Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Composer: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

We are studying the composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893

He was born in Votkinsk, a town in Russia's Ural Mountains. He was considered a pioneer in many ways: he was the first full-time Russian composer, he combined Western practices with Russian folk song, and he reflected Russian national character in the highest of European standards of quality.

Classics for Kids Biography
Classics for Kids Shows 

We'll be studying: 
Symphony no 6 in B minor. Op 74 "Pathetique" 
            YouTube (Complete) - YouTube 2nd Mvmt
Piano Concerto no 1 in B flat minor Op 23 
           YouTube (Complete) - YouTube: 1st Mvmt
Serenade for Strings in C major Op 48 
            YouTube (Complete) - YouTube: 2nd Movement (Valse)
 1812 Overture, Op 49
            YouTube (Complete) - YouTube: Famous Finale
 Andante Cantabile from String Quartet in D maj Op 11 
 Swan Lake, Op 20
         The Entire Ballet on YouTube (2 hours) - YouTube: Suite (30 min)

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MrsYub said...

Nice one. Love Tchaikovsky!

Bethany said...

We've just started studying his music. There is something to it.

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