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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 wedding of Princess Victoria to Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia in 1858 and is still […]

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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, and impressed European royalty with his masterful keyboard play. His father, Leopold, a musician and […]

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Italian Composer Vincenzo Bellini

“I hope to stamp my name on this epoch.” Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) And he certainly did! Not only in the 19th century, when Vincenzo Bellini became one of the greatest Italian composers, but also in the 20th century, when his music gained life again through the voices of the incredible sopranos Rosa Ponselle and Maria […]

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Weddings in Eastern Europe Exhibition Live

The virtual exhibition Weddings in Eastern Europe is now live on Europeana. You can listen to the Zanta Polka, watch a ‘bottle dance‘ and learn about local customs and ceremonies from Eastern Europe. So please, take a look and let us know what you think!  View the exhibition.

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MIMO Virtual Exhibition Live

The exhibition Explore the World of Musical Instruments launched in partnership with the Musical Instruments Museums Online (MIMO)project is now live!  Discover instruments owned by famous celebrities and monarchs,  instruments made by world renowned instrument makers, instruments with peculiar designs and features and more… “The museums involved in this project are all contributors to MIMO and […]

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