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06/11/1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky dies

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. In 1893, Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his Sixth Symphony the Pathétique in Saint Petersburg. Nine days later, Tchaikovsky died there, aged 53.