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  • Read about composers using snow as their inspiration: Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Liszt, and the little known Sviridov. They all used snow in different guises to show off their art.

    7 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired By Snow

    7 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired By Snow

    by Frances Metcalfe2

  • All of us have encountered storms of one sort or another in our lives. Unsurprisingly, composers have written music to conjure them up. Read how Haydn, Johann Strauss II, Khachaturian, Beethoven, Berlioz and Britten have found inspiration from storms in their music.

    6 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by Storms

    6 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by Storms

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • Mozart’s music still has the ability to move us, to inspire us, and to enthrall us. So what’s so special about him?

    Mozart's Musical Genius

    Mozart's Musical Genius

    by JohnMello4

  • I don't know anyone who doesn't dream in their sleep or have dreams they want to achieve. Read about composers who have taken inspiration from dreams: Debussy, Liszt, Berlioz, Takemitsu, Ravel and Giles Farnaby.

    6 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Dreams

    6 Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by Dreams

    by Frances Metcalfe2

  • Using a combination of written program notes and explanatory videos that include musical examples, this article prepares the reader to listen to a performance of Bartók’s “Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm” with informed and detailed insight.

    The Mikrokosmos by Béla Bartók: "Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm"

    The Mikrokosmos by Béla Bartók: "Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm"

    by wayseeker2

  • Read through the night with John Field, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Manuel de Falla, Britten, Rossini and Mozart and Schönberg. On the way visit gardens, sirens and lovers working out a painful relationship, tolling bells and evening sunsets and a bit of light entertainment fit for a soirée.

    7 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by the Night

    7 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by the Night

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • Read about classical music composers depicting morningtime, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Elgar, Roussel, Grieg and Delius all taking inspiration in different ways, from Greek classical literature and a painted ceiling to time spent on an orange plantation.

    7 Classical Music Compositions Inspired by Morning

    7 Classical Music Compositions Inspired by Morning

    by Frances Metcalfe8

  • This article is about the early history of the symphony in western classical music. Beginning in Italy and continuing through Haydn, early symphony composers opened the door for future composers that would become synonymous with the genre.

    The Early History of the Symphony: Origins and Evolving Structure

    The Early History of the Symphony: Origins and Evolving Structure

    by Music-and-Art-4513

  • This hub-page is for those that are taking the GCSE Music. This hub-page includes all the information you need to know; both basic and advanced, about the 1st Movement of Symphony No.40 in G minor.

    GCSE Music Analysis: Symphony No.40 in G Minor

    GCSE Music Analysis: Symphony No.40 in G Minor

    by Lucas Tomlin0

  • Read about composers' visions of travel. Ravel, Mahler, Honegger, Offenbach, Vaughan Willliams , Jan Sandström and John Adams all composed pieces based on a form of transport, boats, bikes, locomotives and aeroplanes, and of course, feet.

    Classical Music Inspired by Travel

    Classical Music Inspired by Travel

    by Frances Metcalfe2

  • 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 Fergusson14

  • Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is the composition that launched Beethoven's Middle Period, an era where Beethoven produced his most well-known compositions. The 3rd Symphony changed the symphonic landscape forever, which led many to ask, what is the meaning of Beethoven's 3rd?

    The Meaning of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony

    The Meaning of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony

    by Music-and-Art-452

  • After you have gone through this list, it will be clear to you that a piano sonata can be a lot of different things - for instance a short, four-minute, one movement piece; or a five movement work of epic proportions. is. This hub is intended as an overview of some of the most important sonata composers and some of their masterworks.

    10 Best Classical Piano Sonatas?

    10 Best Classical Piano Sonatas?

    by Piano Street32

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

    Sad Stories From Classical Music

    Sad Stories From Classical Music

    by Frances Metcalfe4

  • 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.

    A Guide to the Minuet and Trio Form

    A Guide to the Minuet and Trio Form

    by JohnMello12

  • A look at Mozart's most popular songs, overtures, symphonies, and piano concerto movements. Find out which pieces of his music have stood the test of time and continue to be popular today.

    Mozart's Most Famous & Popular Music

    Mozart's Most Famous & Popular Music

    by MatthewWA19

  • 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 middle period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote, that has since become his most popular.

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Middle Period

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Middle Period

    by Music-and-Art-458

  • 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 early period this article looks at how Beethoven began to rise up and became the greatest composer of his time.

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Early Period

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Early Period

    by Music-and-Art-454

  • This article contains a recording of each movement from Robert Schumann’s “Carnaval” along with brief notes for each movement that form a listening guide. A printable file of the notes is included for free distribution wherever the “Carnaval” is performed.

    The Classical Piano Music of Robert Schumann: The Carnaval

    The Classical Piano Music of Robert Schumann: The Carnaval

    by wayseeker16

  • Did you know that much of what people call "classical music" technically isn't Classical? Knowing the periods of classical music can make it easier to find music you like when shopping for classical music. Here's a brief overview of the different periods of music that typically fall into what people refer to as classical music.

    A Brief History of Classical Music

    A Brief History of Classical Music

    by M. Beck11

  • Read about great female pianists, Kathryn Stott, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt, Maria Joao Pires, Marta Argerich, Alicia de Larrocha and some wonderful pianists from a bygone age like Lili Kraus.

    10 Great Female Pianists

    10 Great Female Pianists

    by Frances Metcalfe6

  • With all the choices in music to listen to today, it's no wonder that many people don’t listen to classical music. One of the reasons may be a lack of knowledge about this musical genre.

    Why Not Listen to Classical Music?

    Why Not Listen to Classical Music?

    by Reginald Thomas0

  • The Leipzig Opera House runs regular house tours, allowing visitors access to the stage, backstage, costume storage and much more. For those who can't visit in person, here is a virtual tour!

    Backstage Photos from the Leipzig Opera

    Backstage Photos from the Leipzig Opera

    by Kymberly Fergusson2

  • As human beings, we’re all so inundated in what is around us. Perhaps we are nothing more than just a product of that. Is there something from within that makes people different from one another? Are some people born with special genius? Either way, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a true genius.

    Mozart: Looking at What Inspired the Inspiration

    Mozart: Looking at What Inspired the Inspiration

    by Linzie Roberts1

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