Dueling Pianos: Muzio Clementi vs. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Can you imagine the scene? It is Christmas Eve in 1781 at the Royal Viennese Court, and everyone, including the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II, is waiting for the piano duel to commence. Sitting at one piano is a well established Italian composer, Muzio Clementi, and at the other is the most anticipated prodigy of…

Sister Maria Celeste Galilei

On February 13, 1833, Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face the Inquisition for his radical theories which appeared to contradict the Bible. Nearly every lover of history and/or science has heard of the famous astronomer and physicist, but have you heard of his daughter?