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Featured Composer October 2018: Camille Saint-Saëns

October is apparently a wonderful month for composers to be born in and includes luminaries such as Paul Dukas, Giuseppe Verdi, Vaughn Williams, Jelly Roll Morton, Franz Liszt, and Camille [...]

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September, A Busy Month For Composers!

(Obviously, we couldn’t post 21 pictures so the staff drew four names from a hat–Amy Beach, Anton Dvorak, Clara Schumann and Dimitri Shostakovich. Pretty impressive!) And, after those four, [...]

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Featured Composer September 2018: Clara Josephine (Wieck) Schumann

Clara Josephine Wieck was born on 13 September 1819 into a middle-class family in Leipzig, Germany. Her father Friedrich Wieck was a piano teacher and music dealer and her mother Marianne was a [...]

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Featured Composer August 2018: Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) Born to a poor family in 1862 it was his talent at the piano that gained him entrance into the Paris Conservatory at the age of 11.  While [...]

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Featured Composer July 2018: P.D.Q. Bach (Johann Peter Schickele)

In a month that Mozart’s son has a birthday, as does Mahler, Orff, Field, Gluck and a goodly bunch of others, it’s time, given the historic nature of Carolina Music Museum’s collection, that we [...]

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Featured Composer June, 2018:  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

June is a month with so many composers deserving of our attention that the choice was driven by the instruments so prominently displayed in our Facing South Exhibit, so this month we feature one [...]

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Featured Composers May 2018: How many candles on our composers’ cake?

If you have been following us you now know that we devote a segment of our website each month to the recognition of the birthday of composers born in that particular month. May is month filled [...]

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Featured Composer April 2018: Sergei Rachmaninoff

No fool, this titan of the piano, both as a performer and as a composer, was born near Novgorod, Russia on April 1,1873. Considered one of the great piano virtuosos of any time, his melodies and [...]

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March is Early Music Month

We celebrate March as the Early Music Month primarily--perhaps even simply--because it is the month of Bach’s birthday. How do we define early music? Benjamin K. Roe, Executive Director of The [...]

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March 31, 1675, Happy Birthday wishes to Johann Sebastian Bach

Some calendars list his birthday as March 21, not 31, but one must be careful to explain that one date (March 21) is O.S. (Old style, the Julian Calendar), the other (March 31) is N.S. (New [...]