George Gershwin ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Celebrando il 124ยฐ anniversario della nascita di George Gershwin, nato il 26/9/1898 Figura iconica del jazz contemporaneo americano e della musica classica, George Gershwin รจ stato un compositore e pianista di fama internazionale, con un numero significativo di canzoni, opere orchestrali e jazz che lo rendono uno dei musicisti di maggior successo e riconoscibili del secolo scorso. Le sue composizioni sono state utilizzate come colonne … Continue reading George Gershwin ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Henry Purcell ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Celebrating the 363rd anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell, born in 1659 Henry Purcell was an English Baroque music composer and musician. He is hailed as the most influential composer from England because his work as a musician spanned stage, church, court, and private musical fields. He was born in London, England on 10th of September in 1659 and died in his birth city … Continue reading Henry Purcell ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Teatro dellโ€™Opera, Rome ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

A prestigious opera house for the new Italian capital The Teatro dellโ€™Opera in Rome is considered one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, although its history goes back only to just more than 140 years ago. It was originally built in a couple of years, starting in 1878, as Teatro Costanzi, from the name of its owner, and it underwent several renovations … Continue reading Teatro dellโ€™Opera, Rome ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

Claude Debussy ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Celebrando il 160ยฐ anniversario della nascita di Claude Debussy, nato a Parigi nel 1862 Nel 1884, un giovane Claude Debussy vinse il prestigioso premio di composizione Prix de Rome, che prevedeva un programma di residenza a Villa Medici a Roma, dove questo ritratto fu dipinto ed รจ attualmente in mostra. Lโ€™atmosfera soffocante dellโ€™Accademia di Francia a Roma ha rafforzato il suo desiderio di seguire i … Continue reading Claude Debussy ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

My favourite early Romantic composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

The definition of Romantic music encompasses a rather long period of time in Western music, between the end of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century. The Romantic period takes place after the Classical period and the Modern music of the 20h century. During its early phase, composers progressively moved away from the schemes of the Classical period and found inspiration in … Continue reading My favourite early Romantic composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

Petruzzelli Theatre, Bari ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Originally inaugurated in 1903 with an opera by Jacob Meyerbeer, and almost completely destroyed by a devasting fire in 1991, it took an enormous effort to be reconstructed and restored to its former glory. In 2009 the Teatro Petruzzelli, the cultural gem and largest theatre of Apulia, was re-inaugurated. Since then The Petruzzelli Foundation is managing the venue and its productions that span to opera, … Continue reading Petruzzelli Theatre, Bari ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Teatro San Carlo, Naples ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

The oldest functioning opera house in the world The San Carlo Theatre is an opera house in Naples, Italy. The theatre was opened on 25 December 1737 by Charles VII of Naples and is now the oldest functioning opera house in the world. The building was designed by Nicola Antonio Lazzarini, who also designed many other theatres around Italy at the same time. This style … Continue reading Teatro San Carlo, Naples ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

In celebration of the 182nd anniversary of Tchaikovskyโ€™s birth in 1840 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer – Born on 7/5/1840 and celebrating this year his 182nd anniversary, portrayed here by the painter Nikolai Kuznetsov in 1893, one year before his death, when the composer was 53 years old. In contrast to other Russian composers his contemporaries, known as the Five, Tchaikovsky developed his own cosmopolitan … Continue reading Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

JS Bach ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

On the occasion of the 337th anniversary of Johan Sebastian Bachโ€™s birth in 1685 Johan Sebastian Bach is widely considered one of the greatest geniuses in the history of music. His works are remarkable for intellectual depth, mastery of technical and expressive means and artistic beauty. Born into a family of musicians in 1685, in present-day Central Germany, young Johan Sebastian has been exposed to … Continue reading JS Bach ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

George Friderick Handel ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Celebrando il 337ยฐ anniversario della nascita di George Friderick Handel, nato nel 1685 Georg Friedrich Hรคndel era un compositore tedesco nato a Halle il 23 febbraio 1685, naturalizzato inglese, del periodo barocco, che trascorse la maggior parte della sua carriera a Londra, diventando famoso per le sue opere, oratori, inni, grandi concerti e concerti dโ€™organo. Hรคndel ricevette una formazione musicale a Halle, Amburgo e in … Continue reading George Friderick Handel ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น