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Franz Josef Haydn

Johann Michael Haydn The 1984 film Amadeus brought to the general public's attention that many minor composers of music—such as Antonio Salieri, the rival of Wolfgang Mozart depicted in the movie—have been forgotten by...

Here are ten pieces of classical music that were written about, or for, France. 1. De Lisle/Berlioz: La Marseillaise  Its origin was as the anthem of the French Revolution, and La Marseillaise is today...

Across the centuries, composers have been inspired by the twin dramas of human conflict and the subsequent making of peace. Here are ten great pieces of classical music that dramatize war, celebrate its resolution, and recall its sacrifices.

As I write, the fifth anniversary of The Imaginative Conservative is just days away. Since its founding on July 10, 2010, our journal has published nearly 3,500 essays, which, if bound together, would constitute in length the equivalent of...

Franz Joseph Haydn “He alone has the secret of making me smile and touching me to the bottom of my soul.” --W.A. Mozart on Franz Joseph Haydn