Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)


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Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, Vyatka region, Russia. He was the second of six children (five brothers and one sister). His father, named Ilya Chaikovsky, was a mining business executive in Votkinsk. His father's ancestors were from Ukraine and Poland. His mother, named Aleksandra Assier, was of Russian and ... See full bio »

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The Smurfs Soundtrack
Sleeping Beauty Music Department
(1959)
Minority Report Soundtrack
(2002)
Ready or Not Soundtrack
(2019)

Filmography

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 2022 Connie Lynn (composer) (post-production)
 2022 Joutsenlampi (TV Movie) (music)
 2021 La Niña Fantasma (Short)
 2021 The Rebel (TV Series) (43 episodes)
- Episode #1.43 (2021)
- Episode #1.42 (2021)
- Episode #1.41 (2021)
- Episode #1.40 (2021)
- Episode #1.39 (2021)
 2021 Yeni Kusak Orkestrasi (Video short) (composer: Serenade for Strings II: Valse) / (composer: Serenade for Strings III: Élégie)
 2021 Lord Byron's Manfred (Video)
 2020 Under the Same Roof (Short) (composer)
 2020 The Stronger (Short)
 2020 Horror Hotel (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2020) ... (music)
 2020 Battle for Dream Island (TV Series short) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Escape from Four (2020) ... (composer: stock music)
 2019 Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2019 (TV Movie) (music - as Peter I. Tschaikowsky)
 2019 Swan Lake (TV Special short) (composer)
 2019 Arcângelo (Documentary short) (composer)
 2019 Calcutta - Ridiculous:1 (Video short)
 2018 Swan Lake (TV Movie)
 2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (excerpts from "The Nutcracker" by)
 2018 Tchaikovsky and Mozart (Video) (music)
 2018 Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (Video) (music)
 2017 The Queen of Spades (Video) (music)
 2017 Nutcracker and Mouse King (music)
 2017 The Making of a Dream (Documentary) (stock music)
 2017/II Anna Karenina (music)
 2017/II Atlas (Short)
 2007-2017 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (music by - 4 episodes)
- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2017) ... (music by - as Peter Tchaikovsky)
- Tchaikovsky: Iolanta/Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle (2015) ... (music by: Iolanta - as Peter Tchaikovsky)
- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2013) ... (music by - as Peter Tchaikovsky)
- Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (2007) ... (music by - as Tchaikovsky)
 2016 Lebedinoe ozero (composer)
 2016 A Footnote in Ballet History? (Documentary) (stock music)
 2016 Peg+Cat (TV Series short) (1 episode)
 2016 Star Trek: Aurora (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Mudd in Your I (2016) ... (music by - as Tchaikovsky)
 2016 Dudamel & Lang Lang (Video) (stock music)
 2016 Oltre la fatica (Documentary) (music by)
 2016 Drakúla (Short) (stock music)
 2016 Amore (music - segment "Francesca da Rimini")
 2016 Real Mommy Confessions (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- I Really Need This (2016) ... (composer)
 2016 Sugarplum (Short) (composer: theme music)
 2015 Svanesøen (TV Movie)
 2015 Lo Schiaccianoci (music)
 2015 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (music by)
 2014 New World Symphony Wallcast(TM) Concert 11 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2014 Around the World in 50 Concerts (Documentary) (featured music)
 2014 Kvarsebo (Short) (music)
 2014 Schwanensee (TV Movie) (music by - as Pyotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski)
 2014 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Det Kongelige Teater (2014) ... (music - as Peter Tjajkovskij)
 2014 New World Symphony WALLCAST(TM) Concert 1 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2013 Jolanta (stock music)
 2013 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 13 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2013 The White Mare (music)
 2013 Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Video) (music)
 2013 Der Nussknacker (TV Special) (as Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowski)
 2013 New World Symphony Wallcast tm Concert 1 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2012 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 9 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2012 Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (Video) (music)
 2012 Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (music by)
 2012 Fantaisie sur Casse-Noisette: Pantomime sur des musiques de Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski (Video short) (music: excerpts from "The Nutcracker" by)
 2012 New World Symphony Walllcast Concert 1 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2011 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (as Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky - 1 episode)
- New York City Ballet: George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' (2011) ... (as Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky)
