Finale from Symphony No. 4
Student Participation: Listening
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Learn fundamental concepts of music and engage in creative activities through a deeper exploration of the ideas and themes of the Link Up repertoire.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) was a prolific Russian composer whose music includes symphonies, concertos, ballets, opera, choral music, and chamber music. Tchaikovsky began taking piano lessons at the age of six. While he initially studied to be a lawyer, he also became one of St. Petersburg Conservatory’s first students, where he studied composition and decided to continue on his musical path. He settled in Moscow and taught at the Moscow Conservatory, which was eventually named after him! Tchaikovsky’s music received high acclaim around the world, and he was in great demand as a conductor as well as a composer. Fun fact: In 1891, Tchaikovsky was invited to conduct Carnegie Hall’s very first opening night concert.