He was born in Seville but his origins was of the Northern Italy (between Verona, Brescia and Mantova), and studied there and in Madrid. He lived in Paris from 1905 to 1914 where he took composition lessons from Vincent d'Indy at his Schola Cantorum, and studied the piano under Moritz Moszkowski. Lik
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff[a] (Russian: Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов, Sergej Vasil’evič Rakhmaninov, 1 April 1873 [O.S. 20 March] – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He was one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, the l
Why, in the name of all that's decent and civil, would Tchaikovsky have remarked in his diary that Brahms was a "scoundrel" and "a giftless bastard"? What could summon such a fork-tongued comment about the great German composer?
For one, Johannes Brahms was extremely voluble in his own blunt opin
Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" is indubitably a masterpiece of the most sublime emotional order. The notion of reinventing this classical mainstay might seem impossible, defamatory, or even ridiculous. Apparently, William Orbit is willing to risk it: his "Pieces in a Modern Style" (2000) gives