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Describes the history of classical music in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Early Romantic, Romantic, and post 'Great War' time periods. Talks about a wide variety of classical composers in all of these time periods, as well as depicting a short biography on a few of the popular composers; Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, etc

history of classical music, talks about a wide variety of classical composers as well as a short biography on a few of the popular composers--Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi.

Composers Leonard Bernstein and Pierre Boulez share a laugh.

Leonard Bernstein et Pierre Boulez, 1974 by Christian Steiner NY , Philharmonic Archives

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899) The genius of Johann Strauss genius lay in his ability to take the popular salon music of Vienna in the early decades of the 19th century – with its clear emphasis on melody and dance rhythms – and convert it into music which not only became fashionable but which in time evolved into high art.

Johann Strauss II was an Austrian composer of dance music (waltzes, polkas, etc.) and operettas. He wrote 16 operettas, of which "Die Fledermaus" is the most famous and frequently performed.

Johann Strauss II (1825 -1899, left) and Johannes Brahms (right) photographed in Vienna

Brahms and his admirer Johann Strauss II were bound by a great friendship. The Waltz King dedicated his waltz Be Embraced, You Millions! to his friend Johannes Brahms.

Richard Strauss, 20th century composer and conductor, known for his operas, Lieder and symphonic work

Richard Strauss, century composer and conductor, known for his operas, Lieder and symphonic work.

Félix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), compositeur allemand, l'une des figures…

Felix Mendelssohn - German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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