History Main / PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky

26th Aug '13 12:53:13 PM mlsmithca
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Russian Romantic composer, most famous for ballets ''SwanLake'' and ''Theatre/TheNutcracker.'' Also known for the ''[[AwesomeMusic/{{Classical}} 1812 Overture]],'' which features cannons. His first name is usually anglicized as Peter.

The ''Capriccio italien'' is another reasonably famous piece, a medley of various Italian songs he claimed to have heard on vacation. Or cribbed from anthologies, showing that the practice of sampling is nothing new in music.

Tchaikovsky has a tendency to repeat motifs and themes, both large sections of a piece and small bits of a few bars that make up those themes.

His private life was almost as interesting. He's the earliest composer we know, for sure, was homosexual, and he suffered for it during his lifetime.
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!! Tropes present in his life and work:

* ArmoredClosetGay: In 19th century Russia, how could he be otherwise?
* TheBeard: His marriage, which was a disaster.
* DrivenToSuicide: There are some people who think that he committed suicide instead of dying of cholera.
* {{Gayngst}}: Pretty self-explanatory.
* MagnumOpusDissonance: While ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' became his most popular work, he was not generally pleased with the score, and was disappointed that his other compositions didn't fare as well with the public.
--> "I gave them a masterpiece in ''SwanLake'', but all they want from me is fluff."
* OrchestralBombing: Pretty much the entire point of the ''1812 Overture,'' in which the score (depicting Russia's defeat of Napoleon's army) actually calls for [[StuffBlowingUp real cannons to be fired]] at the finale. To quote {{Calvin|AndHobbes}}:
--> "And they perform this in crowded concert halls?? Gee, I thought classical music was boring!"
* PlatonicLifePartners: He was this with Nadezhda von Meck.
* StandardSnippet: His music is a particularly rich source of these. Many themes of ''The Nutcracker'' (thanks to ''{{Fantasia}}''), the ''1812 Overture'', ''Marche Slav'', and the use of the great crescendo from the overture to ''Romeo and Juliet'' used in just about every love scene ever.
* TransparentCloset: To those who knew him personally.
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Russian Romantic composer, most famous for ballets ''SwanLake'' and ''Theatre/TheNutcracker.'' Also known for the ''[[AwesomeMusic/{{Classical}} 1812 Overture]],'' which features cannons. His first name is usually anglicized as Peter.

The ''Capriccio italien'' is another reasonably famous piece, a medley of various Italian songs he claimed to have heard on vacation. Or cribbed from anthologies, showing that the practice of sampling is nothing new in music.

Tchaikovsky has a tendency to repeat motifs and themes, both large sections of a piece and small bits of a few bars that make up those themes.

His private life was almost as interesting. He's the earliest composer we know, for sure, was homosexual, and he suffered for it during his lifetime.
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!! Tropes present in his life and work:

* ArmoredClosetGay: In 19th century Russia, how could he be otherwise?
* TheBeard: His marriage, which was a disaster.
* DrivenToSuicide: There are some people who think that he committed suicide instead of dying of cholera.
* {{Gayngst}}: Pretty self-explanatory.
* MagnumOpusDissonance: While ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' became his most popular work, he was not generally pleased with the score, and was disappointed that his other compositions didn't fare as well with the public.
--> "I gave them a masterpiece in ''SwanLake'', but all they want from me is fluff."
* OrchestralBombing: Pretty much the entire point of the ''1812 Overture,'' in which the score (depicting Russia's defeat of Napoleon's army) actually calls for [[StuffBlowingUp real cannons to be fired]] at the finale. To quote {{Calvin|AndHobbes}}:
--> "And they perform this in crowded concert halls?? Gee, I thought classical music was boring!"
* PlatonicLifePartners: He was this with Nadezhda von Meck.
* StandardSnippet: His music is a particularly rich source of these. Many themes of ''The Nutcracker'' (thanks to ''{{Fantasia}}''), the ''1812 Overture'', ''Marche Slav'', and the use of the great crescendo from the overture to ''Romeo and Juliet'' used in just about every love scene ever.
* TransparentCloset: To those who knew him personally.
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29th Jul '13 1:46:43 PM godofgamers
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His biggest contribution to popular culture was quite possibly his overture ''Romeo & Juliet'', featured in works ranging from TheThreeMusketeers to KimPossible and {{Animaniacs}}
29th Jul '13 1:46:21 PM godofgamers
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His biggest contribution to popular culture was quite possibly his overture ''Romeo & Juliet'', featured in works ranging from TheThreeMusketeers to KimPossible and {{Animaniacs}}
5th May '12 7:59:25 PM movie007
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Russian Romantic composer, most famous for ballets ''SwanLake'' and ''Theatre/TheNutcracker.'' Also known for the ''[[CrowningMusic/{{Classical}} 1812 Overture]],'' which features cannons. His first name is usually anglicized as Peter.

