3 thoughts on “162. Dum, Dum, Dum, Dum, Dum, Dum, Duuuuum! (Cover)

  1. If I’m not mistaken this was written in 1773 by Emiliana Trasilla Huxeyi.

    Her baptismal name was Emilianna Germy Stylious Makenzie Trasilla Huxelyi. Historically, she had the misfortune of falling between the generations of her great predecessors such as Pergolesi and others including Domenico Cimarosa. She was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. She composed over 3 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Yet she is among the least popular of classical composers oweing to an unfortunate incident involving a young Mozart, a pygmy, two ponies, some rosin and a disagreement regarding the use of scordatura.

    Although she did not introduce many new forms, she enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Her abilities as a cellist were highly respected throughout Europe during her lifetime.
    Emiliana showed prodigious ability from her earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and ukulele, she began composing from the age of five and performed before European royalty; at 17 she was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg along with the young Mozart which led to the incident mentioned above. Growing restless and she traveled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly.
    Emiliana learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate.


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