November 2017

  1. Obscure Music Monday: Wohlfahrt's Easy Fantasia on Christmas Songs for Two Violins

    Franz Wohlfahrt (March 7, 1833 - Feb. 14, 1884) was a violin teacher and composer, born, and died in Leipzig, Germany. Continue reading →
  2. Obscure Music Monday: Kuula's Lampaanpolska

    Toivo Timoteus Kuula (July 7, 1883 - May 18, 1918) was a Finnish composer and conductor. He showed talent early on, but began his musical studies rather late, in 1900 at the Helsinki Music Institute. Continue reading →
  3. Obscure Music Monday: Fleury-Roy's Fantaisie for Viola and Piano

    Hélène-Gabrielle Fleury-Roy (June 21, 1876 - April 18, 1957) was a French composer, pianist, and teacher, and the first woman ever to win a prize for the Prix de Rome composition competition. Continue reading →
  4. Obscure Music Monday: Chaminade's Les Sylvains

    Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade (Aug. 8, 1857 - April 13, 1944) was a French pianist and composer. Her first teacher was her mother, and she also took violin and compositions; sadly her father disapproved. Continue reading →

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