composers

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Before Verdi There Was Rossini
I am in this wonderful city that celebrates Giuseppe Verdi for a month each October with a festival of his works, but my mind is also on Gioachino Rossini, whose works L’Italiana in Algeri and Guillaume Tell are in repertory
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Classical music ‘excludes’ composers from minorities
Composers from minority groups are “effectively silenced” because they do not fit into classical music’s “inner club”, a composer has said.
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The Curse of the Ninth Haunted These Composers
With Halloween approaching, let’s take a minute to explore one of classical music’s more ghoulish superstitions: The Curse of the Ninth. In a nutshell, the curse is the belief that a composer will die after completing their ninth symphony. Even
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Searching for Silence
John Cage’s art of noise.
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Tracing The People’s Republic Of Beethoven
Imagine you’re a teenager in Beijing in the 1960s and ’70s, during the Cultural Revolution. Everything that’s deemed Western and bourgeois is banned — so listening to a 78 rpm recording of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, powerfully transformative as it might
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Tales of the Unexpected: saying yes to today’s composers
From requests for disused shops, paperbacks, toys, to an ocean bed, composers have kept BCMG on their toes. Outgoing artistic director Stephen Newbould reflects on the challenges and excitement at the cutting edge of contemporary music
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Why Beethoven rules supreme over Mozart
So it’s official. Ludwig van Beethoven is now the UK’s favourite classical composer, according to Classic FM.
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Free: Download 500+ Rare Music Manuscripts by Mozart, Bach, Chopin & Other Composers from the Morgan Library
When my son first started playing the piano, I lost several evenings chasing the holy grail of free online sheet music. Sadly, most of what we were interested in downloading wasn’t really free… just the first page.
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