Wolf: Hugo: 13 March 1860 – 22 Feb 1903

Introduction Hugo Wolf was an Austrian composer famous for his Lieder or “art songs”. His inspiration came from Richard Wagner. Early years At the age of four, his father taught him piano and violin. He studied music and music theory at primary school. However, he didn’t have any interest in other subjects and was dismissed from his first… Read More »

Recently Added Sheet Music: 19 April 2021

Hello Music-Scorers! It’s a lovely sunny morning here in Kent (UK), and the schools have returned today after their Easter break. COVID rules are relaxing a little, six people can now meet up outside, hairdressers are finally open as are gyms and non-essential shops! So there’s no excuse to stay in your PJ’s all day now! Anne has… Read More »

Toselli: Enrico: 13 March 1883 – 15 Jan 1926

Introduction Enrico Toselli was an Italian concert pianist and successful composer of mostly light classical music. However, this talent was very much overshadowed by scandal!! He toured as a concert pianist around Italy, European capital cities, Alexandria and North America. His most popular piece is Serenata ‘Rimpianto’ Op.6 No.1 Scandal Toselli’s scandalous affair and marriage with Archduchess Luise… Read More »

Tejada: Miguel Lerdo de: 29 Sept 1869 – 25 May 1941

Short Bio Miguel Lerdo de Tejada is most likely the first popular Mexican composer. He also played the piano. His repetoire consists of arrangements of traditional songs as well as original works. He produced light classical music. He studied in Morelia and Mexico City. At the age of thirty two in 1901 until 1941 he was director of… Read More »

Tarrega: Francisco: 21 Nov 1852 – 15 Dec 1909

Introduction Francisco Tàrrega was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist often referred to as the ‘the father of classical guitar’. Tàrrega wrote almost eighty original pieces for the guitar and over one hundred arrangements, mainly from piano compositions from the likes of Chopin, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Two of Tàrrega’s most famous compositions are Danza mora and Recuerdos de… Read More »

Saint-Saens: Camille. Sheet Music and Biography

Saint-Saens Sheet Music Camille Saint-Saens (pronounced ‘San-Sohn(ce)) was born in Paris in 1835. A gifted pianist, organist and composer and a writer of criticism, poetry and essays. He was well known for Danse Macabre which is on the site including part 1 for Piano Duet as well as part 2 a difficult piece to play. We also have… Read More »

Scriabin: Alexander: 25 Dec 1871 – 14 April 1915

(Just to clarify the birth and death dates above are Old Style dates according to the Julian Calendar). The New Style dates are to 6 Jan 1872 – 27 April 1915). Introduction Alexander Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist. He was incredibly popular during his lifetime, however, after his death, his popularity went into decline. During his… Read More »

Lumbye: Hans Christian: 2 March 1810 – 20 March 1874

Introduction Hans Christian Lumbye was a Danish composer of waltzes, polkas gallops and marches in the nineteenth century. He earned the nickname The Strauss of the North’ due to his style. Early Life As a child he studied music, and by the age of fourteen he was playing the trumpet in a military band. In 1829 he became… Read More »

Tallis: Thomas: c1505 – 23 Nov 1585

Introduction Thomas Tallis was an English composer of the 16th century. Prior to William Byrd, Thomas Tallis was the first and most important composer of English sacred music. He wrote his compositions in English, Latin, Italian, French and other languages. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding his early life, family or even his actual date of birth. Career… Read More »