Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) is considered one of the most important British composers. With his consistently pacifist stance as well as his conservative compositional style, he stood out from many fellow composers in the 20th century. Read 3 facts about Benjamin Britten here.
At the time, it broke all standards: Beethoven's third symphony, titled "Eroica" (the "Heroic"), was longer, larger and more monumental than the symphonies known to the Viennese public around 1800. Read here what makes the "Eroica" so special.
He was the German who learned in Italy and became a star in England: George Frideric Handel. Learn three curious facts about the baroque composer here.
The name Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is world famous. However, behind this name are all sorts of curiosities that are little known. Three of them I present to you here.
For a long time, virtually nothing was known about Johann Sebastian Bach's early years. Since the mid-2000s, however, the sources have been getting better and better. Reason enough to take a closer look at Johann Sebastian Bach's childhood and teenage years.
I keep saying that opera is an incredibly versatile art form. Accordingly, there is a lot to tell about the world of opera. Today, I present three facts that you might not immediately think of when you hear the word "opera".