Tuesday, May 6, 2008

World's Classical Masterpieces - Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake Finale - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky




Tchaikovsky at Cambridge, 1893.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 - November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. While not part of the nationalistic music group known as "The Five," Tchaikovsky wrote music which was distinctly Russian: plangent, introspective, with modally- inflected melody and harmony. Tchaikovsky died on November 6, 1893, nine days after the premiere of his Sixth Symphony, the Pathetique.

Tags: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, Classical Music, Masterpiece, Greatest Composers

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla

2 comments:

Sangeeta Sinha said...

Mel, what would one actually mean by 'symphony'?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sangeeta,
Symphony means a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra. Symphony orchestra is a long orchestra of winds, strings and percussion that plays symphonic works. Thanks and God bless.

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