Profiles

Significant historical figures of music and chess. Section under construction
Khandelwal, Ankush (1991)

Khandelwal, Ankush (1991)

Pearce, David

Pearce, David

Zographos, Achilleas (1967)

Zographos, Achilleas (1967)

Jabir al-Kufi (ca. 786-833)

Jabir al-Kufi (ca. 786-833)

Gascón del Nogal, Jose Rafael (1995)

Gascón del Nogal, Jose Rafael (1995)

Ju Wenjun (1991)

Ju Wenjun (1991)

Valverde Sancho, Jaime (1994)

Valverde Sancho, Jaime (1994)

Trevisan Herraz, Marco (1978)

Trevisan Herraz, Marco (1978)

De Toffoli, Dario (1953)

De Toffoli, Dario (1953)

Kuusk, Andres (1981)

Kuusk, Andres (1981)

Alexander Beliavsky (1953)

Alexander Beliavsky (1953)

Vladimir Akopian (1971)

Vladimir Akopian (1971)

Dawid Janowski (1868-1927)

Dawid Janowski (1868-1927)

Alexander McDonell (1798-1835)

Alexander McDonell (1798-1835)

Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (1800-1872)

Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (1800-1872)

Lev Polugaevsky (1934-1995)

Lev Polugaevsky (1934-1995)

Frank Marshall (1877-1944)

Frank Marshall (1877-1944)

Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997)

Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997)

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952)

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952)

Jan Timman (1951)

Jan Timman (1951)

Philipp Stamma (c.1705 – c.1755)

Philipp Stamma (c.1705 – c.1755)

Ajeeb (automaton) (1868-1926)

Ajeeb (automaton) (1868-1926)

Mephisto (automaton) (1878-1889)

Mephisto (automaton) (1878-1889)

Reshevsky, Samuel (1911-1992)

Reshevsky, Samuel (1911-1992)

Schlechter, Carl (1874-1918)

Schlechter, Carl (1874-1918)

Kamsky, Gata (1974)

Kamsky, Gata (1974)

Gunsberg, Isidor (1854-1930)

Gunsberg, Isidor (1854-1930)

Geller, Efim (1925-1998)

Geller, Efim (1925-1998)

Short, Nigel (1965)

Short, Nigel (1965)

Larsen, Bent (1935-2010)

Larsen, Bent (1935-2010)

Leko, Peter (1979)

Leko, Peter (1979)

Svidler, Peter (1976)

Svidler, Peter (1976)

Stein, Leonid (1934-1973)

Stein, Leonid (1934-1973)

Chigorin, Mikhail (1850-1908)

Chigorin, Mikhail (1850-1908)

Sedol, Lee (1983)

Sedol, Lee (1983)

Adams, Michael (1971)

Adams, Michael (1971)

Shirov, Alexei (1969)

Shirov, Alexei (1969)

Pillsbury, Harry Nelson (1872-1906)

Pillsbury, Harry Nelson (1872-1906)

Fine, Reuben (1914-1993)

Fine, Reuben (1914-1993)

Keres, Paul (1916-1975)

Keres, Paul (1916-1975)

Gelfand, Boris (1968)

Gelfand, Boris (1968)

Ivanchuk, Vasily (1969)

Ivanchuk, Vasily (1969)

Hip-Hop Chess Federation (2006)

Hip-Hop Chess Federation (2006)

Legall de Kermeur, François Antoine de (1702–1792)

Legall de Kermeur, François Antoine de (1702–1792)

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Morricone, Ennio (1928)

Morricone, Ennio (1928)

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)

Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

Gligorić, Svetozar (1923-2012)

Gligorić, Svetozar (1923-2012)

Zukertort, Johannes (1842-1888)

Zukertort, Johannes (1842-1888)

Tarrasch, Siegbert (1862-1934)

Tarrasch, Siegbert (1862-1934)

Rudenko, Lyudmila (1904-1986)

Rudenko, Lyudmila (1904-1986)

Rubtsova, Olga (1909-1994)

Rubtsova, Olga (1909-1994)

Bykova, Elisaveta (1913-1989)

Bykova, Elisaveta (1913-1989)

Gaprindashvili, Nona (1941)

Gaprindashvili, Nona (1941)

