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  • My Top 20 Composers - A personal list

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    Note: This list is a personal list of favourite composers. I am not ranking them in order of their greatness, but instead I rank them in terms of where they would come in my personal favourites. I am sure that some people will be highly surprised that I have not a single baroque composer in my list, or the fact that Mozart is not in the list! This is because I relate more to music of the romantic era, or the 20th century as there is I believe more power and passion in the music.
    I was originally going to do a top 25 list, but that would have made the video far too long. But if you want to know, the extra five I would have included would have been Mozart, Bach, Bartok, Schoenberg and Berlioz.

    I dedicate this video to my good friend, Basil. Please take a look at his channel which has many great videos on it. :)

    Please feel free to write comments on the video, remember that these are just my own personal favourites. :)

    Please take a listen to my own compositions if you are interested -

    Thank you for watching/listening!

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  • Great Composers Part 2 - The Germans, Austrians, Swiss, etc..

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    I'm sorry for the spelling mistakes..

    I know some poeple might complain that I haven't included Handel or Richard Strauss or Johann Strauss and others. I will include the in Part 2 of the the Germans Swiss, Austrians etc.. video.
    I will also do the same with the Russians, and possibly with other videos of the series.

    You might have noticed That I have only put 1 Wagner Piece and 1 Bruckner piece. I only put 1 because of the duration of the pieces, not because its the only best music they have.

    There is much more to explore about these composers. All of them are great, and all of them have masterpieces. I invite you to look through Youtube and search accounts that have an abundance of Classical music videos. In my Channel you will find a list of such channels.

    Other complaints might be because of the Mahler pieces. I have to apologize, but I have only listened to a bit of Mahlers music, so I have only put the bits that I know, but he still has other treasures out there!!

    I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!

    My next part of the series is:

    Great Composers: The Scandinavians

    I will include composers such as Grieg, Nielsen, Sibelius, Yngve Skold, Hugo Alfen etc..

    After that I will upload Great Composers: The French.

    After that, I will upoad Great Composers: The Spanish. In this part of the series, I will include something really spetial in the video. Im not going to reveal anything, because its a secret!

    I hope you enjoy it!

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  • 20 great violinists in 25 minutes!

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    Rob Cowan offers a whistle-stop tour of outstanding, and exceptionally characterful, recordings by 20 of the finest violinists of the early and mid 20th century. Including recordings by David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Jascha Heifetz and Bronisław Huberman this is a feast of fine fiddling.

  • Great Composers: Felix Mendelssohn

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    A look at one of the greatest prodigies of all time.

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    Classical Nerd is a weekly video series covering music history, theoretical concepts, and techniques, hosted by composer, pianist, and music history aficionado Thomas Little.

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    Music:

    - Felix Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54, performed by Dr. François de Larrard
    [free recording courtesy pianosociety.com]
    - Thomas Little: Dance! #2 in E minor, Op. 1 No. 2, performed by Rachel Fellows, Michael King, and Bruce Tippette

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    Questions and comments can be directed to:
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    All images and audio in this video are for educational purposes only and are not intended as copyright infringement. If you have a copyright concern, please contact me using the above information.

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  • The Best of Waltz Music: Strauss and Tchaikovsky

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    THE BEST OF WALTZ
    Strauss - Künstlerleben op. 316 (00:00)
    Strauss - Rosen aus dem Süden op. 388 (10:06)
    Tchaikovsky - Valzer dei fiori (19:36)
    Strauss - Frühlingsstimmen op. 410 (26:18)
    Strauss - Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325 (33:36)
    Strauss - Schatz-Walzer op. 418 (46:18)
    Strauss - Kaiser-Walzer op. 437 (54:24)
    Strauss - Wiener Bonbons op. 307 (01:05:54)
    Strauss - Seid umschlungen Millionen op. 443 (01:15:06)
    Strauss - Wiener Blut op. 354 (01:24:42)
    Strauss - An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314 (01:33:30)
    Strauss - Liebeslieder op. 114 (01:44:42)
    Strauss - Wein, Weib und Gesang op. 333 (01:53:48)
    Strauss - Wo die Zitronen blühen op. 364 (01:59:18)
    Strauss - Morgenblätter op. 279 (02:08:36)

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    The very best of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Schubert, Handel, Liszt, Haydn, Strauss, Verdi, Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, Rossini, Ravel, Grieg, Ravel, Dvorák…

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  • Baroque Music - Classical Music from the Baroque Period

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    BAROQUE MUSIC

    BACH - BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3 IN G MAJOR, BWV 1048
    I. — 00:00
    II. Adagio 05:55
    III. Allegro 06:21
    Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina conducted by Giuseppe Lanzetta

    VIVALDI - SINFONIA IN C MAJOR, RV 112
    I. Allegro 11:06
    II. Andante 13:04
    III. Presto 14:56
    Kaunas Chamber Orchestra conducted by Silvano Frontalini

    TELEMANN - VIOLA CONCERTO IN G MAJOR, TWV 51:G9
    I. Largo 15:39
    II. Allegro 19:12
    III. Andante 22:20
    IV. Presto 27:02
    Giovanni Antonioni, Warmia Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Silvano Frontalini

    CORELLI - CONCERTO GROSSO NO. 9 IN F MAJOR, OP. 6
    Preludio. Largo 30:07
    II. Corrente. Vivace 32:13
    III. Gavotta. Allegro 34:05
    IV. Minuetto. Vivace 35:10
    Kiev Camera Orchestra conducted by Liviu Buiuc

    VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS, CONCERTO NO. 1 IN E MAJOR, RV 269 SPRING
    I. Allegro 38:25
    II. Largo 41:42
    III. Allegro pastorale 44:50
    Christiane Edinger, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina conducted by Giuseppe Lanzetta

    BACH - BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 5 IN D MAJOR, BWV 1050
    I. Allegro 49:07
    II. Affettuoso 59:48
    III. Allegro 1:05:26
    Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina conducted by Giuseppe Lanzetta

    VIVALDI - STRINGS CONCERTO IN B-FLAT MINOR, RV 164
    I. Allegro 1:10:55
    II. Adagio 1:12:55
    III. Allegro 1:13:53
    Kaunas Chamber Orchestra conducted by Marek Tracz

    CORELLI - CONCERTO GROSSO NO. 10 IN C MAJOR, OP. 6
    Preludio. Largo 1:15:14
    II. Adagio 1:17:54
    III. Allegro 1:21:44
    IV. Minuetto. Vivace 1:24:42
    Kiev Camera Orchestra conducted by Liviu Buiuc

    VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS, CONCERTO NO. 4 IN F MINOR, RV 297 WINTER
    I. Allegro non molto 1:26:28
    II. Largo 1:29:56
    III. Allegro, Lento 1:32:08
    Christiane Edinger, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina conducted by Giuseppe Lanzetta

    BACH - SUITE NO. 2 IN B MINOR, BWV 1067
    I. Ouverture. Lentamente 1:35:46
    II. Rondeau 1:43:30
    III. Sarabande 1:45:01
    IV. Bourrée 1:48:00
    V. Double 1:50:01
    VI. Minuetto 1:53:29
    VII. Badinerie 1:54:44
    Andreas Blau, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina conducted by Giuseppe Lanzetta

    BACH - HARPSICHORD CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MINOR, BWV 1052
    I. Allegro 1:56:05
    II. Adagio 2:03:52
    III. Allegro 2:09:53
    Saulis Dirvanauskas, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra conducted by Silvano Frontalini

    BACH - DAS WOHLTEMPERIERTE KLAVIER I: PRÉLUDE & FUGUE NO. 22, BWV 867 2:17:44
    Saulis Dirvanauskas (piano solo)

    BACH - ORCHESTRAL SUITE NO. 3 IN D MAJOR, BWV 1068: II. ARIA 2:20:31
    Giovanni Umberto Battel (piano solo)

    BACH - DAS WOHLTEMPERIERTE KLAVIER I: PRÉLUDE & FUGUE NO. 21, BWV 866 2:26:52
    Saulis Dirvanauskas (piano solo)

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  • 25 The Greatest Composers

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    This one, is for another
    video called Top 25 composers
    owner NiceplayeR700. This is my list from No. 25 to 1.
    And also, I rank them in greatness. I know all of you will be surprised that I do not have a single renaissance composer or one single Medieval composer, and the fact that Beethoven and Mahler are not on the list!
    I was thinking on making Top 35 composers, but my mother will say the video will be too long. The extra 10 I would include would be R. Strauss, Resphigi, Sousa, Beethoven, Dukas, Mendelssohn, Pachelbel, Rossini, Rosas and Vivaldi.

