He was born in Russia in 1840.
He lived for 53 years.
He took piano lessons when he was 6.
He wrote music for ballets including The Nutcracker.
He also wrote many other pieces of music.
Click here to listen to Overture.
Can you hear the walking and talking music?
Click here to listen to the March from the Nutcracker Ballet.
Can you say “Stand up at attention, soldiers, now!” at the right time.