Composer of the Week: Gabriel Fauré

A relatively unknown composer with some of the most luscious classical works ever created, Gabriel Fauré is our Composer of the Week! b. May 12, 1845 – Pamiers, Ariege, France d. November 4, 1924 – Paris, France Gabriel Fauré grew up playing the harmonium in a local chapel and went on to work as a church organist for many congregations in France. Fauré was a prolific composer and was especially known for his Requiem, Masques et Bergamesques,

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Composer of the Week: Robert Schumann

Working both as a composer and a journalist, Robert Schumann was a total rock star. Therefore, he’s our Composer of the Week! b. June 8, 1810 – Zwickau, Germany d. July 29, 1856 – Endenich, Germany The son of a publisher, Robert Schumann showed early talents in both music and literature. While studying at the University of Leipzig, Schumann fell in love with his piano teacher’s daughter Clara, a young pianist in training for a

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Boccherini: He’s a composer, not a cheese.

Recently, details of a UK survey identified how little people seem to know about classical music. Even Sir Edward Elgar, who used to be featured on UK bank notes, was barely recognizable by whoever it was who took this survey. My favorite part of all, however, is that four percent of those surveyed confused composer Luigi Boccherini with Bocconcini–the Italian water mozzarella balls. Wow. So here’s the deal. Bocconcini is that super tasty cheese that is

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