July 2020

  1. Obscure Music Monday: Dohnányi's Pastorale on a Hungarian Christmas Song

    Ernő Dohnányi (July 27, 1877 - Feb. 9, 1960) was a Hungarian composer, conductor, and violinist. You might see his name as Ernst von Dohnányi, which is the German form of his name. Continue reading →
  2. Obscure Music Monday: Farrenc's Nonet

    Louise Farrenc (May 31, 1804 - Sept. 15, 1875) was a French pianist, teacher, and composer. Born in Paris, she started the piano at an early age, and later on also showed a knack for composition. At the age of fifteen, her parents let her study composition with Anton Reicha at the Paris Conservatory. Later on she embarked upon a...
  3. Obscure Music Monday: MacDowell's Romanze

    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. MacDowell wasn't born in to a musical family, but he took music lessons from a Columbian violinist, Juan Buitrago, who lived with the MacDowell...
  4. Obscure Music Monday: Mason's A Pastoral Novelette

    William Mason (Jan. 24, 1829 - July 14, 1908) was a composer and pianist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in a musical family; his father Lowell Mason was an important figure in church music, and his brother Henry Mason was a co-founder of the piano manufacturers Mason and Hamlin. Mason grew up playing the piano, but didn't start...

4 Item(s)