Karl Goldmark (1830 – 1915) was a Hungarian composer. His violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 28, was once his most frequently played piece. The concerto had its premiere in Bremen in 1877, initially enjoyed great popularity and then slid into obscurity. Goldmark wrote a second violin concerto, but it was never published. A second symphony in E-flat, Op. 35, is much less well-known.
Virgil Thomson influential composer and critic. He composed the opera Four Saints in Three Acts with Gertrude Stein which was a strong influence on Glynn when at school. Later he became friends with Virgil who composed a piano portrait of Glynn called Reaching.
Bjarne Brustad (1895 - 1978) was a Norwegian composer, violinist and violist. He played with symphonic orchestras in Stavanger and Oslo. In the 1920s he travelled to European cities such as Paris, Munich and Berlin, where he received musical inspiration and contacts. From 1928 to 1943, Brustad was viola soloist with Philharmonic Society Orchestra in Oslo. He wrote symphonies, compositions for violin and orchestra, chamber music and opera. His opera Atlantis was finished in 1945.
Giuseppe Verdi photograph by André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen (1964) is a contemporary Norwegian composer. Aagaard-Nilsen grew up in Kabelvåg on Lofoten in northern Norway. From 1986 to 1990 he studied at the Bergen Conservatory of Music and at the University of Bergen. From 1990 to 1994 he worked at the Bergen Conservatory as a teacher of contemporary classical music.
By MARGALIT FOX Ursula Mamlok, who fled Nazi Germany and became a fixture on the New York music scene, in an undated photograph. Credit Berrini Films Ursula Mamlok, a German-born composer who fled the Nazis and went on to establish … Continue reading →