Dowland’s genius had a pervasive influence on the music of English and continental lutenists in the early seventeenth century.
This is a first on our site: a female conductor!
Purcell composed an anthem and two elegies for Queen Mary II’s funeral, his ‘Funeral Sentences’ and ‘Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary’.
Tor is a term for a craggy outcrop or lookout.
Performed by the Purcell Quartet
Something rather well-known today. Enjoy.
Have we forgotten, or do we just habitually underestimate the power of song?
Weber had a significant impact on composers of the Romantic period, particularly in Germany.
Schubert’s uncommon gifts for music were evident from an early age, which was just as well because he died quite early at age 31.
Böhm was widely admired for his skillful balance and blend of sound, his feeling for a stable tempo and his sense of dramatic tension.