Chiburdanidze, Maia (1961)

Chiburdanidze, Maia (1961)

Polgar, Susan (1969)

Polgar, Susan (1969)

Stefanova, Antoaneta (1979)

Stefanova, Antoaneta (1979)

Xie, Jun (1970)

Xie, Jun (1970)

Chen, Zhu (1976)

Chen, Zhu (1976)

Xu, Yuhua (1976)

Xu, Yuhua (1976)

Ziryab (789–857)

Ziryab (789–857)

Kosteniuk, Alexandra (1984)

Kosteniuk, Alexandra (1984)

Piatigorsky, Jacqueline (1911-2012)

Piatigorsky, Jacqueline (1911-2012)

Taimanov, Mark (1926-2016)

Taimanov, Mark (1926-2016)

García de la Banda, Francisco (1955)

García de la Banda, Francisco (1955)

Hassabis, Demis (1976)

Hassabis, Demis (1976)

Cerone, Pietro (1566-1625)

Cerone, Pietro (1566-1625)

UPIC (1977)

UPIC (1977)

Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)

Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)

Schoenberg, Arnold (1874-1951)

Schoenberg, Arnold (1874-1951)

Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001)

Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001)

Komodo (2013)

Komodo (2013)

Stockfish (2004)

Stockfish (2004)

Houdini (2010)

Houdini (2010)

Kaissa (Computer)

Kaissa (Computer)

Al-Suli (880-946)

Al-Suli (880-946)

Bāṇabhaṭṭa (S. VII)

Bāṇabhaṭṭa (S. VII)

Boi, Paolo (1528-1598)

Boi, Paolo (1528-1598)

Fritz/Deep Fritz (1990’s)

Fritz/Deep Fritz (1990’s)

AlphaZero (2017)

AlphaZero (2017)

Deep Blue (1985)

Deep Blue (1985)

El Ajedrecista (1912)

El Ajedrecista (1912)

The Turk (1770-1854)

The Turk (1770-1854)

Di Bona, Giovanni Leonardo (1542–1597)

Di Bona, Giovanni Leonardo (1542–1597)

Greco, Gioachino (1600 – 1634)

Greco, Gioachino (1600 – 1634)

Salvio, Alessandro (c. 1570 – c. 1640)

Salvio, Alessandro (c. 1570 – c. 1640)

Habu, Yoshiharu (1970)

Habu, Yoshiharu (1970)

Morozevich, Alexander (1977)

Morozevich, Alexander (1977)

Aronian, Levon (1982)

Aronian, Levon (1982)

Ding, Liren (1992)

Ding, Liren (1992)

So, Wesley (1993)

So, Wesley (1993)

Karjakin, Sergey (1990)

Karjakin, Sergey (1990)

Grischuk, Alexander (1983)

Grischuk, Alexander (1983)

Ushenina, Anna (1985)

Ushenina, Anna (1985)

Muzychuk, Mariya (1992)

Muzychuk, Mariya (1992)

Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284)

Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284)

López de Segura, Ruy (1530-1580)

López de Segura, Ruy (1530-1580)

Deschapelles, Alexandre (1780-1847)

Deschapelles, Alexandre (1780-1847)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968)

Zhongyi, Tan (1991)

Zhongyi, Tan (1991)

Portisch, Lajos (1937)

Portisch, Lajos (1937)

Rubinstein, Akiba (1880-1961)

Rubinstein, Akiba (1880-1961)

Bronstein, David (1924-2006)

Bronstein, David (1924-2006)

Korchnoi, Viktor (1931-2016)

Korchnoi, Viktor (1931-2016)

La Bourdonnais, Louis-Charles Mahé de (1795-1840)

La Bourdonnais, Louis-Charles Mahé de (1795-1840)

Euwe, Max (1901-1981)

Euwe, Max (1901-1981)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (1985)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (1985)

Caruana, Fabiano (1992)

Caruana, Fabiano (1992)

Anderssen, Adolf (1818-1879)

Anderssen, Adolf (1818-1879)

Staunton, Howard (1810-1874)

Staunton, Howard (1810-1874)

Morphy, Paul (1837-1884)

Morphy, Paul (1837-1884)

Danican Philidor, François-André (1726-1795)

Danican Philidor, François-André (1726-1795)

