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The World of Music
Created by Justin Randolph on 15 May 2017
world music
Created by Elaine Sandoval on 11 Jun 2018
Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4 'The Inextinguishable'
Created by David Vaughn on 14 Mar 2019

Check out this recording from our catalog of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra performing Danish composer Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4. Completed during the First World War, the subtitle comes from the motto in the foreword to the published score: 'Music is ...

Happy Birthday to Karel Husa!
Created by Jaclyn Rosansky on 17 Jul 2019

Czech-born classical composer and conductor, Karel Husa, was born on Aug 7, 1921. He learned to play violin and piano as a child and continued formal training in Prague after World War II. In 1969, he won the Pulitzer Prize ...

Works of Kosma and Arlen -- Music for Autumn
Created by Jaclyn Rosansky on 02 Aug 2019

This list features the works, "Autumn Leaves," composed by Joseph Kosma, (1905-1969) in 1945 with the help of French poet Jacques Prévert, and "Over the Rainbow," composed by Harold Arlen, (1905-1986) in 1939. Joseph Kosma was a French composer with ...

Antonín Dvořák's Te Deum
Created by Amy Shaw on 19 Sep 2019

Antonín Dvořák's Te Deum premiered on October 21, 1892 at Carnegie Hall. Dvořák had written Te Deum for Jeannette Thurber, president of the National Conservatory of Music in America, for the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first ...

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'
Created by David Vaughn on 13 Sep 2018

This list features the ninth symphony of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) and celebrates the 126th anniversary of his first arrival to the United States. Dvořák came to the United States on September 26, 1892 to head the then-trailblazing but ...

Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Selections)
Created by David Vaughn on 28 Jan 2019

This list discusses the tone poem 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' by German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Used in countless movies, TV shows and commercials, and even by Elvis Presley, the opening to 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' is one of the most iconic ...

The Great Organ of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Created by David Vaughn on 17 Apr 2019

The world watched in shock on Monday as one of its most iconic buildings, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, burned for over half a day. Images of giant, licking flames and collapsing structures rolled across our television screens and left ...

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7
Created by David Vaughn on 01 Oct 2018

This list features the seventh symphony for orchestra written by Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975). Dedicated to Shostakovich's native city of Leningrad, it received its première by the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra on March 5th, 1942, not in Leningrad, but in ...

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, ...

Tôru Takemitsu
Created by Jaclyn Rosansky on 02 Aug 2019

This list features the works "Sayounara," "Moeru Aki," and "Potsunen" composed by Tôru Takemitsu, (1930-1996). Tôru Takemitsu was a Japanese composer who became deeply inspired by Western music after World War II. While he received some formal training and direction ...

Brahms - Symphony No. 2
Created by David Vaughn on 11 Jan 2019

This list showcases the Second Symphony by German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-197). Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany where, at the age of 7, he began formal training on the piano. By age 9, his piano teacher, Otto Cossel, remarked ...

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 ...