Bach, JS
Bach, PDQ
Butterworth, Arthur
Butterworth, George
Couperin, Louis
Holocaust Music
Mozart, WA


Obituary: Sir Malcolm Arnold - 23/09/06

Bach, JS

Recycling fails to revive lost Passion - 02/08/00
Meantone and Temperament in Bach's Time
New Bach manuscripts found - 31/08/06
Can any composer equal Bach? - 17/09/14

Bach, PDQ


The Maiden's Prayer etc


Catalogue of Major Works
Beethoven's Works
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus
Lost Beethoven work premieres
The Heiligenstadt Testament
Eroica / John Eliot Gardiner, at Amazon USA
Fidelio, Met 2002, at Amazon USA
Fidelio, Covent Garden 1991, at Amazon USA
Lead poisoning may have made Beethoven ill - 19/10/00
Review: Diabelli Variations: William Kinderman (piano) Helios CDH 55082
Lost Beethoven piece performed - 03/03/03
Beethoven's Ninth fetches £2.1m - 22/05/03
Beethoven score sale exceeds £1m - 05/12/03 The 31-page score of Scherzo from the String Quartet Opus 127, dating from 1825, was sold to a telephone bidder for £1,180,600
The Beethoven Reference Site
Debut for unknown Beethoven work - 01/02/05
700,000 download Beethoven music - 16/06/05
Beethoven works ready to download - 28/06/05
Beethoven's rarest works re-created online - 19/07/05
Beethoven attracts 1.4m downloads - 21/07/05
Unheard Beethoven
Missing Beethoven score for sale - 13/10/05 Grosse Fugue
Beethoven score sells for £1.1m - 01/12/05
'Lost' Beethoven work to be aired - 27/09/11
History is made as premiere of Beethoven's sublime lost hymn shows him in a new light - 26/10/12
Music and math: The genius of Beethoven - Natalya St. Clair
Beethoven's symphonies – the complete guide - 21/10/15 Gramophone


Symphonie fantastique, Op 14 1830
Symphony Mo 2, Op 16 - "Harold in Italy" 1834
Symphony: "Romeo and Juliet" Op. 17 1839
The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24 1846
£30,000 literary award for Berlioz biography - 24/05/00

Bernstein, Elmer

Great Escape composer dies at 82 - 19/08/04


Carmen, Domingo 1984, at Amazon USA
Carmen, Verona Opera 2003, at Amazon USA
Carmen, Covent Garden 1991, at Amazon USA


Symphony No 3 Hyperion sleeve notes
Symphony No 5

Butterworth, Arthur

British Composer Arthur Butterworth - A 75th Birthday Tribute
British Composer Arthur Butterworth - List of Works
Arthur Butterworth Photo Gallery
Butterworth Symphony No 1
Butterworth Symphony No 1: Review
Arthur Butterworth Writes
Arthur Butterworth Gallery
DIMusic: The British Symphonic Collection
Ian Butterworth - Farewell Concert - 22/07/00 Ian Butterworth conducted the Croydon Youth Orchestra for the last time before his retirement as director of the Croydon Music Service

Butterworth, George

George Butterworth
George Sainton Kaye Butterworth Who's Who - George Butterworth
Pozieres Cemetery
Google Maps: Pozieres
Miscellaneous Butterworth Songs


William Byrd was possessed by the power of song - 03/03/12


US composer Elliott Carter dies at 103 - 06/11/12


Long-lost Frederic Chopin letters recovered by museum - 24/03/11
The mystery of Chopin's death - 21/12/14

Clarke, Jeremiah

Free sheet music and midi files at the Werner Icking Music Archive

Couperin, Louis

Louis Couperin - Suite in D minor
Couperin, L. La Pastourelle


Galway plays Syrinx
Claude Debussy (Google Doodle)


Lucia di Lammermoor, La Scala 1992, at Amazon USA


Dutilleux, Henri

Henri Dutilleux, born 1916 (Musica Classica)
Henri Dutilleux, French composer, dies aged 97 - 22/05/13


