Paul Taylor is an American choreographer well-known for his classical style of modern dance.
Taylor began his dance training at Juilliard and Connecticut College. He studied with Martha Graham in whose company he was a soloist from 1955 to 1962. In 1954, Taylor had founded his own dance compa
Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer and one of the most important composers in the Classical period. For most of his career, he was Kapellmeister (music director) for the wealthy Esterházy family, writing numerous symphonies and chamber music works. Haydn epitomized the Classic style, with r
Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer and a member of “the Mighty Handful” (Mussorgsky, Mily Balakirev, César Cui, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Alexander Borodin), a group of composers who sought to create a specifically Russian style of music. As part of this goal, much of Mussorgsky’s wor
Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer, best known for his seven Symphonies, his Violin Concerto, and his tone poems Finlandia and The Swan of Tuonela. Although many critics decried Sibelius’s work as too conservative, he still created a unique style with economical, logical construction and sparse o