Essential Composers

Essential Composers: Haydn is the Most Underrated “Great” Composer

A life in music from age 6. Member of the Vienna Boys Choir until his voice broke. Respected as an innovator of the Symphony and the father of the String Quartet, but infrequently performed or given a dedicated festival. He wrote tons of music for all sorts of ensembles as court composers did, performing managerial […]

Essential Composers: Bach is THE Essential Composer

A really good place to start. He wrote for almost every genre except opera. The textbook nature of his music means that everybody who comes after has learned from it.his well-tempered clavier is literally a textbook you can listen to again and again and hear something new.  In Bach, you’ll find every aspect of musicianship: energy, […]