Enrico Caruso, 1873-1921
By Copyright by Chickering, Boston. - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b09188.
February 18, 2017

Famous Recording Debuts

It must be the dream of young performers to make that special recording that makes them world famous, and is the guarantee of a successful career.


picture of German-born conductor and composer Otto Klemperer.
By This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3c05606.
February 11, 2017

Otto Klemperer

A musical refugee from the Nazis.


Portrait of William Grant Still
By Carl Van Vechten - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID van.5a52662. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=433419
February 04, 2017

William Grant Still

Considered by many to be the outstanding African American classical composer of his generation.


Claude Debussy in 1908
By Nadar, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=983139
January 21, 2017

Debussy and Ravel

Comparing the chamber music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.


Illustration by Emil Eugen Sachse, 1854
By Emil Eugen Sachse - Zweihundert Bildnisse und Lebensabrisse berühmter deutscher Männer, 3rd ed., Leipzig 1870, editor Ludwig Bechstein (Google Books); already present in first edition (1854): Google Books, Public Domain.
January 14, 2017

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

The major test of a violin virtuoso's interpretive gifts for close to two centuries.


Baschenis - Musical Instruments
By Evaristo Baschenis - Art Renewal Center – description, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=268863
January 07, 2017

Jean Francois Paillard

The leading French conductor in the renaissance of Baroque music. 


man
By Joost Evers / Anefo - Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0
December 31, 2016

New Year’s Eve in Music

Honor the signature achievements of some famous conductors who have passed away in 2016.


Christmas decorations
By © Nevit Dilmen, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1428690
December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve in Music

Hear some lesser know, but just as festive, Christmas music.


Alexander von Zemlinsky
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December 17, 2016

Composer to conductor

Alexander von Zemlinsky was both an important composer and conductor in the Vienna of 1900.


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