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Tchaikovsky

[chahy-kawf-skee, -kof-, chi-] /tʃaɪˈkɔf ski, -ˈkɒf-, tʃɪ-/
noun
1.
Peter Ilyich
[il-yich] /ˈɪl yɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
or Pëtr Ilich
[Russian pyawtr ee-lyeech] /Russian ˈpyɔtr iˈlyitʃ/ (Show IPA),
1840–93, Russian composer.
Also, Tschaikovsky, Tschaikowsky.
Russian Chaikovski.
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  • Tchaikovsky studied Liszt with one eye; the other he kept on Bellini and the Italians.

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  • Tchaikovsky either raves or whines like the people in a Russian novel.

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  • I was disgusted, and then they all fell to quarreling over Tchaikovsky.

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  • I never saw a man that was less capable of developing a theme than Tchaikovsky.

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  • Tchaikovsky attacked this work in a complete change of spirit.

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  • The want of marked success in opera did not discourage Tchaikovsky.

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  • Tchaikovsky worked at The Maid of Orleans with extraordinary rapidity.

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Tchaikovsky

/tʃaɪˈkɒfskɪ; Russian tʃɪjˈkɔfskij/
noun
1.
Pyotr Ilyich (pjɔtr iljˈjitʃ). 1840–93, Russian composer. His works, which are noted for their expressive melodies, include the Sixth Symphony (the Pathétique; 1893), ballets, esp Swan Lake (1876) and The Sleeping Beauty (1889), and operas, including Eugene Onegin (1879) and The Queen of Spades (1890), both based on works by Pushkin
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