This weekend I am returning to classical music with Austrian composer Franz von Suppe. The area Franz von Suppe grew up is now a part of Croatia. He is known for light operas. There is enough material for multiple posts of this composer. His most well known work I would suggest is the Light Calvary Overture. Have a great weekend!
This weekend I am going to post the famous Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sabastian Bach. These six instrumental works were presented to Christian Ludwig Margrave of Brandenburg – Schwedt in 1721. Some people believe the Brandenburg Concertos are the best music of the Baroque Period. Have a good weekend! Continue reading
Felix Mendelssohn is a Germany composer who was born in 1809. He also was a pianist, organist, and conductor in the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn revived interested in Johann Sabastian Bach. He founded the Leipzig Conservatoire. There is a lot to feature from this composer, today I am going to promote his Midsummer Night’s Dream. I am sicker than a dog so I plan to sleep and rest this weekend. Have a good one guys! Continue reading
Jean Sibelius is one of the best known composers from Finland. His music is amazing and if you only have time for one work, I would suggest Finlandia. Sibelius’ music helped Finland find and discover its national identity as it dealt with independence from Russia. There are a lot of pieces to feature, but I put up a sample below. I hope you have a good weekend. Continue reading
For this weekend I am going to throw up the music from Vangelis, who is a well known Greek composer. He has composed jazz, orchestral, film scores, electronic and progressive music. His best known work is for the movie Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner which is believed to be some of best film scores that have been composed. Mythodea is a choral symphony composed in 1993, it was re-done and released in 2001 to coincide with the NASA Mars Odyssey entering Mars in 2001. I will throw up some more in the course of time. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Continue reading
Bedrich Smetana is a Czech composer who pioneered the development of musical styles. In the Czech Republic he is loved and is regarded as the father of Czech music. My personal favorite is the Moldau which is about the Vltava, the longest river in the country which runs through Prague. I hope you enjoy your weekend, and take care! Continue reading
I am going back to classical music and putting up some samples from Richard Wagner. Wagner is a German composer who lived from 1813 to 1883. He is best known for his operas. His music stands out in many ways for complex texture, rich harmonies beautiful orchestration. He has done other writing which has been controversial, however, today I am just focusing on some of his music. I hope you have a great weekend! Its cloudy and rainy here in the nation’s capitol. Continue reading
George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. His work spanned across all genres and is popular with many in jazz. His most famous work is Rhapsody in Blue which has often been used in United Airline commercials. In the course of time I would like to throw up Porgy and Bess, and other works. This is but a sampling of some of what he has composed. Sadly he died at age 38 of a brain tumor. One only wonders what could have been composed had he lived another few decades. As always enjoy your weekend! 🙂 Continue reading