  • Earle Browns Music for Cello and Piano: Analysis

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    Composer Samuel Andreyev analyzes Earle Brown's Music for Cello and Piano (1952)




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  • Franz Liszt ‒ Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année – Italie, S161

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    Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886), Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année – Italie, S161 (1837/1849)

    Performed by Jeno Jando

    Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année – Italie, S161

    00:00 - No 1: Sposalizio
    08:16 - No 2: Il penseroso
    13:17 - No 3: Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa
    15:53 - No 4: Sonetto 47 del Petrarca
    21:18 - No 5: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    27:28 - No 6: Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
    34:14 - No 7: Après une lecture du Dante 'Fantasia quasi Sonata'

    There are many similarities in the genesis of the first and second books of Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage: most of the pieces in both books were conceived in the 1830s during his travels to and from Switzerland and Italy with Marie d’Agoult, a time which saw the birthof the couple’s three children, Blandine, Cosima and Daniel, and for Liszt a period of intense compositional activity, punctuated by a good many concerts. The two books were eventually prepared for publication in their final form by the early 1850s, in Liszt’s busiest period as a composer/conductor at the court of Weimar. Their story is also paralleled by that of the Transcendental Etudes and the Hungarian Rhapsodies, which achieved their final form at about the same time. In the case of the Swiss volume, Liszt had selected all but one of the pieces from the previously published Album d’un Voyageur; with the Italian set only three of the pieces had appeared in print in earlier versions—the Petrarch Sonnets—although all but one of the remaining pieces had been drafted in the late 1830s. The supplementary volume Venezia e Napoli had been ready for publication in about 1840, but was withdrawn by Liszt at the proof stage. The later set of pieces with the same title discarded two of the earlier set, revised two, and added a new piece between them. The important difference between the two books lies in the source of inspiration: although various literary references lie in the background to the Swiss volume, the principal imaginative spring is the landscape of Switzerland itself; the second Année draws entirely upon Italian art and literature.

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  • Kampong Overture, by Lee Jinjun - SSO National Day Concert 2019

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    Czech composer Dvorák was famous for melding folk elements into the symphonic form, creating music that sounds nostalgic and genuine, qualities that made him one of the most popular folk-inspired composers of the 19th century. Kampong Overture takes a page from Dvorák by using three Malay folk tunes, Geylang Sipaku Geylang, Lengkang Kangkung and Suriram, and weaving them into a Romantic-styled symphonic overture. (Programme note by Lee Jinjun)

    Recorded live at the Esplanade Concert Hall, 10 Aug 2019.



    LEE JINJUN (b. 1990)
    Lee Jinjun is an award-winning composer, and active trumpeter and musical mentor. His music has been performed in countries such as Singapore, China, USA, Belgium, Germany and Spain. Recently, his Autumnal Fireworks clinched First Prize at the Singapore International Band Festival Composition Competition. In 2014, What Does the Future Hold? won First Prize at the World Projects Composition Contest, and was premiered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall at the 2015 Los
    Angeles International Music Festival. Jinjun was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to write the concert band set pieces for the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2019. Other commissions include works for Timothy Reynish, Royal Northern College of Music, SMRT Corporation and the Orchestra of the Music Makers.

  • Romances For Piano - Cavatina By Joachim Raff / Ernst Pauer

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    For more Romances played on the piano, please check out this playlist

    Joseph Joachim Raff (May 27, 1822 -- June 24 or June 25, 1882) was a German-Swiss composer, teacher and pianist. He was largely self taught and later became assistant to Franz Liszt. He was also credited with starting a class specifically for female composers in Frankfurt. He was a prolific composer, but today his works are largely forgotten, with the exception of the cavatina.

    Ernst Pauer (21 December 1826 -- 5 May 1905) was an Austrian pianist, composer and educator. He was a contemporary of Joachim Raff.

    A Cavatina is a simple melodious song. This Cavatina forms part of the 6 pieces Op.85 written for the Violin and Piano. This is a transcription of the Cavatina for solo piano by Ernst Pauer.

  • Great Classical Music Composers part 4

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    Part 4 of a 15-part series featuring excerpts from music by the greatest composers of classical music. This one features Rossini, Schubert, Berlioz, and Strauss I.

  • Rossini-Liszt - William Tell Overture S.552 - Kemal Gekić Piano

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    Rossini composed the William Tell opera in 1829 and Liszt transcribed the overture for piano in 1838. It was published in 1842 and Liszt performed it many times in concert.

    It begins with the Prelude, Dawn, depicting a sunrise in the Swiss Alps, and proceeds to the famous Storm section. After the storm is the Ranz des Vaches which is a very calm and recognizable shepherd's song. The overture culminates with the infamous march Finale which begins about 9:29 into my video.

    Kemal Gekić (b. 1962) was born in what is now Croatia and is currently a Professor of Piano Performance at Florida International University in Miami. This is an incredible performance which I feel would be extremely difficult to top.

  • Volkmar Andreae, Music for orchestra, Op 35

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    Volkmar Andreae, Music for orchestra, Op. 35

    Allegro Vivace

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Marc Andreae,conductor

    Volkmar Andreae (5 July 1879 – 18 June 1962) was a Swiss conductor and composer.
    Andreae was born in Bern. He received piano instruction as a child and his first lessons in composition with Karl Munzinger. From 1897 to 1900, he studied at the Cologne Conservatory and was a student of Fritz Brun, Franz Wüllner, Isidor Seiss and Friedrich Wilhelm Franke. In 1900 he was a soloist tutor at the Munich Hofoper. In 1902 he took over the leadership of the Mixed Choir of Zurich (Der Gemischte Chor Zürich), where he remained until 1949, also leading the Stadtsängerverein Winterthur from 1902 to 1914 and the Männerchor Zürich from 1904 to 1914.

    From 1906 to 1949 he led the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and from 1914 to 1939 the Conservatory of Zurich. (He was offered the opportunity of succeeding Gustav Mahler as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1911, but he declined.) Later he worked as freelance composer in Vienna and worked internationally as a conductor (especially with the works of Anton Bruckner). He composed opera, symphony and chamber music, piano, violin, and oboe concertos, piano music, as well as choir music and songs. He died in Zurich.

    He is mentioned in Chapter XXI of Thomas Mann's novel Doctor Faustus, where he is cited as conducting the Thirteen Brentano Lieder by the fictional composer Adrian Leverkühn. This fictional concert is said to have taken place in 1922 in the Tonhalle in Zurich.

    His grandson is the conductor Marc Andreae, who recorded various of his grandfather's works for the Guild label.

    The music on my channel is meant to introduce a large audience to music by unknown classical composers and unknown classical music by famous composers in the music period of about 1870 till about 1970.
    The program presents works by relatively unknown composers and unknown music by well-known composers and has no commercial purposes.
    Tens of thousands of people around the world learn about unknown music through our channel (educational task) and unite the people from the many countries who give their comments and reactions. If someone, for any reason, would deem that a video appearing in this channel violates the copyright, please inform us immediately before you submit a claim to YouTube, and it will be our care to remove immediately the video accordingly.

