Puccini’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Composer of some of the most popular operas put on stage around the world – Tosca, Madame Buttefly, Boheme, Turandot, Manon Lescaut – Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) also had world-wide recognised fame during his life. By the time of Puccini’s death in 1924, he had earned $4 million from his works. Still today, three of his operas (La bohรจme, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly) are amongst the 10 most frequently … Continue reading Puccini’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Beethovenโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽถ

One of the greatest composers ever was clearly missing in my list featured on this blog, so I’m bridging the gap with few notes on Ludwig van Beethoven, quintessentially romantic musician. Born in Bonn, Germany in a family of musicians in 1770 and showing genial musical talent as a pianist from an early age, being taught by his father. After some initial work at the … Continue reading Beethovenโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽถ

Schubertโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย  Portrait by Anton Depauly of Franz Schubert in 1827, currently exhibited at Friends of Music in Vienna. Despite a short life, he died at 30 years of age, Schubert left a remarkable collection of compositions, mainly for piano and voice and chamber music. Child prodigy in learning to play the piano and the violin following lessons by his father and brother, soon he excelled … Continue reading Schubertโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

Debussy’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

In 1884 a young Claude Debussy won the prestigious composition prize Prix de Rome, which entailed a residence programme at Villa Medici in Rome, where this portrait was painted and is currently exhibited. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ   ย  My favourite composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ Music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ Continue reading Debussy’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Mozartโ€™s Portrait ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Particular of a Mozart family portrait with a young Wolfgang Amadeus playing the piano with his sister. This portrait by Johan Nepomuk della Croce is one of the few actually realised during Mozart’s life and may portray a realistic resemblance of Wolfgang as a young man in his early 20s in 1780. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Particolare di un ritratto di famiglia di Mozart con un giovane Wolfgang Amadeus … Continue reading Mozartโ€™s Portrait ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

Vivaldiโ€™s Portrait ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

An anonymous portrait mostly associated with Antonio Vivaldi, the Red Priest, here depicted wearing scarlet red clothes. In reality his nickname was most probably due to the colour of his hair, a characteristic family trait.ย  ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ Originally posted on my Instagram blog Composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ ย  Music Continue reading Vivaldiโ€™s Portrait ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น