Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 🎼🎹🇬🇧

In celebration of the 182nd anniversary of Tchaikovsky’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 🎼🎹🇬🇧

Ludwig van Beethoven 🎼🎹🇩🇪

Feier zum 251. Geburtstag Beethovens Der frühe Ludwig, der am 17. Dezember 1770 in Bonn, Deutschland, in einer Musikerfamilie geboren wurde, zeigte von klein auf ein musikalisches Genietalent als Pianist, der von seinem Vater unterrichtet wurde. Nach einigen ersten Arbeiten am Hof des Bonner Kurfürsten zog Ludwig 1792 nach Wien, wo er bei Joseph Haydn begann, Komposition zu studieren. Der junge Beethoven erregte schnell Aufmerksamkeit … Continue reading Ludwig van Beethoven 🎼🎹🇩🇪

Madama Butterfly, by Puccini 🎼🎶🎭

Celebrating the 107th anniversary of Madama Butterfly’s premiere in Milan in 1904 Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular operas ever written, with hundreds of performances every year in all opera houses around the globe. Passionate music and a dramatic plot make of this opera an all time favourite with the public since its premiere in Milan in February 1904. Composed by Giacomo Puccini … Continue reading Madama Butterfly, by Puccini 🎼🎶🎭

Giuseppe Verdi 🎼🎹🇪🇸

Con motivo del 208º aniversario del nacimiento de Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Verdi nació el 9 de octubre de 1813 en Parma, en Italia del Norte, que en ese momento formaba parte del Primer Imperio Francés. Compositor de algunas de las óperas más populares puestas en escena en todo el mundo – Rigoletto, Aida, Falstaff, Il trovatore, La traviata – Giuseppe Verdi también estuvo vinculado al … Continue reading Giuseppe Verdi 🎼🎹🇪🇸

Christoph Williband Gluck 🎶🎹🎵

Born in the Upper Palatinate, currently in Germany, in 1714 and raised in Bohemia, Christoph Williband Gluck spent his most creative years in Paris, where he reached high popularity on the very vibrant operatic scene. He is credited for refashion the opera format from its baroque beginnings to a more fluid and popular art. His later opera are on average half the length of a … Continue reading Christoph Williband Gluck 🎶🎹🎵

Il trovatore, by Verdi 🎼🎶🎭

Celebrating the 168th anniversary of “Il trovatore” premiere in Rome in 1853 “Il trovatore” is a favoured albeit difficult opera to perform and part of the “popular trilogy” by Giuseppe Verdi, along with Traviata and Rigoletto. The plot is based on a play by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez which was quite known at the time. The original story was quite complex and filled with bizarre incidents … Continue reading Il trovatore, by Verdi 🎼🎶🎭

Franz Josef Haydn 🎼🎹🇵🇹

Comemoração do 289º aniversário do nascimento de Haydn em 1732 Franz Joseph Haydn, compositor austríaco do período clássico que nasceu em Rohrau a 31/3/1734 e celebra este ano os seus 289 anos. Haydn é aqui retratado pelo pintor Thomas Hardy no clímax de sua carreira, durante sua visita a Londres em 1791, quando o compositor tinha 59 anos. Suas contribuições para a forma musical renderam-lhe … Continue reading Franz Josef Haydn 🎼🎹🇵🇹

Tosca, by Puccini 🎼🎶🎭

Celebrating the 121st anniversary of Tosca premiere in Rome in 1900 Tosca is one of the most popular operas with hundreds of performances every year in all opera houses around the globe. Passionate music and a dramatic plot make of this opera an all time favourite with the public since its premiere in Rome in February 1900. Composed by Giacomo Puccini over a period of … Continue reading Tosca, by Puccini 🎼🎶🎭

Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovski 🎼🎹🇵🇹

Comemoração do 181º aniversário do nascimento de Tchaikovski em 1840 Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky, compositor russo – Nasceu a 5/7/1840 e celebra este ano os seus 181 anos, aqui retratado pelo pintor Nikolai Kuznetsov em 1893, ano da sua morte, quando o compositor tinha 53 anos. Em contraste com outros compositores russos seus contemporâneos, conhecidos como os Cinco, Tchaikovski desenvolveu seu próprio estilo cosmopolita que incluía … Continue reading Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovski 🎼🎹🇵🇹

Franz Schubert 🎼🎶🇪🇸

Celebrando el 224 aniversario del nacimiento Nacido el 31 de enero de 1797 en Himmelpfortgrund, Austria, Franz Peter Schubert demostró un don temprano para la música. Cuando era niño, sus talentos incluían la capacidad de tocar el piano, el violín y el órgano. También fue un excelente cantante. Franz fue el cuarto hijo sobreviviente de Franz Theodor Schubert, un maestro de escuela, y su esposa, … Continue reading Franz Schubert 🎼🎶🇪🇸