Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, born on May was one of the most loved of Russian composers. His music is famous for its strong emotion, and his technical skill and strict work habits helped guarantee its lasting appeal.
Richard Strauss - shone in two major areas: tone poem and opera. Almost single-handedly, he carried the Wagnerian opera tradition and the Romantic Lisztian tone poem into the twentieth century. He is also one of the great composers of Lieder.
Hector Berlioz was a Romantic and passionate composer, who frequently found inspiration from works of literature and the theatre. His Symphonie Fantastique reflects his obsessive love for an actress, and he used a recurring theme or "idée fixe