Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

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Nationality

Russian

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

6 symphonies, The Nutcracker Suite, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, 1812 Overture, Piano Concerto in B-flat

Fun Facts

  • Tchaikovsky was one of the first Russian composers who made a lasting impression internationally.
  • He was only 4 years old when he began to compose.
  • Tchaikovsky was invited to the opening of Carnegie Hall in New York City. He conducted the New York Symphony Orchestra (at the time) for the opening ceremony.

Get to know Tchaikovsky in this video by Columbus Symphony Violist Kenichiro Matsuda!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Music

  • None at this time

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