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Gluck, Christoph Willibald Ritter Von

Patricia Howard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Christoph Willibald Ritter Von Gluck Introduction Christoph Willibald Gluck (b. 1714–d. 1787) has a secure place in history as the reformer of...

Janáček, Leoš

Geoffrey Chew

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Leoš Janáček Introduction Leoš Janáček is arguably the most important 20th-century Czech composer of classical music. Before the Prague succes...

Romanticism

Michael Saffle

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Romanticism ...

Frescobaldi, Girolamo

Christine Jeanneret

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Girolamo Frescobaldi Introduction Even during his lifetime, Girolamo Frescobaldi (b. 1583–d. 1643) was considered a prodigious virtuoso as wel...

Musical

Kent Conrad

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Musical Introduction The musical is a genre of musical theater that combines singing, spoken dialogue, and dance, with the three elements more...

Counterpoint

Denis Collins

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Counterpoint Introduction Counterpoint is the combination of simultaneously sounding musical lines, each of which is of significance in itself...

Mendelssohn, Felix

R. Larry Todd

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Felix Mendelssohn Introduction Of Western classical composers, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (b.1809–d. 1847) has occupied a most unusual positio...

Falla, Manuel de

Michael Christoforidis

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Manuel De Falla Introduction Manuel de Falla (b. 1876–d. 1946) is recognized as the leading Spanish composer of the 20th century, best known f...

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Pauline Fairclough

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Dmitry Shostakovich Introduction Shostakovich’s music and life have been more tightly interconnected in the public imagination than that of alm...

Liszt, Franz

Jonathan Kregor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Franz Liszt Introduction Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a central, though controversial, musical figure in the 19th century. Distinguished as a pi...

Messiaen, Olivier

Nigel Simeone

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Olivier Messiaen Introduction Olivier Messiaen (b. 1908–d. 1992) was one of the true originals of 20th-century music: a composer whose innovati...

Philosophy of Music

Theodore Gracyk

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Philosophy of Music Introduction Narrowly construed, philosophy of music encompasses all theorizing about music that arises within philosophy. ...

Classical Era

Bertil van Boer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Classical Era Introduction Perhaps the shortest and yet most prolific period in music history is the Classical Era. Traditionally, it has been...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Simon Morrison

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Introduction Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (also spelled Tchaikovski, Chaykovsky, Čajkovskij; b. 1840–d. 1893) flourished ...

Fauré, Gabriel

Erick Arenas

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Gabriel Fauré Introduction Gabriel Fauré (b. 1845–d. 1924) was arguably the most influential French composer of the late 19th and early 20th c...

Orchestral Music

D. Kern Holoman

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Orchestral Music Introduction Music for the concert orchestra that coalesced in 18th-century Europe falls into two major genres: the symphony ...

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Eric Saylor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Ralph Vaughan Williams Introduction Ralph Vaughan Williams, O.M. (b. 1872–d. 1958), was the leading English composer of his generation and one ...

Recitative

John Walter Hill

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Recitative Introduction The English word recitative is a cognate derived from the Italian recitativo, a substantive itself derived from an adj...

Dvořák, Antonín

David R. Beveridge

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Antonín Dvořák Introduction Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) was born in rural Bohemia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) and lived mainly i...

Puccini, Giacomo

Helen M. Greenwald

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Giacomo Puccini Introduction Giacomo Puccini (b. 1858–d. 1924) composed twelve operas as well as songs, choral compositions, and instrumental w...