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1840 AD. Born on April 25 in Votkinsk, Russia.

1845 AD. He began taking piano lessons and got accustomed to Friedrich Kalkbrenner’s pieces.

1850 AD. He entered the Imperial School of Jurisprudence in St. Petersburg.

1854 AD. His mother died from cholera.

1864 AD. He composed an overture entitled The Storm.

1865 AD. Moved to Moscow and started teaching music theory at the Russian Musical Society.

1874 AD. At the end of the year, he wrote Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor which became a success even though it was initially rejected by Rubinstein.

1875 AD. During the summer he composed Symphony No. 3 in D Major which achieved great recognition in Russia. He then left Russia to travel to Europe.

1885 AD. He settled down in a rented country house outside of Moscow.

1893 AD. Died in St. Petersburg.

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