Musical Tree

The other day I was thinking about music teachers and the idea occurred to me that you could trace your musical history like you could your family history.

If you were to follow your teachers’ teachers back through time you would end up with something like a family tree, except it would be a musical tree.

With that in mind, it didn’t take long to trace (one branch of) my musical tree back through the centuries where names like Artur Nikisch and Louis Spohr turned up. It turns out I can trace a direct musical line from me to Albrechtsberger and Salieri — these guys knew Mozart and Beethoven!

Musical Tree

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  • Thanks for that! Alan gave me just a handful to lessons; once I moved away from London, it got too inconvenient. And work got too hectic. But it’s nice to know that I was connected through him to such a pedigree 🙂

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