Arturo Toscanini
By Unknown (De Augostini Collection) - [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49613572
March 18, 2017

Rubinstein, Serkin, and Horowitz

Hear these pianists play concertos with Toscanini.


painting of Anton Bruckner
By Ferry Bératon - Scan: APPER, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1504375
March 11, 2017

The Symphonies of Anton Bruckner

They have a special place in the repertory of the famous German conductor Wilhelm Furtwaengler.


someone playing the violin
By Derek Bridges [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons
March 04, 2017

Famous women violinist of the 1950s

Two of the outstanding women violinists of the mid-twentieth century were Erika Morini and Ida Haendel.


By D Ramey Logan - Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37238890
February 25, 2017

Mishel Piastro

The longest running maestro of the mid-twentieth century.


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.


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