Johann Straus II - Vergnügungszug (Pleasure Train), op. 281

Johann Strauss II , known for his waltzes and lively compositions, had a unique approach to his creative process. He consistently sought contemporary and relevant themes to serve as the driving force behind his new musical compositions. This approach ensured that his work remained fresh and connected with the audiences of his time.  One notable instance of this creative approach was the composition of this polka, composed in 1864. This piece of music was specifically crafted for a summer concert held in the picturesque Russian town of Pavlovsk. It's fascinating to note that Strauss drew inspiration for this composition from the world around him. In this case, he found it in the emerging technology of the time, namely, the steam locomotive. The composition itself is a testament to Strauss's ability to capture the essence and energy of the subject matter. The rhythm of this dance piece mirrors the rhythmic chugging and movements of the old-fashioned steam trains that were prevale

Gioachino Rossini - Introduction

At thirty-seven years old, having composed thirty-nine operas, Gioachino Antonio Rossini clearly declares his creative saturation and abandons for good the form of the music he glorified and was glorified by. Brave decision, which he did not betray in the rest of his life.

Consistent, he devoted himself to the enjoyment of those who, along with music, were above his priorities: beautiful women and delicious delicacies.

Spiritual and perceptive as he was, he immediately acclimatized to any environment, which made him welcome and worldly. It composed with amazing speed and unique ease. However, no trace of sloppyness is detected in his works.

His music flows with an effortless naturalness, screaming in every sentence the jealous source gifts of its life-giver. Free from the stress of creation, Gioachino Rossini created a music bright, full of vitality and health. 

He served with passion - but without fear - opera, dominating every structural component of it. That is why his works bear the marks of their creator much more strongly than the signs of their time.

Pesaro's most gifted child defined with his decisions the evolution of the art of sounds. His exquisite Six String Sonatas, a work which is an epitome of Mozart and Haydn's musical thinking and grandly heralds Schubert's music, composed them at the age of twelve.