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Il trovatore
Romantic opera from 1852

Il trovatore (pronounced [il trovaˈtoːre]; Italian for "The Troubadour") is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto largely written by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez. It was ...

Romantic opera from 1871

Aida (Italian: [aˈiːda]) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in Egypt, it was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo's Khedivial Opera House on 24 December 1871; Giovanni Bottesini ...

Robinson McClellan
Robinson McClellan is a composer, teacher, scholar, and concert presenter. Audiences have heard his music via commissions, performers and venues such as the Albany, Ft. Worth, and Knox-Galesburg Symphonies, the Museum of Biblic...
Django Bates
Django Bates (born 2 October 1960) is a British composer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader. He plays the piano, keyboards and the tenor horn. He writes large-scale compositions on commission.
Alessandro Stradella
Alessandro Stradella (Nepi, 3 April 1639 – Genoa, 25 February 1682) was an Italian composer of the middle baroque. He enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, and collaborating with distinguishe...
Shiori Usui
Originally from Japan, Shiori is a BBC Proms commissioned composer, improving musician, music animateur, and teacher based in Scotland, UK. The Times newspaper described her as a composer with “entirely individual ears” after t...
Kenneth Frazelle
UNCSA Music Faculty — Kenneth Frazelle, an alumnus of UNCSA's School of Music, has created compositions commissioned and performed by some of the country's most illustrious artists. His works have been presented from Carnegie H...
Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev
The Ballets Russes was an itinerant ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929. Conceived by Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballets Russes is widely regarded as the most influential ballet company of the 20th cen...
Un Ballo in Maschera
Romantic opera from 1859

Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. However, Somma's libretto was itself based on the five act libretto which playwright Eugène Scribe had written for Daniel ...

Liturgical Commissions
Pastoral Music (2013) Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 12
... because the pay is so much higher than commissions for serious works. Other refuse to do so for artistic reasons. ...
An Elegy for Ethics?
Strings (2002) Vol. 16, No. 8, pp. 62-67
... Addresses the ethical issue regarding the fact that some music teachers receive commissions from ... teacher commissions, because they feel that if the practice is to continue, it must be brought out in the ... open so that the commissions are no longer hidden costs on the bill of sale for an instrument ...
VSO series includes Olympic commissions
Words and Music (2005) Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 9
Commissions pile up for Marcel
Words and Music (1999) Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 13
Tempo (1984) , No. 151
VSO series includes Olympic commissions
Words & Music (2005) Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 9
The CBDNA Commissions Ernst Krenek
The Instrumentalist (1978) Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 48
Somethin' Else commissions
Music Week (2005) , pp. 2
Commissions pile up for Marcel
Words & Music (1999) Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 13