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Johann Pachelbel – Canon in D Major

September 26th, 2017 Comments off

Pachelbel’s Canon is the most famous piece of music by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel. It was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a gigue in the same key. Like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, the Canon remained forgotten for centuries and was rediscovered only in […]

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Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

May 20th, 2014 Comments off

The Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms is separated by a gap of 22 years from his first piano concerto. Brahms began work on the piece in 1878 and completed it in 1881 while in Pressbaum near Vienna. It is dedicated to his teacher, Eduard Marxsen. The premiere of […]

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O Testamento de Heilingenstadt

August 17th, 2012 Comments off

O Testamento de Heilingenstadt é um documento escrito por Ludwig van Beethoven, datado de 1802. Trata-se de uma carta manuscrita, originalmente destinada aos dois irmãos Caspar Anton Carl van Beethoven (1774-1815) e Nicolaus Johann van Beethoven (1776-1848), e que nunca lhes foi enviada – e que ficou guardada numa gaveta da sua secretária em Viena, […]

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Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

August 10th, 2012 Comments off

The Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16, composed by Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) in 1868, was the only concerto Grieg completed. It is one of his most popular works and among the most popular of all piano concerti. Structure The concerto is in three movements: Allegro molto moderato (A minor) Adagio (D flat major) Allegro […]

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Felix Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64

August 9th, 2012 Comments off

The Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 composed by Felix Mendelssohn is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time. A typical performance lasts just under half an hour. Mendelssohn originally proposed […]

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