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8 th Grade General Music. Beth Sundquist. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. born Kamsko-Votkinsk, May 7, 1840 died St. Petersburg, November 6, 1893 Russian nationalist composer Late Romantic Period. Childhood/Schooling. Father was a mine inspector Started piano lessons at age five

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8 th grade general music

8th Grade General Music

Beth Sundquist


Pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • born Kamsko-Votkinsk, May 7, 1840

  • died St. Petersburg, November 6, 1893

  • Russian nationalist composer

  • Late Romantic Period


Childhood schooling

Childhood/Schooling

  • Father was a mine inspector

  • Started piano lessons at age five

  • At age ten he was sent to the School of Jurisprudence at St. Petersburg

  • Mother died when he was 14

  • He was a very sensitive child and parting from his mother was difficult

  • At 19 he took a post at the Ministry of Justice

  • In 1863 he entered the Conservatory, also undertaking private teaching


Early life

Early Life

  • He was often depressed and insecure around people

  • Known homosexual

  • Married Antonina Ivanova Miliukovain 1877

  • She left him after only nine weeks

  • Attempted suicide

  • Nervous breakdown

  • Nadejda von Meck - pen pal and subsidizer for 14 years

  • Terminated relationship in 1890 for fear of bankruptcy


Late romantic period

Late Romantic Period

  • 1850-1900

  • Focused on self-expression in music

  • Many new and diverse musical styles emerged

  • Grand opera is the most noted form of this period

  • Musical storytelling was also popular

  • Romantic music is more lyrical/programmatic than music of the Classical era


The nutcracker suite

The Nutcracker Suite

  • First performance December 18, 1892 in St. Petersburg

  • Overture

  • Marche

  • Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

  • Trepak- Russian Dance

  • Arab Dance

  • Chinese Dance

  • Dance of the Reed Pipes

  • Waltz of the Flowers


Overture

Overture

  • Christmas at the Stahlbaum home

  • Clara’s godfather makes magical toys

  • Clara gets a Nutcracker doll, brother Fritz breaks it, godfather fixes doll

  • Clara gets up in the night for her doll,falls asleep under the Christmas tree, starts to dream


Marche

Marche

  • The Mouse King attacks, the Nutcracker Prince tries to defend Clara, but is struck down

  • Clara defeats the Mouse King by throwing her shoe

  • Clara kisses the Nutcracker Prince and he turns human

  • They travel through the Land of Snow to the Land of Sweets


Dance of the sugar plum fairy

Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

  • In the Land of Sweets, Clara and the Prince meet the Sugar-Plum Fairy

  • She invites them to stay and be entertained by her subjects


Trepak russian dance

Trepak - Russian Dance


Arab dance

Arab Dance


Chinese dance

Chinese Dance


Dance of the reed pipes

Dance of the Reed Pipes


Waltz of the flowers

Waltz of the Flowers


The end

The End

  • Clara and the Nutcracker Prince return home on a sleigh of ice and candy

  • Clara awakens from her dream


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