Today we look at one of Mozart’s Late symphonies. Written in 1786, it was written to thank the people of Prague who devoutly followed his work. Mozart’s Prague symphony, Symphony … Continue reading On This Day – January 19
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 an opera that shows early attempts of the styles that would characterise the composers later works. Inspired through a stormy sea crossing, and a retelling by … Continue reading On This Day – January 2
Welcome back to the On This Day series. We welcome the new series with a new site design, and a promise from me to have an “On This Day” post … Continue reading On This Day – January 1
Brahms has often been criticised for never really using new forms in his compositions. However, in the piece we look at today, it could be said that he saved an … Continue reading On This Day… October 23
Today we look at Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. Written for cellist Robert Hausmann and violinist Joseph Joachim, it was the last work that Brahms wrote for orchestra. … Continue reading On This Day… October 18