Russian composer who lived 1840–1893.
Noted for his highly original compositions, he wrote numerous ballets as well as symphonies.
His most famous works include
The Swan Lake Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet
The Romeo & Juliet Symphony
"The Nutcracker" is possibly the most famous and most-performed ballet of the world, and has come to be a Christmas tradition by many internationally.
Tchaikovsky lies amongst the "Big Four" of the greatest classical composers the world has ever seen, with Bach Beethoven and Mozart