Manuel de Falla y Matheu (23 November 1876 - 14 November 1946) was a Spanish composer.
He is regarded as Spain's most important composers in recent times. He has written three operas. La vida letters, two ballets. Ritual fire dance / El amor brujo (1915), El sombrero de tres picos / The triangular hat (1919), Fantasia Baetica and Pieces espagnoles, Psyche, Siete canciones Populares Espanolas (1922) Harpsichord Concerto (1926), Nights in Spanish Gardens, L 'Atlantida.
De Falla lived in the years 1907-1914 in Paris, where he met some composers who had an influence on his style of writing, these were among other impressionists Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Paul Dukas. He wrote, however, not much more before he returned to Madrid at the beginning of the First World War. During this period, his best known works.
De Falla tried to stop the murder of his best friend, the poet Federico García Lorca in 1936, but he failed. Subsequently joined Francisco Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War, and de Falla left Spain and moved to Argentina. Then he wrote no more music. He died in Alta Gracia, in the Argentine province of Córdoba. In 1947, his remains brought to Spain and placed in the Cathedral of Cadiz.
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Gabriel Fauré (12 May 1845 in Pamiers, Ariege, France - 4 november 1924 in Paris) was a French composer and organist. He taught composition at the Conservatory of Paris and was the academy's director from 1905 to 1920.
Fauré wrote music in a wide variety of genres, his most famous work is the Requiem, but he also wrote the beautiful famous orchestral work Pavane.
He has also written music for Pelléas and Mélisande and Dolly Suite.
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Kathleen Ferrier, 1912-1953, British alto. Kathleen Ferrier was discovered when she sang for the British soldiers during World War II. She opera debuted in Benjamin Brittens The Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne in 1946 and sang the year after Orpheus in Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeus and Eurydike), which she, incurably ill, also sang at Covent Garden in London eight months before her death .
Kathleen Ferrier, with her warm, expressive voice and her musical interpretations, became an unforgettable concert and song singer.
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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was a German baritone, which is considered among the greatest singers ever. He was incredibly diligent and recorded around 300 plate recordings. He is best known for his interpretations of Bach, and its production of lieder which he has recorded numerous. Fisher-Dieskau died in 2012 at age 88.
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César Franck (December 10, 1822 in Liege - 8 November 1890) was a Belgian-French composer, organist, pianist and teacher of composition.
First and foremost, César Franck arguably the most important composer of organ music since Johann Sebastian Bach, but in addition he has also written major orchestral and chamber music.
Born in Belgium, but lived most of his life in France. His music was rooted in a rich tradition associated with Beethoven, Bach, Liszt and Wagner. His harmony is one of today's most distinctive, it formed the basis for the study of harmonious alteration. His production is often shared in 3 periods. While he was a concert pianist, he wrote a number of smaller works for piano. From 1850, where he was organist followed some religious works, fairs, oratorios and organ works. Of these finds are 12 larger size works in 3 periods, 1862 (opus 16 to 21) including "Grande Pièce Symphonique, three works from the period around 1878, and the crowning glory - the three organ chorales from 1890, which was his swan song in the composition of the organ as an instrument. His most important works he wrote after 1880 in his years as konservatorielærer. Has composed: 3 operas, Symphony in d minor (1888), 3 symphonic poems: Redemption, Le chasseur maudit, Les Djinns. symphonic variations for piano and orchestra (1885), 2 fairs, Panis angelicus, Sonata for violin and piano (1886).
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Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano, born 1935 there was a superstar in 1970 to 1985. Best known is her roles in operas by Mozart, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and Verdi. For many years she was married to the bass singer Nicholai Ghiaurov.
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Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 21, 1886 - November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and is generally considered one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century.
Furtwängler was chief conductor of several of Germany's and Austria's leading symphony orchestras. He was one of the leading musicians who were in Germany during the Nazi era, but his already significant position as a conductor, including the Berlin Philharmonic, helped to ensure that he could help a number of Jewish colleagues and to avoid membership of the Nazi party. However, meant his remaining that after second World could not conduct before in 1947, he had been acquitted by a anti nazi Court.
