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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(1840-93)


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Composer, and conductor.[J92]
Began piano lessons in 1845.[J92]
Joined the St. Petersburg Conservatory, 1862.[J92]
Moved to Moscow, 1865, and taught music at the Russian Musical Society (renamed the Moscow Conservatory).[J92]
Composed his first symphony in 1868; his first opera, The Voyevoda, in 1868; and his first ballet, Swan Lake, in 1876.[J92]
Embarked on his first European concert tour as a conductor in 1887, and his first American tour in 1891.[J92]
Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambridge, 1893.[J92]
Died from cholera.[J92]

Place of birth: Votkinsk, Russia[J92]
Place of death: St. Petersburg[J92]

 

 

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