  • The Best of Classical Music

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    Metamorphose String Orchestra
    Conductor: Pavel Lyubomudrov

    J.S. BACH
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. Allegro 00:00
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro 05:48

    VIVALDI
    The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E major, RV 269 Spring: I. Allegro 14:03
    The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E major, RV 269 Spring: III. Allegro pastorale 17:19
    The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, RV 315 Summer: III. Presto 21:06
    The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 3 in F major, RV 293 Autumn: I. Allegro 23:46
    The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor, RV 297 Winter: II. Largo 28:36

    MOZART
    Divertimento in D major, K. 136 Salzburg Symphony No. 1: I. Allegro 30:35
    Divertimento in D major, K. 136 Salzburg Symphony No. 1: II. Andante 33:35
    Divertimento in F major, K. 138 Salzburg Symphony No. 3: I. Allegro 37:13
    Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio 39:52

    HAYDN
    Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb:1, Op.101: II. Adagio 43:41

    BEETHOVEN
    Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’: I. Allegro con brio 48:08
    Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 1:02:58
    Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro 1:10:57

    TCHAIKOVSKY
    Swan Lake, Op. 20: Scene by a Lake 1:19:16
    Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act III, No. 21 Spanish Dance
    The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: No. 2c, Russian Dance
    The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: No. 2a, March of the Toy Soldiers
    Serenade for Strings, Op. 48: I. Pezzo in forma di sonatina 1:27:32
    Serenade for Strings, Op. 48: II. Valse 1:29:53

    MUSSORGSKY
    Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade I 1:33:42
    Pictures at an Exhibition: The Hut on Fowl's Legs Baba-Yagá 1:35:13

    SAINT-SAENS
    Introduction and Rondò Capriccioso, Op. 28 1:44:28

    POPPER
    Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves), Op. 39 1:53:25

    BIZET
    Carmen Suite No. 1: VI. Les Toréadors 1:55:57

    GRIEG
    Holberg Suite, Op. 40: I. Praeludium 1:58:01
    Holberg Suite, Op. 40: III. Gavotte 2:00:45

    SIBELIUS
    Andante Festivo 2:04:00

    PROKOFIEV
    Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64bis: No. 6, Death of Tybalt 2:08:06

    ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA
    Captivating, soul-stirring performances of classical and contemporary music. The Metamorphose String Orchestra of Minsk, founded in 2015 by conductor Pavel Lyubomudrov, has been taking the Belarusian music scene by storm with a series of critically acclaimed concerts – and now has its eye on Europe.
    Exquisitely blending creativity, tradition and musicianship, the Orchestra’s performances exude a deep love and understanding of music. With a constantly-changing repertoire that spans from Baroque to original arrangements of popular music and contemporary Belarusian composers, the Orchestra proves true to its name: experimentation is in its DNA.
    Conductor Pavel Lyubomudrov, a graduate of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and a pupil of Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Alexander Vasilyevich Alekseev, has filled the Orchestra’s ranks with some of the country’s finest musicians. Alumni of the St. Petersburg, Moscow and Minsk Conservatoires have joined him on his artistic journey, sharing stages with renowned soloists such as cellists Mikael Samsonov (Germany) and Antonio Mostacci (Italy), violinists Lisa Jacobs (Netherlands) and Andrey Baranov (Switzerland), oboist Juan Manuel García-Cano (Spain), flutist Maria Fedotova and pianist Stanislav Soloviev (Russia), among others.
    “Music changes lives”, is the firm belief of Pavel Lyubomudrov. “By taking people into a region beyond words, it helps them connect with themselves – and others – on the highest, purest emotional level”.

  • Volkmar Andreae, Notturno and Scherzo, Op 30

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    Volkmar Andreae, Notturno and Scherzo, Op. 30

    1. Ziemlich langsam, aber fließend
    2. Scherzo - Sehr rasch

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Marc Andreae,conductor

    Volkmar Andreae (5 July 1879 – 18 June 1962) was a Swiss conductor and composer.
    Andreae was born in Bern. He received piano instruction as a child and his first lessons in composition with Karl Munzinger. From 1897 to 1900, he studied at the Cologne Conservatory and was a student of Fritz Brun, Franz Wüllner, Isidor Seiss and Friedrich Wilhelm Franke. In 1900 he was a soloist tutor at the Munich Hofoper. In 1902 he took over the leadership of the Mixed Choir of Zurich (Der Gemischte Chor Zürich), where he remained until 1949, also leading the Stadtsängerverein Winterthur from 1902 to 1914 and the Männerchor Zürich from 1904 to 1914.

    From 1906 to 1949 he led the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and from 1914 to 1939 the Conservatory of Zurich. (He was offered the opportunity of succeeding Gustav Mahler as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1911, but he declined.) Later he worked as freelance composer in Vienna and worked internationally as a conductor (especially with the works of Anton Bruckner). He composed opera, symphony and chamber music, piano, violin, and oboe concertos, piano music, as well as choir music and songs. He died in Zurich.

    He is mentioned in Chapter XXI of Thomas Mann's novel Doctor Faustus, where he is cited as conducting the Thirteen Brentano Lieder by the fictional composer Adrian Leverkühn. This fictional concert is said to have taken place in 1922 in the Tonhalle in Zurich.

    His grandson is the conductor Marc Andreae, who recorded various of his grandfather's works for the Guild label.

    The music on my channel is meant to introduce a large audience to music by unknown classical composers and unknown classical music by famous composers in the music period of about 1870 till about 1970.
    The program presents works by relatively unknown composers and unknown music by well-known composers and has no commercial purposes.
    Tens of thousands of people around the world learn about unknown music through our channel (educational task) and unite the people from the many countries who give their comments and reactions. If someone, for any reason, would deem that a video appearing in this channel violates the copyright, please inform us immediately before you submit a claim to YouTube, and it will be our care to remove immediately the video accordingly.

  • Jean Perrin, Violin Concerto

    13:34

    Jean Perrin, Violin Concerto (1986)

    1. Molto Lento
    2. Allegro non troppo e giocoso

    Tanja Becker-Bender, violin
    Kammerakademie Potsdam
    Jean-Francois Antonioli, conductor

    Jean Perrin (September 17, 1920 – September 24, 1989) was a Swiss composer and pianist. He composed in a neo-classical style, sometimes approaching polytonality, and his music shows the influence of Stravinsky and Poulenc.

    He began studying piano in Lausanne, where he was born, and later studied with Franz-Joseph Hirt in Bern and Edwin Fischer in Lucerne. Eventually he went to Paris to study piano with Yves Nat. In Paris he also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger and Darius Milhaud. After returning to Lausanne he taught piano and also edited program notes for the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra for over 20 years.

    He died in his sleep in Lausanne the night before the worldwide broadcast on French-speaking radio of the world premiere of his string quartet.

    The music on my channel is meant to introduce a large audience to music by unknown classical composers and unknown classical music by famous composers in the music period of about 1870 till about 1970.
    The program presents works by relatively unknown composers and unknown music by well-known composers and has no commercial purposes.
    Tens of thousands of people around the world learn about unknown music through our channel (educational task) and unite the people from the many countries who give their comments and reactions. If someone, for any reason, would deem that a video appearing in this channel violates the copyright, please inform us immediately before you submit a claim to YouTube, and it will be our care to remove immediately the video accordingly.

  • Klaus Cornell, The Vine Der Weinstock, Zyklus für Violoncello und Streichorchester

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    Klaus Cornell, The Vine (Der Weinstock), Zyklus für Violoncello und Streichorchester

    1. Vineyard in Spring (Rebschnitt)
    2. Summer (Sommer)
    3. Thunderstorm (Gewitter)
    4. Autumn (Herbst)
    5. Death in the Vineyard (Tod im Rebberg)

    Michael Flaksman, cello
    Ensemble Incontro Heidelberg
    Ivo Hentschel, conductor

    Born on August 18, 1932 at Bern / Switzerland. Studied at Bern Music Conservatory and University as well as at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Holds degrees in orchestra conducting, opera direction, composition and musicology.
    In 1955 graduation with highest honors («summa cum laude»). Received «Price of the Austrian state» for composition.1956­1960.
    Opera conductor and composer­in­residence at Basel (Switzerland),Hamburg and Baden­Baden (Germany).
    1961­1987 Holds leading position at the Music depart­ ment of Swiss Radio. Guest conductor withmany European orchestras.
    Music directorof the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Open Music Group, the Orchestre de Chambre Romand and the Kloten Chamber Orchestra.
    1983­1992 Music Director of the City of Schaffhausen /Switzerland and Music Director of it's Music Conservatory.
    Member of Jury at various international music competitions (Geneva, Lugano, Vienna). Artistic advisor for the «International Bach Society».1993.
    Emigration to the USA.
    2000 Klaus Cornell returns to Europe and settles down in Germany.

