Ignaz Moscheles – 1824

Continuing from my previous post, Ignaz Moscheles, in which I have given a general biography of the main points of Moschele's life, The Harmonicon on May 1824 published a biography of Moscheles. Moscheles in 1824 was planning to give concerts in England. Two concerts, one in Bath on February 10, and one in Bristol on February 19, were... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Ignaz Moscheles

In the following post I will give a brief biography of the main points of the composer I am researching for my PhD Thesis. A common question that always comes up when you are a PhD student is the obvious one, what is my topic?  I am researching the "The Reception of Ignaz Moscheles in the... Continue Reading →

The Parisian Music Salons

The name of this blog is the salon music, but what does it actually refer to? And why did I chose to name my blog as a music salon? To begin with, salons started appearing during the Enlightenment in the 18th century. It was a place where women dominated. Women served not only as hostesses... Continue Reading →

The Étude in the 19th century

In this post I will discuss a musical genre, the étude,  that emerged in the early 19th century and became extremely popular for the piano. The French word étude literally means study. In music it refers to the specific musical genre used for pedagogical purposes. On certain occasions, composers named their compositions as exercises rather than... Continue Reading →

The Modern Piano

Continuing from my previous post, The Pianoforte until the end of the 18th century, the piano continued evolving.   I have previously discussed the attempts of creating upright keyboards such as the clavicytherium and the pyramid piano. In 1798, William Southwell experimented with the square piano in order to create an upright square. Similar to the pyramid piano, was... Continue Reading →

The Harpsichord family

In the previous post I have discussed the Clavichord. Both the harpsichord and the clavichord coexisted at the same time. Despite that, not only they look different but they also have different mechanisms. The harpsichord existed in quite a few different forms. The whole harpsichord family seems to derive from the psaltery, since like the... Continue Reading →

The Clavichord

In my post The string instrument: how it all started I have discussed Pythagoras' monochord not only because it was the beginning of the string instrument but also because the clavichord has evolved from the monochord; they share the same mechanism ideology. The clavichord was made around 1400 and was popular until 1800.  At the beginning, the clavichord was... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