Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Date of Birth
May 07, 1840
Birth Place:
Votkinsk, Viatka District, Russia

Biography

There are approximately 250 films that use the music of supreme melodist Pyotr Tchaikovsky. A surprising majority, some 72 films, quote parts from one of Tchaikovsky's most popular works, Symphony No. 5 in E minor (1888), with its dramatic fanfares, somber moods, and lyrical waltzes. Curiously, these films are concentrated around the World War II and immediate post-war years:...