A Quick Guide to the Nine Beethoven Symphonies

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a legendary German composer who bridged the gap between the classical and romantic periods. While he wrote pieces in a variety of genres, he is most readily associated with his contributions to the Symphony. Over the course of his life, Beethoven wrote Nine symphonies, each one unique and exemplary. In …

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10 of the Greatest Romantic Period Composers of All Time

If you’ve ever been to a concert of classical music, chances are that you’ve heard sounds that were composed during the Romantic era. Many of the pieces that were written during this period – which lasted, approximately, from 1800-1900 – are amongst the most beloved and frequently-performed in the entire Western concert repertoire. This was …

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10 Important Composers of the Medieval Period

The history of Western classical music can be divided into six major eras, and the Medieval period is the first of these. It is also the longest, spanning an incredible 900 years, from 500 to 1400AD. Religious music dominated the era, with Gregorian chant perhaps its best-known exponent. And while a relatively small amount of …

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