Thursday, May 07, 2009

May 7 Birthday: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, musician
May 7, 1840-Nov. 6, 1893

Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1993)

Composer of the Nutcracker Suite, this Russian musician also scored the 1812 Overture. Da-da-da-daaaa.

The PBS Great Performances site hosts a biography of Tchaikovsky.