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Ave verum corpus: influential Mozart score for the crucial Catholic chant
Ave verum corpus is one of the best-known sacramental chants that originated in the Medieval period and has since been...
Alla Turca: Janissary-music piano inspired by Mozart's best-known piece
Alla Turca, also known as the Turkish Rondo or Turkish March, is undoubtedly Mozart's most famous piano composition....
Mozart and Tom Waits wrote music for the glass armonica which was rumored to cause mental health damage
The glass armonica is one of many curious instruments that came into use with small ensembles during the transition from...
Classic examples of the Phrygian mode through the music eras
From Middle Ages to modernity, Western music has been largely based on diatonic scales that organize seven notes into...
Bach and Abel: a collaboration that lived in two generations of composers
The prominent German composer and multi-instrumentalist Carl Friedrich Abel was born into an extraordinary musical...
Forgotten German composer behind the shift from Baroque to Classical
Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758) was the leader of the transitional period from late Baroque to early Classical in his...
Modern jazz trumpet for gifted Mozart scholar
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778–1837) was an Austrian composer and outstanding virtuoso pianist during the transition period...
Star Wars meets Baroque classics
The long-spanning Star Wars saga is embedded into our consciousness not only with its visual motifs but also its iconic...
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...
Grieg's exquisite Norwegian cocktail of mountains, forests and sea
Edvard Grieg composed the large body of his music surrounded by the scenic landscapes of the Hardanger fjord. Grieg's...
Mozart's rewritten serenade inspired by street musicians
The Serenade in E-flat major exists in two versions: a sextet of two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns, and an...
The surviving pearl of Mademoiselle Paradis, contemporary of Mozart
Maria Theresia von Paradis was a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn. She achieved significant glory as both a composer and...
Chick Corea's Spanish pulse in the masterful jazz standard
The son of a trumpeter, the genius pianist Chick Corea is referenced as one of the lead specialists in the fusion of...
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Phrygian mode in Pink Floyd songs
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