A Tribute to the Most Celebrated Classical Composers


 

Welcome to Timeless Tunes, a site dedicated to the music of the most gifted classical composers that ever lived. Inside you will find the biographies of the composers, information about their particular styles of music, and even listen to some of the music they created. The site also has a basic introduction of the different sections of a symphonic orchestra and how each one contributes to the rich and diverse sound that any collection of instruments, however large, may produce.

 

The Masters   The Symphonic Orchestra


Frederick Chopin (1810-1849)

    Often regarded as the greatest piano composer to ever live, Chopin was one of the greatest pianists in Paris during the Romantic Era. Frederick Chopin was born... MORE


 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840- 1893)

 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born about 800 miles from Moscow to an unmusical family that wanted him to be a lawyer. Instead he became one of the most... MORE



 Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

     If ever a man lived the life of the torchered artist wrestling with inspiration and despair, Ludwig Van Beethoven would be him. His musical genius and ferver... MORE


Franz Liszt ( 1811-1886)

 
Franz Liszt wrote and played some of the most complicated and awe-inspiring piano pieces since in the history of the piano. Why? Because he could. His 'Studies of Trascendental Music,' for instance... MORE



 Johann Strauss Jr.  (1827-1907)

The 'Waltz King,' as Johann Strauss Jr. was known, became the most famous member of the musical dynasty that was the Strauss family. Strauss Sr. had made the surname... MORE


 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Throughout his lifetime, Brahms consistently created excellent music largely because of his strict and meticulous manner of composition. "Go over it over and over again... MORE

 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  

      Well into the 20th century, symphonic orchestras continue delighting audiences across the world. The musical genre, as we have come to understand it today, began in the middle of the 18th when composers... MORE

Brass Instruments

     The brass section of the orchestra is known for its brilliant and blazing sounds. Brass instruments are usually made of metal tubes with... MORE


   Percussion Instruments

    Percussion instruments, played by either being struck or shaken, include members that are the oldest instruments in the world. Different types of drums... MORE


   String Instruments

     
The string instrument family is perhaps the section of the orchestra that offers the greatest range of expression, intensity, and nuance. It is in essence the foundation... MORE


Woodwind Instruments

    The woodwind family, much like the brass family, depends on the vibration of air in a tube. The woodwinds, however, due things differently. While the flute is played... MORE


     

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