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  • A great Swiss composer, Hannes Fuhrer

    5:57

    Hannes Fuhrer from Hohfluh-Hasliberg in canton Bern is considered one of Switzerland's greatest yodel composers and choir directors and has done much to promote yodelling among the younger generation. This is a portrait of the man who has written more than seventy of the country's favourite yodelling tunes. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)

  • Swiss Composers Pt.3

    12:34

    After nearly half a year, I finally found the time to make part 3 of the series, with some very interesting composers!
    (reuploaded due to problems with a picture)

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  • Top 10 Composers

    6:00

    #10:

    - WHAT? SO LOW ON THE LIST? HOW COULD YOU???
    - It happens, don't worry. The thing is, this is my own personal top 10 according to my musical tastes.

    #9:

    Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb!

    #8:

    I CAN ACTUALLY PLAY THIS SONG!

    #7:

    - You like sick piano music, don't you?
    - I like sick and peaceful music.

    #6:

    - You're a Godzilla fan?
    - Come on! You know I always was a Godzilla fan!

    #5:

    - I listen to this song when it's raining in my head.
    - What??

    #4:

    - I like to listen to this song when I mow the lawn!
    - o_O

    #3:

    - What are you doing?
    - I have reached enlightenment

    #2:

    - Triumph!
    - Of what?
    - Of German Romanticism!

    #1:
    - We couldn't get rid of the bomb.
    - And the bomb exploded.

  • Hermann von Glenck, Sinfonie, Op 11, Carita Eterna

    56:01

    Hermann von Glenck, Sinfonie, Op. 11, Carita Eterna

    1. Molto lento
    2. Adagio molto
    3. Molto moderato
    4. Largo moderato
    5. Molto moderato
    6. Molto adagio
    7. Molto lento
    8. Molto largo
    9. Moderato
    10. Adagio molto

    Zsuzsa Alföldi, soprano
    Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Vladimír Válek, conductor

    The Swiss-born composer and conductor Hermann von Glenck was born in Zurich on January 5th, 1883, where he attended the city’s grammar school and also, after his innate musicality asserted itself, took music lessons from Lothar Kempter, son of the noted German organist and composer Karl Kempter.
    In 1900, Hermann von Glenck left Zurich, and travelled to Berlin, where he attended the Hochschule fur Musik. At this institution, he joined the composition and conducting classes of Robert Kahn, where he made rapid progress.

    After this initial success, von Glenck's career followed a somewhat familiar pattern of a promising musician in the first decade of the 20th century. His precocious talents, however enabled him in acquiring important conducting posts in several parts of Germany, the highlight being an engagement to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in a 1908 programme. During this same he was appointed director of the Stuttgart Opera, a post he occupied for 3 years until a serious illness put a temporary halt to von Glenck's career.

    In the 20's, now fully recovered, he settled near Munich, and up to his death in 1952 in Switzerland at the age of 69, he was kept busy with numerous requests to conduct all over Germany. As a composer, his output is not, what you would call prolific, but the limited corpus of works to come out from his pen are full of expressive emotions encapsulated in a frame of structural strength and contrapuntal dexterity.

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  • Famous Composers in Color!

    2:19

    Through a special process of my own invention, I present life-like colorized photographs of the great composers: Liszt,Grieg,Wagner,Dvorak,Guilmant, Janacek,Saint-Saens,Debussy,Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Bartok, Kodaly,Sibelius,Stravinsky and Hindemith. Complete and full rights for the use of the music to this video was legally obtained at my expense from pond5.coms composer: Soundsvisual. (arr. of Parry Jerusalem) I am fully licensed to the use of this music for this project and have been granted full ownership for this project.

  • Paul Müller Zürich, Consenso, Suite für Orchester, Op 77

    17:52

    Paul Müller-Zürich, Consenso, Suite für Orchester, Op. 77 (1974-1975)

    1. Intrada
    2. Sosta
    3. Caccia
    4. Chiamata
    5. Slancio

    Symphonisches Orchester Zürich
    Daniel Schweizer, conductor

    Paul Müller-Zürich (actually Paul Müller; born June 19, 1898 in Zurich, † July 21, 1993 in Lucerne) was a Swiss composer.

    He studied with Philipp Jarnach and Volkmar Andreae at the Zurich Conservatory, then with Jean Batalla in Paris. From 1927 to 1968 Müller-Zürich was a music theory teacher at the Zurich Conservatory. His students included a. the composer Hermann Haller and Franz Tischhauser (composer). As a teacher, conductor, composer and organizer, he was one of the most important figures in Swiss musical life in the 20th century.

    In 1953 he was awarded the City of Zurich Music Prize. In 1958 he received the composition award of the Swiss Tonkünstlerverein, of which he became president in 1960. The Louisville Philharmonic Society in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, commissioned him in 1954 to compose a cello concerto, which was published as part of the orchestra's record subscription series.

    Paul Müller-Zürich's estate is kept in the music department of the Zurich Central Library.

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  • Hermann von Glenck, Variationen-Suite, Op. 171.

    28:18

    Hermann von Glenck, Variationen-Suite, Op. 17

    1. Thema: Gemachlich heiter
    2. Marsch
    3. Heiter bewegt
    4. Ruhig
    5. Bewegt

    Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Vladimír Válek, conductor

    The Swiss-born composer and conductor Hermann von Glenck was born in Zurich on January 5th, 1883, where he attended the city’s grammar school and also, after his innate musicality asserted itself, took music lessons from Lothar Kempter, son of the noted German organist and composer Karl Kempter.
    In 1900, Hermann von Glenck left Zurich, and travelled to Berlin, where he attended the Hochschule fur Musik. At this institution, he joined the composition and conducting classes of Robert Kahn, where he made rapid progress.

    After this initial success, von Glenck's career followed a somewhat familiar pattern of a promising musician in the first decade of the 20th century. His precocious talents, however enabled him in acquiring important conducting posts in several parts of Germany, the highlight being an engagement to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in a 1908 programme. During this same he was appointed director of the Stuttgart Opera, a post he occupied for 3 years until a serious illness put a temporary halt to von Glenck's career.

    In the 20's, now fully recovered, he settled near Munich, and up to his death in 1952 in Switzerland at the age of 69, he was kept busy with numerous requests to conduct all over Germany. As a composer, his output is not, what you would call prolific, but the limited corpus of works to come out from his pen are full of expressive emotions encapsulated in a frame of structural strength and contrapuntal dexterity.

    The music on my channel is meant to introduce a large audience to music by unknown classical composers and unknown classical music by famous composers in the music period of about 1870 till about 1970.
    The program presents works by relatively unknown composers and unknown music by well-known composers and has no commercial purposes.
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  • Frank Martin, The Four Elements

    18:45

    Frank Martin, The Four Elements

    1. Earth
    2. Water
    3. Air
    4. Fire

    Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam
    Bernard Haitink, conductor

    Frank Martin (15 September 1890 – 21 November 1974) was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands.
    Born into a Huguenot family in the Eaux-Vives quarter of Geneva, the youngest of the ten children of a Calvinist pastor named Charles Martin, Frank Martin started to improvise on the piano prior to his formal schooling. At the age of nine he had already written a few songs without external musical instruction. At 12, he attended a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion and was deeply affected by it.

