ON THIS DAY | Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Was Born in 1840

The first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, Tchaikovsky's signature works include some of the most popular theatrical music in the classical repertoire

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Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on this day in 1840, 181 years ago.

He died in 1893 from cholera - just 9 days after the premiere of his Sixth 'Pathétique' Symphony.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST WILLIAM HAGEN | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | MARIN ALSOP & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF BELGIUM | 2015 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Sibelius: Violin Concerto |CD|

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Daniel Barenboim, piano

Release Date: November 4, 2016

Deutsche Grammophon