- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: November 11, 2004
This is the story of the Russian composer who, some believe was poisoned to prevent revelation of a homosexual scandal.
- Visit Russia to see where he lived and worked.
- Learn of the scandals that dogged his life.
- Hear his best-known works performed by leading orchestras.
He gave the world such masterpieces as the Nutcracker Suite and the "Pathetic" Symphony. More than a century after his death, details about his life continue to emerge.
The greatest and best-known Russian composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840, the second of six children. Impetuous and intensely emotional, he reluctantly studied law before turning to his true calling. Filled with rare photos, personal letters and performances of his best works, this BIOGRAPHY® follows Tchaikovsky from his childhood through his triumphant appearances in the great concert halls of Europe. Biographers relate tales of the strange relationships that marked his life and career, while musicians reflect on his towering legacy.