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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian Пётр Ильич Чайковский, sometimes transliterated as Piotr, Anglicised as Peter Ilich, (April 25 [old style] / May 7 [new style] 1840 - November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer. His works include six symphonies, the "1812 Overture[?]", the operas Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades and the ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake[?] debuted on March 4, 1877.

He was born in Kamsko-Votinsk[?], Russia, on May 7th 1840.

Selected works

  • Opus 11 String Quartet No.1 in D major
  • Opus 20 Swan Lake, ballet
  • Opus 23 Piano Concerto No.1 in Bb major
  • Opus 35 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major
  • Opus 36 Symphony No.4 in F minor
  • Opus 37a The Seasons
  • Opus 48 Serenade for Strings in C major
  • Opus 49 1812 Overture in Eb major
  • Opus 58 Manfred Symphony in B minor
  • Opus 59 Dumka
  • Opus 64 Symphony No.5 in E minor
  • Opus 66 Sleeping Beauty, ballet
  • Opus 67 Hamlet Overture
  • Opus 71a Nutcracker Suite
  • Opus 74 Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique

Peter Tchaikovsky died in Saint Petersburg, Russia and was interred in Tikhvin Cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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