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

Most shared Tchaikovsky features

1812 Overture

Percussionist perfectly dodges a flying bass drum mallet in a hilariously dramatic 1812 Overture

Tchaikovsky concerto

Orchestra starts playing the wrong concerto in piano competition nightmare

Bassoon squeaky chair

This duet for bassoon and squeaky chair is just hilarious

Mozart blood

6 pieces of music that killed their composers

Sydney SO Paper Bags

An orchestra performed Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with PAPER BAGS


‘Explore as far as you can go with your imagination – and study like hell!’ – conductor Koen Kessels