Monday, March 31, 2008
(1824-1884), Czech(Bohemian) composer, inspired by the Liszt's Prqgue recital in 1840, determined to be a musician and became a commitment, stimulating his own creativity-tone poem. He composed symphonic tone poems(My Fatherland.. etc), operas(The Bartered Bride, Daliber... etc), and chamber music.
(1854-1933), American composer/conductor, studied violin and other instruments in Washington DC, appointed member of the Marine Band, conducted theater orchestra in Philadelphia, and Marine Band, known as 'The March King", composed 136 marches, songs, dance music, and many band arrangements.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
(1871-1928), Armenian(then Russia) composer/conductor, studied composition with Rimsky-Korsakov, taught at Yerevan Conservatory, his music weds the Russian nationalistic style with Crimean and Armenian folk elements; he composed 1 opera, orchestral pieces, choral works, and chamber music.
(1717-1757), Czech composer/violinist, trained in Prague at the university during 1734-35; regarded as one of the foremost early classical symphonists; he composed symphonies, various concertos(15 violin, 11 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, and piano), and chamber music.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
(1842-1900), British composer, studied in Leipzig Conservatory, he was knighted in 1883 at the Queen's command, composed mainly comic operas and incidental music.
The stamps, issued to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary, depict the scenes from his operas.