Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) May 15th, 2021 marks the 135th anniversary of Dickinson’s death. Here is one of her poems about Death, personified: Because I could not stop for Death –He kindly stopped for me –The Carriage held but just Ourselves –And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no… Continue reading Emily Dickinson, Poet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893) was a Russian composer. 1893 Oil on Canvas by Nikolai Dmitriyevich Kuznetsov Tchaikovsky composed the music for three, famous ballets: Swan Lake: first performed in 1877 The Sleeping Beauty: first performed in 1890 The Nutcracker: first performed in 1892 These are some of the most… Continue reading Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky
What says Star Wars more than John Williams’ iconic score? His music for the Star Wars movies won many composition and film music awards. An attentive listener might detect some influences in the score from classical music pieces. Antonín Dvořák (September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer. He is most famous… Continue reading Happy Star Wars Day!
Happy Birthday Hans Christian Andersen! Hans Christian Andersen was an author born in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) He is well-known today for his memorable fairy tales. “The Little Mermaid” and “The Snow Queen,” two of my favorites, are among his most popular fictions.… Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday
March 25th marks the day in Middle-earth when the One Ring was destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. That’s why today we celebrate Tolkien Reading Day. The Tolkien Society has declared the 2021 Tolkien Reading Day theme to be “Hope and Courage”. Read something penned by Tolkien to mark the occasion. Here’s a funny… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day 2021