Hey, today (May 7) was Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s birthday. He was one of the best composers of all time. He was born on May 7, 1840. You probably know him best from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake but he also wrote a lot of different symphonies and concertos. He was a pretty accomplished composer and is one of my favorites.
Here’s a video of the 1812 Overture, which everyone knows by the cannons towards the end. Boom! Boom!
You know who else was born today? Johannes Brahms. Another classical music composer! It’s a good day to play some classical music to soothe the soul.
Brahm’s most important and famous work was Ein Deutsches Requiem. If you’re interested in hearing it, play this video from YouTube.
Yeah, I know, not as exhilarating as Tchaikovsky’s works, but still pretty amazing stuff.