 2011 De la B a la Z (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Mis apetitosos vecinos (2011) ... (composer: stock music)
 2011 Colonia Ingerilor (music)
 2011 Pikovaia Dama/The Queen of Spade (Video) (music by)
 2011 1,2,3 Dance (Documentary) (music - as Piotr Tchaikovsky)
 2011 The Triangle (Short) (music)
 2010 Gran Turismo 5 (Video Game) (music)
 2010 Black Swan (composer: music from "Swan Lake")
 2010 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (music by)
 2009 The Tsarina's Slippers (TV Movie) (music by)
 2009 World of Quest (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- The Search for Deceit/Mystical Tooth Fairy (2009) ... (music by - segment "Mystical Tooth Fairy")
 2009 Inspector Bellamy (additional music: "Sympnhonie No6 Op. 74 - Pathétique" - as P.I. Tchaikovsky)
 2009 Eugène Onéguine (TV Movie) (music by: Scènes lyriques en trois actes et sept tableaux - as Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski)
 2008 The Adolescence (Short) (as P. Chaikovsky)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1992 - 2005) (music by - 2 episodes, 1995 - 2001) (composer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker (2008) ... (composer: music - as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
- 'Jewels' from the Paris Opera Ballet (2005) ... (music: "Symphony No.3 in D major")
- The Nutcracker (2001) ... (music by)
- The Sleeping Beauty (1995) ... (music by)
- The Hard Nut (1992) ... (music)
 2008 The Nutcracker (Video) (music by)
 2008 The Tiny Fish (Short) (music - as P.I. Chaikovsky)
 2008 Lady's Night (Short) (music)
 2008 Fitna (Documentary short) (music by)
 2008 Elena's Destiny, a Russian Saga (TV Mini Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Première partie (2008) ... (music: from "Eugene Onegin")
 2007 The Secret of the Nutcracker (TV Movie) (composer: Nutcracker excerpts)
 2007 La dame de pique (TV Movie) (music by: "Pikovaya dama")
 2007 Eugen Onegin (TV Movie) (music by)
 2007 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (music by)
 2005 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
 2005 The Meaning of Life (Short) (composer: classical music - as Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
 2003 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (music)
 2003 Nutcracker! (TV Movie) (music by)
 2002 Pique Dame (TV Movie) (music by)
 2002 Prom at the Palace (TV Special documentary) (composer: additional music)
 2000 Eugene Onegin (TV Movie) (music)
 2000 Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker (TV Movie) (music by)
 1999 Caisse-Noisette (Video) (music by - as Pyotr Illitch Tchaïkovski)
 1999 The Queen of Spades (TV Movie) (music by)
 1998 Confession (TV Mini Series documentary) (stock music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... (stock music)
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... (stock music)
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- The Nutcracker (1998) ... (music by)
 1997 Great Composers (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Tchaikovsky (1997) ... (music)
 1997 Mazeppa (TV Movie) (opera: in three acts)
 1996 Swan Lake: The Kirov Ballet (Video) (stock music)
 1996 Dexter's Laboratory (TV Series short) (composer - 1 episode)
- Deedeemensional/Dial M for Monkey: Magmanamus/Maternal Combat (1996) ... (composer: "Danses des cygnes" - uncredited)
 1994/II The Nutcracker (Video) (music by - as Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky)
 1994/I The Nutcracker (Video) (music by - as Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky)
 1994 Yevgeny Onyegin (TV Movie) (music by)
 1994 The Swan Princess (adaptation: Swan Lake Ballet - uncredited)
 1994 It's a Wonderful Life (composer: additional music: from ballet "The Nutcracker")
 1992 Le lac des cygnes (TV Movie) (music by - as Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski)
 1992 Pique Dame (TV Movie) (music by)
 1991 La belle au bois dormant (TV Movie) (music by)
 1991 Nepocestná (TV Movie) (composer: additional music)
 1990 Pokhorony Stalina (music by - as P.I.Tchaikovsky)
 1988 Eugene Onegin (music by)
 1988 Natalya Makarova's Swan Lake (TV Special) (music by)
 1988 Ariel (composer: additional music - as Pjotr Tshaikovski)
 1988 Rami og Julie (music) / (playback singer - as TchaiIkovski)
 1987 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (music by)
 1986 Nutcracker (music by)
 1986 Bravissimo (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- SeaWorld in Florida (1986) ... (music by - as Peter Iljitsch Tschaikovsky)
 1985 Ce fou de Peuple Russe (Documentary) (music)
 1984 Evgeniy Onegin (TV Movie) (music by)
 1983 Anniversary Celebrations (Short) (composer: stock music)
 1983 Henry Moore (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 The Queen of Spades: Bolshoi Opera (Video) (stock music)
 1983 USA, violación y venganza (music by)
 1982 Eugene Oneguine (TV Movie) (music)
 1982 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (music by)
 1982 Nutcracker (music by)
 1981 An Opera Prepares: Eugene Onegin (Documentary short) (composer: music) / (composer of music for the opera) / (opera: Eugene Onegin)
 1980 Granddaughter of Ice (composer: theme music)
 1978-1980 Grands pas classiques (TV Series documentary short) (music - 6 episodes)
