Samuel Barber – On the Intelligibility of Music

Is music something intellectual? Or something for the "broad masses"? You may have a clear opinion about this. However, generations of composers have argued about this question - and are still arguing today. The US composer Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981) is one of the few who took a clear stand.

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Mozart on Tempo

“The most necessary and the hardest and most important thing in music is the tempo.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote this in 1777 in a letter to his father. Is it still true today?

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