Tchaikovsky – A Short Biography

Tchaikovsky – A Short Biography

Article by Mark Walters

Many people will be able to associate Tchaikovsky with the Nutcracker Ballet. This may be one of his most famous ballets but it is definitely not his only work. He was a composer of Russian nationality and he completed his work during the Romantic period. He worked on a wide range of things that would range from symphonies, ballets, operas and even chamber music. This is very interesting to know because he was actually raised in a middle class family where he was groomed for work as a civil servant. He did most of his best work from 1867 to 1878 and he was able to create a lot of wonderful and amazing works during this time. He is also known for Swan Lake and the Little Russian just like he is known for the Nutcracker. But, if you stop and think about it, Swan Lake is just as famous and most people have heard of that as well.

The 1812 Overture is one of his very famous pieces that most people will hear and tell you that they are familiar with. You can hear it on the television from time to time and it has been used in a number of different ways. Sleeping Beauty, the ballet, was also composed by this famous artist. Most people are not aware of this fact and they are shocked when they find out. The Queen of Spades is an amazing opera that was done by Tchaikovsky as well. This may not stand out to you but for those people that really know the opera, and have seen or studied many of them, this is one of the most famous operas that exists.

While many individuals often think of the ballet when it comes to this amazing composure, and the works that he created, it is interesting to know that he also created a great deal of piano pieces throughout his lifetime. In fact, he actually created more than one hundred pieces that may, or may not, be well known. It is easy to see that he was very passionate about his work and what he was able to contribute to society. Those people that know the arts will be able to pick out his pieces in a heartbeat. However, many of his works were so popular that they are known by sound and name, even if you do not like the arts.

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