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Cong dan hành khuc

Calling to the Citizens ", also named March of the Youth ", was the national anthem of the Republic of Vietnam. It was composed by Lưu Hữu Phước. It was chosen as a national anthem in June 1948. Nowadays, the song is still sung by Vietnamese peop ...

                                               

Purple music

Purple music is a kind of music that has been very much at the center of Vietnamese public life from the time of its first strong emergence in the country in the late 1930s up to the present day. It is known as the origin of Vietnamese popular mu ...

                                               

List of Hot 100 number-one singles of the 1970s (U.S)

This article is about the American Billboard Hot 100 chart held during the 1970s. The Billboard Hot 100 chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During the 1970s the chart wa ...

                                               

Gangsta rap

Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop that reflects the violent lifestyles of some inner-city youths. Gangsta is a non-rhotic pronunciation of the word gangster. The genre was pioneered in the mid 1980s by rappers such as Afroman and Ice Cube, and ...

                                               

List of Hot 100 number-one singles of the 1980s (U.S)

This article is about the American Billboard Hot 100 chart held during the 1980s. The Billboard Hot 100 chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During the 1980s the chart wa ...

                                               

List of Hot 100 number-one singles of the 1990s (U.S)

This article is about the American Billboard Hot 100 chart held during the 1990s. The Billboard Hot 100 chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During the 1990s the chart wa ...

                                               

Bela Bartok

Bela Bartok was a famous Hungarian composer and pianist. He was one of the most important and original composers of the 20th century. He became very interested in folk music and travelled a lot in Hungary and other countries, including Romania, l ...

                                               

Alban Berg

Alban Berg was an Austrian composer. Alban Berg and Anton Webern were both pupils of Arnold Schoenberg. All three composers in their own way changed the style of musical composition in the early 20th century. They grew up at a time when most comp ...

                                               

Arthur Bliss

Sir Arthur Bliss CH KCVO was a British composer. When he started composing, his music sounded very modern and harsh. As he got older he changed his style and wrote more Romantic music in the style of English composer Edward Elgar. For more than t ...

                                               

Bohuslav Martinu

Bohuslav Martinu was a Czech composer. He wrote an enormous amount of music, including six symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and many orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. His music is often inspired by his native country.

                                               

George Butterworth

George Butterworth was an English composer. He showed great talent as a young man and might have become one of England’s greatest composers if he had lived longer. He was killed while fighting in World War I. He is best known for a group of songs ...

                                               

Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter was an American composer. He is one of the most important composers of classical music of his time. He experimented with new ideas of composition. He lived to be 103 years old and continued composing all his life. He recently compo ...

                                               

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English composer. Coleridge-Taylor was born in Holborn, London. His black father was a doctor from Sierra Leone, his mother was English. His parents were not married. The father went back to Africa by February 1875. ...

                                               

Peter Maxwell Davies

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE, was an English composer and conductor. He received many honours, including his appointment as Master of the Queen’s Music. His surname was "Davies"; "Maxwell" his middle name, and his friends called him Max.

                                               

Claude Debussy

Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer. He was one of the most important composers of the early 20th century. Most of his compositions are for orchestra for piano. He also wrote some songs, chamber music and one opera. He made his music ver ...

                                               

Marcel Dupre

Marcel Dupre was born to a musical family in Rouen Normandy, France. His father Albert Dupre was organist at the gothic abbey of St Ouen in Rouen. The young Marcel was a child prodigy. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1904, where he studied ...

                                               

Louis Durey

Louis Durey was a French composer. He was the oldest, but probably the least well-known of the six composers who are called Les Six. Louis Durey was the son of a businessman. He had no idea that he wanted to be a composer until he heard the opera ...

                                               

Maurice Durufle

Maurice Durufle was a French composer and organist. He was very self-critical and destroyed any of his compositions that he thought were not really good. This is why we now only have a small number of his works. He wrote choral music and music fo ...

                                               

Julius Eastman

Julius Eastman was an African-American composer, pianist, singer and dancer. He is a minimalist. Eastman grew up in Ithaca, New York. He began piano at age 14. He studied piano at the Curtis Institute of Music, with Mieczyslaw Horszowski and comp ...

                                               

Manuel de Falla

Manuel de Falla was a Spanish composer. Falla, together with Albeniz and Granados, helped to make Spanish music important again after three centuries during which there had been no important Spanish composers.

                                               

Gabriel Faure

Gabriel Urbain Faure was a French composer, organist, pianist, and music teacher. He was the most important French composer of his time. The way he wrote music, especially his harmonies, had a big influence on many 20th century composers. Most Fr ...

                                               

George Gershwin

Gershwins older brother, Ira, wrote the words to "The Man I Love". As George became famous, Ira wrote the words to more and more of his songs. The two brothers were very different. Ira, the writer, was quiet and serious. George, the musician, was ...

                                               

Enrique Granados

Enrique Granados was a Spanish composer and pianist. He lived most of his life in Barcelona. His favourite painter was Goya and his best work, the piano pieces called Goyescas, are inspired by Goya’s paintings.

                                               

Hamilton Harty

Sir Hamilton Harty was an Irish composer, conductor and accompanist. He is particularly remembered for his work in Manchester with the orchestra called The Halle.

