Gustav Mahler was an Austrian composer and conductor, most famous for his monumental symphonies. His works show the influence of preceding Romantic composers, folk music, and hymns; in the works, he extended and broadened harmony, form, and orchestration. He said that all of his symphonies were “ni
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
Film director and producer Peter Berg studied at Macalester College and Guthrie Theater Drama School before beginning his career in the entertainment industry.
His directing credits include 'Hancock' (2008), 'The Kingdom' (2007), 'Friday Night Lights' (TV, 2006-2009), 'Friday Night Lights' (Film,