Composer of the Week: Ludwig van Beethoven

We’re squeezing in one last Fantasia salute before the month ends! Beethoven’s segment of the film truly rocks, so we couldn’t pass this one up. Yay Beethoven and yay Fantasia! b. December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany d. March 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austria Ludwig van Beethoven was regarded as the most important composer in… Continue reading Composer of the Week: Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer of the Week: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

We continue our salute to Disney’s Fantasia with the ever-fabulous Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. With so many amazing works in his repertoire, how could we not love him? b. May 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia d. November 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg, Russia Tchaikovsky began studying piano at age five and went on to train to… Continue reading Composer of the Week: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky