“I played over the music of that scoundrel Brahms. What a giftless bastard! It annoys me that this self-inflated mediocrity is hailed as a genius.” Advertisements
Gabriel Fauré is widely considered one of France’s greatest composers, whose refined and gentle music influenced the course of modern French music. He served as president of the Paris Conservatory from 1905 to 1920.
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
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
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.
Here’s what legendary musician Billy Joel said about musicians.
Eubie Blake was one of the most important figures in early 20th-century African American music, and one whose longevity made him a storehouse of the history of ragtime and early jazz music and culture.
Johann Nepomuk Hummel was born in Pressburg (now Bratislava) in 1778 into a musical family. An infant prodigy, he was taught by Mozart. Hummel played a significant part in the transformation of musical style during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth … Continue reading
Blossom Dearie, the American jazz singer and pianist who was known for her distinctive little-girl voice.