Today’s Birthday Boys: Browning, Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Robert Browning was a Victorian Era English Poet. Born May 7, 1812
The full text of Browning’s “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” can be found out the end of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” which was inspired by the poem.
Robert Browning Bio http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-browning
Robert Browning Verse: http://www.online-literature.com/robert-browning/2773/
German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born May 7, 1833. http://www.johannesbrahms.org/
“It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.” – Johannes Brahms
Best place to hear Brahms music: International Brahms Competition http://2011.brahmscompetition.org/
Russian composer Peter (Pyotr) Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840. and is considered one of the most popular Russian composers to date. He is well-known for his ballet’s “Swan Lake”, “Nutcracker”, and for the rousing “1812 Overture“.
“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Some great descriptions of all of Tchaikovsky’s compositions: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/pyotr-ilyich-tchaikovsky-mn0000317716
May you find today a little brighter by enjoying some of your favorite music and poetry.