Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Peter I. Tchaikovsky

About Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally. His best-loved works include his ballets, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, his Sixth Symphony, his First Piano Concerto, and the opera Eugene Onegin.

“Elegy for Strings”

By |2018-10-29T18:09:56-05:00May 28th, 2017|Categories: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|

Editor's Note: Tchaikovsky composed what became known as his "Elegy" in 1884 on a commission from the Moscow Society of Artists, who were honoring Ivan Samarin on the occasion of his fifty years of acting. Tchaikovsky titled the piece for string orchestra, which was meant to open the ceremonies, "A Grateful Greeting," though its spirit is, incongruously, [...]