Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
A Concise BiographyStreaming Video - 2011
This program from the Famous Composers series provides an overview of the tumultuous life and influential work of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, born to a large family with a history of military service. The film details Tchaikovsky's early loss of his mother, and how it influenced him greatly throughout his life. His musical education at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory distanced the composer from both his family, who wished him to pursue life as a civil servant, and his country and fellow Russian composers, who supported a more nationalistic style. The film also follows the composer's failed marriage and emotional breakdown, which gave way to some of his most successful works and an emotional charge in his compositions.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, 
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (38 min.) : sound, color, digital file