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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...

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...

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...

Machaut, Guillaume de

Lawrence Earp

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Guillaume de Machaut Introduction Guillaume de Machaut (b. c. 1300–d. 1377) was the leading poet and composer of the period from about 1340 to ...

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Noel O'Regan

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Introduction The composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was already being recognized as an iconic figure du...

Berlioz, Louis-Hector

Julian Rushton

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Louis-Hector Berlioz Introduction Louis-Hector Berlioz (b. 1803–d. 1869) was the most important French composer of the early- to mid-19th centu...

Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody (1535-1700)

Timothy Duguid

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody (1535–1700) Introduction The Book of Psalms has always played an important role in Christian belief and...

Schumann, Robert

Laura Tunbridge

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Robert Schumann Introduction The compositions and critical writings of Robert Schumann (b. 1810–d. 1856) brought together musical and literary ...

Solo Secular Vocal Music

David Tunley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Solo Secular Vocal Music Introduction Singing being the most natural and spontaneous form of music making, its universal cultivation knows no b...

Purcell, Henry

Andrew Woolley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Henry Purcell Introduction Henry Purcell (b. 1659–d. 1695) is considered a major 17th-century composer and a luminary of English musical histor...

Sustainability, Music

Catherine Grant

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Music Sustainability Introduction The sustainability of music is an emerging—or rather, reemerging—theme in ethnomusicological research. Early...