Steinitz, Wilhelm (1836-1900)

Steinitz, Wilhelm (1836-1900)

Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941)

Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941)

Capablanca, José Raúl (1888-1942)

Capablanca, José Raúl (1888-1942)

Alekhine, Alexander (1892-1946)

Alekhine, Alexander (1892-1946)

Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Sappho (ca. 650/610 – 580 BC)

Sappho (ca. 650/610 – 580 BC)

Polgár, Judit (1976)

Polgár, Judit (1976)

Hou, Yifan (1994)

Hou, Yifan (1994)

Menchik, Vera (1906 – 1944)

Menchik, Vera (1906 – 1944)

Smyslov, Vasily (1921-2010)

Smyslov, Vasily (1921-2010)

Botvinnik, Mikhail (1911-1995)

Botvinnik, Mikhail (1911-1995)

Tal, Mikhail (1936 – 1992)

Tal, Mikhail (1936 – 1992)

Petrosian, Tigran (1929-1984)

Petrosian, Tigran (1929-1984)

Spassky, Boris (1937)

Spassky, Boris (1937)

Fischer, Bobby (1943-2008)

Fischer, Bobby (1943-2008)

Karpov, Anatoly (1951)

Karpov, Anatoly (1951)

Kasparov, Garry (1963)

Kasparov, Garry (1963)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (1983)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (1983)

Khalifman, Alexander (1966)

Khalifman, Alexander (1966)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (1979)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (1979)

Topalov, Veselin (1975)

Topalov, Veselin (1975)

Kramnik, Vladimir (1975)

Kramnik, Vladimir (1975)

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

Zimmer, Hans (1957)

Zimmer, Hans (1957)

Williams, John (1932)

Williams, John (1932)

Princess Enheduanna (XXIII century BC)

Princess Enheduanna (XXIII century BC)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei (1873-1943)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei (1873-1943)

Caïssa

Caïssa

Euterpe

Euterpe

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

Händel, Georg Friedrich (1685-1759)

Händel, Georg Friedrich (1685-1759)

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-1893)

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-1893)

Cage, John (1912-1992)

Cage, John (1912-1992)

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)

Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)

Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)

Rodrigo, Joaquín (1901-1999)

Rodrigo, Joaquín (1901-1999)

Granados, Enrique (1867-1916)

Granados, Enrique (1867-1916)

Albéniz, Isaac (1860-1910)

Albéniz, Isaac (1860-1910)

Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)

Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)

Turina, Joaquín (1882-1946)

Turina, Joaquín (1882-1946)

Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)

Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)

Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Sculthorpe, Peter (1929-2014)

Sculthorpe, Peter (1929-2014)

Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904)

Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904)

Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)

Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)

Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)

Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)

Stravinsky, Igor (1882- 1971)

Stravinsky, Igor (1882- 1971)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Arezzo, Guido of (991-1033)

Arezzo, Guido of (991-1033)

Anand, Viswanathan (1969)

Anand, Viswanathan (1969)

Carlsen, Magnus (1990)

Carlsen, Magnus (1990)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Khandelwal, Ankush (1991)

Khandelwal, Ankush (1991)

Pearce, David

Pearce, David

Zographos, Achilleas (1967)

Zographos, Achilleas (1967)

Jabir al-Kufi (ca. 786-833)

Jabir al-Kufi (ca. 786-833)

Gascón del Nogal, Jose Rafael (1995)

Gascón del Nogal, Jose Rafael (1995)

Ju Wenjun (1991)

Ju Wenjun (1991)

Valverde Sancho, Jaime (1994)

Valverde Sancho, Jaime (1994)

Trevisan Herraz, Marco (1978)

Trevisan Herraz, Marco (1978)

De Toffoli, Dario (1953)

De Toffoli, Dario (1953)

Kuusk, Andres (1981)

Kuusk, Andres (1981)

Alexander Beliavsky (1953)

Alexander Beliavsky (1953)

Vladimir Akopian (1971)

Vladimir Akopian (1971)

Dawid Janowski (1868-1927)

Dawid Janowski (1868-1927)

Alexander McDonell (1798-1835)

Alexander McDonell (1798-1835)

Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (1800-1872)

Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant (1800-1872)

Lev Polugaevsky (1934-1995)

