Category Archives: Classical Music

Classical Memories 7 December: Henri Desmarets


  On this day in 1741 the French composer Henri Desmarets died. The featured video is Desmarets’ Marche Lorraine performed by Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Christopher Jackson

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Classical Memories 6 December: Ira Gershwin


  The American lyricist Ira Gershwin was born on this day in 1896. The clip is Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm performed by Bratislava Hot Serenaders

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Classical Memories 6 December: Johann Christoph Bach


  On this day in 1642 the German composer Johann Christoph Bach was born. The clip is JC Bach’s Fürchte dich nicht  

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Classical Memories 5 December: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


  On this day in 1791 the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died. The clip is the overture from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro  

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Classical Memories 5 December: Johann Friedrich Fasch


  The German composer Johann Friedrich Fasch died on this day in 1758. The clip is Fasch’s Trumpet Concerto in D-major performed by Drottningholms Barockensemble under the baton of Nils-Erik Sparf

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Classical Memories 4 December: Daniel Gregory Mason


  The American composer Daniel Gregory Mason died on this day in 1953. The featured piece is Mason’s Prelude and Fugue for Piano and Orchestra performed by Westphalian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Siegfried Landau

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Classical Memories 4 December: Alex North


On this day in 1910 the American composer Alex North was born. The clip is North’s The Agony and Ecstasy Suite

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Classical Memories 4 December: André Campra


  The French composer André Campra was born today in 1660. The video is the Prologue to Campra’s L’Europe Galante performed by l’Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay under the direction of William Christie.  

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Classical Memories 3 December: Lev Konstantinovich Knipper


  On this day in 1898 the Russian composer Lev Konstantinovich Knipper was born. The featured piece is Knipper’s Polyushka Polye from his Symphony No4 in D Major.  

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Classical Memories 2 December: Maria Callas


The Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas was born on this day in 1923. The video is Callas performing Habanera at Convent Garden in 1962. via The Boipoet  

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