Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bachelor of Arts-Music & Master of Arts-Psychology

Portrait painting of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Quotes

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Quotes Composer Giovanni Palestrina was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known of the Roman School of musical composition. He influenced the development of the church and secular music in Europe. in his lifetime he composed over 105 masses and 250 motets. “I beg you to let me …

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Portrait painting of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Composer

Giovanni Palestrina’s Studies & Early Work I believe that I was born circa February 1525. It is impossible to confirm as the war between Emperor Charles V and Pope Clement VII destroyed my municipality of Palestrina along with many of its records. Documents recording the births and deaths of the previous decades were lost. After …

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Dutch avant-garde classical composer Jacob TV

Jacob Ter Veldhuis – JacobTV Quotes

Jacob Ter Veldhuis – JacobTV Quotes Jacob TV composes classical music that often goes against the grain of current trends in classical music and often incorporates forms of expression using “sampled” voices from a variety of sources in the compositions. The compositional material includes electronics, incorporating sound bytes from political speeches, commercials, interviews, talk shows, and …

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Composer Gabriel Fauré writing compositions

Gabriel Fauré Quotes

Gabriel Fauré Quotes Gabriel Fauré was a French composer, organist, pianist and educator. He was one of the most well-known French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced composers to come. His best-known works are Pavane, Requiem, Sicilienne, “Après un rêve” and “Clair de lune”. Towards the end of his life he started …

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Composer Gabriel Fauré writing compositions

Gabriel Fauré, Composer, Organist, & Educator

Gabriel Fauré’s Early Years In Music I was born May 2nd, 1845, in Pamiers, Ariège, France. As the youngest son in a family of six boys and one girl, “I grew up a rather quiet, well-behaved child, in an area of great beauty.” None of my brothers displayed any interest or talent in music. Indeed, …

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A photo of a young composer, Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini Quotes

Giacomo Puccini Quotes Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer known mostly for his operas. His most known works are La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, all are among the most frequently performed and recorded of all operas. Composer Giacomo Puccini’s musical career was from end of the Romantic period into the modern period. “Inspiration …

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Composer Bartok and his wife

Bela Bartok Quotes

Bela Bartok Quotes Bela Bartok was a Hungarian composer and pianist He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Bela Bartok and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary’s greatest composers. “I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing.” “In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it …

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