The Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Quiz

How much do you know about Russia's greatest composer?
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Last updated: April 24, 2021
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Tchaikovsky originally studied this subject
Tchaikovsky's instructor in composition at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory
Anton Rubinstein
City where Tchaikovsky taught music theory upon his graduation
Tchaikovsky's fantasy-overture was based on this Shakespearian play
Romeo and Juliet
Ballet featuring evil mice, dancing foods, and a sugar plum fairy
The Nutcracker
Ballet about a drowsy princess
The Sleeping Beauty
Ballet about a girl transformed into an aquatic bird
Swan Lake
Opera about an *enchanting* woman maligned as a witch
The Enchantress
Opera based on a novel in verse that features a duel
Eugene Onegin
The author of said novel in verse
Alexander Pushkin
Tchaikovsky wrote an overture about this famous year in Russian history
This Tsar conferred upon Tchaikovsky the Order of St. Vladimir
Alexander III
NYC venue where Tchaikovsky conducted his Festival Coronation March
Carnegie Hall
Circle of musicians to which Tchaikovsky belonged, also featuring Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov
The Belyayev circle
Group of Russian Composers that had a complicated relationship with Tchaikovsky
The Mighty Handful
Number of symphonies written by Tchaikovsky (not including Manfred and his unfinished symphony in Eb)
His death is traditionally ascribed to this disease
Monastery where Tchaikovsky is buried, alongside Borodin, Glinka, and others
Alexander Nevsky Monastery
Soviet and Russian censors have tried to obfuscate this part of Tchaikovsky's personal life
His homosexuality
This American doll starred in two films based on Tchaikovsky's ballets
Level 76
Apr 23, 2021
One of the ballets is missing a "t".
Level 68
Apr 24, 2021
Thanks for the correction!
Level 94
Apr 23, 2021
Great quiz, and it's Nutcracker.
Level 61
Apr 24, 2021
Level 68
Apr 24, 2021
Thanks for the correction!
Level 61
Apr 24, 2021
Nice quiz, but they are some mistakes:

Tchaikovsky didn't actually wrote an overture in 1812.

The Nutcracker, is misspelt

Level 68
Apr 24, 2021
Good catch! Corrected Nutcracker. As for the overture, I changed the hint a little to make clear that 1812 was when the event happened, rather than when the piece was written.
Level 55
Dec 18, 2021