Corelli set the gold standard for a few genres, including the trio sonata.
Believe what you want about his life, Cambini's music is interesting enough.
Music is above all about communication, something Schumann understood well.
Two character might hold the key to Schumann's state of mind
Schumann's love of literature and love of music collide in a kaleidoscope of shifting moods.
Pent up feelings and a hidden message in the middle of very dangerous times for Prokofiev and Russian music.
Fauré may not have gotten recognition for his opera, but he excelled at it nonetheless.
The jolliest piece he ever wrote sure gave Mendelssohn a lot of headaches.
Sunshine, beautiful architecture, wonderful music–who wouldn't fall in love with Italy? Mendelssohn sure did.
The highs and lows of one of history's greatest composers (he even makes the low points sound beautiful).