Wooden clarinets are always made of wood from the granadilla tree.
Verdi wrote the opera Aida at the request of the khedive of Egypt to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal.
"Happy Birthday to You" is the best-known and most frequently sung song in the world.
The oldest piano still in existence was built in 1720.
The oboe is considered the most difficult of all woodwind instruments to play correctly.
The Greek national anthem has 158 verses.
The famous Russian composer Alexander Borodin was a professor of chemistry at the Academy of Medicine in St. Petersburg. Borodin always referred to himself as a "musical amateur."
The cello's real name is the violoncello. The full name of the piano is the pianoforte.
No one knows where Mozart is buried.
Mozart wrote the opera Don Giovanni at one sitting. It was played without rehearsal the day after it was written.