Category Archives: Composer
Paul Lansky was a pioneering figure in the computer music field and wrote one of its important programs, Cmix.
Camille Saint-Saëns was a composer, pianist, and french organist of the nineteenth century, he was considered the “French Beethoven” in his lifetime. His best-known works include the Second Piano Concerto (1868), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), … Continue reading
Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer in the late Renaissance. He was the first composer to develop opera to its full dramatic and musical potential.
Sergei Prokofiev can be easily considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. He was born in the Russian Empire and became one of the Soviet Union’s best-known composers. His works include the ballet Romeo and Juliet … Continue reading
Manuel de Falla was the most distinguished Spanish composer of the early 20th century. Fusing the rhythms and melodic traits of Spanish folk music with a modern palette of harmonies and instrumentation, he created music with the sophistication of Debussy, … Continue reading
Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869) was a French composer, conductor, and music critic. He influenced a generation of composers to adopt a musical style called Romanticism.
“Mussorgsky, in his vocal efforts, appears wilfully eccentric. His style impresses the Western ear as barbarously ugly.” – Edward Dannreuther The Oxford History of Music (Oxford: Clarendon, 1905) vol. 6, p. 321
Benjamin Britten was one of the twentieth century’s great composers. He is best known for his vocal music: choral works, songs and song cycles, and a series of engaging operas that changed the art form.