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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - a Russian classical composer. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is one of the greatest composers in the world for all time. His most famous and popular works are ballets, orchestral works, concertos and symphonies. He was a teacher and friend of Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev.

Best Operas

Eugene Onegin (Yevgeny Onegin), 1879

The Queen of Spades (Pikovaya dama), 1890

Iolanta, 1892

Cherevichki (The Slippers), 1887

Mazeppa, 1884

Best Ballets

Swan Lake (Lebedinoye ozero), 1876

The Nutcracker (Shchelkunchik), 1892

The Sleeping Beauty (Spyashchaya krasavitsa), 1890

We highly recommend to buy the best version of The Nutcracker from the Bolshoi Theatre on Blu-ray!

Best Symphonies

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams"

Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29

Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58

We highly recommend to buy two of the best recordings of the complete symphonies by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, from New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the great Leonard Bernstein and Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev:

Best Concertos

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

Best Orchestral Works

Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32

The Year 1812, festival overture in E flat major, Op. 49

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