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The posthumous fate of Ludwig van Beethoven

Rest in Pieces   by Rita Klement Rest in Pieces [0] – das posthume Schicksal Ludwig van BeethovensWhen Ludwig van Beethoven was buried in Vienna on March 29, 1827, three days after his death, the crowd was enormous. The funeral had been scheduled for the afternoon...

Antonio Salieri

Antonio Salieriby Andrea StroblMost of us know the film "Amadeus" by Miloš Forman from 1984. When I saw the film for the first time in the cinema, I was most impressed by the character of Antonio Salieri (masterfully embodied in the film by F. Murray Abraham and...

Emanuel Schikaneder

Emanuel Schikaneder was born on September 1, 1751. Although he wrote 55 operas, plays and songs in his lifetime, he is best known for writing the text to The Magic Flute, having the play performed in his theater, and also for writing the …

Johann Pachelbel

The life of Johann Pachelbel, a musical journey to his roots and around his connection to Erfurt.

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert by Anja WeinbergerSigfrid Karg-Elert - one of the great "forgotten" composersSiegfried was born in...

Syrinx or La Flûte de pan

Syrinx or La Flûte de pan

Syrinx  or  "La Flûte de pan" by Anja WeinbergerThis short piece for flute alone always touches my heart. I have known...

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