    Respecting his parents' wishes, he studied mathematics and physics for two years at Geneva University, but at the same time was also studying piano, composition and harmony with his first music teacher Joseph Lauber (1864–1953), a Geneva composer and by that time a leading figure of the city's musical scene. In the 1920s, Martin worked closely with Émile Jaques-Dalcroze from whom he learned much about rhythm and musical theory. Between 1918 and 1926 Martin lived in Zurich, Rome and Paris. Compositions of this time show him searching for an authentic musical voice of his own.
    Among a dozen major scores for the theater are operatic settings of Shakespeare (Der Sturm [ The Tempest ], in August Wilhelm Schlegel's German version [1952–1955]) and Molière (Monsieur de Pourceaugnac [1960–1962]), and the satirical fairy tale La Nique à Satan (Thumbing Your Nose at Satan [1928–1931]). His works on sacred texts and subjects, which include another large-scale theater piece, Le Mystère de la Nativité (The Mystery of the Nativity) 1957/1959, are widely considered to rank among the finest religious compositions of the 20th century. Fellow Swiss musician Ernest Ansermet, a champion of his music from 1918 on, conducted recordings of many of Martin's works, such as the oratorio for soloists, double chorus & orchestra In Terra Pax (1944), with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.[2]

    Martin developed his mature style based on his personal variant of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve tone technique, starting using it around 1932, although he didn't abandon tonality. His preference for lean textures and his habitual rhythmic vehemence make his style different from the one of Schoenberg. Some of Martin's most inspired music comes from his last decade. He worked on his last cantata, Et la vie l'emporta, until ten days before his death. He died in Naarden, the Netherlands, and was buried in Geneva at the Cimetière des Rois.

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  • Renaissance Composers Pt. 6 - The French School Pt. 2

    17:18

    This part contains French Renaissance composers born from 1450 to 1500. It contains composers like Mouton, Brumel, A. Févin, Verdelot, Janequin. Don't forget to give suggestions for the next part!!

  • The greatest composers of all the time

    7:03

    The end of my top of composers...Please enjoy it and comment

  • Great Classical Music Composers pt. 9

    10:09

    Part 9 of a 15-part series featuring excerpts from music by the greatest composers of classical music. This is an expanded version of the original keonepax series. I hope you like it. Part 9 features Dvořák and Massenet, but mainly Tchaikovsky, my favorite composer.

  • János Tamás, Serenade

    10:49

    János Tamás, Serenade

    Argovia Philharmonic
    Douglas Bostock, conductor

    János Tamás born May 24, 1936 in Budapest, † November 14, 1995 in Aarau) was a Hungarian-Swiss composer, conductor and educator.

    Tamás studied in Budapest. After the Hungarian popular uprising he fled to Switzerland in 1956 and finished his studies at the conservatories in Bern and Zurich. From 1961 he worked as a solo reeditor at the Stadttheater Zürich, from 1963 as the first Kapellmeister of the Städtebundtheater Biel-Solothurn. In 1969 he was granted the citizenship of the community Schönenwerd. At the Old Cantonal School Aarau Tamás was from 1971 as a teacher. He also conducted the Orchesterverein Aarau and left about 120 compositions.

    Tamás's compositional estate has been managed since 2011 by the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel.

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  • Frank Martin, Ballade for piano and orchestra

    16:54

    Frank Martin, Ballade for piano and orchestra (1939)

    Christian Benda, piano
    Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
    Sebastian Benda, conductor

    Frank Martin (15 September 1890 – 21 November 1974) was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands.
    Born into a Huguenot family in the Eaux-Vives quarter of Geneva, the youngest of the ten children of a Calvinist pastor named Charles Martin, Frank Martin started to improvise on the piano prior to his formal schooling. At the age of nine he had already written a few songs without external musical instruction. At 12, he attended a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion and was deeply affected by it.

    Respecting his parents' wishes, he studied mathematics and physics for two years at Geneva University, but at the same time was also studying piano, composition and harmony with his first music teacher Joseph Lauber (1864–1953), a Geneva composer and by that time a leading figure of the city's musical scene. In the 1920s, Martin worked closely with Émile Jaques-Dalcroze from whom he learned much about rhythm and musical theory. Between 1918 and 1926 Martin lived in Zurich, Rome and Paris. Compositions of this time show him searching for an authentic musical voice of his own.
    Among a dozen major scores for the theater are operatic settings of Shakespeare (Der Sturm [ The Tempest ], in August Wilhelm Schlegel's German version [1952–1955]) and Molière (Monsieur de Pourceaugnac [1960–1962]), and the satirical fairy tale La Nique à Satan (Thumbing Your Nose at Satan [1928–1931]). His works on sacred texts and subjects, which include another large-scale theater piece, Le Mystère de la Nativité (The Mystery of the Nativity) 1957/1959, are widely considered to rank among the finest religious compositions of the 20th century. Fellow Swiss musician Ernest Ansermet, a champion of his music from 1918 on, conducted recordings of many of Martin's works, such as the oratorio for soloists, double chorus & orchestra In Terra Pax (1944), with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.[2]

    Martin developed his mature style based on his personal variant of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve tone technique, starting using it around 1932, although he didn't abandon tonality. His preference for lean textures and his habitual rhythmic vehemence make his style different from the one of Schoenberg. Some of Martin's most inspired music comes from his last decade. He worked on his last cantata, Et la vie l'emporta, until ten days before his death. He died in Naarden, the Netherlands, and was buried in Geneva at the Cimetière des Rois.

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  • Whats Inside the Melody: March of the Swiss Soldiers

    51

    This is a melody from the opera 'William Tell', composed by Gioachino Rossini and premiered in 1829. The tune serves as the main theme for the final part of Overture.

    The theme was often cited in different movies, cartoons, and computer games. Some other famous composers quoted the theme in their own works (Johann Strauss Sr. in Op. 29B, Dmitri Shostakovich in Symphony No. 15).

    We use the Diagram to show a path of the melody through four musical measures. You can experiment with melodies using Melody Composer Squared app.

  • Jean Perrin, Cello Concerto, Op 27

    28:36

    Jean Perrin, Cello Concerto, Op. 27 (1972)

    1. Allegro deciso
    2. Adagio non troppo
    3. Allegretto

    Emil Rovner, cello
    Kammerakademie Potsdam
    Jean-Francois Antonioli, conductor

    Jean Perrin (September 17, 1920 – September 24, 1989) was a Swiss composer and pianist. He composed in a neo-classical style, sometimes approaching polytonality, and his music shows the influence of Stravinsky and Poulenc.

    He began studying piano in Lausanne, where he was born, and later studied with Franz-Joseph Hirt in Bern and Edwin Fischer in Lucerne. Eventually he went to Paris to study piano with Yves Nat. In Paris he also studied composition with Nadia Boulanger and Darius Milhaud. After returning to Lausanne he taught piano and also edited program notes for the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra for over 20 years.

    He died in his sleep in Lausanne the night before the worldwide broadcast on French-speaking radio of the world premiere of his string quartet.

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  • Ernest Bloch, Psalm 22

    7:56

    Ernest Bloch, Psalm 22

    Vincent Le Texier, baritone
    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
    David Shallon, conductor

    Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer. Bloch was a pre-eminent artist in his day and left a lasting legacy. He is recognised as one of the greatest Swiss composers in history. As well as producing musical scores, Bloch had an academic career that culminated in his recognition as Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley in 1952.
    Bloch was born in Geneva on July 24, 1880 to Jewish parents. He began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon after. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. He then travelled around Europe, moving to Germany (where he studied composition from 1900–1901 with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt), on to Paris in 1903 and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in 1916, taking US citizenship in 1924. He held several teaching appointments in the US with George Antheil, Frederick Jacobi, Quincy Porter, Bernard Rogers, and Roger Sessions among his pupils.

    In 1917, Bloch became the first teacher of composition at Mannes School of Music, a post he held for three years. In December 1920 he was appointed the first Musical Director of the newly formed Cleveland Institute of Music, a post he held until 1925. Following this he was director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music until 1930. He spent most of the following decade in Switzerland where he composed his Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service) before returning to the US in 1939.

    In 1941, Bloch moved to the small coastal community of Agate Beach, Oregon[6] and lived there the rest of his life. He taught and lectured (mostly summers) at the University of California, Berkeley until 1951. In 1952 he is named Professeur Eméritus de l'Université de Berkeley, even though he was not a full-time professor.

    He died on July 15, 1959 in Portland, Oregon, of cancer at the age of 78. In keeping with a special tradition, Lucienne Bloch and her husband, Steve Dimitroff, prepared several death masks of Ernest Bloch.