Edward Elgar - Web site of The Elgar Society, Elgar Birthplace and Elgar Foundation
Love affair inspired Elgar's last symphony - 27/08/00
Enigma Variations, Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra, at Amazon USA
lisa Weilerstein - Elgar Cello Concerto (conducted by Daniel Barenboim)

Cesar Franck

CAMERON CARPENTER(Organ) Franck "Piece Heroique"
Franck and Pulling the Stops

Galuppi, Baldassare, 1706-85

Baldassare Galuppi


The Gershwin Piano Quartet plays "An American in Paris" by Gershwin
The Gershwin Piano Quartet plays Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm"


Gesualdo: Glorious music and grisly murder - 05/09/13


Raymonda, Bolshoi, at Amazon USA


Ruslan and Lyudmila, Kirov, at Amazon USA


Polish composer Henryk Gorecki dies at the age of 76 - 12/11/10




George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
G. F. Handel's Life & Times, Part I 1685-1738
Handelian Anecdotes
Water Music ú The Music for the Royal Fireworks ú The Alchymist, at Amazon UK for œ11.99 or Amazon USA for $15.99
How Handel played the markets - 12/04/09

Haydn, Joseph

Joseph Haydn - Deutschland Uber Alles

Haydn, Johann Michael

Johann Michael Haydn - A short Biography


Famed German composer Hans Werner Henze dies - 27/10/12


Film about composer Holst found - 23/07/09

Holocaust Music

Saved from scraps, music of the camps - 01/04/07


The Charles Ives Society




Liszt "12 Transcendental Studies" No. 12
Paganini-Liszt La Campanella HQ
Hungarian Rhapsody 2 - Frans Liszt Piano_ Valentina Lisitsa
Trifonov, Liszt mefisto-valse
Lola Astanova plays Transcendental etude No. 10 in F-minor by Liszt


Persee / Novacek, Auvity, Lenormand, Whicher, Laquerre, Coulombe, Niquet, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Toronto, at Amazon USA


Cyberspace spawns a Mahler legend - 18/04/01 5th Symphony, rec Junge Deutsche Philharmonie on Laurel Record label
Replays of Mahler at the Welte-Mignon Reproducing Piano in 1905 Pickwick CD GLRS 101


Felix Mendelssohn (-Bartholdy) (1809-1847)


Milhaud - Cinema - fantaisie after "Le boeuf sur le toit" accompanies Charlie Chaplin movie
Milhaud - Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 (with score)


Don Quixote, Kirov, at Amazon USA

Mozart, WA

The Mozart Project
Köchel's Catalog of Mozart's Works
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) at Classical Music Pages
Pork chop 'killed Mozart' - 11/06/01
'Lost' portrait of Mozart reveals bloated result of years of drinking and womanising - 09/01/05
Cosi fan Tutte, La Scala 1989, at Amazon USA
The Abduction from the Seraglio, Florence 2002, at Amazon USA
La Clemenza di Tito, Glyndebourne 1991, at Amazon USA
The Magic Flute, Drottningholm 1989, at Amazon USA
The Magic Flute: plot in short
Synopsis of The Magic Flute
Mystery of Mozart skull unsolved after DNA setback - 09/01/06
Mozart's music diary goes online - 12/01/06
Photo of Mozart's widow found - 07/07/06
'New Mozart work' gets premiere - 29/12/06
£110,900 for a single page of Mozart genius - 05/12/07
Lost Mozart score found in France - 18/09/08
New Mozart piano music discovered - 23/07/09
Two new Mozart pieces performed - 02/08/09
Long-lost piano 'played by Mozart' found in Germany - 05/08/10
Amadeus in 5 Seconds
Anikka sings the Queen of the Night
Queen of The Night Mozart Diana Damaru & Elena Mosuc
Luciana Serra - Mozart's Queen of Night
Diana Damrau & Mozart - The Queen of the Night Aria


Boris Godunov, Kirov 1990, at Amazon USA
Khovanshchina, Vienna 1989, at Amazon USA
Images for Pictures at an Exhibition


