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With J.S. Bach and three of his sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian, we find a concentration of familial talent that is unique in history....

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Gerard Schwarz describes how Bela Bartok developed new rhythmic patterns modeled on Balkan and North African folk music and explored unusual instrumental colors and textures.

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The work of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) has been called the culmination of the Classical era or the wellspring of the Romantic era in European music....

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Berlioz had a passionate and idealistic personality, one given to incandescent enthusiasms and uncompromising struggles....

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In an era when his colleagues were exploring new modes of musical design, Brahms showed that sonata-form, fugue, and theme-with-variations still held great potential....

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Gerard Schwarz explains how Chopin came to embody the Romantic Movement with his rich harmonic shadings....

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Gerard Schwarz shares his enthusiasm for the music of Aaron Copland, the quintessential American composer....

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Debussy was the first great composer of the twentieth century. He departed from previous musical practice to a greater extent than any previous composer.

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Gerard Schwarz takes you through the life of Anton Dvorak, a devoted Czech nationalist who, like other composers of the nineteenth century, brought national or ethnic pride into the concert hall by using their nation's folk music to evoke patriotic sentiments.

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Beginning in the waning years of the 19th century, Spanish composers turned to the rich tradition of Spanish folk music for materials and inspiration....

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