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RISM A-Z: Adolph von Henselt (1814-1889)

The young Henselt experienced a meteoric rise as a composer and piano virtuoso in his native Germany. His compositional skills were likened to Frédéric Chopin's and he was even called the "Raphael of the piano." As a pianist he was compared to Franz Liszt and Sigismund Thalberg.


RISM A-Z: Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)

The 2014/2015 opera and theater season is wrapping up, so let's take the opportunity to combine our series RISM A-Z with a current production.On June 20, the opera Alessandro nell'Indie by Baldassare Galuppi (libretto by Pietro Metastasio) premiered at the Mainfranken-Theater in Würzburg. The last...


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