Die Forelle by Franz Schubert

https://youtu.be/NF9DrUXowBo Die Forelle1817Romantic 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 collection of piano … Continue reading Die Forelle by Franz Schubert

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

https://youtu.be/2VejTwFjwVI Nabucco1841Opera Giuseppe VerdiOperaBorn: 10 October 1813, Le Roncole, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 27 January 1901, Milan, Italy Verdi was an opera composer; born to a provincial family of moderate means he developed a musical education with help of a local patron. He dominated the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino, Rossini, and … Continue reading Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

Die Tageszeiten by Georg Philipp Telemann

https://youtu.be/1enecR8JNTg Die Tageszeiten1757Baroque Georg Philipp TelemannBaroqueBorn: 14 March 1681, Magdeburg, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 25 June 1767, Hamburg, Germany 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 … Continue reading Die Tageszeiten by Georg Philipp Telemann

La Danza by Gioachino Rossini

La Danza1835Classical https://youtu.be/2DbwrU3QZsA Gioachino RossiniClassicalBorn: 29 February 1792, Pesaro, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 13 November 1868, Paris, France Rossini was a composer famed for his thirty-nine operas. He also composed songs, chamber music, sacred music, and piano pieces. He set new standards for serious and humorous and retired from large-scale productions while at the height of his … Continue reading La Danza by Gioachino Rossini

Angel of Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Angel of Music1987Musicals https://youtu.be/7lG2zPKo9e4 Andrew Lloyd WebberMusicals, Film and TVBorn: 22 March 1948, London, UKNationality: English 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 … Continue reading Angel of Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Cello Sonata by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Cello Sonata1901Romantic https://youtu.be/BM8uE8wFZqw Sergei RachmaninoffRomanticBorn: 1 April 1873, Starorussky Uyezd, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 28 February 1943, California, USA 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 … Continue reading Cello Sonata by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

Wedding March1842Classical https://youtu.be/4tDYMayp6Dk 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’ Night Dream, … Continue reading Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E Minor1844Romantic https://youtu.be/t_uA_W1wB5A 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 … Continue reading Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

Aida1871Opera https://youtu.be/b8rsOzPzYr8 Giuseppe VerdiOperaBorn: 10 October 1813, Le Roncole, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 27 January 1901, Milan, Italy Verdi was an opera composer; born to a provincial family of moderate means he developed a musical education with help of a local patron. He dominated the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino, Rossini, and … Continue reading Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi

Il Trovatore1853Opera https://youtu.be/WEMMVHAINFM Giuseppe VerdiOperaBorn: 10 October 1813, Le Roncole, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 27 January 1901, Milan, Italy Verdi was an opera composer; born to a provincial family of moderate means he developed a musical education with help of a local patron. He dominated the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino, Rossini, … Continue reading Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi

La Stravaganza by Antonio Vivaldi

La Stravaganza1713Baroque https://youtu.be/DTSl0-dbHbY 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 La Stravaganza by Antonio Vivaldi

Cello Concerto No. 1 by Joseph Haydn

Cello Concerto No. 11761Baroque https://youtu.be/mooB5Q-0FIE Joseph HaydnClassicalBorn: 31 March 1732, Rohrau, AustriaNationality: AustrianDied: 31 May 1809, Vienna, Austria Haydn was a composer of the Classical era and instrumental in the development of chamber music. He spent much of his career as a court musician for the remote estate of the Esterházy family. This isolated him … Continue reading Cello Concerto No. 1 by Joseph Haydn

Piano Concerto No 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No 11874Romantic https://youtu.be/BWerj8FcprM 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 … Continue reading Piano Concerto No 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini

Semiramide1823Opera https://youtu.be/bTauHYkul3c Gioachino RossiniOperaBorn: 29 February 1792, Pesaro, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 13 November 1868, Paris, France Rossini was a composer famed for his thirty-nine operas. He also composed songs, chamber music, sacred music, and piano pieces. He set new standards for serious and humorous and retired from large-scale productions while at the height of his popularity … Continue reading Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini

Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven

Fidelio1805Opera https://youtu.be/JC_wGFGYkjs Ludwig van BeethovenClassicalBorn: December 1770, Bonn, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 26 March 1827, Vienna, Austria Beethoven was a composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in classical music, and arguably one of the greatest composers of all time. Born in Bonn, the capital of the … Continue reading Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven

Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem1791Classical https://youtu.be/qiMcXzfm9Mg Wolfgang Amadeus MozartClassicalBorn: 27 January 1756, Salzburg, AustriaNationality: AustrianDied: 5 December 1791, Vienna, Austria Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. A child prodigy he was competent on both keyboard and violin from the age of five, performing before European royalty. Mozart was engaged as a musician at the … Continue reading Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 21847Romantic https://youtu.be/goeOUTRy2es Franz LisztRomanticBorn: 22 October 1811, Raiding, AustriaNationality: HungarianDied: 31 July 1886, Bayreuth, Germany Liszt was a composer, conductor, virtuoso pianist, arranger, music teacher, and organist of the Romantic era. Widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time he was also a philanthropist, writer, Hungarian nationalist. Liszt gained … Continue reading Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt

