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Mahler, Gustav

James L. Zychowicz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Gustav Mahler Introduction Gustav Mahler (b. 1860–d. 1911) is known for the Lieder and symphonies he composed, which may be seen to bring the 1...

Wagner, Richard

Thomas S. Grey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Richard Wagner Introduction Richard Wagner (b. 1813–d. 1883) was one of the most significant composers of the 19th century—or any era for that...

Elgar, Edward

Charles Edward McGuire

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Edward Elgar Introduction Edward Elgar was one of the most renowned and important composers at the beginning of the twentieth century and remai...

Isaac, Heinrich

Giovanni Zanovello, Ryan E. J. Young

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Heinrich Isaac Introduction Heinrich Isaac (b. c. 1450–d. 1517) is regarded as one of the most celebrated singers and composers of his generat...

Verdi, Giuseppe

Francesco Izzo

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Giuseppe Verdi Introduction Giuseppe Verdi (b. 1813–d. 1901) was the leading opera composer of 19th-century Italy. During his long and sensati...

Schütz, Heinrich

Stephen Rose

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Heinrich Schütz Introduction Heinrich Schütz (b. 1585–d. 1672) was the leading German composer of the first half of the 17th century. He was Ka...

Barber, Samuel

Jeffrey Wright

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Samuel Barber Introduction Samuel Barber, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1910, knew from an early age that he wanted to compose music. ...

Suite

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Suite Introduction The French word “suite” derives from “suivre” (“to follow”); thus, it denotes a succession of constituent parts that can be ...

Couperin, François

David Tunley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

François Couperin Introduction François Couperin (b. 1688–d. 1733) was the most famous member of a French dynasty of musical Couperins stretch...

Analysis

David Damschroder

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Analysis Introduction Active engagement with music often triggers a curiosity to know how compositions work and what distinguishes various styl...

Indonesia

Andrew Weintraub

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Indonesia Introduction Musicological attention to the music of Indonesia dates to the late 19th century and early 20th century, particularly t...

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jean-Baptiste Lully Introduction Jean-Baptiste Lully (b. 1632–d. 1687) is justifiably considered the founder of French opera, creating a style...

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Yayoi Uno Everett

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Toshi Ichiyanagi Introduction Toshi Ichiyanagi is an influential and prolific Japanese composer who has contributed widely to postwar aestheti...

Hindemith, Paul

Joel Haney

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Paul Hindemith Introduction Paul Hindemith (b. 1895–d. 1963) was one of the most versatile and energetic musicians among the major 20th-centur...

Byrd, William

Kerry McCarthy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

William Byrd Introduction William Byrd (b. c. 1540–d. 1623) was the most versatile and prolific of English Renaissance composers. His musical c...

Vivaldi, Antonio

Nicholas Lockey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Antonio Vivaldi Introduction Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678–d. 1741) was a prolific composer and celebrated violinist whose reputation and stylistic...

Baroque Music

Tim Carter

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Baroque Music Introduction “Baroque” is a style-period in music conventionally identified as the 17th century and the first half of the 18th, i...

Honegger, Arthur

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arthur Honegger Introduction Arthur Honegger (b. 1892–d. 1955) became one of the most famous composers in France in the decades following Worl...

Haydn, Joseph

Melanie Lowe

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Joseph Haydn Introduction Joseph Haydn (b. 1732–d. 1809) was an Austrian composer who during his lifetime became the most famous and celebrate...

Folk Music

Chris Goertzen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Folk Music Introduction Folk music, a widely used but controversial term, means oral-tradition music by and for peasants/the working class in ...

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