Gratitude

“Tak” (“Gratitude”) Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) “Ich Dank Dir, Lieber Herre” (“I Thank You, Dear Lord”) Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) Ethel Smyth (1858-1944, English composer and leader of the women’s suffrage movement) praised one of Grieg’s works but suggested that the ending section of one piece was not of the same quality as the rest. “Ah, yes,”…

Handel & “Entertainment”

Organ Concerto Op.4 No.4 ‘Andante’ George F. Handel (1685-1759) Toccata William Zeitler When Messiah was first performed in London, the audience was exceedingly struck and affected by the music. Some days after its first performance, Mr. Handel went to pay his respects to Lord Kannoul, with whom he was particularly acquainted. His lordship, as was…