1840-1893(Piotr Ilyitch) Russian Composer
Well known for his Romantic Period Music.
His concertos and symphonies epitomize the Romantic ideal and draw heavily on native Russian influences. A master of melodic invention. Most famous for his 1812 Overture which has cannon fire in the score. Also:The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet Overture and Symphony 1-5, 6 (Pathétique). Created some of the world's greatest ballet music.
Some of his works include:
- The Voyevode - 1867-68
- Undine - 1869
- The Oprichnik - 1870-72
- Vakula the Smith - 1874, 1875
- Eugenen Onegin - 1877-78
- The Maid of Orleans - 1878-79, 1882
- Mazeppa - 1881-83
- Oxana's Caprices - 1885
- Queen of Spades - 1890
- Iolanthe - 1891
- Swan Lake - 1875-76
- The Sleeping Beauty - 1875-76
- The Nutcracker - 1891-92
- Dmitri the Pretender Introduction to Act 1 and Mazurka before - 1870
- Snow Maiden - 1873
- Melodrama for the Domovoy scene in The Voyevode 1886
- Hamlet - 1891
Other Romantic Composers include:
He was the featured artist during the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891.
Last Updated 05.30.03