Not all composers possess gigantic egos. Franz Schubert is a case in point.
Every composer finds himself doing hack work once in a while; it’s called paying the bills. Tchaikovsky was loathe to write “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” He held his nose and did it anyway, and to
When Frank Sinatra wanted to listen to music---sit down and really listen--he listened to string quartets. This was a side of Sinatra few suspected--a quiet man of reflection who listened to classica
Is Classical Music being written today? Yes. Sort of. What is being composed today, and for most of the 20th Century, is less ambitious, shorter works, not the grand statements of Beethoven, Brahms