Music

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...

Johann Strauss Radetzky March

It is probably the best known and most played march in the world: the Army March II dedicated to Field Marshal Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz, better known as the "Radetzky March".   This is due not least to its distinctive rhythm (datadám datadámdamdám),...
Johann Strauss Radetzky March

Johann Strauss Radetzky March

It is probably the best known and most played march in the world: the Army March II dedicated to Field Marshal Josef...

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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Chopin’s Mazurkas

Chopin’s Mazurkas

During his short life F. Chopin has written more than fifty mazurkas. He composed the first as a 15-year-old boy, the...

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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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La Boheme

La Boheme

Paris, mid 19th century.   It's Christmas, here too, in the Latin Quarter, where four destitute students lead a...

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