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Famous Baroque music pieces
October 7, 2017

Famous Baroque music pieces

Before the start of the classical period, baroque music was written in many forms by many composers over the course of 150 years. (Meet the top 10 baroque period composers.) Known for its inconsistency, baroque music encompasses the use of basso continuo, degrees of ornamentation, self-expression, open forms, and the formation of counterpoint. Think of the baroque…

Johann sebastian Bach most famous songs
August 22, 2017

Johann sebastian Bach most famous songs

A magnificent baroque-era composer, Johann Sebastian Bach is revered through the ages for his work s musical complexities and stylistic innovations. Synopsis Born on March 31, 1685 (N.S.), in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach had a prestigious musical lineage and took on various organist positions during the early 18th century, creating famous…

Vivaldi most famous works
August 4, 2017

Vivaldi most famous works

Vivaldi died in poverty the following year. Among the works he left, the most significant are his concertos, about 500 in all. Around half of these are for solo violin and strings. About forty are for two soloists, and thirty for three or more. The solo instruments in these categories include bassoon, cello, oboe, flute, viola d amore, recorder, trumpet and mandolin…

top 10 famous Classical songs
August 13, 2017

top 10 famous Classical songs

Today marks the anniversary of the debut of Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture While we accept that classical music is not necessarily to everyone’s taste, a basic knowledge of it is as integral to our cultural understanding as is an appreciation for the paintings of the Old Masters, or da Vinci. Composers used a different medium, but nevertheless their work…

famous harpsichord pieces
May 21, 2017

famous harpsichord pieces

The two harpsichord concertos, BWV 1053 and 1058 both receive excellent performances at the hands - and digital virtuosity - of George Malcolm, one of the great harpsichordists of our time. His elaboration of the slow movewment in BWV 1058 is unobtrusive yet essential, and no other rendition by any other artist will sound quite the same again! Malcolm s digital…

Classical music famous pieces
August 13, 2017

Classical music famous pieces

Classical music may not enjoy as much popularity as it used to in its golden age from 17th to the early 20th century. But it continues to impress and inspire, especially the works by the greatest composers of all times. Some of them may have lived hundreds of years ago but their masterpieces simply remain unsurpassed. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) German…