Duke Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington, DC. He died of lung cancer on May 24, 1974 in New York City, New York. 12,000 people attended his funeral. Duke Ellington was raised by two talented, musical parents in a middle-class neighborhood of Washington DC. At the age of 7, he began studying piano.
Of the nine children in the family, Vivaldi was the only one who became a musician. Vivaldi was taught the violin by his father. Becoming a priest at the age of twenty-five he obtained an interesting nickname, “the red priest” for his red hair that he inherited from his parents. Vivaldi was trained for priesthood in the local churches of S Geminiano, where he would achieve his fame as a composer
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732– 1809) was an Austrian writer, a standout amongst the most productive and conspicuous authors of the Classical time frame. Haydn composed 107 ensembles altogether and also 83 string groups of four, 45 piano trios, 62 piano sonatas, 14 masses and 26 musical shows, among endless different scores. Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the major classifications of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is tremendous. Haydn 's most praised understudy was Ludwig van Beethoven, and his melodic frame throws a significant shadow over the music of consequent authors, for example, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the principal kinds of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is gigantic.
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Batholdy (more commonly as Felix Mendelssohn) was born in Germany on February 3, 1809. He was a composer, pianist and organist during the early Romantic period. He was born into a prominent Jewish family, but he was later baptized as a Reformed Christian. Early on in his life, Mendelssohn was distinguished as a musical prodigy. He was deeply influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach, reflected within his fugues and chorales.
Zhang Zhou Yaodong Professor Greg Peterson Classical styles and romantic spirits 2 November 2016 Richard Strauss Violin Sonata Richard Strauss (1864-1949), was a leading German composer and conductor. His orchestral compositions and operas have made him one of the best known composers of the late Romantic and early modern eras. While Strauss did not pay much attention to his chamber music in his later life, in earlier years he tried to compose several different types of chamber works such as a string quartet, two piano trios, a piano quartet and several instrumental sonatas. Now I will introduce his last work of chamber music, the violin sonata. At the age of 23, Strauss composed
He was born in Salzburg, Austria. Wolfgang was influenced and taught by his father Leopold. Leopold was a famous violinist, and was known mostly for writing a very famous violin-playing manual. His father led Mozart to master the art of composition at a very early age, according to Biography.com. Born in 1756 to a family of four, Mozart’s family consisted of his mother Anna Maria, his father Leopold Mozart, and his sister Maria Anna.
He had more that 600 works on Lieder, 7 masses, 9 symphonies, including the Unfinished (No. 8,1822) and more. His famous piece, “Erlkönig” was written when Schubert was in his teens in a small group of writers, artists, and fellow musicians who organized a series of concerts, called Schubertiads . The piece “Erlkönig” is also known as “Elfking” has few characteristics that are special to the piece.
Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano op. 48 J204 1st Movement in Allegro con fuoco German composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was an influential icon in the Romantic Era, a period between the 18th and 19th century in which personal expression, literary ideas and emotions reached its apogee. Weber was a composer, conductor and an expert pianist and was renowned for his works in opera, compositions for piano and compositions for woodwind instruments. His clarinet compositions which include two concertos, a concertino, a quintet, variations on a theme and a duo concertante, are performed even today. The clarinet developed in Weber’s time to play more notes and to play scale passages more smoothly, and also developed from a band instrument into a
This essay will draw attention to the relationship between the political and social circumstances surrounding the creation and performance of J.S Bach’s Concerto no.4 in G major (Brandenburg). Other factors such as how improved technology (instrumental and print), at that point of time, changed the way that music was created, transmitted and performed will also be discussed. Johann Sebastian Bach (J.S Bach) was born on March 31st, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany to a prominent musical family. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, the director of town musicians, taught him to play the violin and harpsichord whilst his uncle, Johann Christoph Bach, introduced him to the organ. Bach held a few notable musical posts over his lifetime in different parts of
In 1967, Andrew Lloyd Webber was approached by family friend and recent collaborator, Alan Doggett to compose a new work for the Colet Court School in London. Doggett, who was the head music teacher for the school, had recently worked with Andrew and his new writing partner Tim Rice on their first collaboration The Likes of Us. Doggett requested a “pop-cantata” based on the Old Testament for the school choir to perform at the end-of-the-term Easter concert. After the development process, the first performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat took place on March 1, 1968, at the Old Assembly Hall, Colet Court. The first performance of Joseph was conducted by Alan Doggett, featuring the St. Paul’s School Orchestra and was only 20 minutes long.
My uncle has won best rock album in his band and my aunt has been on America’s Got Talent a few years back, you can say I have a music based family. My family has a wide range of careers, my mom is a teacher, my aunt is a composer for her band, and my dad lays down tile for various houses and other places. Then there is me, who is on YouTube and performs with my cello and piano in her room dreaming big. I have always dreamed about performing on stage with my cello or on Broadway on some stage in New York. Then you look at other countries, not England or Austria, but countries like Syria or Pakistan.
Giovanni de Palestrina was born on February 3, 1525 near Rome, and died the day before his birthday on February 2, 1594 in Rome. Palestrian studies at Sta. Maria Maggiore between the years of 1537 and 1539. He was engaged as an organist and singer in the Cathedral of his native town. He also played the organ, helped with the choir, and taught music.
Three successful alto saxophone players are Harvey Pittel, Walter Parazaider, and John Coltrane. John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. Around the age of 12, his father, aunt, and grandparents died. His mom took care of him. In September 1943 she bought him an alto saxophone, which he played in high school.
Seeger 's ideas about music and musicology were instrumental in founding the discipline of ethnomusicology. "(loc.gov/folklife) Charles had a deep passion for American folk music, which he had passed down to many of his family members. Ruth Crawford Seeger is Charles 's second wife, " Is considered by many to be the most significant American female composer of the twentieth century. "(loc.gov/folklife) She had composed modern works throughout the twenties and early thirties, the String Quartet in 1931 is one of her most celebrated works. Ruth married Charles in 1932 caring for his three children(including pete) and then they had some of their own children (including mike and peggy).