Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Claudio Abbado Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4534962

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Charles Dutoit Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Record label: DECCA Catalogue ID: 4664192

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 : Russia) Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel Ensemble: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 9355

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Andre Previn Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Record label: EMI Classics Catalogue ID: 9676842

Most shared Tchaikovsky features

Bassoon squeaky chair duet

Tchaikovsky as a duet for bassoon and squeaky chair will make you laugh out loud

Mozart vs Tchaikovsky quiz

Quiz: Are you more like Mozart or Tchaikovsky?

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

This performance shows exactly why Dmitri Hvorostovsky was one of the all-time greats

Tchaikovsky Pampers

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played on Pampers nappies

New Releases 4th September

New Releases: 'Pavarotti: The People's Tenor' and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Mozart

New releases 21st Aug

New releases: Isabelle Faust plays Mendelssohn & Antonio Meneses plays Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Saint-Saens

Musical feuds

Why did these composers have life-long musical feuds?