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  • 2016 June 26: Is Progress Always Progress?

    June 26, 2016 10:30

    Before say 1750, published music was relatively rare and relatively expensive. Nor were there photocopy machines. Consequently, if you were a musician and you wanted a copy of the latest Top Ten Trio Sonatas, you generally had to copy them out by hand.(more )

  • 2016 June 19: Father Mozart

    June 19, 2016 10:30

    Wolfgang Mozart married Constanze Weber (1762–1842) when he was 28 — she was 22 — and together they had six children, only two of whom survived the couple. (more )

  • June 12, 2016: Claudio Merulo

    June 12, 2016 10:30

    Claudio was an Italian composer, publisher and organist of the late Renaissance period, most famous for his innovative keyboard and ensemble music. He was born Claudio Merlotti and Latinised his name (meaning `little blackbird') when he became famous in Venetian cultural clubs. (more )

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