I’ll see your Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and I’ll raise you one young Johannes Brahms. (Sadly, in his later years, he took No Shave November to the extreme.)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
I don’t have many music crushes, but this is one of the few. Tchaikovsky is best known for his three ballets: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker. And while the later has serenaded me through autumn essay writing for the past five years, it is one of his lesser known compositions – Nocturn in C Sharp Minor, Op 19, No. 4 – that I could listen to on repeat for weeks at a time.
And it doesn’t hurt that he’s pretty much gorgeous.
I LOVE Tchaikovsky. The man is freaking brilliant. I think if I had to choose, my favorites would be his operas of Pushkin stories, but OMG OMG.