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Lucia di Lammermoor
Romantic opera from 1835

Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor. Donizetti wrote Lucia di Lammermoor in ...

Jean Cras
Jean Émile Paul Cras (French: [ʒɑ̃ kʁaz]; 22 May 1879 – 14 September 1932) was a 20th-century French composer and career naval officer. His musical compositions were inspired by his native Brittany, his travels to Africa, and mo...
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Arvo Pärt
Arvo Pärt is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music. Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs his self-invented compositional technique, tintinnabuli. His music is in part inspired by...
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Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (LE-ən-TOH-vich, Ukrainian: Микола Дмитрович Леонтович; sometimes spelled Leontovich; Dec 13 [O.S. Dec 1] 1877 – January 23, 1921) was a Ukrainian composer, choral conductor, and teacher of internat...
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John Luther Adams
John Luther Adams (born January 23, 1953) is an American composer whose music is inspired by nature, especially the landscapes of Alaska where he lived from 1978 to 2014 (Garland 2007). His orchestral work Become Ocean was awar...
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Leoš Janáček
Leoš Janáček (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlɛoʃ janˈaːt͡ʃɛk], baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; 3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other S...
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Tristan und Isolde
Romantic opera from 1859

Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde, or Tristan and Isolda, or Tristran and Ysolt) is an opera, or music drama, in three acts by Richard Wagner to a German libretto by the composer, based largely on the romance by Gottfried ...

David Lynch über Inspiration
Visions (2013) Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 20-21
... In an interview with musician David Lynch, he talks about inspiration. ...
... The author, a guitarist, discusses technique versus inspiration. She states that musicians must ... always endeavor to find a place of inspiration and play from that place. She urges musicians to ...
... The author comments on creative inspiration and the excitement of listening to music. ...
... A commentary about songwriting inspiration for Christian musicians discusses using faith struggles. ...
... In part two of a series, Sparks talks about how to keep inspiration going despite obstacles, and ...
... The second installment in a commentary discusses contemporary Christin songwriting inspiration. ...
Inspiration and Concentration
Created by Blayne Telling on 16 Nov 2017

Music for studying, working, and creating

Macbeth
Romantic opera from 1847

Macbeth (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmakbet; makˈbɛt]) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and additions by Andrea Maffei, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Written for the Teatro ...

... Monson asks some key questions to society members regarding their motivation and inspiration for ...
... The author shares a folktale in an effort to provide inspiration for songwriting. The story is ... found in several cultures including China and Korea. A variety of story sources are offered for further inspiration. ...
... Modell comments on the variety of sources from which a musician can find inspiration. He cites the ...
... Flutists must find inspiration within themselves. They also must have a drive to succeed, always ...