Mozart: “Posthorn” Serenade

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born: January 27, 1756, Salzburg, Austria Died: December 5, 1791, Vienna, Austria No reminder is really needed of the unique stature of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the history of Western music. His vast catalog of compositions – over 600 of...

Hummel: Trumpet Concerto

Johann Nepomuk Hummel Born: November 14, 1778, Pressburg, Bohemia (now Bratislava, Slovakia) Died: October 17, 1837, Weimar, Germany Hummel was a prolific composer and virtuoso pianist whose career straddled the transition between music’s Classical and Romantic...

Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 2

Felix Mendelssohn Born: February 3, 1809, Hamburg, Germany Died: November 4, 1847, Leipzig, Germany Felix Mendelssohn was one of the most popular composers of his time. He was also one of the few musical prodigies whose youthful ability could rival Mozart’s. The...