If you have ever heard of the Nutcracker ballet, or you have ever see it, then you are well aware of who Tchaikovsky was. He was very famous for this piece of work and many individuals know this name. This is true even if they have never seen it. He did his work during the Romantic period, and he was able to produce many ballets, operas and symphonies.
From 1867 to 1878 this amazing composer continued to do the work that he really enjoyed and he completed many wonderful pieces during this time. These included the First Piano Concerto, The Little Russian and even Swan Lake. Many people can tell you that they have actually heard of the ballet Swan Lake even if they have never seen it or they know nothing about the ballet.
If you have ever heard of the 1812 Overture then you have heard of Tchaikovsky. As you can see, as you continue to go through this article, you probably know more of his work than you really realized you did. However, many people do not know that he did compose the ballet Sleeping Beauty. This is not a ballet associated with his name as strongly as some of the other things that have been mentioned already.
The Queen of Spades is an amazing opera that was done by Tchaikovsky as well. This may not stand out to you but for those people that really know the opera, and have seen or studied many of them, this is one of the most famous operas that exists.
While many individuals often think of the ballet when it comes to this amazing composure, and the works that he created, it is interesting to know that he also created a great deal of piano pieces throughout his lifetime. In fact, he actually created more than one hundred pieces that may, or may not, be well known. It is easy to see that he was very passionate about his work and what he was able to contribute to society. Those people that know the arts will be able to pick out his pieces in a heartbeat. However, many of his works were so popular that they are known by sound and name, even if you do not like the arts.