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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) is a German composer and his work constituted the summa and development of the compositional tendencies of the Baroque period. After his death, his music remained in semi-darkness for many decades. In 1829 the performance of the St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Mendelssohn, brought to light the grandeur of his music.
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759) was born in Halle, Saxony, into a middle-class family and spent most of his life abroad, attending numerous European courts. He died in London at the age of seventy-four. His work is characterized by an admirable synthesis of early eighteenth-century music.
Johann Joseph Vilsmayr (1663 - 1722) is an Austrian violinist and composer. He worked at the Hofkapelle in Salzburg, where he became a pupil of Heinrich Ignaz von Biber. Judging by the regular increases in his salary, Vilsmayr must have quickly gained a good reputation in court. He held the position of Salzburg until his death.
Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957) is a Swedish-speaking Finnish composer and violinist and is considered the greatest exponent of Finnish musical renewal. Sibelius' musical production embraces all fields but the most notable, however, is the orchestral work, in which his style is fully established.
Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770) is a fundamental composer in the history of Italian instrumental music, founder of the famous violin school of Padua (1728). As a theorist, he is most famous for his discovery of the third sound or combination sound by difference, also known as the Tartini sound.
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) is a German composer and organist and studied on his own. Fruitful author and friend of J. S. Bach, he was an inexhaustible researcher of new forms, especially in the symphony, in the suite and in the Lied. His art can be considered a transition between the stylistic sphere of Bach and that of Mozart.
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644 - 1704) is an Austrian composer and violinist of Bohemian nationality who rose to fame as a violinist and composer of music for his instrument; he possessed a technique that allowed him, among other things, to explore the various possibilities of detuning. This expedient has been brought to a level of excellent craftsmanship.
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) is an illustrious French composer and teacher; he was a pupil of C. Saint-Saëns. His music shows the characteristics of a firmly national art but innovative with respect to the canons of tradition. He composed works of all kinds, even if the best part of his production is revealed above all in chamber and piano music.
Benjamin Godard (1849 - 1895) is a French violinist and composer. A pupil of Vieuxtemps, he was a great chamber music composer, gifted with an extraordinary technical skill in the execution, in addition to the melodic pleasantness, combined with harmonic elegance and writing properties. He wrote a lot of violin music.
Max Reger (1873 - 1916) is one of the most fruitful and interesting German composers of his time. His art, in full decadent romanticism, represents a violent reaction in the classical sense; he was a very talented counterpoint player and admired Bach, whose influence is found in much of his musical production.
Henri Vieuxtemps (1820 - 1881) is a Belgian musician and one of the greatest violinists of the nineteenth century; he made his debut at the age of seven. He made numerous tours in Europe, USA and Russia, practicing at the same time the didactic activity. As a composer he wrote mainly violin music.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) is a Russian composer, he studied with A. Rubinstein. He was a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. A brilliant and versatile author, his most famous works include ballets, of which he is considered one of the founding fathers from a musical point of view. He was the main exponent of the "Westernizing" trend of Russian music.
Charles-Auguste de Bériot (1802 - 1870) is a French composer. He studied at the Paris Conservatory and was then hired as a solo violin at the Belgian court until 1830 and later as a violin professor at the Brussels Conservatory. High profile teacher, the entire Belgian violin school of the century refers to him. XIX. He composed a lot of violin music and also left an excellent method for the violin.
Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) is a famous Belgian composer and violinist; he studied with H. Wieniawski and H. Vieuxtemps. As a performer, he was irresistible and very original. Pablo Casals claimed that he had never heard a violinist play in tune before Ysaÿe. It possessed a powerful and flexible sound. Ysaÿe can be considered the first modern violinist.
Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946) is a Spanish composer who revealed himself with an opera, La Vida Breve, awarded in a national competition in 1905. He attended Debussy and Ravel, and is considered the greatest Spanish author of the twentieth century; his art has managed to synthesize in an admirable way the spirit of the Iberian tradition with the modern stylistic senses and voices.


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