Comenius Composers

  • Frédéric Chopin was born

    Frédéric Chopin was born
    Frédéric François Chopin (in Polish Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin) was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher, of French-Polish parentage. He was one of the great masters of Romantic music. He was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw.
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    Chopin's life

  • Giuseppe Verdi was born

    Giuseppe Verdi was born
    Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. Some of his well-known works: "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida.
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    Verdi's life

  • Frédéric Chopin died

    Frédéric Chopin died
    He died in Paris. Frédéric Chopin's illness and the cause of his death remained unclear and consequently have become a matter of medical argument.
  • Béla Bartók was born

    Béla Bartók was born
    Béla Bartók was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.
    He was born in the small Banatian town of Nagyszentmiklós in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (since 1920 Sânnicolau Mare, Romania)
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  • Zoltán Kodály was born

    Zoltán Kodály was born
    Read more...Zoltán Kodály was born in Kecskemét. He was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, linguist, and philosopher. The Hungarian music education method that he developed in the 1940s became the basis for what is called the "Kodály Method". Kodaly himself did not write a comprehensive method, but he did establish a set of principles to follow in music education.
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    Kodály's life

  • Francis Poulenc was born

    Francis Poulenc was born
    Poulenc was a French composer and a member of the French group Les Six. He composed solo piano music, chamber music, oratorio, opera, ballet music, and orchestral music. He was born in Paris.
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    Poulenc's life

  • Giuseppe Verdi died

    Giuseppe Verdi died
    He died in Milan.
  • Van Morrison was born

    Van Morrison was born
  • Béla Bartók died

    Béla Bartók died
    Bartók died at age 64 in a hospital in New York City from complications of leukemia. His funeral was attended by only ten people, including his wife Ditta, his son Peter, and his pianist friend György Sándor.
  • Francis Poulenc died

    Francis Poulenc died
    He died in Paris.
  • Zoltán Kodály died

    Zoltán Kodály died
    He died in Budapest. He was one of the most respected and well known figures in the Hungarian arts.