Carnival is coming, it's a very popular party all over the world, celebrated in different ways. Today I want to talk about the story of a woman who has forever changed the carnival of her country, Brazil. Francisca Edwiges Neves Gonzaga, or as she’s better known Chiquinha Gonzaga, was a Brazilian composer, pianist and the… Continue reading The Lady of Carnival
Adiós a la Gran Diva
Last Saturday, 6th October, we lost one of the most beautiful voices. Spanish operatic soprano, Montserrat Caballé died at the of 85. She was very popular to non-classical musical audiences too since in 1987 she recorded the request of the IOC Barcelona, a duet with Freddie Mercury, which became the official theme song for the… Continue reading Adiós a la Gran Diva
Who was Hildegard of Bingen?
Hildegard of Bingen was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, polymath and is considered by many as the founder of the scientific natural history in Germany. She is also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine. She was born over 900 years ago into a noble family and for… Continue reading Who was Hildegard of Bingen?
On this day… was born Germaine Tailleferre
Germaine Tailleferre was born on April 19, 1892. She was a French composer and the only female member of a group of composers known as Les six. She was born as Marcelle Taillefesse, but when she became a young woman she decided to change her name to “Tailleferre” to spite her father, who refused to… Continue reading On this day… was born Germaine Tailleferre
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