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Rediscovering Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn was a contemporary of the classical composer George Frideric Handel. During their lifetime, these two talented men competed for the nobility and audience. Today, Joseph Haydn is somehow forgotten. However, his extensive work is still intensively cultivated in the most important city of his work. Haydn experienced its peak of the career under […]

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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

  • Posted on: May 21, 2019
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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 […]

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The Most Contemporary Rock N Roll Composers

Classical music didn’t die at the 19th century, au contraire, there’s a new generation of musicians radically changing the precepts of what we use to know as chamber music while making the classic genre more popular and friendly to the public. Modern-day classical music will completely change your preconceived notions and open up to a […]

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That Time Street Music Met Classical Musical

Jazz was born in the late 19th century from African-American musicians and is considered ‘America’s classical music’. Their stylistic origins are strongly influenced by European classical music but also the traditional sounds of West Africa, creating a cultural melting pot, coloured and enriched, that has given birth to many children, from soul to progressive rock. […]

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The Influence of Classical Music in Children

One of the most interesting proposals on children’s development is to educate them surrounded by music. Even the music the baby hears during pregnancy can yield multiple benefits. And children who learn to play a musical instrument acquire many emotional and intellectual advantages over those children who don’t. Sometimes most people tend to think of […]