In: Composer

02 MarUkraine: a country on the brink?


We do not want to discuss the political reasons for the war in Ukraine. But we want to remember the people…

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17 FebComposer Joseph Horovitz died.


In an obituary on BR-Classic, his compositional style was described as humorous and versatile. Ich lernte Joseph Horwoitz anlässlich der WASBE-Conference…

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28 DecGone with the Wind – Max Steiner on the 50th Anniversary of his Death


Max Steiner was born in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt in the Hotel Nordbahn and came from a wealthy theatre dynasty that was friends…

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17 DecThe Regents of the Year 2022


Many smaller and bigger names are celebrating an anniversary in 2022. In any case, there are so many that one could…

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16 DecNext spring is sure to come


For countless people, spring is the most beautiful of all seasons. The well-known German poet Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 – 1803)…

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07 DecMusic was his first love: John Miles has died.


The song “Music” was not necessarily universally recognised after its release; too epic, too much drama. Nevertheless, the song wrote music…

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28 NovSend in the Clowns – a song has faded away


When one thinks of Stephen Sondheim, one hardly associates him with Bernstein’s “West Side Story”. Sondheim was brilliant as a composer…

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26 NovAna hot always the Bummerl – a song has faded away


Derjenige, der beim Kartenspiel verliert, hat das “Bummerl”. Wer im Leben verliert, hat das auch, sagt man in Österreich. Jetzt hat…

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23 OctSir Malcolm Arnold: a border crosser of music


“Hardly any other British composer has contributed more to overcoming the boundaries between “U” and “E” music than Malcolm Arnold. Most…

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02 SepMikis Theodorakis died


The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has died at the age of 96. For many Greeks, he is considered “The Voice of…

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