Story Bites

August 13, 2021

Wang Jie: A Classical Composing Genius

As a way to discipline her as a child, classical music composer Wang Jie’s parents made her study composition. Little did anyone know that she would grow to love it so much.


July 15, 2021

The Innovative and Unconventional John Cage

John Cage’s goal was to have his audience observe the sounds of their environment, rather than be distracted from the sound of music. Cage saw the beauty in his surroundings. But did anyone else?


June 24, 2021

Florence Price: The Woman Who Paved the Way

How far would you go to accomplish your goals? How many ‘no’s are you willing to hear before you get a ‘yes’? Florence Price was resilient, going as far as creating a pseudonym. Did it work?


May 27, 2021

Louis Armstrong: The Man who Transformed Jazz

With a charming personality and fantastical playing of the cornet and trumpet, it’s no surprise Louis Armstrong took the world of jazz by storm. What did he change?


May 21, 2021

Forbidden Feelings: Clara & Robert Schumann’s Fight for Love

Most people would do anything for love, but would you sue someone’s father? Clara and Robert Schumann did just this. Were they successful?


May 13, 2021

Composition and Combat: How Ego (almost) Killed a Man

Most composers aren’t ones to get into a sword fight, but George Frideric Handel was one of few to buck that trend. Did he manage to survive?

George Frideric Handel, the famous composer who once got in a sword fight

April 1, 2021

Pachelbel, the wedding artist

The story of a brilliant mind who was a jack of all trades and a master of many. A playwright and a songwriter who was never formally educated in either art.


March 25, 2021

A prodigy of classical music

The story of a brilliant mind who was a jack of all trades and a master of many. A playwright and a songwriter who was never formally educated in either art.

classical music prodigy

March 8, 2021

Organ Boss: Johann Sebastian Bach

One of the most influential figures in classical music, the life of a man who mastered the Organ instrument.

Organ Boss

January 4, 2021

Best Band Manager

The life of Artie Shaw, who was a virtuoso with the clarinet and who retired early from his music career.


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