Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of the quintessential composers of the "English Pastoral Tradition"
Ralph Vaughan Williams is one of the quintessential composers of what has been called the “English Pastoral Tradition” in music, often referring to works that express the beauty and harmony of man and nature in the countryside.
Gustav Mahler's composer's lodge in Steinbach/Attersee
The great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler wrote substantial portions of some of his longest works while “on vacation”, or, rather, working holidays.
Carl Nielsen (pictured) was born the same year as his better-known Scandinavian contemporary and Finland's greatest composer, Jean Sibelius
John Rittmeyer saw on a calendar that this is the birthday of Danish composer Carl Nielsen, born June 9th, 1865. So, not to neglect this important artist, he recalls the composer’s Third Symphony from 1911.