1868 – The maestro of Overtures, Gioachino Rossini dies near Paris and Scott Joplin, king of ragtime is born in Texas. Some 50 years later in 1918, Impressionist composer Claude Debussy dies in Paris whilst Leonard Bernstein, acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor is born in Massachussetts.
To celebrate the anniversaries of these 4 great composers, we welcome you to our Heavyweight Showdown. Come and elect your champion! Continue reading “Summer 2018 – Battle of the Composers”