entry for October 9, 1886, quoted in Nicolas Slonimsky, Lexicon of Musical Invective (1953), p. 73.