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Marcello's Oboe Concerto arranged by Bach and mistakenly attributed to Vivaldi
Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings, and continuo, also known as Marcello's Oboe Concerto, can rightfully be called a...
8 orchestral pieces depicting thunderstorms
Of all the meteorological phenomena, thunderstorms are perhaps one of the most imposing forces of nature, so it is not...
Giovanni Bottesini as most influential contrabass maestro of the Romanticism
Giovanni Bottesini was an Italian composer and legendary contrabassist of the Romantic period whose work for solo double...
Vivaldi's two mandolin concertos as the core of classical mandolin music
Although the mandolin in its modern design can be traced from the second half of the Baroque period, its role in...
Progressive rock adaptation of Alberto Ginastera's piano concerto features innovative electronic drums
One of the works of the iconic Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera went far beyond the attention of the classical...
Mixolydian mode: famous examples in classical and pop music
In the 17th century, the major and minor scales became the basis for almost all classical music compositions. This...
The first-ever concerto for sitar and Western orchestra was dedicated to glorious music teacher Allauddin Khan by his most successful pupil
Released in 1971, Concerto for Sitar & Orchestra was the first-ever recording to feature Indian classical music in a...
The dramatic-abstract of Thea Musgrave's music as influenced by serialism
Thea Musgrave is a Scottish-American composer whose formative years fell on the mid-1950s when revolutionary musical...
Crickets choir: musical examples imitating rhythmic patterns of chorusing insects
One of the most mesmerizing sounds in nature is the bizarre rhythmic patterns generated by chorusing insects. While...
Cantus Arcticus: bird calls arranged for orchestra by Einojuhani Rautavaara were taped in Northern Finland
Cantus Arcticus is a three-part orchestral work created by the eminent Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara with the...
The analog synthesizers of Isao Tomita programming fresh sound for all-time classics
Japanese composer Isao Tomita was one of the first to explore analog synthesizers in search for new sounds that would...
Why birds sing their songs: great maestros proving the musicality of nightingale, cuckoo, yellowhammer
It is no coincidence that the sounds emitted by birds are known in many languages as "songs", rather than simple animal...
Ludwig August Lebrun: the sweet genius of Mannheim
Ludwig August Lebrun (1752—1790) was a phenomenal German oboist who contributed several mellow oboe pieces to the...
Famous harp masterpiece was created to show off a new instrument
François-Adrien Boieldieu's output of instrumental music was initially meager and virtually ceased once he became one of...
The scent of magnolia permeating Joaquin Rodrigo's concerto
It may come as a revelation that Joaquin Rodrigo wasn’t a guitarist, despite his contributions to the guitar repertoire...
Vivaldi's Bohemian Concerto was the last gift for the dying lute
Within Antonio Vivaldi's creative period, the lute was going out of fashion as the lead solo instrument, though its...
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