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Tchaikovsky

[ chahy-kawf-skee, -kof-, chi- ]
/ tʃaɪˈkɔf ski, -ˈkɒf-, tʃɪ- /
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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
/ (tʃaɪˈkɒfskɪ, Russian tʃɪjˈkɔfskij) /

noun

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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