composer of the month: Tchaikovsky

Composer of the month

Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

The composer of the month for October is Tchaikovsky. He was born on the 7th of May, 1840. He was born in Russia and belonged to a very wealthy family. He had a private teacher and learned to speak French and German by the age of 6. He was a classical composer and musician and his music belonged to the romantic era. He was a very shy person.

His most famous pieces include music written for ballets. These include:

Swan lake

The nutcracker

Sleeping beauty.

Many of these pieces have been performed by ballet dancers.

Have a listen to some of his pieces on you tube and see if you can figure out what the pieces of music are called. Why do you think he called them these names?