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Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops. A Christmas Festival. 1 LP. DG. 2584024
Contemporary Finnish Music. Vol. 3. Works by Kokkonen, Rautavaara, Sipilä, Johansson, Salemhaara, Bergman. 1 LP. Philips 839705 LY
Contemporary music from Norway. Arne Nordheim: Five Osaka Fragments. & Sigurd Berge: Moon landscape, Jews harp, Humoreesque, I Harnessed my Boot, Erupyion. & Bjørn Fongaard: The Space Concerto for piano and tape - Soloists Elisabeth Klein. 1 LP. Philips. 6507034
Eliot Fisk performs his own transcriptions by baroque composers. JS. Bach: Ciaccona. & Frescobaldi: Balleto. & D. Scarlatti: Six Sonatas 1 LP. Music Masters. MMD 20090 * A brand new copy. *** Recommendation ***
Howard Ferguson: Piano Concerto, and Amore langueo & Gerald Finzi: Eclogue. Martin Hill (tenor), and Howard Shelley plays the piano with the London Sinfonietta, which is conducted by Richard Hickox, in some recordings from 1987. 1 LP. EMI. 749627-1 * A brand new copy
Festival of Light Classics. Popular classical orchestral works, a total of 30 tracks, directed by Anatole Fistoulari, Leopold Stokowski, Stanley Black, Bernard Hermann, et al Recordings between 1962 until 1974. 3 LP. English Decca. SDDN 436-8
Zdenek Fibich: Sarka. Vaclav Zitek, Vilém Pribyl, Eva Randova, singing together with the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, which is conducted by Jan Stych, in a recording from 1980. 3 LP. Supraphon. 1116 2781 - 83
Zdenek Fibich: Smir Tantaluv. Martin Ruzek, Jaroslava Adamova, Eduard Cupak, singing along with the Brno Philharmonic orchestra and choir, which is conducted by Frantisek Jilek, in a recording from 1985. 3 LP. Supraphon. 1116 3941-43
Zdenek Fibich: Smrt Hippodamie. Eduard Cupak, Jaroslava Adamova, Vladimir Brabec, singing along with the Brno Philharmonic orchestra and choir, which is conducted by Frantisek Jilek, in a recording from 1984. 3 LP. Supraphon. 1116 4271-73
Finlandia quartet playing 15 Finnish works for strings. 1 LP. EMI. 063-36007 For more information. See the back of the Record
Gerald Finzi: Choral music. Magnificat, Op 36, and Seven Part Songs, Opus 17 + Good, is gone up, Op 27 Exultate Singers, conducted by Garett O'Brian and Timothy Farell on the organ, in a recording from 1980. 1 LP. L'oiseau-Lyre. DSLO 32 LP pressed in England
Florence Foster Jenkins: The Glory of the human voice 'Absolutely worst arias'. in some historical recordings. (Very rare and fun!) 1 LP. RCA. 89678-1 Press read more * A brand new copy
Friederich von Flotow: Martha in highlights. Anneliese Rothenberger, Nicolai Gedda, Hermann Prey. Brigitte Fassbaender, Dieter Weller, Hans Georg Knoblich. Chor and Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München. Robert Heger. 1 LP. EMI ***Recommendation ***
Flotow: Martha. Lucia Popp, Dorris Soffel, Karl Ridderbusch, Siegfried Jerusalem, Siegmund Nimsgern. Heinz Wallberg. 3 LP. Eurodisc
Friederich von Flotow: Martha. Anneliese Rothenberger, Nicolai Gedda, Hermann Prey. Brigitte Fassbaender, Dieter Weller, Hans Georg Knoblich. Chor and Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München. Robert Heger. 3 LP. EMI ***Recommendation ***
Friederich von Flotow: Martha. Anneliese Rothenberger, Nicolai Gedda, Herman Prey, Brigitte Fassbaender, Dieter Weller, Hans Georg Knoblich. Chor & Orchestra der Bayerischen Staatsoper. Robert Heger. 3 LP. EMI 153-30241
Flute & Harp - Recital. Peter og Hideko Bondesen. 1 LP. EMI. 065-39431 Press read more * A Brand new copy
Josef Bohuslav Foerster: Eva. Leo Vodicka, Eve Depoltova, singing together with the Prague Radio Choir and orchestra will be conducted by Frantisek Vajnar, in a recording from 1984. 3 LP. Supraphon. 1116 3311 - 13