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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840 - 1893), a musician

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TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Ilyich (1840–1893), composer, conductor, teacher, writer of musical essays. In 1859 he graduated from the School of Jurisprudence, up to 1863 he worked at the Ministry of Justice. Tchaikovsky left civil service, entered the St.Petrsburg Conservatory and graduated from the Conservatory in 1865. Instrumentation he was taught by A.G. Rubistein. In 1866 Tchaikovsky was invited to work as a professor at Moscow Conservatory. From 1868 he started to write critical essays on music. For some time he lived in Moscow and for some time in St.Petersburg . From 1870 Tchaikovsky many times toured abroad. In 1885 he was elected a head of Moscow branch of the Russian Musical Society, in 1890s he was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, an honorary Phd of Cambridge University. His last years he spent in Klin Town near Moscow. In the summer 1851 he stayed in Nadini Village (modern Tosno District) in P.A. Vakar’s estate. In 1860 and 1867 he visited Vyborg Town and a waterfall Imatra (modern Finland). In 1884 Tchaikovsky visited Gatchina Town where he was presented to Emperor Alexander III. Tchaikovsky died in St.Petersburg and was interred in Tikhvin Cemetery in Alexander Nevsky Lavra (at present it is Necropolis of Masters of Arts).

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Alexander III, Emperor
Rubinstein, Anton Grigoryevich
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Vakar, Platon Alekseyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Nadino Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town

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