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Arcangelo Corelli (Fusignano, 17 Feb 1653)
Created by OML on 08 Feb 2017

"To Corelli belong equally the distinctions of being the first composer to derive his fame exclusively from instrumental composition, the first to owe his reputation in large part to the activity of music publishers, and the first to produce ‘classic’ ...

George Quincy
Created by Amy Shaw on 23 Jul 2019

In celebration of Native American classical music composers and performers, enjoy the works of George Quincy, an American composer and conductor of Choctaw heritage. The album below contains a hauntingly beautiful mini-opera, Pocahontas at the Court of King James the ...

Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1, K. 412
Created by David Vaughn on 18 Feb 2019

This list discusses the Horn Concerto No. 1, K. 412 by Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Although it is commonly referred to as Mozart's first horn concerto, it is actually his last and was incomplete at the time of ...

Michael Praetorius 'Es ist ein' Ros' Entsprungen'
Created by David Vaughn on 13 Dec 2018

This list consists of five different renditions of the hymn 'Es ist ein' Ros' Entsprungen' harmonized by German composer Michael Praetorius (1571-1621). The text of the hymn, prophesying the birth of Jesus Christ, has made the tune popular during the ...

English Composers of the Baroque Period
Created by Amy Shaw on 24 Jul 2019

The Proms, short for promenade concert, was founded in 1895 in London, England. It is an eight-week summer season of daily classical music concerts and other events. These days, the events are organized and broadcast live by the BBC, with ...

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Created by Jaclyn Rosansky on 28 Jun 2019

This list is about the Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Composed in 1937, it was premiered in November of that year by the Leningrad Philharmonic led by friend of the composer, ...

Free Download: Music in the Works of Haruki Murakami
Created by Amy Shaw on 10 Jul 2019

This week's free download features a selection of the classical music found in the works of Haruki Murakami (1949- ), an internationally bestselling, award-winning author from Japan. Murakami, who once ran a jazz club with his wife, infuses his works ...

Mahler - Symphony No. 5
Created by David Vaughn on 29 May 2019

This list highlights Symphony No. 5 by Austro-Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Composed between 1901 and 1902, it's the first of his symphonies to embrace a more purely orchestral character, shifting away from the 'volkslied' approach of his earlier ones. ...