Before studying at the conservatory, young Tchaikovsky worked for several years as an employee in the Ministry of Justice.
It is likely that his parents instilled a love for music in the future composer - his mother loved to sing and play the piano, and his father was just a big fan of music. He even acquired a mechanical organ.
For the first time, young Peter showed interest in music at the age of 4.
The great composer was ashamed of his voice, claiming that it was "squeaky and unpleasant."
The most famous work of Tchaikovsky can be called "Swan Lake". However, the audience did not immediately appreciate it due to the complexity of the musical pattern. And the musicians disliked this piece because of the complexity of its performance.
Tchaikovsky called himself a "bad pianist."
In 1885, terrible fires raged in Klin near Moscow. Tchaikovsky, who by that time had settled in these parts, took part in the fight against the fire, along with many local residents.
The marriage of Pyotr Tchaikovsky with Antonina Milyukova, a student at his conservatory, lasted only a few weeks.
Leo Tolstoy once burst into tears while listening to Tchaikovsky's music at the conservatory. The composer witnessed this scene, and he called it the greatest recognition of his talent.
In his youth, Tchaikovsky stole a book from a Venetian library.
The composer destroyed two of his ten operas. Nothing has survived from one of them, "Ondine, " and only a small fragment has survived from the second, "Voevoda".
The famous writer Anton Chekhov dedicated a collection of stories "Gloomy People" (interesting facts about Chekhov) to Tchaikovsky.
In 1891, Tchaikovsky took part in the opening of one of the most famous concert halls in the United States - Carnegie Hall.
For several years, Tchaikovsky, hiding his authorship and using a pseudonym, worked as a music columnist for several Russian newspapers.
Tchaikovsky argued that he dislikes and does not respect those of his compatriots who are alien to love for their common homeland.