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Profiles of the Great  Composers


THIS WEEK'S
COMPOSER

Sir Edward
ELGAR
 Born 2 June 1857
Died 23 February 1934
Age 76
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We are in the zodiac sign of 
PISCES
 Feb 19 - Mar 20
Composers born under this star sign:

Boccherini 
Chopin
Gesualdo 
Handel 
Ravel 
Rimsky-Korsakov
Rossini 
Smetana
Villa-Lobos
Vivaldi


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

The Story of Allegri's Miserere 
In 1630 the Pope considered this piece so beautiful that he decreed that it could only be performed in the Sistine Chapel and only during Lent. It was also forbidden to copy it, however the young Mozart did so, risking excommunication. Here is the full story.


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Select a composer from the alphabetical list further down or choose a category from the list below:

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
Stockhausen
Strauss, R
Strauss, J
Stravinsky
Sullivan
Tchaikovsky
Vaughan-Williams
Verdi
Villa-Lobos
Vivaldi
Wagner
Walton

NEW!!

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


2/02/1594 Palestrina died
3/02/1809 Mendelssohn born
7/02/1652 Allegri died 

13/02/1883 Wagner died
15/02/1857 Glinka died
17/2/1653 Corelli born
20/2/1961 P.Grainger died 

23/2/1934 Elgar died
23/2/1685 Handel born
27/2/1887 Borodin died
29/2/1792 Rossini born

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