Russian composer of the Romantic period. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally. He was honored in 1884 by Tsar Alexander III and awarded a lifetime pension.
The Tchaikovsky House – Museum was the country home in Klin, 85 kilometers northwest of Moscow where Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky lived from May 1892 until his death in 1893. His last major work, the 6th Symphony, was written there.
The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, also known as the Pathétique Symphony, is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony. The composer entitled the work “The Passionate Symphony”, employing a Russian word, Pateticheskaya, meaning “passionate” or “emotional”