                                               

Arthur Honegger

Arthur Honegger was a Swiss composer, who was born in Le Havre, France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. He was a member of the group of composers called Les Six. His most popular piece of music is an orchestral work called Pacific 231 ...

                                               

Vladimir Horowitz

Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was a Russian-American classical pianist. He is often said to be one of the best pianists of the 20 th century.

                                               

John Ireland

John Ireland was an English composer. He is particularly remembered for his Piano Concerto and for his church music, especially the anthem Greater love hath no man, the song The Holy Boy and the hymn tune to My song is love unknown. He had an unh ...

                                               

Charles Ives

Charles Edward Ives was an American composer. He experimented with new ways of composing which many people did not understand at the time. These became more widely used later in the century. He used dissonant sounding intervals and techniques suc ...

                                               

Leos Janacek

Leos Janacek was a Czech composer who lived at the end of the Romantic period and the beginning of the 20th century. He wanted his music to sound typical of his country. The rhythm of Janacek’s music sounds like the rhythm of the dialect he spoke ...

                                               

Scott Joplin

Joplin was born in the U.S. state of Texas sometime between June 1867 and January 1868 and grew up in Texarkana, Texas. His relatives were railroad workers. His father wanted him to find work that would pay. His mother said he should learn music. ...

                                               

Charles Koechlin

Charles Koechlin, was a French composer, teacher and writer on music. He wrote a very large amount of music, but very little of it was published because he was more interested in helping younger composers than making himself well-known. Some of h ...

                                               

Franz Lehar

Franz Lehar was an Austrian composer of Hungarian descent. He was the leading composer of operettas in the 20th century. He is still one of the most popular composers of light music.

                                               

Gyorgy Ligeti

Gyorgy Sandor Ligeti was a composer from Hungary. He was an important composer of avant-garde music. His music influenced many other composers. Some of his most famous works are an opera called Le Grand Macabre, a piece for orchestra called Atmos ...

                                               

Hamish MacCunn

He was born in Greenock. His father was a shipowner. He soon showed a great talent for music. In 1883 he got a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, which had only just been founded. His teachers there included Sir Hubert Parry and ...

                                               

Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud was a French composer. He was a member of the group called Les Six. He is one of the most important French composers of the 20th century. He wrote more than 400 compositions. His music is often influenced by jazz and polytonality.

                                               

Ernest Moeran

Moeran pronounce:" MOOR-an” was born in Heston, to the west of London. His father was an Irish clergyman. Ernest spent most of his childhood living on the coast of Norfolk. He learned to play the violin and the piano. At first he was taught at ho ...

                                               

Frederico Mompou

Federico Mompou was a Spanish composer. He is best known for his short works for solo piano and his songs.

                                               

Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen was a Danish composer. He is the most famous composer from Denmark and one of the most important composers of symphonies from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

                                               

Hubert Parry

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer. His music influenced other English composers such as Elgar and Vaughan Williams. Parry wrote a great deal of music, but by far the best known piece he wrote is the song Jerus ...

                                               

Ennio Porrino

Ennio Porrino was an Italian composer and teacher. Amongst his compositions were orchestral works, an oratorio and several operas and ballets. His best known work is the symphonic poem "Sardegna," a tribute to his native Sardinia, which premiered ...

                                               

Francis Poulenc

Francis Poulenc was a French composer. He was one of the group of six composers who became known as Les Six. He composed music in many different forms: song, chamber music, oratorio, opera, ballet music and orchestral music. His music is easy to ...

                                               

Andre Previn

Andre Previn was born as Andreas Ludwig Priwin to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany. He may have been born in 1930, but cannot be sure as his birth certificate was lost when he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1939 to escape the ...

                                               

Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian composer and pianist who came from Ukraine. During his lifetime, Ukraine was part of Russia. Together with Dmitri Shostakovich he is one of the greatest Russian composers of the 20th century. Children al ...

                                               

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini was the most famous Italian opera composer after Verdi. He wrote 16 operas, most of which are performed very often today. Many of his operatic songs are known by many people, especially the aria Nessun dorma from Turandot which wa ...

                                               

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff was a famous Russian composer and pianist. He was born on April 1, 1873 and died on March 28, 1943. Because the Russian language uses a different alphabet his name is sometimes spelled in different ways in English. ...

                                               

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel was a French composer. His name is often thought of together with that of Claude Debussy, but their music is really very different. Ravel liked children and animals and his music is often about them. He liked to write about fairy ta ...

                                               

Max Reger

Reger’s father was a schoolteacher who was an amateur musician. When he was a boy Max helped his father to rebuild an organ that was going to be thrown away. This was the instrument on which he learned to play. It was some time before he started ...

                                               

Erik Satie

Erik Satie, 17 May 1866; died Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer. He is mainly remembered today for the strange ways he behaved. He often gave his music unusual titles such as Piece in the form of a pear. His best known musical composition ...

                                               

Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg was an Austrian-born composer. He was known for his twelve-tone system of writing music.

                                               

Alexander Scriabin

Alexander Scriabin was a famous Russian composer and pianist. He wrote music for the orchestra and for the piano. His music belongs to the Late Romantic period, but his later works sound quite modern, and he was influenced by Impressionism. He ha ...