Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain

https://youtu.be/iCEDfZgDPS8 Title: A Night on Bald Mountain Date: 1867 Composer: Modest Mussorgsky Romantic Era Russian 1839 - 1881   Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was a composer and an innovator of Russian music during the Romantic period. In defiance of the conventions of the Western music establishment, he deliberately strove to give Russian music its own identity. … Continue reading Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain

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Astor Piazzolla: Libertango

  https://youtu.be/WpEpS1FX5ic Title: Libertango Date: 1974 Composer: Astor Piazzolla Nuevo Tango Argentine 1921 - 1992 Astor Pantaléon Piazzolla was a composer, particularly of music for the tango, a bandoneon player and arranger. His compositions revolutionised tango music into the nuevo style combining elements of jazz and classical music. He has been described as the ‘world’s … Continue reading Astor Piazzolla: Libertango

La Follia

  https://youtu.be/VHRdFILo_Yw  Title: La Follia Date: 1700 Composer: Arcangelo Corelli Movement: Baroque Italian 1653 - 1713 Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and composer. He studied under Giovanni Battista Bassani and Matteo Simonelli. Corelli’s first major success was at the age of 19 in Paris. By 1679 he had entered the service of Queen Christina … Continue reading La Follia

Sarabande

https://youtu.be/JSAd3NpDi6Q Title: Sarabande Date: Between 1703 and 1706 Composer: George Frideric Handel Movement: Baroque German 1685 - 1759 George Frideric Handel was a baroque composer born in Germany but spent most pf his career in London. He was well known for his operas, oratorios and organ concertos. When he died in 1759 he was given … Continue reading Sarabande

Karelia Suite

https://youtu.be/1ryhN5kNFzc Title: Karelia Suite Date: 1893 Composer: Jean Sibelius Movement: Romantic Finnish 1865 – 1957 Jean Sibelius Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, better known as Jean Sibelius was a composer of the late Romantic and early Modern periods. He is widely recognised as Finland’s greatest composer and is credited with helping provide the country with a … Continue reading Karelia Suite