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  • Frank Martin, Piano Concerto No 1

    20:42

    Frank Martin, Piano Concerto No.1 (1933-34)

    1. Lento
    2. Largo
    3. Allegro molto

    Christian Benda, piano
    Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
    Sebastian Benda, conductor

    Frank Martin (15 September 1890 – 21 November 1974) was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands.
    Born into a Huguenot family in the Eaux-Vives quarter of Geneva, the youngest of the ten children of a Calvinist pastor named Charles Martin, Frank Martin started to improvise on the piano prior to his formal schooling. At the age of nine he had already written a few songs without external musical instruction. At 12, he attended a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion and was deeply affected by it.

    Respecting his parents' wishes, he studied mathematics and physics for two years at Geneva University, but at the same time was also studying piano, composition and harmony with his first music teacher Joseph Lauber (1864–1953), a Geneva composer and by that time a leading figure of the city's musical scene. In the 1920s, Martin worked closely with Émile Jaques-Dalcroze from whom he learned much about rhythm and musical theory. Between 1918 and 1926 Martin lived in Zurich, Rome and Paris. Compositions of this time show him searching for an authentic musical voice of his own.
    Among a dozen major scores for the theater are operatic settings of Shakespeare (Der Sturm [ The Tempest ], in August Wilhelm Schlegel's German version [1952–1955]) and Molière (Monsieur de Pourceaugnac [1960–1962]), and the satirical fairy tale La Nique à Satan (Thumbing Your Nose at Satan [1928–1931]). His works on sacred texts and subjects, which include another large-scale theater piece, Le Mystère de la Nativité (The Mystery of the Nativity) 1957/1959, are widely considered to rank among the finest religious compositions of the 20th century. Fellow Swiss musician Ernest Ansermet, a champion of his music from 1918 on, conducted recordings of many of Martin's works, such as the oratorio for soloists, double chorus & orchestra In Terra Pax (1944), with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.[2]

    Martin developed his mature style based on his personal variant of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve tone technique, starting using it around 1932, although he didn't abandon tonality. His preference for lean textures and his habitual rhythmic vehemence make his style different from the one of Schoenberg. Some of Martin's most inspired music comes from his last decade. He worked on his last cantata, Et la vie l'emporta, until ten days before his death. He died in Naarden, the Netherlands, and was buried in Geneva at the Cimetière des Rois.

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    The program presents works by relatively unknown composers and unknown music by well-known composers and has no commercial purposes.
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  • Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Zweite Sinfonie In C moll, Erinnerung An Joseph Haydn

    37:22

    Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Zweite Sinfonie In C-moll, Erinnerung An Joseph Haydn (1835)

    1. Allegro Assai
    2. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo Lento
    3. Scherzo: Prestissimo
    4. Allegro Assai

    Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt
    Rato Tschupp, conductor

    Franz Xaver Peter Joseph Schnyder von Wartensee (born April 18, 1786 in Lucerne, † August 27, 1868 in Frankfurt am Main, North German Confederation) was a Swiss composer and music author from the Lucerne patrician family Schnyder von Wartensee

    After working for some time in a financial office in Lucerne, he devoted himself entirely to music from 1810 and first studied it in Zurich. In December 1811 he came to Vienna and found another teacher in the Kapellmeister Johann Christoph Kienlen (1783–1829). Originally he wanted to be a student of Ludwig van Beethoven, who, however, did not give any lessons at the time - with the exception of Archduke Rudolph of Austria. Schnyder has nevertheless met Beethoven several times and has left extensive memories of the composer, in which he describes the contradictory, very changeable nature of the composer unadorned. Schnyder spent part of the summer of 1812 in Baden near Vienna, where he lost all of his possessions including numerous manuscripts in the severe fire that destroyed parts of the city on July 26th.

    After participating in the campaign against the French in 1815, he got a job at Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi's educational institution in Yverdon, but moved to Frankfurt am Main in 1817 and lived and worked there with short interruptions until his death.

    Schnyder founded the Schnyder von Wartensee Foundation in 1847 to promote artistic and scientific work, which is now managed by the Zurich Central Library.

    Of his compositions, which are distinguished by their richness of melody, clarity and correctness, the opera Fortunat, the oratorio Zeit und Ewigkeit and numerous cantatas and songs of cheerful and serious content, e.g. B. Settings by Johann Martin Miller, Ludwig Uhland or Johann Nikolaus Götz. After his death, his poems (Leipzig 1869) and memoirs (Zurich 1888) appeared.

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  • Caspar Diethelm, Symphony No 4, Op 100, Homage to Joseph Haydn

    24:52

    Caspar Diethelm, Symphony No. 4, Op. 100, Homage to Joseph Haydn

    1. Allegro assai
    2. Molto allegro e con fuoco
    3. Lento
    4. Allegro energico

    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Rainer Held, conductor

    Caspar Diethelm (31 March 1926 – 1 January 1997) was a Swiss composer.
    Born in Lucerne, Diethelm studied at the Conservatory and the School of Church Music there (now both divisions of the Lucerne Musikhochschule). He studied composition privately with Johann Baptist Hilber (1891–1973) and Albert Jenny, and took master classes with Paul Hindemith and Arthur Honegger, which had a significant influence on him, in addition to summer courses in Darmstadt with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luigi Nono. He completed his education as a conductor with Ernst Hans Beer and Alexander Krannhals.

    From 1963 to 1993 he worked as a docent in music history, topics in music theory, composition and chamber music at the Lucerne Conservatory. At the same time he conducted his own works at home and abroad, as well as giving numerous lectures and writing well received essays.

    Diethelm composed some 343 works in his lifetime, amongst them over 100 for full orchestra, chamber orchestra and string orchestra including eight symphonies, concertos for almost every instrument and a ballet; 40 works for choir with orchestra, instrumental ensemble or organ, including three oratorios and numerous cantatas; several works for a capella choir, including several masses and motets; more than 20 works for wind ensemble and brass band; and an extensive repertoire of chamber works ranging from solo instrumental pieces to nonettes and including six string quartets, solo sonatas for all instruments, 22 piano sonatas, and numerous works for unusual combinations of instruments.

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  • Sandor Veress, Terszili Katicza Katicza from Terszil Ballet

    47:39

    Sandor Veress, Terszili Katicza (Katicza from Terszil) Ballet

    1. Introduction
    2. Act I: Tanz Katiczas und ihrer Freundinnen
    3. Act I: Pantomime
    4. Act I: Intemezzo
    5. Act I: Tanz des Prinzen
    6. Act I: Pas de deux
    7. Act I: Szene zwischen Katicza und dem Hauptmann
    8. Act I: Pantomime
    9. Act I: Tanz des ganzen Sensembles - Trio
    10. Act I: Grosse Szene des Konigs
    11. Act I: Pantomime
    12. Act I: Katiczas Tanz
    13. Act I: Pas de deux
    14. Act I: Szene am Morgen
    15. Act I: Pantomime
    16. Act I: Finale

    Miskolci Szimfonikus Zeneka
    Janos Meszaros, conductor

    Sándor Veress (1 February 1907 – 4 March 1992) was a Swiss composer of Hungarian origin. He was born in Kolozsvár/Klausenburg, Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire, nowadays called Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and died in Bern. The first half of his life was spent in Hungary; the second, from 1949 until his death, in Switzerland, of which he became a citizen in the last months of his life.

    Veress studied and later taught at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. Among his teachers were Zoltán Kodály, with whom he studied composition, and Béla Bartók, with whom he studied piano; as an assistant to László Lajtha he did field research on Hungarian, Transylvanian, and Moldovan folk music. Among the composers who studied under him are György Ligeti, György Kurtág, Heinz Holliger, Heinz Marti, Jürg Wyttenbach and Roland Moser. He wrote numerous chamber music pieces and symphonic works. He wrote one opera, Hangjegyek lázadása (1931). Veress was awarded the Kossuth Prize in 1949 in Hungary (though as an émigré he was unable to collect this award) and the Bartók-Pásztory Prize in 1985; in Switzerland he received the Berne canton prize in 1976.

