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Classical music in Catalonia
Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona
Classical music in Catalonia - Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona

List of composers

  • Milhaud

    Darius Milhaud (1892 – 1974) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. He was a member of Les Six —also known as The Group of Six— and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. His compositions are influenced by jazz and Brazilian music and make extensive use of polytonality. Milhaud is considered one of the key modernist composers. Milhaud was an extremely rapid creator, for whom the art of writing music seemed almost as natural as breathing. His most popular works include Le bœuf sur le toit (a ballet that lent its name to the legendary cabaret frequented by Milhaud and other members of Les Six), La création du monde (a ballet for small orchestra with solo saxophone, influenced by jazz), Scaramouche (a suite for two pianos, also for alto saxophone or clarinet and orchestra), and Saudades do Brasil (a dance suite). (Wikipedia)
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  • Moncayo

    José Pablo Moncayo (1912 – 1958) was a Mexican pianist, percussionist, music teacher, composer and conductor. He produced some of the masterworks that best symbolize the essence of the national aspirations and contradictions of Mexico in the 20th century. Moncayo's best-known work continues to be his colorful orchestral fantasy Huapango, but his production also includes many other pieces of high quality, notwithstanding their lesser fame. Among these are works like Amatzinac for flute and string quartet, Symphony, Sinfonietta, Homenaje a Cervantes, the opera La Mulata de Córdoba, Tierra de Temporal, Muros Verdes for piano solo, Bosques and the ballet Tierra. (Wikipedia)
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  • Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) was an Italian composer, string player, choirmaster, and priest. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history. While he worked extensively in the tradition of earlier Renaissance polyphony, as evidenced in his madrigals, he undertook great developments in form and melody, and began to employ the basso continuo technique, distinctive of the Baroque. Much of Monteverdi's output, including many stage works, has been lost. His surviving music includes nine books of madrigals, large-scale sacred works such as his Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers) of 1610, and three complete operas. His opera L'Orfeo (1607) is the earliest of the genre still widely performed; towards the end of his life he wrote works for Venice, including Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea. (Wikipedia)
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  • Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. He composed more than 600 works, many of which are acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is considered among the greatest classical composers of all time, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years". (Wikipedia)
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  • Mussorgsky

    Modest Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music. Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other national themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mountain and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition. For many years Mussorgsky's works were mainly known in versions revised or completed by other composers. Many of his most important compositions have posthumously come into their own in their original forms, and some of the original scores are now also available. (Wikipedia)
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