Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was one of the first Russian composers to gain popularity and critical acclaim with an international audience. Of his many masterpieces created during the Romantic period, his most legendary are the ballets "Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty," and "The Nutcracker," and the awe-inspiring "1812 Overture." This category should be used to ask all questions relating to Tchaikovsky.

1,404 Questions

Did Tchaikovsky compose Peter and the Wolf?

No, he did not. Peter and the Wolf was composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. Tchaikovsky died in 1893, which was 43 years before the work even existed.

Who is the black swan in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake?

Von Rothbart's daughter, Odile is the black swan. The prince mistakes her for the Swan Princess as they appear identical apart from color.

Who owns the music rights to Tchaikovsky music?

The works themselves are in the public domain, but certain editions, performances, and recordings would have their own copyrights.

Peter Tchaivosky is the owner of his music and receives the money, profits, and awards from it. It is by his permission.

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How many wifes did tchaikovsky?

Tchaikovsky was married one time, to Antonina Ivanovna Miliukova. He married to please his family and to quiet rumors of his homosexuality. The marriage was disastrous for him. They separated permanently after only 6 weeks. Antonina outlived Tchaikovsky by 24 years, but spent the last 20 of those in an insane asylum.

How many pieces of music did Tchaikovsky write?

10 Opera's

3 Ballets

5 Pieces for stage-play

8 Symphony's

4 Suites

23 Orchestral works

13 Pieces for solo instruments

5 Orchestral works with song, solo, choir

17 Pieces of Chamber music

14 Piano works

4 Spiritual Choir pieces

13 Songs

That alone will bring it to 119 pieces of music.

How many piano concerto did Tchaikovsky make?

Three. The most famous concert is the first one, in Bb minor, op. 23; the second is in G major, op. 44; the last one, op. 75, consists only in one movement, so it's thought that it's incomplete. It was based on sketches for a symphony in Eb Major which would have been his sixth, but which Tchaikovsky abandoned.

Ballets swan lake lyric by Peter Tchaikovsky?

There is no lyric to the classical music for the ballet β€˜Swan Lake’ by Peter Tchaikovsky. But yes, the show is very beautiful. I join ballet as well and I have watched the β€˜Swan Lake’ show many timesπŸ˜πŸ˜†

Where did Peter Tchaikovsky die?


November 6, 1893

That would be Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky the Russian composer, b 1840, d 1893. He wrote "Peter and the Wolf" as well as "Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty", "The Nutcracker", "The 1812 Overature" and many other famous works for the orchestra.
He was born in a Russian town of Votkinsk on May, 7th 1840

Did Tchaikovsky write peter and the wolf?

No. Sergei Prokofiev wrote Peter and the Wolf" in 1936. (Pyotr Tchaikovsky died in 1893.)

What type of instruments did peter tchaikovsky compose?

Mostly, Tchaikovsky composed works involving the piano and came up with over 100 songs.

Also, he composed 4 concertos and 6 symphonies.

Did Tchaikovsky have a wife?

yes but it wasn't successful they got a divorce.

Actually, for personal reasons they never did get a divorce. After Tchaikovsky's death Antonina called herself the widow Tchaikovsky.

Which overture did Russian composer Tchaikovsky write?

The most famous overture is the 1812 overture, celebrating the defeat of Napoleon. Tschaikovsky also wrote other overtures, most notable the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, also the Manfred Overture. There are probable others which I cannot think of at the moment, but these are less famous and less interesting. My favorite i the Romeo and Juliet Overture.

The Manfred Overture was by Robert Schumann. Tchaikovsky wrote a four-movement program symphony titled Manfred.

What event inspired the composing of the 1812 Overture by the composer Peter Tchaikovsky?

The retreat of Napolean from Russia is dramatically commemorated in the 1812 Overture. See the Web Link to the left for more information.

Where did tchaikovsky live?

He lived in Votkinsk a small town in Russia.

Tchaikovsky composed the 1812 overture to?

Honor the community party

That's not right. He died before the Communist party was born. He wrote the 1812 Overture in memory of the battle of Borodino, where Russia defeated Napoleon.

Did pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky have any kids?

No because Tchaikovsky was a homosexual. He married, but they separated after six weeks. For personal reasons, neither he nor his wife ever tried to divorce. She later had children by other men, but Tchaikovsky had none.