Fairy Tale · Historical · Music · NovElla

Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky

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

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Who’s the Most Popular One of All?

Fairy tales are everywhere. There are story collections, movies, retellings… and I was curious to know which ones are the most popular. How often are different stories referenced or retold? How do favorites change over time? I used the Google Ngram tool to plot different fairytale titles. It’s important to note that this isn’t always… Continue reading Who’s the Most Popular One of All?