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Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTchaikovsky, Peter IlyichPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyTchai‧kov‧sky, Pe‧ter Il‧yich /tʃaɪˈkɒfski, ˈpiːtə ˈɪlɪtʃ $ -ˈkɒːf-, ˈpiːtər/  (1840–93) a Russian composer known especially for his symphonies (symphony ) and his ballets, such as Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. Other well-known works are The 1812 Overture and his first piano concerto. His music is romantic, emotional, and often rather sad.
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