Vincenzo Bellini ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Celebrating the 221st anniversary of Belliniโ€™s birth, born in 1801 Vincenzo Bellini was a famous Italian composer of the mid-19th century, born in Catania, Sicily, in 1801. His fame continued into the 20th century and he is still popular today. He composed many instrumental and operatic works, including several operas. Some of his most famous compositions include the ‘Cinema Sinfu’ and ‘Symphony No. 1 in … Continue reading Vincenzo Bellini ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Franz Listz ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Celebrating the 211th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, born in 1811 Franz Liszt was a 19th-century Hungarian pianist and composer, born in what is now Hungary on 22 October 1811. He is one of the most famous and influential musicians of the Romantic era. His brilliant technique and dramatic interpretations have earned him a place in history as one of the great geniuses … Continue reading Franz Listz ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

Giuseppe Verdi ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

On the occasion of the 209th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi Verdi is one of the world’s most famous opera composers. Throughout his long life, he composed several operas that are still performed today. Many people consider Verdi the greatest opera composer of all time. In fact, Verdi’s work has influenced many other prominent composers and has even become an integral part of … Continue reading Giuseppe Verdi ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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

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 Gershwin ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ

Celebrating the 123rd anniversary of George Gershwinโ€™s birth, on the 26/9/1898 An iconic figure in American contemporary jazz and classical music, George Gershwin was a composer and pianist of international fame, with a significant number of songs, orchestral and jazz works making him one of the most successful and recognisable musicians of the last century. His compositions have been used as soundtracks for movies and … Continue reading George Gershwin ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ

Christoph Williband Gluck ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

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 ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

Arvo Pรคrt ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ

In celebration of Arvo Pรคrtโ€™s 86th birthday, born in Estonia on 11/9/1935 For the most part of last decade Arvo Pรคrt has been the most performed living composer in the world. This tells a lot about the popularity of his music with musicians and the general public. Probably reasons behind his sensationalism with the audience are to be found in his profound sources of inspiration, … Continue reading Arvo Pรคrt ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ

Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The so-called Moonlight Sonata is probably the best known composition by Ludwig van Beethoven who composed it in 1801 and dedicated it to his pupil Countess Giulietta Guicciardi. The popular name of Moonlight Sonata came only much later, in 1832, when a music critic likened the first movement of the piece to he tranquillity of a Moon lit scene by a lake. From then … Continue reading Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽถ