Tchaikovsky nearly became a civil servant before turning to music. He had miserable relationships with women and a disastrous marriage. He was chronically depressed. Yet he wrote some of the happiest music ever composed, such as The Nutcracker.

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Masters of Music
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Age Level: 8-13
  • Category:


Very highly recommended for both school and community library collections. Showcases the lives of three composers, each of whom was hugely popular in his lifetimes and were to prove influential upon succeeding generations of music makers. Combining music, history, and culture with biographical information. (Children’s Bookwatch)