This article provides excerpts and details from five of the meanest, harshest, and the most unsympathetic reviews of Classical composers that are viewed as geniuses today.
Man has been able to create fire for at least a million years. Read about how composers of classical music have written music inspired by fire, including Debussy, Beethoven, Manuel de Falla, Shostakovich, Haydn, Prokoviev, Handel and Stravinsky.
Sergei Prokofiev was a major twentieth-century composer who has left us some beautiful music as a legacy. His compositions were often unusual for his time.
Includes embedded videos, text and translations, general remarks about each piece and specific listening guides. Learn to love Renaissance choral music (no prior knowledge required)!
This article has the intention to educate the reader as to the origins and development of romantic era piano solos. This article will specialise in the analysis of Frederic Chopin and his use of musical imagery and innovative romantic style techniques.
For thousands of years man has been fascinated by the moon, finally landing on it in 1969. Read about inspiration taken from the moon by composers: Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Schonberg, Britten, Dvorak, Janacek and Vítězslav Novak.
The classical music genre includes some lovely music about mothers. Sharing a playlist of these pieces and listening to them is a great way to honor and celebrate motherhood.
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. It's popular with early music fans.
Priests communicate heavenly thoughts through sermons, but in certain gifted individuals, they also speak through beautiful music. Their lives of prayer served as a wellspring of creativity.
Whether you prefer big blooms, heavy scents, or tiny, almost insignificant florets, there is a flower for you. Read about Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Schumann, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Jean Françaix, and other composers who have been inspired to write about flowers.
Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the late period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote that was his most ambitious, and was written while he was completely deaf.
This article has been written as a guide for musicians taking high level music diplomas to help in the successful production of program notes. This also provides a basis to learn an effective way to write program notes for concerts and other professional performances.
Wondering exactly what a minuet and trio might be? Find out where the musical form originates, what a trio really is, and how the whole thing is put together.
The Ars Nova period in music history began in 14th century France and would lay the groundwork for modern music notation.
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.
Everyone has to eat and drink. It's one of life's pleasures, whether a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings or a vegan Indian spread of many dishes. Classical music with food at its heart by Debussy, Prokofiev, Satie, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Verdi, and Schubert.