The Top 10 Greatest Beethoven Piano Sonatas

When people think about classical music, they usually think about Ludwig van Beethoven. He is nearly synonymous with the entire music period, and he is the gold standard to which just about every other composer is compared. Without a doubt, his Marquis style of composition is the Sonata. During the course of his storied life, …

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10 of the Greatest Female Composers You Should Know

Although many women have composed music throughout history, they are sadly often absent from many music history textbooks. Reasons for such an absence of women composers range from lack of access to music education, the attitudes of male reviewers, the denial of creativity in females, and societal attitudes regarding gender roles. It’s not something resigned …

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Classical Music Composers Timeline

Classical music has been around for centuries and has changed a lot since its humble beginnings during the medieval era. It is fascinating to trace it back and see how each generation has influenced its development all the way from monophonic Gregorian chant to serialism and beyond. In this post, we’ve put together a timeline …

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11 Greatest Ragtime Composers you Should Know

At the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, ragtime music swept across America and Europe. There are many musicians that have made a significant impact on American music, but not many people know about the ragtime composers. These men and women created some of the most memorable melodies in American …

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10 of the Greatest Canadian Composers you Should Know

Canada is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with over 200 languages spoken including 60 indigenous ones. They also aren’t strangers to the language of music with some hugely talented musicians calling Canada home. Their wealth of talent when it comes to composers is certainly not lacking and in this post, …

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10 of the Greatest Belgian Composers you Should Know

Many people do not immediately realize how influential composers and musicians from Belgium have been over the past several centuries. Let’s take a look at the ten most important, including their influence on the music world. 1. Guillaume du Fay (1397-1474) Famous Guillaume du Fay was born sometime at the end of the 14th century …

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