William Byrd-The Revered Maestro of Melody – Exploring the Legacy of the ‘Father of Musick’

“Father of Musick” 400 years ago, on 4 July 1623, William Byrd (1540-1623) died at Stondon Massey, a small village near Chipping Ongar in Essex. According to his will, he was buried…

Lost Treasures: The Astonishing Tales of Three Missing Stradivarius – Unraveling the Mysteries Surrounding History’s Most Elusive Violin

Everyone knows that the most famous violins in the world were built by Antonio Stradivari. He was a violin maker from Cremona, Italy, who lived from 1644 to 1737. However, you…

Unveiling the Remarkable Talents of Yunchan Lim – Is He the Finest Young Pianist of Our Time?

Pianist Yunchan Lim exploded onto the international music scene in 2022 when he won the gold medal at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, joining the ranks of past winners like Radu…

Discovering the Enigmatic Lautenwerck, Bach’s Beloved and Forgotten Instrument

Johann Sebastian Bach playing the organ, not the lautenwerck, circa 1725. From a print in the British Museum. Rischgitz/Getty Images Could there be a more unloved, abject literary form than…

Delve into the Esoteric Realm of Numerology and Cryptic Enigmas within Bach’s Universe

Some 14 billion miles from here floats a 12-inch gold-plated record. This artefact was placed onboard the Voyager 1 space probe in 1977 (and another on the Voyager 2 sister…

The Ultimate Handbook to Unlocking the Enchanting World of the Bach Dynasty

Hearing the names J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and more can sound like alphabet soup – read on for the story of the Bach family and how so many…

[Part II] Bach’s Harmonious Circle Exploring Johann Sebastian Bach and His Circle of Friends

Johann Georg Schübler (1720-1755?) was an engraver and organist, and a private student of J.S. Bach. “He learned the music in Leipzig with the famous Bach,” but Schübler’s name is more notably…

Mozart’s Surprise Performance Steals the Spotlight at the 2023 Glastonbury Festival

Singer, rapper and classically-trained flute player Lizzo brought Mozart to the stage at this year’s Glastonbury festival, kicking off her anthem “Truth Hurts” with Mozart’s overture to the opera The Magic…

Vietnamese-American Piano Prodigy: Evan Le Strikes a Chord

Evan Le, also known as “Evan Duy Quốc Lê”, was born in May 2011 in California to Vietnamese parents. His parents had immigrated from Vietnam eventually becoming naturalised citizens of…

Exploring Unconventional Perspectives on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Five Unique Interpretations

Vivaldi composed the Four Seasons in 1723 and, since, it has become one of the best-known pieces of classical music. A set of four violin concertos, each in three movements representing the temperaments of…