An American Icon, a European Dream

This is a guest blog post from Norman Rodger, Projects and Innovations Manager for Edinburgh University Collections. Norman has been involved with Europeana since 2008, initially in his capacity as manager of the MIMO Project (Musical Instrument Museums Online). He is also a …


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, …