How can some pianists play so fast and flawless? Strong and flexible fingers, just like a strong and flexible body provide the strength necessary for speed. Here's how you can build stronger fingers
Eastern European Composers of Classical Music - Biographies and videos to showcase the music of Chopin, Liszt, and other famous composers from history.
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.
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!
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.
Discover how Romantic composers took piano music to new heights, raising it and themselves to superstar status.
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.
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...
Classical music isn't always what people think. Many, many selections are familiar tunes, because of their use in movies and even advertising.
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 “Une Barque sur L’Océan” with informed and detailed insight.