Music for the keyboard has dominated much of Western music history, with works for the harpsichord and its relatives forming a hugely significant portion of Baroque repertoire. Yet alongside the development of keyboard music, the guitar enjoyed a rich and vari…
Evgeny Samoyloff writes: “Mussorgsky’s From Memories of Childhood cycle was never completed by the composer; in fact, he wrote only the first two pieces: ‘The Nurse and I’ and ‘The First Punishment’. An earlier cycle-to-be, entitled Children…
In the suite of twelve miniatures published as Papillons in April 1832, Schumann paid simultaneous tribute to his two idols, Jean-Paul (alias Johann Paul Richter) and Franz Schubert.
Fantasie in C major – arguably …
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