Lev Polugaevsky (1934-1995)

Frank Marshall (1877-1944)

Frank Marshall (1877-1944)

Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997)

Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997)

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952)

Efim Bogoljubov (1889-1952)

Jan Timman (1951)

Jan Timman (1951)

Ajeeb (automaton) (1868-1926)

Ajeeb (automaton) (1868-1926)

Mephisto (automaton) (1878-1889)

Mephisto (automaton) (1878-1889)

Reshevsky, Samuel (1911-1992)

Reshevsky, Samuel (1911-1992)

Schlechter, Carl (1874-1918)

Schlechter, Carl (1874-1918)

Kamsky, Gata (1974)

Kamsky, Gata (1974)

Gunsberg, Isidor (1854-1930)

Gunsberg, Isidor (1854-1930)

Geller, Efim (1925-1998)

Geller, Efim (1925-1998)

Short, Nigel (1965)

Short, Nigel (1965)

Larsen, Bent (1935-2010)

Larsen, Bent (1935-2010)

Leko, Peter (1979)

Leko, Peter (1979)

Svidler, Peter (1976)

Svidler, Peter (1976)

Stein, Leonid (1934-1973)

Stein, Leonid (1934-1973)

Chigorin, Mikhail (1850-1908)

Chigorin, Mikhail (1850-1908)

Sedol, Lee (1983)

Sedol, Lee (1983)

Adams, Michael (1971)

Adams, Michael (1971)

Shirov, Alexei (1969)

Shirov, Alexei (1969)

Pillsbury, Harry Nelson (1872-1906)

Pillsbury, Harry Nelson (1872-1906)

Fine, Reuben (1914-1993)

Fine, Reuben (1914-1993)

Keres, Paul (1916-1975)

Keres, Paul (1916-1975)

Gelfand, Boris (1968)

Gelfand, Boris (1968)

Ivanchuk, Vasily (1969)

Ivanchuk, Vasily (1969)

Hip-Hop Chess Federation (2006)

Hip-Hop Chess Federation (2006)

Legall de Kermeur, François Antoine de (1702–1792)

Legall de Kermeur, François Antoine de (1702–1792)

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)

Morricone, Ennio (1928)

Morricone, Ennio (1928)

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)

Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

Gligorić, Svetozar (1923-2012)

Gligorić, Svetozar (1923-2012)

Zukertort, Johannes (1842-1888)

Zukertort, Johannes (1842-1888)

Tarrasch, Siegbert (1862-1934)

Tarrasch, Siegbert (1862-1934)

Rudenko, Lyudmila (1904-1986)

Rudenko, Lyudmila (1904-1986)

Rubtsova, Olga (1909-1994)

Rubtsova, Olga (1909-1994)

Bykova, Elisaveta (1913-1989)

Bykova, Elisaveta (1913-1989)

Gaprindashvili, Nona (1941)

Gaprindashvili, Nona (1941)

Chiburdanidze, Maia (1961)

Chiburdanidze, Maia (1961)

Polgar, Susan (1969)

Polgar, Susan (1969)

Stefanova, Antoaneta (1979)

Stefanova, Antoaneta (1979)

Xie, Jun (1970)

Xie, Jun (1970)

Chen, Zhu (1976)

Chen, Zhu (1976)

Xu, Yuhua (1976)

Xu, Yuhua (1976)

Ziryab (789–857)

Ziryab (789–857)

Kosteniuk, Alexandra (1984)

Kosteniuk, Alexandra (1984)

Piatigorsky, Jacqueline (1911-2012)

Piatigorsky, Jacqueline (1911-2012)

Taimanov, Mark (1926-2016)

Taimanov, Mark (1926-2016)

García de la Banda, Francisco (1955)

García de la Banda, Francisco (1955)

Hassabis, Demis (1976)

Hassabis, Demis (1976)

Cerone, Pietro (1566-1625)

Cerone, Pietro (1566-1625)

UPIC (1977)

UPIC (1977)

Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)

Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953)

Schoenberg, Arnold (1874-1951)

Schoenberg, Arnold (1874-1951)

Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001)

Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001)

Komodo (2013)

Komodo (2013)

Stockfish (2004)

Stockfish (2004)

Houdini (2010)

