“Art and science alone elevate mankind to divinity … True art is imperishable.“
Thus the words with which Beethoven, born in Bonn on the River Rhine in December 1770, proclaimed his artistic credo. In 2020 musicians and music-lovers from all over the world will celebrate the 250th birthday
MGG Online is the new digital encyclopedia for music researchers worldwide. It features the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the authoritative reference work that has supported music scholarship since 1949
Mårten Jansson (*1965), elected member of the Föreningen svenska tonsättare (the Society of Swedish Composers), graduated from the Kungliga MusikHögskolan (Royal College of Music), Stockholm with a MFA degree in Music Education, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Voice.
'Urtext'. The very word smacks of dusty libraries and crumbling manuscripts that have to be handled with kid gloves. But behind the idea of 'Bärenreiter Urtext' are people passionately devoted, then and now, to living music. People who consider music a...
Despite the extraordinary significance attributed to Bohuslav Martinů's 14 short piano pieces entitled „Puppets“, surprisingly little is known about the circumstances of their composition. The three books were written between 1912 and 1925 in reverse order. The pieces take the characters of Italian commedia dell'arte as their theme; Pierrot, Colombine and Harlequin. Also included are dance and ball scenes, as well as scenes from the "private lives" of the puppets.
- Wonderful teaching material for advanced beginners
- Programmatic pieces that spark the imagination
- Very suitable as introduction to early 20th century composition