A Classical Birthday “Two-fer”

Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

What are the chances?

On this date in history, not one, but TWO classical composers were bornJohannes Brahms (1833) and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840).

In honor of these gentlemen’s birthdays, I thought I would run a couple of videos which showcase some of their music.

The first is one of my favorite classical choral pieces, “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” (“Wie Lieblich Sind Deine Wohnungen”) from Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, M. IV:

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And here is the Great Chinese State Circus, performing to music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake”.

I.Am.Awestruck.:
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(h/t To my friend Bob, over at Bluebird of Bitterness)
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Here’s a link to some fun trivia about not only Brahms, but also other composers from that time period.

And here’s another light-hearted look at Brahms.

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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One Response to A Classical Birthday “Two-fer”

  1. I swear, some people just have no respect for the law of gravity.

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