Houdini (2010)

Kaissa (Computer)

Kaissa (Computer)

Al-Suli (880-946)

Al-Suli (880-946)

Bāṇabhaṭṭa (S. VII)

Bāṇabhaṭṭa (S. VII)

Boi, Paolo (1528-1598)

Boi, Paolo (1528-1598)

Fritz/Deep Fritz (1990’s)

Fritz/Deep Fritz (1990’s)

AlphaZero (2017)

AlphaZero (2017)

Deep Blue (1985)

Deep Blue (1985)

El Ajedrecista (1912)

El Ajedrecista (1912)

The Turk (1770-1854)

The Turk (1770-1854)

Di Bona, Giovanni Leonardo (1542–1597)

Di Bona, Giovanni Leonardo (1542–1597)

Greco, Gioachino (1600 – 1634)

Greco, Gioachino (1600 – 1634)

Salvio, Alessandro (c. 1570 – c. 1640)

Salvio, Alessandro (c. 1570 – c. 1640)

Habu, Yoshiharu (1970)

Habu, Yoshiharu (1970)

Morozevich, Alexander (1977)

Morozevich, Alexander (1977)

Aronian, Levon (1982)

Aronian, Levon (1982)

Ding, Liren (1992)

Ding, Liren (1992)

So, Wesley (1993)

So, Wesley (1993)

Karjakin, Sergey (1990)

Karjakin, Sergey (1990)

Grischuk, Alexander (1983)

Grischuk, Alexander (1983)

Ushenina, Anna (1985)

Ushenina, Anna (1985)

Muzychuk, Mariya (1992)

Muzychuk, Mariya (1992)

Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284)

Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284)

López de Segura, Ruy (1530-1580)

López de Segura, Ruy (1530-1580)

Deschapelles, Alexandre (1780-1847)

Deschapelles, Alexandre (1780-1847)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968)

Zhongyi, Tan (1991)

Zhongyi, Tan (1991)

Portisch, Lajos (1937)

Portisch, Lajos (1937)

Rubinstein, Akiba (1880-1961)

Rubinstein, Akiba (1880-1961)

Bronstein, David (1924-2006)

Bronstein, David (1924-2006)

Korchnoi, Viktor (1931-2016)

Korchnoi, Viktor (1931-2016)

La Bourdonnais, Louis-Charles Mahé de (1795-1840)

La Bourdonnais, Louis-Charles Mahé de (1795-1840)

Euwe, Max (1901-1981)

Euwe, Max (1901-1981)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (1985)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (1985)

Caruana, Fabiano (1992)

Caruana, Fabiano (1992)

Anderssen, Adolf (1818-1879)

Anderssen, Adolf (1818-1879)

Staunton, Howard (1810-1874)

Staunton, Howard (1810-1874)

Morphy, Paul (1837-1884)

Morphy, Paul (1837-1884)

Danican Philidor, François-André (1726-1795)

Danican Philidor, François-André (1726-1795)

Steinitz, Wilhelm (1836-1900)

Steinitz, Wilhelm (1836-1900)

Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941)

Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941)

Capablanca, José Raúl (1888-1942)

Capablanca, José Raúl (1888-1942)

Alekhine, Alexander (1892-1946)

Alekhine, Alexander (1892-1946)

Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Sappho (ca. 650/610 – 580 BC)

Sappho (ca. 650/610 – 580 BC)

Polgár, Judit (1976)

Polgár, Judit (1976)

Hou, Yifan (1994)

Hou, Yifan (1994)

Menchik, Vera (1906 – 1944)

Menchik, Vera (1906 – 1944)

Smyslov, Vasily (1921-2010)

Smyslov, Vasily (1921-2010)

Botvinnik, Mikhail (1911-1995)

Botvinnik, Mikhail (1911-1995)

Tal, Mikhail (1936 – 1992)

Tal, Mikhail (1936 – 1992)

Petrosian, Tigran (1929-1984)

Petrosian, Tigran (1929-1984)

Spassky, Boris (1937)

Spassky, Boris (1937)

Fischer, Bobby (1943-2008)

Fischer, Bobby (1943-2008)

Karpov, Anatoly (1951)

Karpov, Anatoly (1951)

Kasparov, Garry (1963)

