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William Byrd (1564 - 1616)

Living in America as I do where we have the great blessing of religious freedom, it’s amazing to me to think of the life of the Renaissance composer William Byrd (1543 – 1623). 364 more words

Music Appreciation


Haydn is known as the Father of the String Quartet. He was born in a village in Austria on the border with Hungary. His parents were well placed in the village with his father holding the position of what today would be the mayor. 168 more words

Classical Music

Introducing 'Making Waves'


Fellow Australian composer, Peggy Polias & I are delighted to announce our exciting new project: Making Waves.

Making Waves is a monthly series of curated playlists streaming one hour of quality, new composed music.  291 more words


Happy Birthday, Mozart!

To mark Mozart’s 259th birthday (goodness, but he’s getting up there!), I thought I’d feature one of his compositions that’s very special to me: the Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, K. 155 more words

W.a. Mozart

Becoming Jerome Kern

While some scholars have suggested that Jerome Kern’s early work has little relevance to his later output, there are many continuities—not only in the way that Kern constructed his songs, but also in the way that he employed music to convey dramatic meaning. 157 more words


Clara Schumann: The troubled career of the pianist

Clara Schumann: The troubled career of the pianist.

Clara Schumann resumed her piano career even as her husband Robert lay dying in an asylum. Devoted wife or damaged prodigy? 222 more words

Mozart – The Miraculous and the Mundane

“The passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music…

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