Gustav Holst's career was like a roller coaster ride: major failures alternated with minor successes.
In this article you will learn why Anton Bruckner was one of the "Prussian tin soldiers" among composers: he just went on and on.
Some composers had great success early in their lives – they were whiz kids. But there were also composers with very different career paths...
What made Ravel such a good orchestrator? Here we find out by having Ravel compete in an orchestration duel...
Read here the three reasons that led Ravel to orchestrate Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
A Russian painter, a Russian composer and a little French boy.... Together they help a long unnoticed piece to break through.
A letter from Pfitzner was the catalyst for Riemann to finally finish what he had started 25 years earlier.
Three personalities had a decisive influence on Hugo Riemann's career and his goal of being appointed professor. Get to know them here!
Our young musicologist had early success, but it didn't last. Read here what hurdles he had to overcome at the beginning of his career.
In 1872, a 23-year-old musicologist published an article that astonished experts. In it, a whole new way of perceiving music was outlined. The article was signed "Hugibert Ries". Everyone in the professional music world wondered: Who is this man?