Benjamin Godard: 18 Aug 1849 – 10 Jan 1895

Introduction Benjamin Godard isn’t a composer who immediately springs to mind compared to the likes of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Handel etc. However, when you look into this talented gentlemen he certainly wasn’t a one hit wonder! Influenced musically by the earlier generations such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin and Beethoven. Although, most certainly not by Robert Wagner whom he… Read More »

Jeremiah Clarke: 1674 – 1707

Brief Bio Jeremiah Clarke was an English composer, born around 1674. The exact date is unknown and their is uncertainty surrounding his date of death. One writer recording it as 16 July 1707, however most sources state it as 1 December 1707. Clarke’s journey took him through a number of well known very reputable establishments. Starting as a… Read More »

Louis Moreau Gottschalk: 8 May 1829 – 18 Dec 1869

Background Louis Moreau Gottschalk was an American composer of sentimental music and a pianist, however he spent most of his time outside of US, living in South America and the Caribbean. Gottschalk was born of a Jewish businessman from London and a Creole mother. He had 6 brothers and 5 sisters . Later he moved in with relatives… Read More »

Gioachino Rossini: 29 Feb 1792 – 13 Nov 1868

Intro: Rossini was born into a musical background and educated at a music school. His mother was a singer and his father played the horn and trumpet. So it is no surprise that Rossini started to compose music at the age of 12 and by the age of 15 he could play the violin, horn and harpsichord and… Read More »

Franz Schubert: 31 Jan 1797 – 19 Nov 1828

Intro Franz Schubert was an amazing Austrian composer who died at the very young age of just 31. Despite his early years he produced a huge array of works including over 600 secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, operas. sacred music and a large collection of piano and chamber music. On music-scores.com we have 127 arrangements of Schubert’s… Read More »