May 2018

  1. Obscure Music Monday: Boulanger's Pour les Funerailles d'un Soldat

    Marie-Juliette Olga "Lili" Boulanger (Aug. 21, 1893 - March 15, 1918) was a French composer, and  sister of the famous composer and teacher Nadia Boulanger. We have featured Lili's works before for Obscure Music Monday, which you can read about here and here, along with more of her background. Lili Boulanger was found to have perfect pitch at age 2, and...
  2. Obscure Music Monday: Dalvimare's Fandango

    Martin Pierre Dalvimare (Sept. 18, 1772 - June 3, 1839) was a French harpist and composer. He had a comfortable childhood, and learned both harp and harpsichord at a young age. Continue reading →
  3. Obscure Music Monday: Pabst's Piano Concerto in E flat Major

    Paul (Russian: Pavel) Pabst (May 15, 1854 - June 9, 1897) was a pianist and composer born in to a family of musicians in East Prussia. Pabst was fortunate to meet Anton Rubinstein as a young child, and moved to Russia in 1878. In that same year, Pabst, who was an accomplished pianist by this time, accepted Nikolai Rubinstein's invitation to become a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. Continue reading →
  4. Obscure Music Monday: Jadin's Duo for Piano Four Hands

    Hyacinthe Jadin (April 27, 1776 - Sept. 27, 1800) was a pianist and composer born in to a musical family in Versailles. His uncle George Jadin was a composer, and his father was an orchestral musician. He also had five musical brothers. Continue reading →

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