Aram Khachaturian ‘Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia’: Enchanting Affection

Aram Khachaturian: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia Born in Tblisi, Georgia in 1903, Aram Khachaturian’s music is still performed regularly in concert halls today. Perhaps one of his most famous works is the Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from his 1954 ballet: Spartacus. The ballet follows the trials and tribulations faced by Spartacus as the Read more…

Alexander von Zemlinksy ‘Symphony No. 1 in D minor’: A Master of Musical Colour

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Symphony No. 1 in D minor Born in Vienna in 1871, Alexander von Zemlinsky was tutored by some of the ‘great’ composers of the Romantic period – Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms. After the premiere of Zemlinsky’s First Symphony, Brahms supported the young composer until his own death Read more…