Henri Duparc – Lénore

Henri Duparc – Lénore

Henri Duparc studied piano with César Franck and became one of his first composition students; in 1888 Franck dedicated his Symphony in D minor to him. In 1870 he took part in the Franco-Prussian War and the following year, on 9 November 1871, he married the Scottish...
Hans von Bülow – Nirvana

Hans von Bülow – Nirvana

Legendary conductor Hans von Bülow, considered by Wagner the only one who could conduct his operas, was also a virtuoso pianist and a composer. As one of the most distinguished conductors of the 19th century, his activity was critical for establishing the successes of...
Vítězslav Novák – In the Tatra Mountains

Vítězslav Novák – In the Tatra Mountains

Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949) was a Czech post-romantic composer. Born in a small Bohemian town, he moved to Prague in his teens to study at the conservatory, where he had the good fortune of having Antonín Dvořák as a teacher for some time.  In the late 1890s, Novák...
Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps

Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps

Despite the brevity of her life, Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) carved a place for herself in the history of music: with the cantata Faust et Helene (1913) she became the first woman to win the Prix De Rome. Her impressionistic use of the orchestra fits perfectly the...

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