Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the year of 1756 in the town of Salzburg, a region of Europe which is now Austria. In reading about these early composers one could look at Mozart’s early life and see the advantages he had right from the start. While you read about some composers constantly having to [...]

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German born composer who lived from 1770 to 1827. He is easily one of the most popular classical composers of our time. His work can be heard everywhere, from television commercials to sporting events to children’s movies to high school recitals. As with many of the popular composers of early [...]

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach is known as perhaps the most prolific baroque composer of the time period. His body of work is the summation of a incredibly interesting and rich time of early western culture. For those that don’t know Baroque music was created primarily between 1600 and 1750, after the Renaissance period but before the [...]

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was a Venetian composer/musician who lived between 1678 to 1741. He is one of the most popular composers to come out of the Baroque period. Vivaldi was the son of a gifted violinist/composer by the name of Giovanni Battista. At his father’s direction Vivaldi became involved in playing the violin at an [...]

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer who lived from 1840 to 1893.  I would classify Tchaikovsky as “the composer’s composer”.  He was gifted in music seemingly from birth.  He began piano lessons at the age of four and could read piano music at a professional level by the age of seven.  No small feat.  [...]