Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sverdlovsk region musically celebrates life of Tchaikovsky

In celebration of one of Russia's premier composers, the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was played throughout the Sverdlovsk region on Thursday.

The celebration was organized by the Ministry of Culture, as his most notable works were played at museums, schools, libraries and theaters throughout the region.

Concerts were also held in the region, including one performed in the late afternoon titled the "Hour of Tchaikovsky" the Children's Philharmonic orchestra. That night, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra also performed some of the composer's famous music.

Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk and would become one of the most well-known composers in general and the most famous in Russia. His notable works include "The Nutcracker Suite" and seven symphonies, one of which is based on a poem by Lord Byron, "Manfred." Tchaikovsky died on Nov. 6, 1893, from cholera complications.

Russia will celebrate the 175th anniversary of his birth in 2015.

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