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  • Ernest Bloch, Poemes dautomne

    22:36

    Ernest Bloch, Poemes d'automne

    1. La Vagabonde
    2. L’Abri
    3. Le Declin
    4. Invocation

    Brigitte Balleys, soprano
    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
    David Shallon, conductor

    Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer. Bloch was a pre-eminent artist in his day and left a lasting legacy. He is recognised as one of the greatest Swiss composers in history. As well as producing musical scores, Bloch had an academic career that culminated in his recognition as Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley in 1952.
    Bloch was born in Geneva on July 24, 1880 to Jewish parents. He began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon after. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. He then travelled around Europe, moving to Germany (where he studied composition from 1900–1901 with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt), on to Paris in 1903 and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in 1916, taking US citizenship in 1924. He held several teaching appointments in the US with George Antheil, Frederick Jacobi, Quincy Porter, Bernard Rogers, and Roger Sessions among his pupils.

    In 1917, Bloch became the first teacher of composition at Mannes School of Music, a post he held for three years. In December 1920 he was appointed the first Musical Director of the newly formed Cleveland Institute of Music, a post he held until 1925. Following this he was director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music until 1930. He spent most of the following decade in Switzerland where he composed his Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service) before returning to the US in 1939.

    In 1941, Bloch moved to the small coastal community of Agate Beach, Oregon[6] and lived there the rest of his life. He taught and lectured (mostly summers) at the University of California, Berkeley until 1951. In 1952 he is named Professeur Eméritus de l'Université de Berkeley, even though he was not a full-time professor.

    He died on July 15, 1959 in Portland, Oregon, of cancer at the age of 78. In keeping with a special tradition, Lucienne Bloch and her husband, Steve Dimitroff, prepared several death masks of Ernest Bloch.

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  • Roberto Gerhard, Pedrelliana

    12:06

    Roberto Gerhard, Pedrelliana (1941)

    Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife
    Victor Pablo Pérez, conductor

    Robert Gerhard i Ottenwaelder (25 September 1896 – 5 January 1970) was a Spanish Catalan composer and musical scholar and writer, generally known outside Catalonia as Roberto Gerhard.
    Roberto Gerhard was born in Valls, near Tarragona, Spain, the son of a German-Swiss father and an Alsatian mother. He was predisposed to an international, multilingual outlook, but by birth and culture he was a Catalan. He studied piano with Enrique Granados and composition with the great scholar-composer Felip Pedrell, teacher of Isaac Albéniz, Granados and Manuel de Falla. When Pedrell died in 1922, Gerhard tried unsuccessfully to become a pupil of Falla and considered studying with Charles Koechlin in Paris but then approached Arnold Schoenberg, who on the strength of a few early compositions accepted him as his only Spanish pupil. Gerhard spent several years with Schoenberg in Vienna and Berlin. Returning to Barcelona in 1928, he devoted his energies to new music through concerts and journalism, in conjunction with the flourishing literary and artistic avant-garde of Catalonia. He befriended Joan Miró and Pablo Casals, brought Schoenberg and Anton Webern to Barcelona, and was the principal organizer of the 1936 ISCM Festival there. He also collected, edited and performed folksongs and old Spanish music from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

    Identified with the Republican cause throughout the Spanish Civil War (as musical adviser to the Minister of Fine Arts in the Catalan Government and a member of the Republican Government's Social Music Council), Gerhard was forced to flee to France in 1939 and later that year settled in Cambridge, England. Until the death of Francisco Franco, his music was virtually proscribed in Spain, to which he never returned except for holidays. Apart from copious work for the BBC and in the theatre, Gerhard's compositions of the 1940s were explicitly related to aspects of Spanish and Catalan culture, beginning in 1940 with a Symphony in memory of Pedrell and the first version of the ballet Don Quixote. They culminated in a masterpiece as The Duenna (a Spanish opera on an English play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, which is set in Spain). The Covent Garden production of Don Quixote and the BBC broadcasts of The Duenna popularized Gerhard's reputation in the UK though not in Spain. During the 1950s, the legacy of Schoenbergian serialism, a background presence in these overtly national works, engendered an increasingly radical approach to composition which, by the 1960s, placed Gerhard firmly in the ranks of the avant-garde. From the early 1950s Gerhard suffered from a heart condition which eventually ended his life. He died in Cambridge in 1970 and is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge, with his wife Poldi, Leopoldina 'Poldi' Feichtegger Gerhard (1903–1994).

    His archive is kept at Cambridge University Library. Other personal papers of Robert Gerhard are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

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  • Heinrich Sutermeister, Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester No 1

    26:55

    Heinrich Sutermeister, Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester No. 1 (1954/55)

    1. Allegro Con Fuoco
    2. Lento
    3. Con Spirito, Stringendo - Presto

    Esther Nyffenegger, cello
    Nürnberger Symphoniker
    Werner Andreas Albert, conductor

    Heinrich Sutermeister (12 August 1910, Feuerthalen – 16 March 1995, Vaux-sur-Morges) was a Swiss composer.
    During the early 1930s he was a student at the Akademie der Tonkunst in Munich, where Carl Orff was his teacher. Orff thereafter remained a powerful influence on his music. Returning to Switzerland in the mid-1930s, Sutermeister devoted his life to composition. He wrote some works for the radio, starting with Die schwarze Spinne in 1936, before turning later to television opera. His most successful stage work was Romeo und Julia, premiered in Dresden in 1940 under Karl Böhm.

    Sutermeister's penultimate stage work, Madame Bovary, first given in Zurich in 1967, is loosely based on Flaubert's novel. With many characters cut, it consists largely of monologues for Emma Bovary, who was sung by Anneliese Rothenberger.

    For his final opera, he adapted Eugène Ionesco's play Exit the King (Le Roi se meurt). According to musicologist Elizabeth Forbes, this opera, premiered in 1985 at Bavarian State Opera, with only six characters, a tiny chorus and a small orchestra is, in its modest way, as effective as anything Sutermeister wrote.

    He was the brother of Hans Martin Sutermeister. Their grandfather was the folklorist Otto Sutermeister.

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  • Othmar Schoeck, Bass Clarinet Sonata, Op 41 arr Willy Honegger for bass clarinet and orchestra

    13:13

    Othmar Schoeck, Bass Clarinet Sonata, Op. 41 (arr. Willy Honegger for bass clarinet and orchestra)

    1. Gemessen
    2, Bewegt
    3. Bewegt

    Bernhard Röthlisberger, bass clarinet
    Berner Symphonie-Orchester
    Mario Venzago, conductor

    Othmar Schoeck (1 September 1886 – 8 March 1957) was a Swiss composer and conductor.
    He was known mainly for his considerable output of art songs and song cycles, though he also wrote a number of operas, notably his one-act Penthesilea, which was premiered at the Semperoper in Dresden in 1927 and revived at the Lucerne Festival in 1999. He wrote a handful of instrumental compositions, including two string quartets and concertos for violin (for Stefi Geyer, dedicatee also of Béla Bartók's first concerto), cello and horn.

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  • Great Composers - George Frederick Handel

    15:24

    A video including excerpts from a variety of pieces by the German composer, Handel.

    Please post comments! :)

  • Franz Hitz : Ballet des Ondines , Op. 296

    3:48

    The Swiss composer Franz (or Frantz) Hitz (1828-91) was born in Aarau in a German-speaking part of Switzerland, and died in Honfleur, France. He studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire, and had great success with his undemanding piano salon pieces (he also wrote a mass and light operas). He certainly had a good name for a successful musical career!. The 'ondines' of the title are the water spirits also depicted in Ravel's more famous piano piece and Reinecke's flute sonata. This 1879 piece is stylistically far closer to Offenbach (who himself wrote an opera about Rhine fairies) than to either of those other composers.
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  • Ernest Bloch, Helvetia, le Pays des Montagnes et son Peuple Fresque Symphonie pour orchestre

    23:55

    Ernest Bloch, Helvetia, le Pays des Montagnes et son Peuple. Fresque Symphonie pour orchestre (1929).

