We tried with Tchaikovsky and it actually works.
Who was Tchaikovsky?
Find out which other big names were born the same year as Tchaikovksky and which composer Tchaikovsky once described as "giftless, self-inflated, mediocrity hailed as genius".
Along the way we also learn the identity of Tchaikovsky's mysterious benefactor and his very strange habit while conducting!
Classic FM's John Brunning takes you on a whistle-stop animated tour of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsk, the genius Russian composer behind such sublime classics as the 1812 Overture, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
The brilliant violinist talks us through one of the greatest pieces for violin and orchestra
Legendary post-punk makes ballet look (even more) amazing.
This Chopin Étude is just not working, is it?
The stunts in this version of Swan Lake are heart-stopping. *breathes into paper bag*
Hear Tchaikovsky himself speak on a recording from 1890
How to making everyone cry, like a true Russian classical great.
Let us show you where to start with opera - what to listen out for, which composers to seek out and whether to bring your opera glasses…
Discover Tchaikovsky's magical ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' with our beginner's guide
We take a look at this visually stunning performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with an all-African cast
Though he loathed it, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture won him fans the world over and made him a household name
It's the 40th anniversary of the first episode of Happy Days - here's a classic moment, literally.
All the pictures from the beautiful, stunning all-male production of Matthew Bourne's version of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, from Sadler's Wells theatre
Romance, drama, heartbreak: discover the story of Tchaikovsky's beautiful opera, with our plot synopsis and pictures
Tchaikovsky thought his Symphony No. 6 was the best thing he'd ever written - what do YOU think?
We've decided to re-imagine Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker as a film and produce a beautiful graphic in its honour.
How much do you know about Tchaikovsky, one of the romantic era's greatest composers? Our handy facts gallery will shed light on his life, loves and music.
At first deemed unplayable by its dedicatee, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D has since become loved, admired and recorded by the world’s greatest violinists.
Tchaikovsky was a blazingly inventive genius and brilliant orchestrator who pushed musical intensity towards its outer limits.
Although Tchaikovsky’s third ballet, The Nutcracker, did not meet with approval at its premiere, these days it’s hard to imagine Christmas without a performance of this magical work. But which one to buy? Classic FM guides you through the choices.
Stuck for somewhere to start when it comes to ballet music? Prancing around in tights is just the beginning...