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Michael McCooe: Composer – Pergolesi

Born in 1710, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was an Italian composer, organist and violinist, specialising in opera and traditional church music. During his tragically short life, Pergolesi lived in anonymity, but his fame grew substantially throughout the century following his death in 1736. Pergolesi’s Intermezzo La Serva Padrona, became one of the

Michael McCooe: Composer – Mussorgsky

Russian composer and pianist Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) was one member of ‘The Five’, alongside Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin, César Cui and leader Mily Balakirev. Overview An innovator of Russian music in the romantic period, he helped Russia achieve a unique musical identity in a defiance against Western conventions. Many of his works were

Michael McCooe: Composer – Debussy

Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was one of the most influential composers in the late 19th and early 20th Century. The Frenchman was one of the most noticeable figures associated with Impressionist music. Known for its sensory and non-traditional tones, Debussy’s music follows a prominent French

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