[chahy-kawf-skee, -kof-, chi-]
Peter Il·yich [il-yich] /ˈɪl yɪtʃ/or Pëtr Il·ich [Russian pyawtr ee-lyeech] /Russian ˈpyɔtr iˈlyitʃ/, 1840–93, Russian composer.
Also Tschaikovsky, Tschaikowsky.
or Tschai·kow·sky, Chai·kov·ski
[chahy-kawf-skee, -kof-; Russian chyee-kawf-skyee]
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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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