Chopin The Great Composer of Small Forms

The Polish composer, nicknamed the 'Poet of the Piano', is one of the best composers of the Romantic Period. He received his first lessons from his mother at a young age. When he was only 12 years old, his teacher said, "I am now...

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Alexander Borodin and Homo Universalis

What is Homo Universalis? “Homo Universalis” (Universal Man) means that the individual's abilities are idealized, his talents and professional orientations are more than one field, that [individual] can do as long as he wants…

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Marmite Composers

Hello, I would like to talk about a concept known as Marmite Composers in Europe. Since the word “Marmite” does not have an exact equivalent in Turkish, I had to use this word as it is.

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Dinu Lipatti

He was born on March 19, 1917 in Bucharest. Taking his first piano lessons from his mother, Lipatti became a student of Mihail Jora and Florica Musicescu at the Bucharest Conservatory.

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Alban Berg's Truth

In the past, when different interdisciplinary exchanges were seen, music played an important role in the sustainability of myths, as well as culture, like novels. Some…

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On the Power of Music: Kafka

“Prayer and art are passionate acts of the will. Someone wants to transcend and develop the normal possibilities of the will. An art like prayer, reaching out through the darkness...

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Conversation of Two Deaf

By 1818, Beethoven's hearing loss increased, and the composer had to carry a blank notebook and pen with him in order to communicate. By writing to the other party,…

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Cyprien Katsaris

In addition to the pride of hosting a world giant in our boutique hall, we talked about the short three days we spent with this legendary name, which I personally admire.

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Chabrier's Reflection

Emmanuel Chabrier, whose life styles are likened to Hector Berlioz and who started his life as a law student and continued as a composer years later,…

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Maria Szymanowska

It is necessary to perceive great composers not as an isolated point of view, but as part of a bigger picture. This perspective doesn't make them any less valuable,…

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Boulez's Mallarmé

After the Second World War, when the leading names of dodecaphonic music died not with their works and thoughts, but only with their bodies, the new generation...

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Beethoven with anecdotes

I'm sure you've heard a lot of nonsense about me being a nuisance, capricious, and impudent person whose music is to be avoided, but whose music is enjoyable. This…

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Chat with Beethoven

Czech-born composer and music teacher Johann Wenzel Tomaschek visited Beethoven with his brother on 10 October 1814. Meyerbeer's 'Die…

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Webern in the Footsteps of Goethe

The artist tries to prove that he is in this world, even if he isolates himself from the world. It is the intention to tell; the purpose of being understood. Single…

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Chopin Influenced by the Romantic Period

Romance, which means escaping from the realities of life, taking refuge in the world of dreams and emotions in many different languages, started to show its effect in the years 1800-1850 and spread to the Western world.

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John Field and Nocturn

Today, John Field is known as the man who "composed the nocturnes before Chopin", very few of his compositions were taught and almost completely removed from concert programs.

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Mozart and the Wonder Boys

“A cat walked in while he was playing for me, and the boy jumped up from the harpsichord. It wasn't easy to persuade him to sit back down” Daines…

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Poverty of Beethoven

'My permanently depressing situation, however, demands that I write just now whatever brings me enough money for my immediate needs. What sad…

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Beethoven Family Tree

On January 5, 1712, Malines' master baker Michael van Beethoven had a son, baptized as Ludwig. (To the extinct Latin records…

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Paganini's Dark Side

Paganini, who took the stage in Winchester in 1832, stayed on the stage for 28 minutes. He received a full payment of 22.500 pounds for his work and managed to attract the attention of the press.

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Clara Schumann

Clara, who took the stage in Berlin in 1837, performed Beethoven's piano sonata called Appassionata (Op.57) for the first time, as well as the entire piece from her memory and without notes.

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Liszt's Schoolgirls

Born in Munich in 1846, Sophie Menter was Liszt's favorite schoolgirl. Menter, known as the “reincarnation of Liszt” by the music authorities of Paris with his powerful technique,…

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