January, 2014

Composers > Anecdotes > “Heredity can tend to run out of musical ideas” - Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach
by Georg Predota | January 31st, 2014

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Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach

Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759-1845) was the eldest son of Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and the singer Lucia Elizabeth Munchhausen. Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst, not to be confused with his uncle Wilhelm Friedeman Bach, was the only grandson of Johann Sebastian [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > The Lethal Chalice - Tchaikovsky’s - Pathétique -
by Georg Predota | January 29th, 2014

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Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, Op. 74 “Pathétique” Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s (1840-1893) died a mere nine days after conducting the première of his final composition. Composed between February and August 1893, his Symphony No 6 was first given on [...] more >>