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The Evolution of the Composer

If there was a survey asking people to know the composer they’re most familiar with, most people would likely name either Beethoven or Mozart. The fact is that there are composers from all over the world writing in this genre every single day. But their role has certainly evolved over time. Let’s face it, much […]

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How Classical Inspired Modern Music – Part 2

We still need to talk about Schubert A number of these basic songwriting rules have continued to be just that: Basic! The songs of Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel, and Adele would have even seemed familiar to Schubert, with regards to the chords, how the verse leads into the chorus, the piano accompaniment, and the […]

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Classical Compositions That Will Blow You Away Part 1

Symphony No. 6 – Tchaikovsky Nicknamed, ‘Pathétique’, this was the composer’s final symphony, with its premiere performance given days before his death. Of all the iconic classic composers, Tchaikovsky was the most troubled of all. This symphony encompassed many of the issues that troubled him, in a sense. Many people even perceived it to be […]

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How Classical Inspired Modern Music – Part 1

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Bach was likely the most intelligent composer ever. The sheer complexity of a large part of his later music, particularly, has yet to be rivalled. As often is the case in musical history, however, the complex harmonics of the older generation was stripped away by the one that came after it in the form of […]

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What Can Classical Music Do for You?

You may remember that some years ago, it was popular to believe in something called the “Mozart Effect”, which was what supposedly happened when Mozart’s music was played to a baby and that baby became smarter. As it turned out, the Mozart Effect was partly but not completely true. There was an increase in spatial […]

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The Best Movie Scores of the 21st Century

Needless to say, music in the movies has come on leaps and bounds in the last century or so. So far in the 21st century, we have seen a remarkably evolutionary and active period for movie scores. Without forgetting the formative and bold achievements of such old masters as Toru Takemitsu and Bernard Hermann, the […]