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"He knew of fervent exaltation and of bitter sorrow, and so strong an inward agitation is a finer gift of the gods than mere happiness."--Bruno Walter on composer Gustavo Mahler

Composer Kurt Weill

Rescued Kurt Weill Recording Is Sweet Vindication for Accidental Discoverer

Kurt Julian Weill was a German composer, active from the and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht.

Dmitri Shostakovich - Two Pieces for String Octet

Some Dark Classical Music

Johannes Brahams - gracias por hacer que mi padre tocara el cielo con su música

Let's remember the great Meastro Johannes Brahms 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897

Joaquin Rodrigo - some of my favorite music... Concerto de Aranjuez

Rodrigo, Joaquín - Spanish composer who was blind from the age of three - known almost exclusively for his compositions for guitar, particularly Concierto de Aranjuez…

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (1871-1915) a Russian composer and pianist…influenced early in his life by the work of Frédéric Chopin... Later in his career, independently of Arnold Schoenberg, Scriabin developed a substantially atonal and much more dissonant musical system, which accorded with his personal brand of mysticism. Scriabin was influenced by synesthesia, and associated colours with the various harmonic tones of his atonal scale,

Stephen Coombs plays Scriabin Canon in D minor. This is the first piece by Scriabin who composed it at age 11


Gustav Mahler - Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early century.

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, masterful orchestration, richly evocative harmonies and inventive instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music is part of the standard concert repertoire.

Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder.

offenbach | Jacques Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach – was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period.

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gustav mahler " the symphony is like the world, it must encompass everything!