Hymn for Red October by Basil Poledouris

Hymn for Red October1990Film and TV https://youtu.be/prpdKVHt9Uw Basil PoledourisFilm and TVBorn: 21 August 1945, Missouri, USANationality: Greek-AmericanDied: 8 November 2006, California, USA Poledouris was a composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film and television scores, best known for his collaborative work John Milius and Paul Verhoeven. Among his best-known scores are Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn, … Continue reading Hymn for Red October by Basil Poledouris

Faust Symphony by Franz Liszt

Faust Symphony1857Romantic https://youtu.be/3ZUQ7yZTFco Franz LisztRomanticBorn: 22 October 1811, Raiding, AustriaNationality: HungarianDied: 31 July 1886, Bayreuth, Germany Liszt was a composer, conductor, virtuoso pianist, arranger, music teacher, and organist of the Romantic era. Widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time he was also a philanthropist, writer, Hungarian nationalist. Liszt gained popularity in … Continue reading Faust Symphony by Franz Liszt

Piano Concerto No 1 by Frederic Chopin

Piano Concerto No 11830Romantic https://youtu.be/dr0I8FvoIhc Frederic ChopinRomanticBorn: 1 March 1810, Żelazowa Wola, PolandNationality: PolishDied: 17 October 1849, Paris, France Chopin was a composer. His first published composition at aged 7 which was followed a year later as he began his performing career. He moved to Paris in 1832 and mixed with high society and was … Continue reading Piano Concerto No 1 by Frederic Chopin

Resvellies vous by Guillaume Dufay

Resvellies vous1423Renaissance https://youtu.be/iObHTuqHxRo Guillaume DufayRenaissanceBorn: 13 August 1397, Beersel, BelgiumNationality: Franco-FlemishDied: 27 November 1474, Cambrai, France Guillaume Dufay was a composer of the early renaissance. A key figure of the Burgundian School he was regarded as one of the leading composers of the mid-15th century. The contrapuntal and complex motet Nuper Rosarum Flores exemplifies Dufay’s … Continue reading Resvellies vous by Guillaume Dufay

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

Gloria1715Baroque https://youtu.be/Tu6yiS1Q3dA 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 other … Continue reading Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly1898Opera https://youtu.be/IYrbdiee9SU 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, he became … Continue reading Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Echoes in the Rain by Enya

Echoes in the Rain2015New Age https://youtu.be/oSVg3umy8_Q 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 … Continue reading Echoes in the Rain by Enya

Erlkönig by Franz Schubert

Erlkönig1815Classical https://youtu.be/JS91p-vmSf0 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 collection of piano and … Continue reading Erlkönig by Franz Schubert

La Campanella by Franz Liszt

La Campanella1851Romantic https://youtu.be/WqrusoQ6xVM Franz LisztRomanticBorn: 22 October 1811, Raiding, AustriaNationality: HungarianDied: 31 July 1886, Bayreuth, Germany Liszt was a composer, conductor, virtuoso pianist, arranger, music teacher, and organist of the Romantic era. Widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time he was also a philanthropist, writer, Hungarian nationalist. Liszt gained popularity in … Continue reading La Campanella by Franz Liszt

Devil Take the Hindmost by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Devil Take the Hindmost2010Musicals https://youtu.be/IMScp3Jyf6g Andrew Lloyd WebberMusicals, Film and TVBorn: 22 March 1948, London, UKNationality: English 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 … Continue reading Devil Take the Hindmost by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jellicle Ball by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jellicle Ball1983Musicals https://youtu.be/AiaGOdHU7dk Andrew Lloyd WebberMusicals, Film and TVBorn: 22 March 1948, London, UKNationality: English 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 … Continue reading Jellicle Ball by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Billy the Kid by Aaron Copland

Billy the Kid1938Ballet https://youtu.be/nrD36k8Sn2k Aaron CoplandJazzBorn: 14 November 1900, New York, USANationality: AmericanDied: 2 December 1990, New York, USA 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 … Continue reading Billy the Kid by Aaron Copland

He’s a Pirate by Hans Zimmer

He’s a Pirate2006Film and TV https://youtu.be/mQZ9Kcd2PpE Hans ZimmerFilm and TVBorn: 12 September 1957, Frankfurt, GermanyNationality: German Zimmer is a film score composer and record producer. His work is noted for integrating electronic musical sound with traditional orchestral arrangements. Since the 1980s he has composed music for over 150 films including Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, … Continue reading He’s a Pirate by Hans Zimmer

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

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