Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 1840-1893. Personal life. Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Born in V otknisk Russia on May 7, 1840. His parents had six children! Tchaikovsky was a very emotional child The slightest scolding would upset him when he was a child
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's mother Aleksandra AssierTchaikovskia
Did you know: Tchaikovsky's mother died from the same causes that Pyotr Tchaikovsky himself died from
Tchaikovsky’s musical career.
Inside the Moscow Conservatory
AntoninaMiliukova; Pyotr’sseacond mistress, this picture was taken on their honeymoon
Desiree Artot; Pyotr’s first mistress
Nadeza Von Meck
The Sleeping Beauty ballet performed in Moscow, there are many movies made about Sleeping Beauty as well
The Nutcracker ballet
IosifKotek (left) Pyotr Tchaikovsky (right)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
This is a listening guide for the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D, Op.35, by PyotrIlyich Tchaikovsky. (http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/peter-ilyich-tchaikovsky-no_longer_active_active/album/peter-ilyich-tchaikovsky-greatest-hits/track/concerto-for-violin-and-orchestra-in-d-op35)
0:00-0:06; A quiet viola plays the intro alone, the tempo is slow
0:46-1:00; Violin solo, the rhythm is pretty slow, then the chorus begins at 1:00 mark.
1:32; The violins replays what was in 1:00, only this time it is faster and the Dynamics became “louder,” and you hear some instruments pluck their strings (pizzicato.)
2:22; Whole orchestra plays and they begin to ascend their highest and lowest pitch at each next section at the start of 2:27 which meant to set the listener to a good mood.
2:40; The conclusion of the orchestra session that begin on 2:22.
2:50; A whole different melody begins.
3:13; The melody that begin at 2:50 plays at higher pitch and it played even higher pitched melody at 3:28
4:00; The melody stepped up its highest pitch and its lowest pitch to a high amount, then the orchestra started to play a descending melody at 4:07 to mark a cadence of 4:00 melody.
4:30 More instruments added with the violins are now playing the melody that only strings started at 2:50.
4:48; The Violin was playing allegro.
5:37; The full version of the chorus played by the entire orchestra, it has trumpets glorifying the theme.
5:56; The full version chorus repeats again and ends with a cadence to the melody at 6:10.
6:34; The chorus with only violins.
6:50; Clarinets decorated the violin solo.
7:38; The full version of the chorus melody played once again with the full orchestra.
7:51; Tense melody played by the string instruments that lasted until 8:27 that switched between the orchestra and the violin multiple times.
8:25; Solo violin started a whole different melody.
8:55; Violin playing parts of the chorus melody but connects it with the new piece its playing.
9:30; Violinist replays the 8:55 only in a more sadder tone.
10:18; Woodwind instruments play the chorus.
10:30; Backup of the chorus by the violin.
11:44; Violin and the woodwinds played.
12:40; The 8:55 melody was backed up by clarinets.
13:25; Exciting jumpy moment.
14:26; The woodwinds marked the beginning of the coda.
15:12; Marked the beginning of the end for the song.
15:34; Grand finale to the song.
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