Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840. He was introduced to euphony at age 5. His father was a Ukrainian digging engineer and his wife, his second, was of French ancestry. He went to school at the tutor of Jurisprudence and was a civil servant manger 1861 when he entered venerate Petersburg Conservatory and graduated in 1865. In 1866 he was appointed professor of theory and harmony at capital of the Russian Federation Conservatory, which was established that year. He continued t for separately one(prenominal)ing there till nigh 1878.
After the woman Tchaikovsky loved married another man, he made up his mind that whoever loved him he would marry. nearly that time Antonina Milyukova was writing him very passionate letters. Even though he didnt remember her from his classes, they hastily married on July 18, 1877. very(prenominal) soon afterwardward, within days even, he regretted the decision. Two weeks after the wedding, he attempted to commit suicide by wade in a cold river. After that didnt work, he fled to Saint Petersburg, only six weeks after they had been married. They never saw each other, but never divorced. After Tchaikovsky died a married man, his widow woman died in an insane asylum 24 years later.
The to a greater extent woman of his life was Madame Nadezhda von Meck. Between 1877 and 1890 he exchanged around 1,200 letters with her.
She insisted that they never meet but they did encounter each other on 2 separate occasions, but never talked. She was a wealthy woman and sent him about 6000 rubles each year, equal to $209.88 which was a lot of money in the 1800s. She greatly admired his music. However though, after 14 years she end the relationship very suddenly, claiming bankruptcy. It is widely disregarded though. It was this period, 1891 and on, that Tchaikovsky achieved...
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