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Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich

[(cheye-kawf-skee)]

A nineteenth-century Russian composer. His most celebrated works include several symphonies, including the Symphonie Pathétique, and three ballets, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty.

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