The Music Plays On — Brahms and Tchaikovsky

Piotr Tchaikovsky/Johannes Brahms

We just finished celebrating the birthday of two composers who are loved the world over. As May 7 passes us by every year, it always comes as a little shock that these two were born on the same day, Brahms in 1833, and Tchaikovsky in 1840. Not only because they’re so famous, but because they famously didn’t like each other’s music! Tchaikovsky, particularly, had very harsh things to say about Brahms. “A giftless…



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