Sunday, November 2, 2014

Handel's operas

Handel is known for his operas. Some of them are Alcina, Rinaldo, and Searse.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wagner's Bridal Chorus

The "Bridal Chorus" is played at many weddings. It is also known as "Here Comes the Bride". It is from Wagner's 1850 opera Lohengrin.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Red Priest

Vivaldi's nickname was "The Red Priest", because of his hair color and him being a priest.

The March King

Sousa's nickname was "The March King", because of the many marches he composed.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms is the most famous Hungarian Dance out of the set of 21.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Classical works

I listed some classical works I like.

Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 - by Bach
Great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 - by Bach
String Quartets Nos. 1-2, Op. 51 - by Brahms
String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67 - by Brahms
Violin Concerto, Op. 14 - by Barber

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bach an organist

Besides composing music, Bach was also a virtuoso organist.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mozart's Turkish March

Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 is famous for its last movement. It is called "Alla Turca", known as "Turkish March". It is one of Mozart's most known piano works.

Mozart's minor key symphonies

Symphonies No. 25 and No. 40 are Mozart's only minor key symphonies. They are both in G minor.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Symphonic poems

I listed some symphonic poems I like.

Marche Slave in B flat minor, Op. 31 - by Tchaikovsky
Symphonic Poems Nos. 1-13 - by Liszt

Tchaikovsky's symphonies

Tchaikovsky composed seven symphonies.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tchaikovsky's ballets

Tchaikovsky composed three ballets.

Beethoven's symphonies

Beethoven composed nine symphonies.

Beethoven's three periods

Beethoven's works are divided into Early, Middle, and Late periods. The approximate times for the periods are: Early - until 1802, Middle - until 1812, and Late - until 1827.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Popular 20th century opera composers

Some of the most popular 20th century opera composers are Puccini and Strauss.

Popular Baroque opera composers

Some of the most popular Baroque period opera composers are Handel, Rameau, and Lully.

Popular Classical opera composers

Some of the most popular Classical period opera composers are Mozart, Gluck, and Rossini.

Popular Romantic opera composers

Some of the most popular Romantic period opera composers are Rossini, Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini, Wagner, and Verdi.