They told Robert Schuman: leave the music … But he did not listen to anyone and yet he reached the heights. He became one of the most prominent composers of the era of romanticism, and his name is on a par with Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt.
He was forbidden to love, ordered to forget about Clara Vick … But he still married for love. The wife was not only talented, a spouse to match, but also devoted to him until his death …
Become a genius for a start
Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810, in Zwickau (Germany). He was raised, surrounded by admiration and adoration. After all, the boy from early childhood showed extraordinary abilities in literature and music. However, after Continue reading
Michal Oginsky was not only a government official, but also an amateur composer. He wrote quite a few pieces of music, and some of them even became popular in the Russian Empire. “The Oginsky Polonaise” and “Farewell to the Homeland” are one and the same work. The first option is a popular name, the second is copyright.
From the spot – to the quarry
September 25, 1765 in the town of Guzuv, seven kilometers from Warsaw, a boy was born, who was named Michal. This name was not given by chance. The uncle of the baby, Michal-Kazimir Oginsky, was the great hetman of Lithuania. He remained in history as a brilliant performer, author of numerous operas, polonezas, mazurkas and poems. Michal’s parents were influential and wealthy people and are widely known in Poland and Lithuania. Michal’s father held high public posts. He gained fame thanks to successes in the diplomatic field. Michal’s mother was an educated woman and managed to give her son a good education. Continue reading
Ferenc Liszt lived 75 years. Is it a lot or a little? He could have done more, but, apparently, he burned himself, trying to catch too much. And he had time. Ferenc Liszt wrote 647 works. He studied frantically, taught, opened conservatories, conducted, engaged in music education, took to heart to heart revolutions that were supposed to change the life of his people. The comet that swept over the Hungarian villages on October 22, 1811, as it were, marked the life of the newly born Ferenc Liszt. Already in childhood, he showed amazing talent, and this happy star seemed to accompany him all his life.
Loving Parents of Franz Liszt
Adam Liszt served with Prince Esterhazy as “overseer of the sheep.” Until the age of 14, he played the cello in the prince’s orchestra, led by Joseph Haydn. Adam composed the works. In 1805 he made an appointment to Eisenstadt, where in his spare time from his main job he continued to play in the orchestra, having the opportunity to work with Continue reading