O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini

O Mio Babbino Caro1917-18Opera https://youtu.be/ZRuYQ9KRJms Giacomo PucciniOperaBorn: 22 December 1858, Lucca, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 29 November 1924, Brussels, Belgium Puccini was a composer of opera and has been recognised as the greatest composer of Italian opera since Verdi. His early work was rooted in traditional late 19th-century romantic opera and later he as his work developed, … Continue reading O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini

Caribbean Blue by Enya

Caribbean Blue1991New Age https://youtu.be/BOHtRoJLiFE EnyaNew Age, Film and TVBorn: 17 May 1961, Gweedore, IrelandNationality: Irish Enya is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She was born into a musical family and raised in the Irish-speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal. She began her music career when she joined the family’s Celtic folk band … Continue reading Caribbean Blue by Enya

Impromptus by Franz Schubert

Schubert was a composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. He left behind a cast oeuvre despite his short life, including over 600 secular vocal works, 7 symphonies, sacred music, and a large collection of piano and chamber music. ...

Piano Concerto in A Minor by Robert Schumann

Piano Concerto in A Minor1845Romantic https://youtu.be/Ynky7qoPnUU Robert SchumannClassicalBorn: 8 June 1810, Zwickau, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 29 July 1856, Bonn, Germany Schumann was a composer, pianist, and music critic. Regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era, Schumann left the study of law to pursue a career as a pianist, but a hand injury … Continue reading Piano Concerto in A Minor by Robert Schumann

On Wings of Song by Felix Mendelssohn

On Wings of Song1834Classical https://youtu.be/t7Ppc05b7nE Felix MendelssohnClassicalBorn: 3 February 1809, Hamburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 4 November 1847, Leipzig, Germany Mendelssohn was a composer, pianist, organist, and conductor of the Romantic period. His compositions include concertos, symphonies, piano music, organ music, and chamber music. Among his best-known works are the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer’ … Continue reading On Wings of Song by Felix Mendelssohn

Fantasia in F minor by Franz Schubert

Fantasia in F minor1828Classical, Romantic https://youtu.be/uzjYQuDPi9Q Franz SchubertClassical, RomanticBorn: 31 January 1797, Vienna, AustriaNationality: AustrianDied: 19 November 1828, Vienna, Austria Schubert was a composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. He left behind a cast oeuvre despite his short life, including over 600 secular vocal works, 7 symphonies, sacred music, and a large … Continue reading Fantasia in F minor by Franz Schubert

Nisi Dominus by Antonio Vivaldi

Nisi Dominus1726Baroque https://youtu.be/GFoT6UUNLZc Antonio VivaldiBaroqueBorn: 4 March 1678, Venice, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 28 July 1741, Vienna, Austria Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was a composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. He is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and within his lifetime his influence was widespread across Europe. He composed numerous concertos for the violin and … Continue reading Nisi Dominus by Antonio Vivaldi

Viola Concerto in G major by Georg Philipp Telemann

Telemann was a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He became a composer against his family’s wishes and was almost self-educated musically. Before settling in Hamburg in 1721 as a musical director of the city’s five main churches, he held important positions in Leipzig, Eisenach, and Frankfurt. He is one of the most prolific composers in history and considered to be one of the leading composers of the time

Jaws by John Williams

Jaws1975Film and TV https://youtu.be/ZvCI-gNK_y4 John WilliamsFilm and TVBorn: 8 February 1932, New York, United StatesNationality: American Williams is a composer, pianist, and conductor regarded as the greatest film score composer of all time. He has composed some of the most popular, critically acclaimed, and most recognizable film scores in cinematic history and won 25 Grammy … Continue reading Jaws by John Williams

Violin Concerto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto1878Classical https://youtu.be/cbJZeNlrYKg Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyClassical, RomanticBorn: 7 May 1840, Votkinsk, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 6 November 1893, Saint Petersburg, Russia Tchaikovsky was a Romantic composer and the first Russian composer to make a lasting international impression. In 1884 Tsar Alexander III honoured him with a lifetime pension. Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil … Continue reading Violin Concerto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pastorale in E Minor by Domenico Scarlatti

Pastorale in E Minor1738Baroque https://youtu.be/7mUb_rnsCDg Domenico ScarlattiBaroqueBorn: 26 October 1685, Naples, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 23 July 1757, Madrid, Spain Scarlatti was a composer, primarily of the Baroque era he was also influential in the development of the Classical style. He composed a wide variety of musical forms but he is best known for his sonatas. Scarlatti … Continue reading Pastorale in E Minor by Domenico Scarlatti

Casino Royale Theme by David Arnold

Arnold is a film composer best known for scoring five James Bond films, Stargate, Independence Day, and the television series Sherlock. Independence Day earned him a Grammy Award for best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture. Arnold and co-composer Michael Price won a Creative Arts Emmy for the score of ‘His Last Vow,’ the final episode of the third series of Sherlock...

Quiet City by Aaron Copland

Copland was a composer, writer, composition teacher and conductor. The open, slowly changing harmonies of his music evoke vast landscapes and the pioneer spirit of America. Best known for his vernacular style of the 1930s and 1940s including the ballets Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, and Rodeo, and Fanfare for the Common Man and his Third Symphony he also composed many other genres including chamber music, opera and vocal works, and film scores...

Harry Potter Theme by John Williams

Williams is a composer, pianist, and conductor regarded as the greatest film score composer of all time. He has composed some of the most popular, critically acclaimed, and most recognizable film scores in cinematic history and won 25 Grammy Awards, 7 British Academy Awards, 5 Academy Awards, and 4 Golden Globe Awards. Williams’ film scores include Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones...

Beneath a Moonless Sky by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lloyd-Webber is a composer and impresario of musical theatre. Best known for his musicals, including ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Evita,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ Some of his musicals have run on the West End for more than a decade and on Broadway. A patron of the arts, in 1992 he set up Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation supporting arts, culture, and heritage in the UK...

Danzas Húngaras by Johannes Brahms

Brahms was a composer, pianist, and conductor. He spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms composed for orchestras, chamber ensembles, organ, piano and voice. A virtuoso pianist he premiered many of his own works himself. He is grouped with Bach and Beethoven as one of the ‘Three B’s’ of music...

Phantasm by Fred Myrow

Myrow was a composer best known for composing film soundtracks including Phantasm, Soylent Green, and Scarecrow. He was also a pianist, and performed concerts of his compositions. Pianist Brad Mehldau dedicated the song ‘Goodbye Storyteller,’ from the piano suite Elegiac Cycle, to Myrow, recorded two weeks after his death...

Piano Concerto #2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic era. His early work, influenced by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and other Russian composers developed into his personal style which was notable for song -like melodic expressiveness and colourful, rich orchestration. After the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninoff and his family left Russia and settled in New York City in 1918. His main income came from piano and conducting performances and demanding tour schedules reduced his time for composition. Failing health led to his relocating to California in 1942. Rachmaninoff was granted US citizenship in 1943, one month before his death from melanoma...

Recorder Sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann

Telemann was a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He became a composer against his family’s wishes and was almost self-educated musically. Before settling in Hamburg in 1721 as a musical director of the city’s five main churches, he held important positions in Leipzig, Eisenach, and Frankfurt. He is one of the most prolific composers in history and considered to be one of the leading composers of the time...

Blade Runner by Vangelis

Vangelis is a musician and composer of progressive, electronic, ambient, jazz and orchestral music. He is best-known for his Academy award winning score to Chariots of Fire and also composing scores for Blade Runner, Antarctica, Conquest of Paradise and Alexander. From a career spanning over 50 years Vangelis is considered one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music...