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An Armed Man goes through the centuries searching for peace

Wars are events as old as the human being itself, even though, from the judicial point of view, many international codes have tried to encode wars through rules and laws since the 19th century.

Mozart at the top of the Womanizing

On October 29th, 1787, at the National Theater of Prague, the opening night of the opera Don Giovanni (ossia il Dissoluto Punito) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, took place, considered one of the best examples of the lyric-theatrical genre of all times.

The First Woman who wrote an Opera

Who was the first woman who wrote an opera? She was really brave.

Where does the Wedding March come from?

The wedding march comes from... Shakespeare?

DANSE MACABRE, inescapable and unavoidable

The figure of death incarnate in a dancer or a violinist inviting to dance, has a long history; and the thing is that the concept of death in society has always moved beyond the pure biological or academic interest, involving culture in its deepest and most extended meaning.

The orchestra conductor who leads the musicians without a baton or a musical score

The Russian orchestra conductor Konstantin Chudovsky has something very peculiar and it is the fact that he conducts using only his hands, without a podium or a musical score. He memorizes every piece, because he thinks every performance feels more authentic in this way.

The man from the Renaissance: Guillaume Dufay

Although some authors do not coincide, others assure that in August, 1397, in an area that now belongs to Belgium, one of the most prestigious composers of the polyphonic music from the Renaissance and later styles was born: Guillaume Dufay.

The strange petitions of the composer to the performers of his piece

Since the first forte and piano, the authors’ requests about how to play their works have varied. We can find some crazy ones like the one that states the performance should be like a «nightingale with a toothache» or «play it with both hands in the pockets».