Tag Archives: classical music

Michael McCooe – Composer: Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli (17th February 1653 – 8th January 1713) was an Italian violinist and composer. His music during the Baroque era was key to the development of modern classical music, including sonata and concerto while he also helped to establish the preeminence of the violin. Early life Corelli’s father passed away five weeks before the composer’s birth,

Michael McCooe: Composer – Poulenc

Francis Poulenc (7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist whose most famous compositions include melodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Career Poulenc’s early works were renowned for their vigour and high spirit and he took influence

Michael McCooe – Composer: Bruckner

Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. Bruckner Summary In keeping with the popular musical styles of his era, many of Bruckner’s compositions were considerable in length, had a rich harmonic language and a strongly polyphonic character. Unlike

Michael McCooe: Composer – Holst

Gustav Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets. Taking influence from Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, he composed various pieces with a distinctive style, though none gained the success of his most well-known suite. Teaching and composing

Michael McCooe: Composer – Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian renaissance composer of sacred music. He is the best-known 16th Century representative of the Roman School of musical composition following his influence on the development of church music. Early life in Palestrina Born in Palestrina near Rome, Giovanni