Music

The Vltava

"The Vltava" is one of the works known to everyone. At least everyone who has heard the piece once has its powerfully swelling theme in their ears.   If you listen to the piece, you would never suspect that Smetana suffered a blow of fate during the composition,...

The life of François- Joseph Gossec

François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829) came from a Walloon peasant family. At the age of six, he was already a choirboy at the collegiate church of Walcourt, and from then on his path was to move in a musical-artistic context throughout his life. The stations that soon...

Bozza’s magnificent flute quartet

Eugène Bozza, who was born in Nice in 1905 and died in Valenciennes in 1991, was a violinist, composer and conductor. He received his first violin lessons from his father, who came from Italy. Eugène quickly passed the entrance examination for the Conservatoire de...

Olivier Messiaen – a blackbird for the flutist

I probably don't think of any other composer as often as I think of Messiaen in my daily life - at least not with this regularity, which has lasted for years. His piece Le merle noir is practically in my head as soon as I set foot outside. We live in the country and...
The Bird Trader

The Bird Trader

Today I'd like to talk about an official, even a section chief, who does not fit into the usual prejudice and who...

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Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata

"This change has brought forth a dear, magical girl who loves me and whom I love; it is a few blissful moments again...

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