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This illustrated biography of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsy, the great Russian composer, comes with a CD and provides an introduction to his musicBorn into a wealthy family in Votkinsk in 1840 in Russia, the young Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsy developed an early taste for music. However, he was sent to study law in St. Petersburg, and after graduating he joined the Ministry of Justice. Before long he realized that the life of a civil servant did not suit him, and he entered the newly created Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg. His dream was to become a composer, and he studied music day and night. By the age of 26 he was appointed as a teacher of Composition at the Moscow Conservatory and had written his first symphony. He went on to write 5 other symphonies, a piano and a violin concerto, operas such asEugene Onegin, and music for ballet, including Swan Lake, for which he is perhaps best known.
Number of Pages: 26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography + Autobiography / Music, Music / Classical
Series Title: First Discovery Music
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Stu00e9phane Ollivier
Street Date: June 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-0945
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