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

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

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...

Zadok the Priest by Georg Frideric Handel

Handel was a Baroque composer who spent most of his career in London, becoming naturalised British in 1727. He was well known for his operas, oratorios, concerti grossi, organ concertos and anthems. Handel trained in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg before settling in London in 1712. He started three opera companies to supply Italian opera to the English nobility. Handel is considered one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era with works such as Messiah, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and four coronation anthems; Zadok the Priest, composed for the coronation of George II, has been performed at the coronation of every subsequent coronation during the anointing of the monarch...

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...