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Tchaikovsky complied but they still refused to perform the symphony. Undina followed in Although he displayed an early passion for music, his parents hoped that he would grow up to work in the civil service. Tchaikovsky was the second of six surviving children of Ilya Tchaikovsky, a manager of the Kamsko-Votkinsk metal works, and Alexandra Assier, who died when Tchaikovsky was in his teens. During a nervous breakdown, he unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide, and eventually fled abroad. His collective body of work constitutes pieces, including symphonies, operas, ballets, concertos, cantatas and songs. Rumours circulated that his death was a suicide, and they were revived in the late 20th century by some of his biographers, but these allegations cannot be supported by documentary evidence. He is also famous for the Romeo and Juliet overture and celebrated for Symphony No. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!

Despite being gay, Tchaikovsky married Antonina Milyukova, a young music student, in In addition to learning while at the conservatory, Tchaikovsky gave private lessons to other students. He proved a diligent and successful student who was popular among his peers.

During a nervous breakdown, he unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide, and eventually fled abroad. Tchaikovsky could afford to resign from the Moscow Conservatory inthanks to the patronage of a wealthy widow named Nadezhda von Meck.

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With Serov's death, the libretto was opened to a competition with a guarantee that the winning entry would be premiered by the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre. His oeuvre includes 7 symphonies, 11 operas, 3 ballets, 5 suites, 3 piano concertos, a violin concerto, 11 overtures strictly speaking, 3 overtures and 8 single movement programmatic orchestral works4 cantatas, 20 choral works, 3 string quartets, a string sextet, and more than songs and piano pieces.

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See media help. Petersburg , the most popular Russian composer of all time. He studied harmony and counterpoint with Zaremba and instrumentation and composition with Rubinstein. In , he moved to Moscow, where he became a professor of harmony at the Moscow Conservatory. In , Tchaikovsky honored his parents' wishes by taking up a bureau clerk post with the Ministry of Justice — a post he would hold for four years, during which time he became increasingly fascinated with music. She provided him with a monthly allowance until ; oddly, their arrangement stipulated that they would never meet. Another practical question confronted me. Rumours circulated that his death was a suicide, and they were revived in the late 20th century by some of his biographers, but these allegations cannot be supported by documentary evidence.

In his mother fell victim to cholera and died.

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The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky by Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky