Claude Debussy in 1908
By Nadar, Public Domain,
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,
January 07, 2017

Jean Francois Paillard

The leading French conductor in the renaissance of Baroque music. 

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,
December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve in Music

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

Alexander von Zemlinsky
By The original uploader was Eaaumi at German Wikipedia(Original text: nicht bekannt) -, Public Domain,
December 17, 2016

Composer to conductor

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

Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California
By Thomas Wolf,, CC BY-SA 3.0 de,
December 10, 2016

Hollywood String Quartet

Hollywood film studios of the 1940s would seem to be a strange breeding ground for a famous string quartet, but it did happen. 

Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm
By Willem van de Velde the Younger - Unknown, Public Domain,
December 03, 2016

The British Love of the Sea

From arts to music, the sea has had its effects on the English people.

Levine in the orchestra pit of the Metropolitan Opera House in 2013
By ralph and jenny, CC BY 2.0,
November 26, 2016

James Levine

Hear a sampling of his work as an orchestral conductor.

César Franck at the console, painting by Jeanne Rongier, 1885
By Painting: Jeanne Rongier (1852-1934)[2]; Photo: Braun & Co - This photo was published in: Indy, Vincent d'; Newmarch, Rosa (translator) (1910) [1907] César Franck: a Translation from the French of Vincent d'Indy, London &
November 19, 2016

French Chamber Music of late 19th Century

The year 1871 was a decisive year for French instrumental music.

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