Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at the time he wrote Romeo and Juliet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at the time he wrote Romeo and Juliet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at the time he wrote Romeo and Juliet. Photo: Wikipedia

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 [O.S. 25 April] – 6 November [O.S. 25 October] 1893[a 3]) was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. He was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension.

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