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Bedřich Smetana, part one

Bedřich Smetana was born Friedrich Smetana in 1824.  His father was František Smetana and his mother, Barbora Lynková.  Barbora was František’s third wife.  Bedřich was František’s first son.  332 more words


Musee de Montmartre

Is this not a picture perfect site for the Musee de Montmartre, sited at the crest of the hill and surrounded by gardens that were designed from the master garden painter Renoir? 363 more words

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

On the 27th January 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the son of Leopold and Maria Mozart from Bavaria, was born in Saltzburg, Austria.  On the 28th January, the young Mozart was baptised with the names; Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart at St.Rupert’s Cathedral.  926 more words



Hi friends!

Now, if you haven’t read my last two blog posts on Budapest, Prague and Vienna, where have you been?! Only joking :) Welcome, and I’m glad you have joined us. 166 more words

Women classical composers - the July edition

As is the case with all too many things historical, the talent of women composers is underrepresented in the genre of classical music. In spite of the odds being against them women wrote, and continue to write, exceptional classical music that can be enjoyed today. 209 more words


Making Conversation, Episode 12: Leah Blankendaal interviews Thea Zimpel

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Thea Zimpel
Website:  soundcloud.com/thea-zimpel

interviewed by: Leah Blankendaal
Website: www.leahblankendaal.com

This conversation was recorded on the 30th of June, 2017, in the composers home in the inner suburbs of Canberra, ACT. 289 more words


Soviet composers #1 - Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli

“Soviet composers #1 – Anatoly Novikov and Vano Muradeli” – This is the 1st episode of the series (with English subtitles) and is dedicated to some famous Soviet composers. 223 more words

The Soloists