La Belle Helene, Zurich 1999, at Amazon USA


Canon or rant


Romeo and Juliet, Teatro alla Scala 2000, at Amazon USA
Peter and the Wolf, Royal Ballet School 1997, at Amazon USA
War and Peace, Kirov Opera 1991, at Amazon USA
Cinderella, Margot Fonteyn 1957, at Amazon USA
Ivan the Terrible, Bolshoi, at Amazon USA
Scythian Suite, Gergiev 1997, at Amazon USA
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Proms 2013)
Symphony No. 2 Opus 40 (Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev)


Gianni Schicchi / Corbelli, Palmer, Giordano, Matthews, McLaughlin, Jurowski, Glyndebourne, at Amazon USA


Kung Arthur


Rachmaninovs in legal battle with Sotheby's for 'lost' score - 09/01/05
The Miserly Knight / Leiferkus, Berkeley-Steele, Schagidullin, Voynarovskiy, Mikhailov, Jurowski, Glyndebourne, at Amazon USA
Rachmaninov plays Rachmaninov: Etude-Tableau in A minor
Valentina Lisitsa plays Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau Op 39 No 6
Rachmaninoff: 17 Etudes-Tableaux - Ian Hobson
Tatiana Primak-Khoury plays Etudes-Tableaux
Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau Op 39 No. 6 "Little Red Riding Hood" Valentina Lisitsa
Lugansky chills on RACH 3
Nikolai Lugansky Performs Extracts from Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto "No. 5" in E minor - I. Largo - Allegro moderato
Farid and Godin bring Rachmaninov to life on the keyboard - 01/06/12
Rachmaninov manuscript sells for £1.2m - 20/05/14 original version of 2nd Symphony


Les Indes Galantes / Petibon, Croft, Hartelius, Agnew, Rivenq, Berg, Strehl, Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Paris Opera, at Amazon USA

Rimsky Korsakov

Le Coq d'Or, Chatelet Opera, at Amazon USA
Scheherazade - op.35 - Zevnik, Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra, Ljubljana, 2010
Scheherazade - Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Claus Peter Flor


Le Comte Ory, Glyndebourne 1997, at Amazon USA
La Cenerentola / Campanella, Houston Grand Opera 1996, at Amazon USA
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Schwetzingen Festival 1988, at Amazon USA
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Glyndebourne 1987, at Amazon USA
Semiramide, Met 1991, at Amazon USA

Saint Saens


Top 10 Schubert recordings - 02/07/15 Gramophone


Leroy Shield: Look At Him Now
On to the Show
The Beau Hunks Play the Original Little Rascals Music: 50 Roy Shield Themes from the Hal Roach Talkies


All Compositions by D. Shostakovich
Organ music (Shostakovich Passacaglia)
Music under Soviet rule Shostakovich Chronology
The Shostakovich Gallery
Film Music inc. Balda, at Amazon USA for $15.17
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 Mvt. 4
Symphony No. 10, Kogan, at Amazon USA
Symphony No. 10, Solti, at Amazon USA
BBC Profile
balda bazar
Balda balalayka
Making of Balda 02
Balda trailer 01
Bolshoi's dazzling bolt from the blue - 01/03/05
Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 2 - Litton, Dallas
Symphony No. 11 - James DePreist, Oregon Symphony
Shostakovich in 1948: Alex Ross - The Rest Is Noise Julian Rachlin performs Shostakovich Violin Cto. No. 1
Shostakovich - Adagio from the Ballet "Unforgettable 1919" played on the double bass by Nate West
Shostakovich Adagio, from the ballet lady and the hooligan, Fora Baltacigil
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 - Valery Gergiev, 2013 Theatre Mariinsky Orchestra
Shostakovich's Leningrad: The symphony that brought a city back to life - 21/12/15
Shostakovich's symphony played by a starving orchestra - 02/01/16


Links by Ritva Raesmaa
Sheet Music

John Stafford Smith

John Stafford Smith - Composer of the Star Spangled Banner
Gloucester City Council
Gloucester Cathedral

