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Tchai·kov·sky(chī-kôf′skē), Peter Ilich 1840-1893.
Russian composer of dramatic, richly expressive works, including the 1812 Overture (1882), the ballets Swan Lake (1877) and The Nutcracker (1892), and the opera Eugene Onegin (1879).
Tchai·kov′sky·an, Tchai·kov′ski·an adj.
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Tchaikovsky(tʃaɪˈkɒfskɪ; Russian tʃɪjˈkɔfskij)
(Biography) Pyotr Ilyich (pjɔtr iljˈjitʃ). 1840–93, Russian composer. His works, which are noted for their expressive melodies, include the Sixth Symphony (the Pathétique; 1893), ballets, esp Swan Lake (1876) and The Sleeping Beauty (1889), and operas, including Eugene Onegin (1879) and The Queen of Spades (1890), both based on works by Pushkin
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Tchai•kov•sky(tʃaɪˈkɔf ski, -ˈkɒf-, tʃɪ-)
Peter Ilyich or Pëtr Ilich, 1840–93, Russian composer.
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