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:


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


(h/t To my friend Bob, over at Bluebird of Bitterness)
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.

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1 Response to A Classical Birthday “Two-fer”

  1. Two other composer birthday two-fers that I discovered recently: Tomaso Albinoni and Robert Schumann (June 8), and Zoltán Kodály and Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16).

    Birthdays are something my husband and I like to tease each other about, since his is the same as Adolph Hitler’s, and mine is on the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. 🙂


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