Stanley, John

John Stanley (1712-1786)
J. Stanley Ct Org 1-6
Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Stanley
Stanley Organ Concertos Op 2

Strauss, J

The New Year tradition with a dark history - 31/12/14

Strauss, Richard

Arabella, Met 1996, at Amazon USA
Ariadne auf Naxos, Met, at Amazon USA
Der Rosenkavalier, Vienna 1994, at Amazon USA
Elektra plot
Elektra, Met 1980, at Amazon USA
Elektra, Vienna 1989, at Amazon USA
Richard Strauss: A reluctant Nazi - 10/06/14


The Firebird & Les Noces, Covent Garden 2001, at Amazon USA
The Firebird, Kirov, at Amazon USA
The Firebird, Boulez concert, at Amazon USA
Piano Concerto, Toradze & Gergiev 1997, at Amazon USA
Did The Rite of Spring really spark a riot? - 28/05/13
Pulcinella (complete, with score)
The Firebird - Stravinsky YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011
The Rite of Spring - Yoel Levi conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in this studio recording made in 1991 Telarc
Le sacre du printemps - Concertgebouw


Swan Lake, Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev, at Amazon USA
Eugene Onegin, Moscow 2000, at Amazon USA
Mazeppa, Kirov, at Amazon USA
Swan Lake, at Amazon USA
Pique Dame, at Amazon USA
Keeper of old scores - 03/08/00 Kirov's new Sleeping Beauty
1812 Overture: Dallas Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
How did Tchaikovsky die? - 15/01/07


Un Ballo in Maschera, Met, at Amazon USA
Otello, Met 1996, at Amazon USA
Falstaff, Karajan 1993, at Amazon USA
La Traviata, Covent Garden 1994, at Amazon USA
La Traviata, La Fenice 2004, at Amazon USA
Aida, Barcelona Opera 2003, at Amazon USA
Nabucco, La Scala 1984, at Amazon USA
Aida, San Francisco Opera 1981, at Amazon USA
Attila, La Scala 1991, at Amazon USA
Otello, Covent Garden 1992, at Amazon USA
La Traviata, Covent Garden 1994 (Special Edition), at Amazon USA
Don Carlo, Met 1984, at Amazon USA
Rigoletto, Vienna 1990, at Amazon USA
Macbeth, Glyndebourne 1972, at Amazon USA


Louis Vierne:Toccata in B flat minor
Final from 6th Symphony Philippe Delacour on the Mutin - Cavaille-Coll organ at Notre Dame de Metz
Andantino from Pièces de Fantaisie, played by Vierne himself at Notre Dame
Vierne improvising at Notre Dame 1
Vierne improvising at Notre Dame 3
Vierne improvising at Notre Dame 4


Antonio Vivaldi (Baroque-Music)
Lost Vivaldi opera to be staged again - 23/07/00 "Orlando Finto Pazzo" or Orlando Plays Mad, 1714
Notes from 118 small islands - 22/08/00 a week-long classical festival in the glorious buildings of Venice
Vivaldi work revived 278 years on - 03/05/08


