Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Born: 1840-1893
Nationality: Russian
Education/Training:
began piano lessons at the age of five; attended the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in St. Petersburg where he studied to be a civil servant; later attended classes organized by the Russian Musical Society (precursor to St. Petersburg Conservatory)
Notable Compositions:
opera Eugene Onegin, ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, 1812 Overture
Assignments:
was a professor of music at the Moscow Conservatory and became a music critic and conductor, through which he promoted Russian music
Curious Facts:
honored in 1884 by Tsar Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension in the late 1880s
Quotes:
"Music is not illusion, but revelation rather. Its triumphant power resides in the fact that it reveals to us beauties we find nowhere else, and that the apprehension of them is not transitory, but a perpetual reconcilement to life."
REPERTOIRE : Iolanta Op. 69
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta 05/25/1995
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta 05/26/1995
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta 05/27/1995
LA Phil: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta 05/28/1995
REPERTOIRE : Overture Solennelle Op. 49
CONCERTDATES
A Choral Cornucopia 10/16/1982
A Choral Cornucopia 10/17/1982
REPERTOIRE : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
CONCERTDATES
The Russian Evolution 09/27/2015
REPERTOIRE : The Cherubic Hymn (from Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom)
CONCERTDATES
The Russan Evolution 09/26/2015
REPERTOIRE : We Sing To Thee (from Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom)
CONCERTDATES
The Russan Evolution 09/26/2015
REPERTOIRE : O Praise the Lord (from Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom)
CONCERTDATES
The Russan Evolution 09/26/2015
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