P. I. Tchaikovsky
Allegro con gracia
from Symphony No. 6
(Op. 74 - Pathetique)

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (May 7, 1840 to November 6, 1893) was not included in the Russian Five - Modest Musorgsky (1839-1881), Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), Mily Balakirev (1837-1910), César Cui (1835-1918) and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) - because his musical training was felt to be too influenced by German music

However, he is the most famous Russian composer of the Romantic Period (1825-1900). He is best known for his 6 Symphonies and 3 Ballets - Swan Lake (Op. 20, 1875-6), Sleeping Beauty (Op. 66, 1888-9) and The Nutcracker (Op. 71, 1891-2).

The 6th Symphony was completed in August, 1893 and first performed on October 28, 1893 (with Tchaikovsky conducting) - nine days before his death! The name Pathétique was suggested by his brother Modest, the day after the first performance.


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