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  • Indian classical music is known for its diverse form of melodic structure and rhythmic improvisation associated with time cycles. This article celebrates the greatest vocalists and instrumentalists in Indian classical music.

    100 Greatest Indian Classical Musicians

    100 Greatest Indian Classical Musicians

    by Ansel Pereira0

  • Read about what tragedies befell some of our most treasured composers - Purcell, Dvorak, Alban Berg, Weber, Bizet, Arriaga and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.

    Sad Stories From Classical Music

    Sad Stories From Classical Music

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • Now a subject very much in vogue due to the Harry Potter books, sorcerers or wizards have been a source of inspiration for many composers. Read interpretations from Dukas, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Stravinsky, Purcell, Gilbert and Sullivan, Adolph Adam and Rimsky-Korsakov, and Andrew Thomas.

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Wizards and Sorcerers

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Wizards and Sorcerers

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • Priests normally preach through sermons; these talented priests spoke through music. Their lives of prayer served as a wellspring of creativity.

    Four Priest Composers

    Four Priest Composers

    by Bede17

  • 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.

    Piano Music in Nodame Cantabile

    Piano Music in Nodame Cantabile

    by Kymberly Fergusson15

  • The Earth, home to a myriad of flora and fauna and humans who have inhabited every continent of the planet. Read how composers have been inspired by our fascinating globe: Haydn, Mahler, Milhaud, Schönberg, John Luther Adams, Andrew Christie and Austin Fray, George Fenton and Harrison Birtwistle.

    8 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired By the Earth

    8 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired By the Earth

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • Man has found solace in trees, woods and forests since time immemorial. Trees are essential to life on Earth. Read about how composers have been inspired by trees: Schubert, Schumann, Verdi, Liszt, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Johann Strauss II, Respighi, Roussel and Edward McDowell.

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Trees

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Trees

    by Frances Metcalfe8

  • It's hardly surprising that composers have written about the devil—according to that well-known phrase he's supposed to get the best tunes. Read about composers who found devilish inspiration: Tartini, Gounod, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz, Liszt, Stravinsky, Verdi, Boito and John Field.

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired By the Devil

    10 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired By the Devil

    by Frances Metcalfe6

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