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  • 2018 June 24: Bach Chaconne

    June 19, 2018 08:38

    In 1720, when Bach was 35, his employer Prince Leopold of Kothen decided to spend a couple months at the spa in Carlsbad (about 200 miles away) and took his retinue of musicians with him including Bach. On their return they learned that Maria Barbara, Bach’s wife of 13 years, had died and was buried.(more )

  • 2018 Jun 17 Fathers Day

    June 17, 2018 10:30

    Of course it is best for a child to be raised by both mother and father, but sadly it doesn’t always work out that way. Which was so for two particularly famous composers... (more )

  • 2018 June 10: Beethoven's Family

    June 10, 2018 10:30

    Ludwig had a younger brother Nikolaus whom Ludwig had tried to shield from their abusive alcoholic father. As adults there was little affection between them. Ludwig, as we well know, went into music. His younger brother, however, was something of a ne'er do well until he found a way to profit handsomely from Napoleon's conquest of Vienna, which by general consensus amounted to Nikolaus "collaborating with the enemy". (more )

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