Joaquim Alves Gaspar, Lisboa, Portugal
|Picture of the day|
|American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978), pictured in 1949. He was the first African-American composer to have a symphony performed by a leading orchestra (his Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" in 1931), the first to have an opera produced by a major opera company (Troubled Island in 1949), and the first to have an opera performed on television (A Bayou Legend broadcast in 1981).|
The Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa wrote that Newton's binomial theorem was as beautiful as the Venus de Milo.
I would like to add another masterpiece to the pair: Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue: 
I can't resist putting an alternative: Beethoven's last piano sonata: