July 2018

  1. Obscure Music Monday: Wieniawski's Sur l'Océan

    Józef Wieniawski (May 23, 1837 - Nov. 11, 1912) was a Polish pianist, composer, teacher, and conductor, and younger brother of Henryk Wieniawski, a famous violinist and composer. Continue reading →
  2. Obscure Music Monday: d'Indy's Lied Maritime

    Paul Marie Theodore Vincent d'Indy (March 27, 1851 - Dec. 2, 1931) was a composer and teacher born in Paris, France. His first piano lessons were at a young age, given by his grandmother. Continue reading →
  3. Obscure Music Monday: Bridge's The Sea

    Frank Bridge (Feb. 26, 1879 - Jan. 10, 1941) was an English composer, conductor and violist. Born in Brighton, Bridge attended the Royal College of Music in London from 1899 to 1903, and spent much time playing in quartets, along with conducting as well. He decided to devote himself to composition, with one of his most famous students being Benjamin Britten, who respected and admired his teacher deeply. Continue reading →
  4. Obscure Music Monday: MacDowell's Lamia

    Edward Alexander MaDowell (Dec. 18, 1860 - Jan. 23, 1908) was an American composer and pianist, born in New York City. He was a part of the Second New England School, known more commonly as the Boston Six. Continue reading →
  5. Obscure Music Monday: Foote's Melody

    Arthur William Foote (March 5, 1853 - April 8, 1937) was an organist, pianist, and composer born in Salem, Massachusetts. Foote was part of the Second New England School, more commonly known as the Boston Six, along with Amy Beach, George Whitefield Chadwick, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles Paine, and Horatio Parker. Foote, unlike the others in the Boston Six, was trained entirely in America, and his main teacher was Paine. Continue reading →

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