IMSLP: Wagner, Richard download free sheet music
Wagner's operas
Great Composers: Wagner by Kriss Rusmanis
Der Fliegende Hollander - infoplease
Flying Dutchman - Occultopedia
The Plot of the Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman - Synopsis
The Flying Dutchman (opera)
The Flying Dutchman legend
The Flying Dutchman - From Wikipedia
Source of the Legend of The Flying Dutchman
Der Fliegende Hollander - synopsis
The Ring Introduction
The Ring University of Texas
Synopsis of Das Rheingold
GBS on Das Rheingold
Siegfried plot illustrated
Music with Ease
The Plot of 'Tannhäuser'
Tannhauser Encyclopedia4u
Wagner, Hitler and Anti-Semitism
The Ban on Parsifal
Twilight of the Wagners : The Unveiling of a Family's Legacy
On Wagner
Wagner women in festival feud - 06/06/00
Bayreuth stars 'kicked out' by Wagner's heir - 13/08/00
End this discord, politicians urge warring Wagners - 16/02/01
Wagner in twilight as daughter wins Bayreuth battle - 30/03/01
Wagner performance in Israel by Daniel Barenboim causes outrage - 09/07/01
Rackham's Ring
Analysis of Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Plot Summaries
Flying Dutchman, Savonlinna Opera Festival, at Amazon USA released June 29, 2004
Flying Dutchman, Bayreuth, at Amazon USA recorded 1985; released June 14, 2005
Das Rheingold, Barcelona Opera, at Amazon USA released March 22, 2005
Das Rheingold, Bayreuth 2005, at Amazon USA due out Aug 9, 2005
Die Walküre Act 2 Concert Performance Proms 2005 (1/10)
Die Walkure, Barcelona Opera, at Amazon USA released May 17, 2005
Die Walkure, Bayreuth 2005, at Amazon USA due out Aug 9, 2005
Siegfried, Barcelona Opera, at Amazon USA released June 21, 2005
Siegfried, Bayreuth 2005, at Amazon USA due out Aug 9, 2005
Gotterdammerung, Bayreuth 2005, at Amazon USA due out Aug 9, 2005
The Making of Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Bayreuth 2005, at Amazon USA due out Aug 9, 2005
Parsifal, Berlin Opera, at Amazon USA released May 17, 2005
Die Meistersinger, at Amazon USA released Jan 11, 2005
Solti Conducts Wagner, at Amazon USA released November 18, 2003
Sing Faster - The Stagehands' Ring Cycle, at Amazon USA
Anna Russell - The (First) Farewell Concert (1984), at Amazon USA
The Anna Russell Album, at Amazon USA
Encore, at Amazon USA
Anna Russell Again?, at Amazon USA
Der Ring des Nibelungen - Pierre Boulez, Bayreuth Opera, at Amazon USA released Nov 2005
The Plot of Tristan and Isolde
Tristan und Isolde - Synopsis
Tristan and Isolde abridged plot
The Plot of 'Tristan and Isolde' fairly detailed
Tristan and Isolde Plot scene by scene
Tristan und Isolde / Polaski, Treleaven, Halfvarson, Struckmann, Braun, Rauch, Vas, Vier, de Billy, Barcelona Opera, at Amazon USA
Siegfried / Treleaven, Struckmann, Halfvarson, Polaski, Clark, von Kannen, Bonig, Obregon, de Billy, Barcelona Opera, at Amazon USA
Die Walkure / Berkeley-Steele, Watson, Polaski, Struckmann, Halfvarson, Braun, de Billy, Barcelona Opera, at Amazon USA
Gotterdammerung / Treleaven, Polaski, Salminen, Struckmann, Matos, von Kannen, de Billy, Barcelona Opera, at Amazon USA
Barenboim, Bayreuth 1993, at Amazon USA
Ring Cycle, Levine, Met 1990, at Amazon USA Metterdammerung: Twilight of the Met
Ring Cycle, Solti Amazon USA
The Golden Ring - The Making of Solti's "Ring" 1965, at Amazon USA
An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen, at Amazon USA
Synopsis of Parsifal
Wagner - Parsifal Act I Prelude_1
Wagner - Parsifal Act I Prelude_2
Birgit Nilsson "Brunhilde's immolation" Bayreuth
Siegfried Funeral Music - Götterdämmerung - Solti - VPO rehearsal

Wagner's guardian - 20/07/07
Fans rage at Wagner heir's opera - 26/07/07
Wolfgang Wagner says goodbye to Bayreuth - 29/08/08 after 57 years at the (tarn)helm
Daughters chosen to run Bayreuth - 01/09/08
Is Wagner’s Nazi stigma fair? - 10/05/13

Williams, Charles

Devil's Gallop on ukuleles
Dick Barton Special Agent 1946-1951
Dick Barton Special Agent 1946-1951[3]
Bread and Beer Band - Dick Barton Theme
Composers at geo.metry
Les Six
50 Rare and Unseen Photos of Composers In Their Everyday Life

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