Swan Lake Completed
Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake.”
The reason I am writing about this is that in 1876, 143 years ago today, the famous ballet “Swan Lake” was completed. This was the first ballet written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Other famous ballets by this Russian composer are The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
He was born on May 7, 1840, and died on November 6, 1893. Tchaikovsky had a penchant for music early on, but his parents urged him to work in the civil service. From the age of five, he began taking piano lessons.
The book I first learned about these ballets in is called The Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet. You can buy it on Amazon here.
Well, that’s all for today, Sparkles. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away.