[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.
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According to the Sochi pre-ceremony lineup, t.A.T.u. is the greatest (and only) producer of Russian culture since Tchaikovsky.Yes, the Pseudo-lesbian Band t.A.T.u. Sang at Sochi’s Opening Ceremony
February 7, 2014
What else would you wear in 1895 to hear Tchaikovsky than “Jicky”?The Eyes Have It
March 5, 2013
The Tchaikovsky ballet is about dual natures: black swan versus white swan, soulful versus sensual.My Black Swan Star Turn
February 19, 2011
Tchaikovsky studied Liszt with one eye; the other he kept on Bellini and the Italians.
Tchaikovsky either raves or whines like the people in a Russian novel.
I never saw a man that was less capable of developing a theme than Tchaikovsky.
I was disgusted, and then they all fell to quarreling over Tchaikovsky.
Kalinnikov hardly had time to outgrow his early phase of Tchaikovsky worship.The Russian Opera
- 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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