    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Lior Shambadal, conductor

    Painting: Mountain Panorama with Pine Tree, 1936 by Jan Wiegers

    Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer. Bloch was a pre-eminent artist in his day and left a lasting legacy. He is recognised as one of the greatest Swiss composers in history. As well as producing musical scores, Bloch had an academic career that culminated in his recognition as Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley in 1952.
    Bloch was born in Geneva on July 24, 1880 to Jewish parents. He began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon after. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. He then travelled around Europe, moving to Germany (where he studied composition from 1900–1901 with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt), on to Paris in 1903 and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in 1916, taking US citizenship in 1924. He held several teaching appointments in the US with George Antheil, Frederick Jacobi, Quincy Porter, Bernard Rogers, and Roger Sessions among his pupils.

    In 1917, Bloch became the first teacher of composition at Mannes School of Music, a post he held for three years. In December 1920 he was appointed the first Musical Director of the newly formed Cleveland Institute of Music, a post he held until 1925. Following this he was director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music until 1930. He spent most of the following decade in Switzerland where he composed his Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service) before returning to the US in 1939.

    In 1941, Bloch moved to the small coastal community of Agate Beach, Oregon[6] and lived there the rest of his life. He taught and lectured (mostly summers) at the University of California, Berkeley until 1951. In 1952 he is named Professeur Eméritus de l'Université de Berkeley, even though he was not a full-time professor.

    He died on July 15, 1959 in Portland, Oregon, of cancer at the age of 78. In keeping with a special tradition, Lucienne Bloch and her husband, Steve Dimitroff, prepared several death masks of Ernest Bloch.

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  • The most famous composers. 44: Wagner

    5:26

    Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 -- 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist and conductor primarily known for his operas (or music dramas, as they are sometimes called). His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs: musical themes associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of European classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.
    Wagner's life was characterized, until his last decades, by political exile, turbulent love affairs, poverty and repeated flight from his creditors. The effect of his ideas can be traced in many of the arts throughout the 20th century; their influence spread beyond composition into conducting, philosophy, literature, the visual arts and theatre. Wagner's controversial writings on music, drama and politics have attracted extensive comment in recent decades, especially where they have antisemitic content.

    Richard Wagner, con nombre completo Wilhelm Richard Wagner (Leipzig, Reino de Sajonia, Confederación del Rin, 22 de mayo de 1813 -- Venecia, Reino de Italia, 13 de febrero de 1883), fue un compositor, director de orquesta, poeta, ensayista, dramaturgo y teórico musical alemán del Romanticismo. Destacan principalmente sus óperas (calificadas como «dramas musicales» por el propio compositor) en las que, a diferencia de otros compositores, asumió también el libreto y la escenografía.
    Su ópera Tristán e Isolda se describe a veces como punto de inicio de la música académica contemporánea. La influencia de Wagner se extendió también a la filosofía, la literatura, las artes visuales y el teatro. Hizo construir su propio teatro de ópera, elFestspielhaus de Bayreuth, para escenificar sus obras del modo en que él las imaginaba y que contienen diseños novedosos. Allí tuvo lugar el estreno de la tetralogía del Anillo y Parsifal, donde actualmente se siguen representando sus obras operísticas más importantes en un Festival anual a cargo de sus descendientes. Los puntos de vista de Wagner sobre la dirección orquestal también fueron muy influyentes. Escribió ampliamente sobre música, teatro y política, obras que han sido objeto de debate en las últimas décadas, especialmente algunas de contenido antisemita y por su supuesta influencia sobre Adolf Hitler y el nazismo.
    Wagner logró todo esto a pesar de una vida que se caracterizó, hasta sus últimas décadas, por el exilio político, relaciones amorosas turbulentas, pobreza y repetidas huidas de sus acreedores. Su agresiva personalidad y sus opiniones, con frecuencia demasiado directas, sobre la música, la política y la sociedad lo convirtieron en un personaje polémico, etiqueta que todavía mantiene. El impacto de sus ideas se puede encontrar en muchas de las artes del siglo XX.

  • In Praise of the Alphorn - A la Gloire du Cor des Alpes - Zur Ehre des Alphorn

    4:10

    1. Alphorn-Weise 00:00
    2. Kuhreihen 00:32
    3. Alphorn-Weise 02:04
    4. Improvisation 02:47
    5. Tonleiter 03:23

    'In praise of the Alphorn' are the words engraved on a medal, produced in 1805 to celebrate the first Festival of Alpine shepherds in Unspunnen. These words should again be remembered to-day, when the value and origins of this shepherds' instrument have given way to painted, carved and embroidered alphorns.

    A true alphorn player with his tube, the length of two men, to his lips, is a living monument to the customs and art of Switzerland. For the first time this Swiss national instrument is presented by Claves of Thun, who specialize in recording Swiss musicians and who sponsor Swiss composers. Every effort has been made to present the alphorn in its different forms and functions, rather than in its usual form as an instrument for light entertainment and folklore. For the first time you can hear together the Bernese alphorn, the curved alphorn (Büche) of Central Switzerland and the tiba of the Grisons.

    On one side is recorded alphorn soloists taken out of doors, with the echo as their natural accompaniment, on the other, performances in a concert hall. Leopold Mozart is said to have met a Swiss alphorn player who passed the winter strolling from town to town and he was so impressed that he included a part for the player in his 'Sinfonia Pastorella.' Swiss composers of today have but recently discovered the possibilities of including the alphorn in their compositions. Johannes Brahms, however, knew how to combine folk-music with classical music. In 1868, he wrote down a melody for alphorn, which he had heard on the Rigi, and later incorporated it in the last movement of his First Symphony.

    Thus, a hundred years before the appearance of this present record, a Swiss melody for alphorn was known throughout the world.


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  • Ernest Bloch, In the Night version for orchestra

    5:25

    Ernest Bloch, In the Night (version for orchestra)

    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
    David Shallon, conductor


    Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer. Bloch was a pre-eminent artist in his day and left a lasting legacy. He is recognised as one of the greatest Swiss composers in history. As well as producing musical scores, Bloch had an academic career that culminated in his recognition as Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley in 1952.
    Bloch was born in Geneva on July 24, 1880 to Jewish parents. He began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon after. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. He then travelled around Europe, moving to Germany (where he studied composition from 1900–1901 with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt), on to Paris in 1903 and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in 1916, taking US citizenship in 1924. He held several teaching appointments in the US with George Antheil, Frederick Jacobi, Quincy Porter, Bernard Rogers, and Roger Sessions among his pupils.

    In 1917, Bloch became the first teacher of composition at Mannes School of Music, a post he held for three years. In December 1920 he was appointed the first Musical Director of the newly formed Cleveland Institute of Music, a post he held until 1925. Following this he was director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music until 1930. He spent most of the following decade in Switzerland where he composed his Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service) before returning to the US in 1939.

    In 1941, Bloch moved to the small coastal community of Agate Beach, Oregon[6] and lived there the rest of his life. He taught and lectured (mostly summers) at the University of California, Berkeley until 1951. In 1952 he is named Professeur Eméritus de l'Université de Berkeley, even though he was not a full-time professor.

    He died on July 15, 1959 in Portland, Oregon, of cancer at the age of 78. In keeping with a special tradition, Lucienne Bloch and her husband, Steve Dimitroff, prepared several death masks of Ernest Bloch.

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  • Great Classical Music Composers pt. 5

    10:03

    Part 5 of a 15-part series featuring excerpts from music by the greatest composers of classical music. This one features Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, and Lumbye.

  • Peter Mieg, Rondeau Symphonique, Tempo comodo

    16:54

    Peter Mieg, Rondeau Symphonique, Tempo comodo

    Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow
    André Froelicher, conductor

    Peter Mieg (5 September 1906 – 7 December 1990) was a Swiss composer, painter and journalist.
    Mieg was born in Lenzburg where he spent almost all his life. He studied art history, archaeology, music history as well as French and German Literature in Zurich, Basel and Paris from 1927 to 1933. In the early 1930s Mieg became a journalist writing articles about art, music and literature for newspapers such as the Basler Nachrichten, the Weltwoche and the Badener Tagblatt.Between 1933 and 1939 he became friends with the conductor and patron Paul Sacher and the composers Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Arthur Honegger and Bohuslav Martinu.

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