Kasparov, Garry (1963)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (1983)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (1983)

Khalifman, Alexander (1966)

Khalifman, Alexander (1966)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (1979)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (1979)

Topalov, Veselin (1975)

Topalov, Veselin (1975)

Kramnik, Vladimir (1975)

Kramnik, Vladimir (1975)

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

Zimmer, Hans (1957)

Zimmer, Hans (1957)

Williams, John (1932)

Williams, John (1932)

Princess Enheduanna (XXIII century BC)

Princess Enheduanna (XXIII century BC)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei (1873-1943)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei (1873-1943)

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)

Händel, Georg Friedrich (1685-1759)

Händel, Georg Friedrich (1685-1759)

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-1893)

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-1893)

Cage, John (1912-1992)

Cage, John (1912-1992)

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)

Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)

Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)

Rodrigo, Joaquín (1901-1999)

Rodrigo, Joaquín (1901-1999)

Granados, Enrique (1867-1916)

Granados, Enrique (1867-1916)

Albéniz, Isaac (1860-1910)

Albéniz, Isaac (1860-1910)

Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)

Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)

Turina, Joaquín (1882-1946)

Turina, Joaquín (1882-1946)

Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)

Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)

Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Sculthorpe, Peter (1929-2014)

Sculthorpe, Peter (1929-2014)

Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904)

Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904)

Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)

Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)

Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)

Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)

Stravinsky, Igor (1882- 1971)

Stravinsky, Igor (1882- 1971)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Arezzo, Guido of (991-1033)

Arezzo, Guido of (991-1033)

Anand, Viswanathan (1969)

Anand, Viswanathan (1969)

Carlsen, Magnus (1990)

Carlsen, Magnus (1990)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Music Composers vs. Chess Players (English)

Introduction

“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.”
(Siegbert Tarrasch. Chess master)

In a very distant galaxy, where reality and infinity are confused, immortality has been achieved.

There the souls of the great characters of the history of humanity meet and face each other for universal supremacy. Several ghettos have been created. It is a period of intellectual shock. But we only have to worry about our fateful and imminent duel between music composers and chess players.

Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch leads the neutral rebels´ faction, pacifists without borders who advocate a contractual union. Unfortunately, its current (pacifist) is a minority. The claims made by the two bellicose sides have been heard by their respective muses: Euterpe and Caissa.

Without further delay, the final battle must begin. Some emblematic places will witness this struggle of egos. Travel to London, Bayreuth, Leipzig, Berlin, New York, Washington DC, Reykjavik, Florence, Bologna, Milan, Vienna, Paris, Prague, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Havana, Buenos Aires, Manila, Beijing, Sydney, Cairo, Linares, Wijk aan Zee… or wherever dreams may take us.

Let the contest begin!

Compositores de Música vs. Ajedrecistas (Spanish)

Introducción

“El ajedrez, como la música o el amor, tiene el poder de hacer feliz a la gente.”
(Siegbert Tarrasch. Maestro de ajedrez)

En una galaxia muy lejana, donde realidad e infinito se confunden, se ha logrado alcanzar la inmortalidad.

Allí las almas de los grandes personajes de la historia de la humanidad se encuentran y enfrentan por la supremacía universal. Varios guetos han sido creados. Es un periodo de choque intelectual. Mas solo ha de preocuparnos nuestro aciago e inminente duelo entre compositores de música y jugadores de ajedrez.

El doctor Siegbert Tarrasch lidera el bando de los rebeldes neutrales, pacifistas sin fronteras que defienden una unión contractual. Por desgracia, su corriente (pacifista) es minoritaria. Los reclamos realizados por los dos belicosos bandos han sido escuchados por sus respectivas musas: Euterpe y Caissa.

Sin mayor dilación, la batalla final ha de comenzar. Algunos lugares emblemáticos serán testigos de esta lucha de egos. Viajemos a Londres, Bayreuth, Leipzig, Berlín, Nueva York, Washington D. C., Reikiavik, Florencia, Bolonia, Milán, Viena, París, Praga, San Petersburgo, Moscú, La Habana, Buenos Aires, Manila, Pekín, Sydney, El Cairo, Linares, Wijk aan Zee… o donde quieran que los sueños nos lleven.

¡Que dé comienzo la contienda!