Felix Mendelssohn

The composer, conductor and instrumental soloist Felix Mendelssohn is considered one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. Some of his most well-known works include the Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was played at the …


Franz Schubert

“When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.” Franz Schubert Born on 31 January 1797 in Vienna, Franz Schubert is considered one …


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

One of the most popular classical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg on 27 January 1756. From an early age, Mozart showed great interest and extraordinary talent in music. Already at five, he started composing his first pieces, …


The scandalous art of Edouard Manet

“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” Edouard Manet One of the most influential artists of the 19th century Edouard Manet was born on 23 January 1883 to a wealthy Parisian family with strong political connections. …



Charles Perrault’s fairy tales

Charles Perrault is a name that is familiar to the young and old all over the world.  Who doesn’t know his Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty? Perrault was born on 12 January 1628 to a wealthy Parisian …