Category Archives: Topics in History

Princess Christina Belgiojoso

It was Princess Christina Belgiojoso who hosted the Liszt vs. Thalberg duel and commissioned the Hexaméron Variations in 1837, all … Continue reading

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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

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The Sokol Slets

Follow this link for a more thorough explanation of the Czech Sokol society Slets, as discussed in A Year in … Continue reading

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Videos on Polish History

This is a good video to provide further background to the discussion of Polish history and Karol Szymanowski’s career in … Continue reading

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