ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Finding solace in Schubert’s intimate compositions
- The cup of water that took away Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky most probably died from cholera. Discover more.
- Ten Tips for Productive Practice Does quantity matter more?
The Complete Pianist
From Healthy Technique to Natural Artistry – Penelope Roskell A highly recommended reading
- Artists and Their Quirks Do you know your favorite classical artists' quirks and habits?
- My Beethoven by Maureen The strange first recording of Beethoven 6 which missed out the piccolo
- The Incredible Human Hands Facts on our human hands and the connections with music
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
François-Joseph Gossec wrote many nationalistic hymns and works for the band of National Guard. On 20 September, there was a Revolutionary fête held on the Champ de la Fédération in honour of the mutineers. Gossec wrote this march for that occasion, and the work, notable for its ‘crashing tam-tam, brass and drums, alternating with silence moved the soul to despair’.