- Casse-Noisette (1980) ... (music)
- Le Lac des cygnes: le Cygne noir (1979) ... (music)
- La Belle au bois dormant: acte 1 (1978) ... (music)
- Le Lac des cygnes: acte 2 (1978) ... (music)
 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy (based on the works of - as Tchaikovsky)
 1978 Jevgeni Onegin (TV Movie) (music by)
 1977/I The Nutcracker (TV Movie) (music by - as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
 1976 Children's Album (Short)
 1976 The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
 1976 The Lively Arts (TV Series documentary) (music by - 1 episode)
- In Performance: John Cranko's Onegin (1976) ... (music by - as Tchaikovsky)
 1974 P.I. Tschaikowsky: Symphony No. 5 (TV Movie) (music by)
 1974 Rolando Rivas, taxista (composer: themes)
 1972 Eugen Onegin (TV Movie) (music by)
 1972 Faustine et le bel été (composer: stock music)
 1970 Music on 2 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Kirov: Part 1 (1970) ... (music: The Nutcracker)
 1970 Jackanory (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Ballet Stories: The Nutcracker (1970) ... (music by)
 1970 NET Opera Theater (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Queen of Spades (1970) ... (music by)
 1970 End of the Road (composer: additional music - as P.I. Tchaikowsky)
 1969 Pikova dama (TV Movie) (music)
 1965-1968 Prestige de la musique (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
 1968 Release (TV Series documentary) (ballet music - 1 episode)
- Nureyev's 'Nutcracker'/Dream Come True (1968) ... (ballet music)
 1964 Romeo and Juliet (stock music)
 1963 Yolanta (music by)
 1963 Francesca da Rimini (TV Movie) (as Peter Tschaikowsky)
 1963 Eugen Onegin (TV Movie) (music by)
 1960 Horeograficheskie miniatjury (Documentary) (music - as P. Chaikovsky)
 1960 Pikovaya dama (opera: Pikovaya dama - as P. I. Tchaykovskiy)
 1960 Vision Romantique (TV Movie) (stock music - as P.J. Tschaikowskij)
 1960 Tri karte (TV Movie) (music)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty (adaptation: Sleeping Beauty Ballet - uncredited)
 1958 Le tour de France par deux enfants (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Les mémoires d'Ursy (1958) ... (music: "1812 Overture")
 1958 The Nutcracker (TV Movie) (music by - as Tchaikovsky)
 1956 Folio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Swan Lake (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 La joie de vivre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Janine Micheau (1956) ... (music)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (stock music - 1 episode)
- The Sleeping Beauty (1955) ... (stock music)
 1953 The Swan Lake (Short)
 1952 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Queen of Spades (1952) ... (music)
 1951 Crime and Punishment (themes - as Tschaikowsky)
 1951 Shadow and Light (composer: additional music)
 1950 The Second Woman (composer: musical themes - as Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky)
 1948 Unfaithfully Yours (music: from the selected works of - as Peter Ilystch Tchaikowski)
 1948 The Three Musketeers (composer: theme music - as Tschaikowsky)
 1948 Finale (composer: additional music)
 1948 An klingenden Ufern (composer: additional music)
 1948 Tretiy udar (original music by - as P. I. Chaykovskiy)
 1947 Stars in Your Eyes (TV Series) (original ballet score - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 July 1947 (1947) ... (original ballet score - as Tchaikovsky)
 1947 Russian Ballerina (original music by - as P. I. Chaykovskiy)
 1946 Spring Melodies (Short) (composer) / (stock music)
 1945 Vihar után (music)
 1945 Slippers (as P. I. Chaykovskiy)
 1944 The Intruder (composer: incidental music - as Peter Illych Tschaikowsky)
 1944 La corte de faraón (composer: classical music - as Peter Iliyich Tschaikowsky)
 1942 Sky Princess (Short) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1938 The Mercury Theatre on the Air (Podcast Series) (opening theme - 2 episodes)
- The War of the Worlds (1938) ... (opening theme: Piano Concerto No. 1)
- Dracula (1938) ... (opening theme)
 1937 Le lac des cygnes (TV Movie) (music by)
 1937 Dreaming Lips (composer: concert music - as Tchaikovsky)
 1936 Bluebird (TV Movie) (music by)
 1931 Serments (musician - as Piotr Tchaïkovski)
 1925 Nutcracker Suite (Short) (music by)
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He was composer for the ballet, "Swan Lake," in the American Ballet Theatre production at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, Illinois. Lev Ivanov was original choreographer. David Blair was choreographer. Oliver Smith was scenery designer. Freddy Wittop was costume designer. Jean Rosenthal was lighting designer. V.P. Begitchev ... See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Antonina Ivanovna Milyukova  (annulled)
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[during his 1891 visit to the U.S.] I am convinced I am ten times more famous in America than at home. See more »

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Visited the United States in the spring of 1891 and participated in the opening of Carnegie Hall in New York City. See more »

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