Articles about Historical Musicology

Johann Heinrich Carl Bornhardt – Flute Music

Among the forgotten musical figures of the late Classical/early Romantic periods was the notable guitarist, pianist, and teacher Johann Heinrich Carl Bornhardt. The guitar, so popular in the earlier part of the nineteenth century, was already scorned by the more ...

Matteo Bevilacqua

Matteo Bevilaqua (1772-1849) By Tom Moore Among the many Italian musicians living and working in Vienna at the beginning of the nineteenth century were numerous proponents of the guitar. Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829), active in Vienna in the years 1807-1819, remains ...

Paolo Sandrini (1782-1813)

Paolo Sandrini (1782-1813) By Tom Moore Given his brief lifespan, the multi-talented musician Paolo Sandrini made a considerable impact in his thirty-one years. He was born in Gorizia, in what is now the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an area ...

Caspar Kummer: Music for flute and guitar

A previous article of mine presented three sets of divertissemens for solo flute, all based on operas by Auber and Rossini, by the prolific and long-lived Caspar Kummer (1795-1870). The article below will focus on Kummer's production for flute and ...