What is Modernism?

    Modernism is a cultural movement that emerged in the early twentieth century. The turn of the century saw many changes across all areas of...

    Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss was born in Munich, Germany in 1864. He was a visionary late Romantic composer who bridged the gap between romanticism and modernism.

    Programme Music

    Programme music is a style of composition where the piece tells a story outside of just the musical narrative. Often these works tell new stories or existing tales in literature. Composers also wrote programme music allegorically, telling stories of their own lives through the music.

    Genres of Music in the 20th Century

    Music in the twentieth century underwent significant change, mirroring the revolutions occurring in all aspects of life during those years. The concept of music also shifted and composers changed their attitudes towards their work.

    Hector Berlioz

    Berlioz was born in December 1803 in south-eastern France. He was a renowned composer of Romantic music most known for his large programmatic symphonies.

    Georg Friederich Händel

    Georg Friederich Händel was born in Halle, Germany in the year 1685. He was a composer of high baroque music, writing a wide range of works for voice, solo instruments, organ and numerous concerti (approximately 50 operas and 30 oratorios.)

    Arcangelo Corelli

    Arcangelo Corelli was born in Northern Italy in 1653. His exact birth was not registered at the time however records show he was baptised...

    The Transition from Classical to Romantic Music

    Classical music is defined by having strict rules and traditions, however it moved away from this around the early decades of the 18th century.

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93) was born in Votkinsk, a town in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Now regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic period, his life almost took a very different turn.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) was born in Salzburg, Austria in the Classical period. On top of being one of the greatest musical geniuses in the history of classical music, Mozart was also the ultimate child prodigy.


    Deepening International Music Education Cooperation – Professor Xiaogang Ye

    Deepening International Music Education Cooperation - Professor Xiaogang Ye Leads Team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Conservatoire on Visit to the...

    RBC Lunchtime concert series review – Yin Yu

    In the latest interpretation of Maurice Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit" by Yin, performed at a lunchtime concert in the recital hall at Royal...

    Global Musicians’ League International Music Summer School: A Harmonious Success:

    The Global Musicians’ League (GML) stands as a vibrant beacon in the world of classical music, seamlessly blending tradition with a forward-thinking vision. Established...