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Ludwig van Beethoven

Classical Music Online: Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Classical music, he remains one […]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Posthumous painting by Barbara Krafft in 1819

Classical Music Online: Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era. Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from […]

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Paintings of the Museums: Louvre

The Department of Paintings reflects the encyclopedic scope of the Louvre, encompassing every European school from the 13th century to 1848. The collection is overseen by twelve curators, who are among the most renowned experts […]

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci - Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan

Leonardo da Vinci: The Milanese Period

In 1483, trying to find a patronage that would assured his economic wellbeing, Leonardo offered his services to Ludovico “The Moor” of the Sforza family. Leonardo highlighted his capacity not only to create paintings or […]

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Classical Music Online: Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and […]

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Antonio Vivaldi

Classical Music Online: Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his […]

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George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner

Classical Music Online: Handel

George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (23 February 1685 (O.S.) [(N.S.) 5 March] – 14 April 1759) was a German, later British, Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well-known for […]