Other works include pieces inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala; over 100 songs for voice and piano; incidental music for 13 plays; the opera Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower); chamber music; piano music; Masonic ritual music; and 21 separate publications of choral music.
Samuel "Sammy" Louis Nestico (born February 6, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a prolific and well known composer and arranger of big band music.
Both the progressive and conservative camps in Russian music at the time attempted to win him over.
Tchaikovsky charted his compositional course between these two factions, retaining his individuality as a composer as well as his Russian identity.
Nonetheless he frequently adapted Russian traditional melodies and dance forms in his music, which enhanced his success in his home country. Petersburg at the premiere of his Third Orchestral Suite may have been due in large part to his concluding the work with a polonaise.
He also used a polonaise for the final movement of his Third Symphony.
Indeed his father was disinclined to allow Felix to follow a musical career until it became clear that he intended to seriously dedicate himself to it.
He was recognized early as a musical prodigy, but his parents were cautious and did not seek to capitalise on his abilities.
Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) was an Irish-born, German-raised American composer, cellist and conductor.
Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I.
After a long period of relative denigration due to changing musical tastes and antisemitism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his creative originality is now being recognized and re-evaluated.
He is now among the most popular composers of the Romantic era.