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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

George
Frideric
HANDEL

Born:
23 Feb 1685
Died: 
14 April 1759
age 74
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We are in the zodiac sign of
ARIES
Mar 21 - Apr 19
Composers born under this star sign:

Bach
Bartok
Haydn
Mussorgsky
Rachmanioff
Walton


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Allegri's Miserere 
It's Holy Week so here is a work composed for use in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel during Holy Week.
It is one of the most performed works of late Renaissance music.
You can read more about it at Wikipedia


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A - Z of composers. Click to select.

Albeniz
Bach
Balakirev
Bartok
Beethoven
Bellini
Berlioz
Bernstein
Bizet
Borodin
Brahms
Britten
Bruckner
Cage
Chopin
Copland
Corelli
Debussy
Delius
Donizetti
Dukas
Dvorak
Elgar
Falla, Manuel
Faure

Gesualdo
Gershwin
Glinka
Gounod
Granados
Grieg
Handel
Haydn
Hildegard
of Bingen

Holst
Humperdinck
Ives
Janacek
Khachaturian
Leoncavallo
Liszt
Mahler
Martinu
Mascagni
Mendelssohn
Messiaen
Monteverdi
Mozart
Mussorgsky
Offenbach
Orff
Pachelbel
Pergolesi
Poulenc
Prokofiev
Puccini
Purcell
Rachmaninoff
Ravel
Rimsky-Korsakov
Rodrigo
Rossini
Saint-Saens
Satie
Schoenberg
Schubert
Schumann
Schumann, Clara
Scriabin
Shostakovich
Sibelius
Smetana
Smyth, Ethel
Sousa
Strauss, R
Strauss, J
Stravinsky
Sullivan
Tchaikovsky
Vaughan-Williams
Verdi
Villa-Lobos
Vivaldi
Wagner
Walton

COMING SOON

Karlheinz
STOCKHAUSEN
Born: 
22 Aug 1928
Died: 
5 Dec 2007
Age 79

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APRIL
Classical Composer Anniversaries 


01/04/1873 Rachmaninoff born
01/04/1917 Scott Joplin died
03/04/1897 Brahms died
06/04/1971 Stravinsky died
08/04/1848 Donizetti died
14/04/1759 Handel died
18/04/1936 Respighi died
23/04/1858 Ethel Smyth born
23/04/1857 Leoncavallo born
27/04/1891 Prokofiev born
27/04/1915 Scriabin died
27/04/1992 Messiaen died

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2014
Important Composer Anniversaries


Compared with all the big anniversaries of 2013 there are very few in 2014. Richard Strauss is the only one likely to attract any attention of note.

Richard Strauss 150th anniversary of his birth on 11 June 1864
Rameau 250th anniversary of his death on 12 September
Gluck 300th anniversary of his birth on 2 July1714
Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel, 3rd son of JS Bach 300th anniversary of his birth on 8 March 1714.

You can find a far more comprehensive list of anniversaries at classical-composers.org