Hearing your Symphony #9, I knew I would be connected to you forever. Your abuse, deafness, genius and disappointments along with the need to be loved resonate throughout your music.
The last ice age finished around 11,700 years ago and when you think of ice, what comes to mind? Read about composers who have been inspired by ice: Prokoviev, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Waldteufel, Purcell, Peter Maxwell Davies, Terje Isungset and George Fenton.
The beauty of the moon and its symbolic meanings have inspired many songs around the world. Some lovely folk and traditional songs about the moon exist.
John Dowland was a popular and prolific composer of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. His songs and instrumental music are still admired, enjoyed, and studied.
In music history, there are six main periods. These different periods (Eras) represent the evolution of Western Art Music. In this article, we will explore the Music of the Romantic Period as one of these six periods. Romantic era Music Facts.
Rain is a life giver. No wonder there are so many rain gods devoted to it. Read how composers have be inspired by rain: Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, Britten, Takemitsu, Schubert, Gerard Finzi, and Hamish MacCann.
The recorder can create lovely music. A rich repertoire is available for ensembles and soloists. This article includes and describes twelve pieces for recorder ensembles.
Souling in order to receive a small cake is an old tradition that was a forerunner of trick-or-treating. The lovely "Soul Cake" song has been recorded by multiple artists.
A brief survey on selected pedagogical publications of Greek violin teacher, Demetrius Constantine Dounis.
Samhain was the Celtic precursor of Halloween. The festival celebrated the last harvest of the year and the nearness of the Otherworld. Today's Samhain often includes music.
Do you want to play piano like Nodame, but are having trouble finding all the sheet music? Here is a collection of the featured piano music in the anime and live-action drama Nodame Cantabile.
Michael Praetorius was a prolific composer of the seventeenth century. His compositions are loved today and his written work about music is a valuable resource.
Passive, aggressive and everything in between, there is rarely a time when wind cannot be detected in the air. Read how composers have been influenced by wind: Chopin, Sibelius, Debussy, Szymanowski, Britten, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, John Luther Adams, and Michael Burritt.
The writings of the great Soviet violin pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich has for the first time been translated into English and published in the book "The Russian Violin School: The Legacy of Yuri Yankelevich." This article highlights two of his original essays.
The cornett, cornetto, or zink produces a lovely sound that often resembles the human voice. It has finger holes like a recorder and a mouthpiece like a trumpet.