He was an Italian priest and composer during the baroque period, known best for his impressive violin concerti. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. Historical Background Vivaldi
“I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results” (Bach). Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most influential composers of all time ("Top 10 Most Famous Classical Composers of All Time.") He lived during the Baroque period of music in the 17th century. Baroque music is a category of European Classical music and is recognized for ornamentation added to long melodic lines, the addition and use of harpsichord and basso continuos.
“The key gives the viola greater volume and much more brilliant tone, and three of the four viola strings reinforce the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes of the key … the viola’s prominence is underlined by sheer performance, and the two instruments become true equals for the first time in musical history” (Johnson 33). Another thing that he did was enhance the melody of clarinet, through his Clarinet Trio in C for Viola and Piano, the Clarinet Quintet, and the Clarinet Concerto. He loved the tone and character of the instrument, but through these works, he brought these characteristics out a bit more and “creates an apotheosis of melody, in which one tune seems to flow out of another naturally, spontaneously, organically, as though the melodic material were breeding within the tissue of the work” (Johnson 115). These works aren’t just pieces of
Music was no longer only for wealthy merchants, but was now open to the public. Composers noticed the opportunity and wrote music that would appeal to wider audiences including people of lower status. A pop star of his time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most inspirational figures of the Enlightenment era. Mozart wrote music that spoke to the masses and empowered the individual. When Mozart was only three he began to look at chords on a harpsichord.
Introduction Johanne Brahms was a pianist/ composer who was born on May 7th, 1833, but passed away on April 1897. He was originally from Hamburg in Germany. He composed symphonies, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions and so on. He used sonata style in the second half of the 19th century, and inspired other major idol of classical music such as Mozart and Beethoven. Brahms was very into his romantic era in the 19th century and was the leading musician.
I personally really like Beethoven’s Fifth, and especially the fact that it’s so popular amongst people who wouldn’t say they’re classical music fans. It’s many people’s first introduction to this magical world of beautiful sounds. A rhythm is very identifiable, even if the composer changes all the notes and the harmonies. After doing some research about this piece, I learned the Fifth symphony is in four movements: sonata, andante, scherzo and finale. The music itself is so strikingly dramatic,
Da Vinci studied anatomy, music, botany, engineering and art. Today he remains best known for his art, including two paintings that continue to be the world’s most famous and admired, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Approximately 16,438 people visit the Mona Lisa in The Louvre
Spring from The Four Seasons, I is an aesthetically stunning concerto that was created by renowned Italian composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi was one of the leading composers of the Baroque era and perfected the Baroque concerto; consequently, he is known as the “father of the concerto.” The Four Seasons is Vivaldi’s most well-known composition and consists of a group of four solo violin concertos, with each concerto named after one of the four seasons. Spring (La primavera) is a programmatic concerto for solo violin and was inspired by an Italian sonnet. The enchanted connection between instrumental music and written words (known as program music) was perfected during the Renaissance and Baroque periods and elicits
I. The violin is an important historical instrument even used by the kings of France and prince of Hungary. This instrument evolved from Asia with the instrument fithele. We get the word fiddle from the word fithele. Although the fithele evolved from Asia, it was mostly used by Europeans in the ninth century.
The people who studied and researched Antonio Vivaldi, in trying to trace back his family history, could not trace back any farther than his paternal grandparents, who lived in Brescia. Their son, Giovanni Battista (or Gianbattista), was born in 1665, and when he was ten, his mother took him to Venice, presumably on the death of his father. Originally Vivaldi 's dad had become a barber, but he was also an accomplished violinist. Which makes it easy to understand where Antonio got his musical talent from (especially with the violin.) Antonio Vivaldi 's accomplishments were endless.