The Classical Stream
In 1585 Heinrich Schütz was baptized in Bad Löstritz, Germany.
In 1835 Camille Saint-Saëns was born in Paris, France. A musical prodigy he made his concert debut at the age of ten. 934 more words
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Many know Saint-Saëns as the composer of Le carnaval des animaux and other landmark Romantic works; fewer know that he was an avid amateur astronomer… 101 more words
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In 1739 it is reported in London that George Frideric Handel completed his Concerto Grosso in a, Op. 6, no. 4 (Gregorian date: Oct. 19). 700 more words
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The Heinrich-Schütz-Archiv at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber inaugurated the series Schütz-Dokumente in 2010 with Schriftstücke von Heinrich Schütz. This edition of Schütz’s personal writings gathers the written ephemera of the great composer’s long life. 46 more words
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I have always been hesitant to call myself a composer. Looking through scraps of manuscripts saved from my college years and my high school journals, it’s obvious I’ve always aspired to be one. 1,185 more words
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In 1746 William Billings was born in Boston. He is generally regarded as the first American choral composer. He studied under John Barry informally but was mostly self-taught. 290 more words
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My reviews of the launch and CD for I Care If You Listen.
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