Anecdotes

 
Music in Exile II Following the Money

There are various reasons for composers, musicians and artist to leave their respective homelands. Some are displaced by war or social unrest, while others follow employment opportunities. In the 15th and early 16 centuries, whole generations of composers from the [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | March 30th, 2016
 
Minors of the Majors Gioacchino Rossini: 3 Choeurs Religieux

“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!

by Georg Predota | March 28th, 2016
 
Minors of the Majors Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata in G minor , Op. 14, No. 9, RV 42

“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!

by Georg Predota | March 21st, 2016
 
Minors of the Majors Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto

“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!

by Georg Predota | March 14th, 2016
 
Toccata A striking piece of Music!

During the Renaissance, lute music was all the rage! A versatile instrument used for accompanying vocal works or for playing short solo dance pieces, it was the most important instrument for secular entertainment. An important aspect of lute performance was [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | March 12th, 2016
 
Minors of the Majors Gabriel Fauré: String Quartet , Op. 121

“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!

by Georg Predota | March 7th, 2016
 
Minors of the Majors Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D major , Op. 86

“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!

by Georg Predota | February 29th, 2016
 
Music in Exile Displaced by War

With Nazi security forces hot on his heels, Kurt Weill crossed the French border on 22 March 1933. For the next two years Weill settled in Paris, and the composer barely managed to make a living. He completed his Symphony [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | February 25th, 2016