He was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer. Strauss Junior studied the violin secretly as a child with the first violinist of his father's orchestra, Franz Amon. When his father discovered his son was secretly practicing on a violin, he gave him a severe whipping, saying that he was going to beat the music out of the boy. It was only when the father abandoned his family for a mistress, which the son was able to concentrate fully on a career as a composer with the support of his mother.
In his early years,Haydn quickly discovered he had rare musical talents. Haydn 's cousin who was the head of a choir as well as a school principal took him in and trained him when he was only six years old. By the time he was eight, he was recruited to sing in the St.Stephen 's Cathedral in Vienna. As well as being recruited into sing in the
Chopin had high hopes as being as or more successful as her great-great-grandmother. After attending an all girls school and moving on to college, she met Oscar Chopin, a french born cotton factor. They married in 1870 and had a total of six children. Her first writings only really started once Oscar died in 1884, her writings consisted of a poem called “If it Might Be” and a piece of music called “Polka for Piano”. Within her twelve years of writing, she produced a play, a few novels, and almost 100 short stories.
Strauss began to take piano lessons at the age of four and began his violin studies four years after that. By the time he was six, he began composing his first works “Schneider-polka”
Today it is his best-known work in the United States, and also, my personal favorite I love how lively and upbeat it is... So he continued composing and went on to write his Symphonic Dances and his Symphony number 3. sadly Symphonic Dances were his last completed work. Because he fell ill in the concert tour of 1943. He was diagnosed with lung cancer and was thought to be triggered by his heavy smoking.
Bach was the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach. C.P.E. Bach kept his father’s legacy alive and had a successful music career following his main teacher’s footsteps, his father. He played harpsichord for Frederick the Great, a flute player, for about 30 years. Much like his father’s job at Leipzig, C.P.E. became a Kantor in Hamburg at five churches and a Latin school. During his time at Hamburg, he composed a vast amount of music varying from symphonies, to chamber music, to harpsichord concertos.
Gage Balanchine change the face of ballet forever. His works are still being performed today. George was born on January 22, 1904 and died April 30th, 1983. HIs father was a composer so george had a big understanding of music. In 1914 he enrolled into Mariinsky Theatre 's ballet school.
Others say he was born in Condé-sur-l'Escaut of Hainaut in present-day Belgium, while another group believes that he was born immediately across the border in Picardy in present-day France and he was a Frenchman. He was acknowledged as the most prolific composer of his age. Though very little is known about his career and early life, it is certain that he rendered his services to a number of supporters throughout his life. He lived the most part of his musical career in Italy. He held many important positions there and created several motets and masses, which are esteemed highly as the masterpieces of a musical genius.
Schumann Three Romances, Op. 94 Schumann’s Op. 94 Romances were composed in 1849, during a time when his mental health was deteriorating rapidly. Originally written for the oboe, the first performance featuring the violin and piano was given by Clara Schumann and François Schubert in a private concert. The three pieces are all written in ABA form, the typical form for songs, and feature lyrical, heartfelt melodies that evoke storytelling and vivid imagery.
Composed in 1796 and published the next year by Artaria in Vienna, the Sonata N.4 in E-flat major opus 7, dedicated to the "Comtesse Babette de Keglevics", was named "Grande Sonate" by Beethoven himself. This is a clue, together with its single opus number and its being published alone, on how high it was esteemed by the composer. It is the second longest Sonata, after the Hammerklavier Opus 106, and lasts for more than half an hour. With this sonata, the entire piano style of Beethoven enters in what may be called the "Symphonic Piano".
Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian multiinstrumental artist, musician, and composer whose bizarre, yet extraordinary musical style and sound influenced not just the classical music age, but also the music you hear today. Mozart compositions would go outside of and beyond what kings and emperors were used to hearing. Like Chris McCandless, Mozart was questioned for his choices, criticized for what he did, and was isolated from the so called average people of society. Both Mozart and McCandless would do what they wanted, lived the way they wanted, and desired what they did, despite who told them so. Wolfgang Mozart was born into musical family in Salzburg Austria on January 27, 1756.