Happy Birthday to Tchaikovsky and Brahms!

Today, May 7th, is the Birthday anniversary of two of the greatest composers of classical music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Johannes Brahms!

It’s a day of celebration for all music lovers!

Tchaikovsky and Brahms deserve a great tribute!

We all love Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, operas, ballets, concertos and chamber music!  His sixth symphonies are wonderful, his piano concertos are beautiful, his music for ballets is admirable and his operas are true masterpiences!

Tchaikovsky is probably the most famous composer of Russia.

My favorite Tchaikovsky opera is “Eugene Onegin”, based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse.

My favorite Tchaikovsky ballet is, of course, “The Nutcracker”.  I consider the music for “The Nutcracker” ballet magical!

I also love the symphonic poem “Francesca da Rimini”, the Variations on a Rococo Theme, Capriccio Italien, the Marche Slave, his Violin Concerto, his First Piano Concerto, the 1812 Overture and his Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture.

And of course, Tchaikovsky’s symphonies are fantastic.

And what about Johannes Brahms?

Johannes Brahms, one of the greatest German composers of all times.  He is grouped along with Bach and Beethoven as one of the “Three Bs.

I absolutely love his four symphonies, his grand German Requiem, the Academic Festival Overture, the Tragic Overture, his beautiful two Piano concertos, his extraordinary Violin concerto, his two serenades and of course, his very famous Hungarian Dances.  The Hungarian Dance No. 5 is the most famous.

Both Tchaikovsky and Brahms were born on May 7th.

But Brahms was born in the year of 1833 and Tchaikovsky was born 7 years later, in 1840.

Happy Birthday to Tchaikovsky and Brahms!!!

Jacqueline

 

 

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