Some of us are sun worshippers, others like to retreat to the shade. Whichever camp you're in why not read how classical composers have been influenced by the sun in their compositions: Neilson, Haydn, Richard Strauss, Terry Riley, Janacek, Andrei Krylov, Ola Gjeilo, and Ferde Grofé.
The melodic modes or Ragas in Indian classical music have different timings. Most ragas are associated with a particular time or season. Find out why ragas have definite timings, and when should a particular raga be played.
There is an association of romanticism attached to rivers, tapped into by composers who have drawn their inspiration from them, great and small. Read about Mussorgsky, Johann Strauss II, Delius, Shostakovich, Smetena, Constant Lambert and Verdi who used rivers as their musical springboard.
This article examines the five most famous opera composers of all times: Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Verdi and Puccini. Included, youtube recordings of some of the most famoust opera music ever written
Forget Andrew Lloyd-Webber! In the novel, the music performed at the managers’ farewell gala alone provides enough material for the soundtrack of a horror movie – that is, of course, assuming someone will eventually make a Phantom movie that actually follows the original novel!
Beethoven's 9th Symphony has been regarded as one of the finest musical compositions ever written. Over 180 years after its premiere it is still widely admired and critically acclaimed. The musical ideas in it had been developing in Beethoven's mind for over 31 years before it was first...
Does everyone like a bad boy? Well maybe, if he's a loveable rogue and there's plenty of those about. But there are those who go beyond the accepted limits. Read about Debussy, Wagner, Stockhausen, Boulez Walton, Gesualdo, and Peter Warlock.
Music has no language. It’s a form of expression, that can be felt by the heart. It can be enjoyed even by those, who do not understand the lyrics. Besides God, it is the art of music, which is the greatest treasure of mankind. Soulful music can help, to attain spiritual powers.
Eastern European Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos to showcase the music of Chopin, Liszt, and other famous composers from history.
Witches have been a source of fascination for centuries. Read about how composers have been inspired by witches: Berlioz, Gounod, Mussorgsky,Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Purcell, Verdi, Engelbert Humperdinck, Arrigo Boito, and Edward MacDowell.