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Tchaikovsky

[chahy-kawf-skee, -kof-, chi-]
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noun
  1. Peter Il·yich [il-yich] /ˈɪl yɪtʃ/or Pëtr Il·ich [Russian pyawtr ee-lyeech] /Russian ˈpyɔtr iˈlyitʃ/, 1840–93, Russian composer.
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Also Tschaikovsky, Tschaikowsky.
Russian Chaikovski.
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  • Tchaikovsky studied Liszt with one eye; the other he kept on Bellini and the Italians.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

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

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

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

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

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

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • Kalinnikov hardly had time to outgrow his early phase of Tchaikovsky worship.

    The Russian Opera

    Rosa Newmarch


British Dictionary definitions for tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky

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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