A superior guide to music composition throughout the ages, with music to listen to from classical, modern, minimalist, video game, anime, and film composers alike.
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...
Eastern European Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos to showcase the music of Chopin, Liszt, and other famous composers from history.
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.
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.
This is an article that explains the mechanics of sonata form, a structural device frequently used in classical music. Understanding sonata form can improve the listeners appreciation and knowledge of classical music.
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.
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 Ravel’s “Oiseaux Tristes” with informed and detailed insight.
Some fun and interesting facts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, that fellow with the potty mouth.
Whether you're enjoying the summer sun, or in the depths of an icy winter wishing for longer days, why not read about the ways composers have been inspired to write about the sun - Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Delius, Vivaldi, Frank Bridge, Webern, Eric Coates Samuel Barber and Glazunov?