To my surprise… I find the Salieri C Major concerto to be the equal of Mozart's D Major. Mozart, Piano … Continue reading
Piano Concertos by Mozart and Salieri from 1773
Feb. 9, ’14: British, Russian, and Viennese Viola Music from 1926
Brian Linnell’s interview with Michael Lyon on KIOS: (OMAHA, Nebraska — February 3, 2014) The years 1900 to 1945 … Continue reading
Film of Kandinsky Painting in 1926
This is a short film of the Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky at work in 1926, the first Year in … Continue reading
1837, vol. 2: Hummel, Lortzing, Chopin
If I could have seen the world from the perspective of any one classical musician, if it were for the … Continue reading
1837, vol. 1: Cherubini, Mercadante, Donizetti
There was not a state of Italy in 1837, but the Italian unification movement was well underway. The Italian peninsula … Continue reading
The Opera House that Keeps Burning Down
Studying the Italian opera written in 1837, I came across the story of the aptly name Teatro La Fenice (Phoenix … Continue reading
- Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Several promising talents died at the front, others suffered debilitating injuries and many more were emotionally and mentally scarred by their experiences. Of the group that served, a number chronicled their memories and commemorated their lost friends in subsequent works. Here are five notable composers and performers.
Five Notable Classical Musicians Who Served in World War I
Tune in to WQXR today for music commemorating the WWI anniversary.