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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach1685 - 1750 Johann Sebastian Bach has done everything completely, he was a man through and through FRANZ SHUBERT (1797-1828) General Johan Sebastian Bach was born on 21 March 1685 in Germany. If Bach was alive today he would be 337 years old! He died at the age of 65 so he lived twice as long as Mozart. [...]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1756 - 1791 Mozart is sunshine ANTONIN DVORAK (1841-1904) Have you ever seen a cheetah or a jaguar running? They’re amazing; they run so fast, so gracefully – and so easily. What would they think if they saw a human being trying to run next to them? In musical terms, Mozart was a bit like a cheetah or [...]

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland1901 - 1990 Aaron Copland, (born Nov. 14, 1900 Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.—died Dec. 2, 1990, North Tarrytown, American composer who achieved a distinctive musical characterization of American themes in an expressive modern style. Copland, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, was born in New York Cityand attended public schools there. An older sister taught him to play the piano, and [...]

Robert Alexander Schumann

Robert Alexander Schumann1810 - 1856 To me, Schumann’s memory is holy. The noble, pure artist forever remains my ideal. Johannes Brahms (1833-97) If Schumann was living now, most probably he had been diagnosed as bipolar and maybe that could have saved him from a lot of problems and why not, living more than 45 years! Just as Mozart and Beethoven [...]


Summer Concert 2023 8th July, Kensington Library

Summer Courses

Summer Course10 - 15 July 2023 The course is suitable for children with no musical experience as well as young instrumentalists in their first years of playing. A variety of musical activities will include music games, musicianship, theory, music history through games, songs for musicals and a performance at the end of the course. • Musical games. The day will [...]

Henry Purcell II

Henry Purcell II1659 - 1695 Mr Purcell, in whose person we have at length found an Englishman eqal with the best abroad JOHN DRYDEN (1631-1700) Life and works NATIONALITY: English BORN: London, 1659 DIED: London, 1695 SPECIALIST GENRES: Opera and incidental music for the stage, odes, anthems, instrumental music. MAJOR WORKS: Dido and Aeneas (1689); King Arthur (1691); The Fairy [...]

Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn1732 - 1809 So far as genius can exist in a man who is merely virtuous Haydn had it Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Joseph Haydn was the eldest and longest lived of the four great composers of the so-called “First Viennese School”. Born when Bach and Handel were at the height of their fame, he outlived his friend Mozart by [...]

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven1770 - 1827 Nature would burst should she attempt to produce nothing save Beethovens. Robert Schumann (1810-1856) If you were living in Vienna in 1820 and had met Beethoven, you would have thought that he was very odd. His clothes, his hair, his hat were all messy. He would walk along very energetically, muttering and gesturing to himself, [...]