January 2018

  1. Obscure Music Monday: Hadley's Othello Overture

    Henry Kimball Hadley (Dec. 20, 1871 - Sept. 6, 1937) was an American violinist, composer and conductor, born in to a musical family in Somerville, Massachusetts. Continue reading →
  2. Obscure Music Monday: Carreño's La Fausse Note

    Maria Teresa Carreño Garcia de Sena (Dec. 22, 1853 - June 12, 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, singer, conductor, and composer. Born in to a musical family, she became known around he world as a virtuoso pianist, often referred to as the "Valkyrie of the piano". Continue reading →
  3. Obscure Music Monday: Coleridge-Taylor's Four African Dances

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (Aug. 15, 1875 - Sept. 1, 1912) was born in London, England, to Alice Hare Martin, an English woman, and Dr. Daniel Peter Hughes Taylor, from Sierre Leone. They were not married, and Daniel Taylor returned to Africa before 1875, not even knowing he had a son. Martin named her son after the poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and was raised in Croydon, Surrey by his mother, and her father. Coleridge-Taylor studied violin at the Royal College of Music, and was later on appointed a professor at the Crystal Palace School of Music, and conducted the orchestra at the Croyden Conservatory. Continue reading →
  4. Obscure Music Monday: Reger's Romantic Suite

    Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger (March 19, 1873 - May 11, 1916), known as Max Reger, was German composer, pianist, organist, conductor and teacher. Continue reading →
  5. Obscure Music Monday: Lie's Sne

    Sigurd Lie (May 23, 1871 - Sept. 30, 1904) was a Norwegian composer, violinist. and conductor. His parents were musically inclined, and were supportive of Lie's musical studies. Continue reading →

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