Today we look at a composer whose life was cut short, leaving only 39 opuses, but leaving 39 works of great quality. Ernest Chausson, born on this day in 1855.
When entering the cello world, some names stand above all others. Yo-yo Ma is one who has done and is doing incredible things with the cello. Jacqueline du Pré is … Continue reading On This Day – January 12
This celebrated cellist won 6th prize at the 1966 Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition, studied with Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, and has recorded with numerous artists from all over the … Continue reading On This Day – January 10
Today we look at a film composer who composed one of the most well known TV theme tunes. They’re creepy, they’re kooky, he’s Victor Mizzy, born on this day in … Continue reading On This Day – January 9
Today we celebrate a member of Les Six, who composed music in all major genres including art song, chamber music, oratorio, opera, ballet music and orchestral music. He has been … Continue reading On This Day – January 7
Today we look at a romantic composer who wrote over 200 works. His most famous are his three violin concerti. Max Bruch, born on this day in 1938.
Today we look at a composer who is often over looked, but produced some fantastic works. Son-in-law and student of Antonin Dvorak, he was also a fantastic violinist and formed … Continue reading On This Day – January 4
Today we look at a composer who, though classified in the Baroque period, did much to influence the the Classical style. Domenico Scarlatti, born on this day in 1685.
Today we look at a French pianist and composer, who is most famous for his opera Carmen. Georges Bizet, born on this day in 1838.
Today we are looking at the first piano virtuoso, considered still by many to be the greatest pianist in history. Inspired by the violin virtuoso Paganini, Franz Liszt left behind … Continue reading On This Day… October 22
Today we look at a dominant figure on the international landscape. He conducted, amongst other fine orchestras, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Royal Opera House at Covent Gardens, and the … Continue reading On This Day… October 21