May 7th is Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 165th Birthday!
Tchaikovsky is one of my favorite composers. His ballets, symphonies, operas and overtures are some of the most recognized in the world.
In celebration of his birthday, here is a link to the Nutcracker ballet done with GPO. Nutcracker Player courtesy of Joseph Burrell.
(Here is a direct link to the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - http://www.garritan.com/mp3/SugarPlum_Fairy.mp3)
And Here is Tchaikovsk'y Suite No.1 Opus 43
What do you think about Tchaikovsky's work?