Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Romantic period composer from Russia who wrote some of the popular classical music of today. We’ll take a closer look at his work in the next episodes, but today, we’re getting to know a little bit about the man behind the music!
In today’s episode, you’ll learn…
- About Tchaikovky’s tumultous marriage, which he called a “brief insanity”
- How a friendship with a wealthy widow led to an abundance of musical compositions
- What different styles and events influenced his compositions
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 20
Enjoy the links to performances connected to our theme of The Life of Tchaikovsky until our next episode airs in two weeks.
Day 1: 1812 Overture
Day 2: Swan Lake Theme
Day 3: Piano Concerto No. 1
Day 4: Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Day 5: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Day 7: Manfred Symphony
Day 8: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)
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