For the last 25 years of his life Antonio Soler occupied the distinguished positions of maestro di capilla and organist at the Escorial palace.
Rued Langgaard (1893–1952) was the major Danish late-Romantic composer who did not gain recognition in his mother country.
Lost Saxophone Concertos – CRAGUN, J.B. / GUNAROPULOS, Y. / LINDORFF-LARSEN, E. / PALS, L. van der / TATE, P.
A large number of saxophone concertos have been written, but only a handful are regularly performed.
The Viennese-born Carl Czerny, student and confidant of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, found fame in his native city by writing a series of fashionable pieces.
Ferdinand Ries’s life and work are inextricably intertwined with those of his friend and teacher Beethoven.
Beethoven’s mastery in all genres extends to the sequence of music he wrote involving the flute.
Scriabin occupies a place apart in the history of Russian music: refusing influences from the folkloric tradition, his evolution is constant and spectacular from the works influenced by Chopin and Liszt.
Johann Simon Mayr became one of the most popular opera composers in Europe in the period preceding Rossini, but his younger career in the last decades of the 18th century was largely as a church musician.