Pyotr Tchaikovsky passed away from cholera in 1893, though many controversies at the time suggested that he committed suicide. This was however never proven and Tchaikovsky remains in the public mind as a gifted and committed composer.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ( Roushie : Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, sometimes transliteratit as Piotr , Anglifee'd tae Peter Ilich ), ( 7 Mey 1840 – 6 November 1893 ( . ); 25 Aprile 1840 – 25 October 1893 ( . )) wis a Roushie componer o the Romantic era. Atho nae a member o the group o nationalistic componers aften kent in Inglis -spaeking kintras as The Five , his muisic haes come tae be kent an loued for its parteecular Russian chairacter as weel as its rich harmonies an stirrin melodies. His warks, houaniver, wis a deal mair westren nor his Russian contemporars sin he uised baith nationalistic fowk melodies an warldwide elements effective.
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Piotr (or Peter, as we would say in English) Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, a town in Russia's Ural Mountains. When he was 8 years old, his family moved to the capital city of St. Petersburg. Even though Tchaikovsky was a good musician as a kid, that wasn't considered an "acceptable" profession, so his parents made him study law instead.
But even in law school, Tchaikovsky continued to study music. Eventually, he gave up his legal job and went to the St. Petersburg Conservatory. After he graduated, he moved to Moscow to teach at the new conservatory there. It's now named for him.
For years, Tchaikovsky had a patroness named Nadezhda von Meck -- a wealthy widow who was a big fan of Tchaikovsky's music. She regularly sent him money so that he could concentrate on composing without having to worry about making a living. But Nadezhda von Meck didn't want to meet Tchaikovsky. For 14 years, they only communicated by writing letters to each other. Tchaikovsky dedicated his Fourth Symphony to his patroness.
Tchaikovsky traveled all over Europe for performances of his music. In 1891, he even came to America for the opening of Carnegie Hall, where he was invited to conduct his music.