Free piano sheet music from Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a brilliant musician, composing many of the best classical songs in existence, ranging from symphonies and operas to concertos and ballets.
Being a pioneer for Russia in regard to the European masses’ appreciation, his life’s work will be regarded as some of the best in history even centuries from now.
His childhood was a nice one, even if part of a big family with four brothers and a sister. He was trained in the arts of the piano since he was five and his family seemed supportive for his talent at that time.
The big surprise came when his parents wanted him to undertake the same school as they did, not letting him follow his musical ambitions like he wanted to. Leaving for boarding school, he had a rough time being apart from his mother and her death soon devastated him, it is even said that his first waltz was written in her memory.
He became a fan of Verdi and Mozart and continued to play the local harmonium at his school, soon deciding to continue studying piano under Franz Becker and then under Rudolph Kundinger.
Nobody though thought that he could become a great composer and yet he did, now making it possible for us to share with you his sensational sheet music for his pieces of art.
Following conservatory studies in his next years of life, he became a professional knowledgeable into all there is to know about music, helping him become professor of music at the Moscow Conservatory. Thus began the creation of timeless works of art, like "Romeo and Juliet", "The Nut Cracker", "Swan Lake" and "The Sleeping Beauty", just to name a few.
His stylistic was of an emotional sort, reminiscent of Mozart’s melancholy, but he experimented with various styles, sometimes using Russian folk songs as inspiration, or the romantic age as well.
He had "a flair of harmony that astonished", his harmonics being various as well, from the Western ones to the Central European ones, based more on progression.
He advocated a lot in his music the Russian harmony, it seems, as critics always felt like he could have detached himself more from his innate status.
He did manage to create great pieces of art!
With Beethoven and Mozart as his influences, he has a more aesthetical sense of music, not generally intellectual like his predecessors, the aim of his creations being to touch most of all, listening to his music is considered to become a
"psychological mirror connected to everyday experience, one that reflected on the dynamic nature of the listener’s own emotional self".
We believe that he is one of the greatest and we are pleased to add such a musician to our list of artists.
|Birth name:||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
|Born:||7 May 1840, In Votkinsk, A Small Town In Vyatka Governorate (present-day Udmurtia) In The Russian Empire|
|Died:||6 November 1893, Aged 54|
|Genres:||Symphonies, Concertos, Operas, Ballets, Chamber Music, Choral Setting|
|Parents:||- Ilya Petrovich Tchaikovsky|
- Alexandra Andreyevna Née D'Assier