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...

Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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 Salzburg court at 17 but grew restless and travelled to find a better position. He was dismissed from his post in 1781 while visiting Vienna where he stayed. During his final years, he composed many of his best-known works, including symphonies, operas, concertos, and parts of the Requiem which was unfinished at the time of his death at just 35

Carnaval by Robert Schumann

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 ended his dream. Instead he turned his talents to composing and until 1840 he wrote exclusively for the piano. Later he composed for piano and orchestral works, and many Lieder...

Trumpet Concerto by Joseph Haydn

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 from other composers and music trends. However, Haydn’s music was circulated widely and he was the most celebrated composer in Europe...

Gustav Holst: The Planets – Venus

Gustavos Theodore von Holst was an English composer, arranger and teacher. There had been professional musicians on the Holst family and it was noted when he was a young boy he would follow the same calling. Apart from the Planet Suite and a few other pieces his music was largely ignored until the 1980s.

Dance of the Furies by Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck

  https://youtu.be/vvVl15XXrOg Title: Dance of the Furies Date: 1776 Composer: Christoph Wilibald Ritter von Gluck Movement: Classical German 1714 - 1767 Christoph Wilibald Ritter von Gluck was a composer of Italian and French opera during the early classical era. With a series of radical works, including Orfeo ed Euridice, he broke into the stranglehold of … Continue reading Dance of the Furies by Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck