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Great Composers: Pyotr Tchaikovsky


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is known as the most popular Russian composer in history. He was one of the great composers of the Romantic era. His work includes the “The Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker.” He also wrote "Peter and the Wolf," "Romeo and Juliet" and "The 1812 Overture."

Tchaikovsky wrote classical music in a variety of genres. He composed symphonies, operas, concertos, chamber music, choral music, overtures, suites and ballets. Tchaikovsky's music has always been loved by many for its tuneful, inspirational, showy and impressive melodies.

When Pyotr was just 5 years old, he began taking piano lessons. His father, Ilya, worked as a mine inspector and metal works manager and his mother Alexandra was half French. His mother died of cholera, an infection usually contracted from drinking tainted water when Piotr was only 14 years old. He composed a waltz for piano in her memory.

Great Composers: Pyotr Tchaikovsky is the ninth of our series of incredible composers. What a great way to introduce your children to classical music. Each eBook in this series is meant to not be overwhelming. They provide a springboard into the world of music. Each includes a biography, timeline, fascinating facts, puzzle, lapbook, and coloring pages.

We hope your child enjoys their journey into classical music!

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This title was added to our catalog on March 12, 2016.