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Russian Romantic composer, most famous for ballets ''SwanLake'' and ''Theatre/TheNutcracker.'' Also known for the ''[[CrowningMusic/{{Classical}} ''[[AwesomeMusic/{{Classical}} 1812 Overture]],'' which features cannons. His first name is usually anglicized as Peter.
2nd May '12 10:13:16 AM Jeduthun
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* OrchestralBombing: Pretty much the entire point of the ''1812 Overture,'' in which the score (depicting Russia's defeat of Napoleon's army) actually calls for [[StuffBlowingUp real cannons to be fired]] at the finale. To quote {{Calvin|AndHobbes}}:
--> "And they perform this in crowded concert halls?? Gee, I thought classical music was boring!"
1st May '12 3:04:40 PM Jeduthun
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: While ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' became his most popular work, he was not generally pleased with the score, and was disappointed that his other compositions didn't fare as well with the public.
--> "I gave them a masterpiece in ''SwanLake'', but all they want from me is fluff."



* StandardSnippet: His music is a particualrly rich source of these. Many themes of ''The Nutcracker'' (thanks to ''{{Fantasia}}''), the ''1812 Overture'', ''Marche Slav'', and the use of the great crescendo from the overture to ''Romeo and Juliet'' used in just about every love scene ever.

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* StandardSnippet: His music is a particualrly particularly rich source of these. Many themes of ''The Nutcracker'' (thanks to ''{{Fantasia}}''), the ''1812 Overture'', ''Marche Slav'', and the use of the great crescendo from the overture to ''Romeo and Juliet'' used in just about every love scene ever.
22nd Apr '12 4:22:10 PM Prinzenick
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: He did not consider ''The Nutcracker'' his best work, but it is the most popular of his works today. He also considered his ''1812 Overture'' to be "without artistic merit".
12th Feb '12 9:02:06 PM Kalmbach
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: He did not consider ''The Nutcracker'' his best work, but it is the most popular of his works today.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: He did not consider ''The Nutcracker'' his best work, but it is the most popular of his works today. He also considered his ''1812 Overture'' to be "without artistic merit".



* StandardSnippet: His music is a particualrly rich source of these.

to:

* StandardSnippet: His music is a particualrly rich source of these. Many themes of ''The Nutcracker'' (thanks to ''{{Fantasia}}''), the ''1812 Overture'', ''Marche Slav'', and the use of the great crescendo from the overture to ''Romeo and Juliet'' used in just about every love scene ever.
9th Feb '12 7:33:15 AM LordGro
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Russian Romantic composer, most famous for ballets ''SwanLake'' and ''TheNutcracker.'' Also known for the ''[[CrowningMusic/{{Classical}} 1812 Overture]],'' which features cannons. His first name is usually anglicized as Peter.

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Russian Romantic composer, most famous for ballets ''SwanLake'' and ''TheNutcracker.''Theatre/TheNutcracker.'' Also known for the ''[[CrowningMusic/{{Classical}} 1812 Overture]],'' which features cannons. His first name is usually anglicized as Peter.






21st Jul '11 10:39:29 AM JethroQWalrustitty
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* Gayngst: Pretty self-explanatory.

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* Gayngst: {{Gayngst}}: Pretty self-explanatory.



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