As mentioned previously, Chopin composed several Nocturnes in his time, his romantic style of writing earning him the title: “poet of the piano”. An example of one of these is his ‘Nocturne No. 5 in F# minor’. The other genres he explored include the polonaise, for example ‘Polonaise in A♭Major’ (Opus 53) which has a powerful melody and is one of his most admired compositions; the waltz, such as his famous ‘Minute Waltz’; and the etude, for example ‘The Revolutionary
Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria, a village on the border with Hungary. Haydn's parents had noticed that their son was musically gifted. When Haydn turned six, they accepted a proposal from their relative Johann Matthias Frank, a schoolmaster. Haydn was sent off with Frank to Hainburg never again to live with his parents. Life in the Frank household was not easy for Haydn.
It is the music which is giving a feel of mysteriousness at start but becomes a pleasant happening melody after four minutes. Saxophone sound along with piano takes rounds of different melodies. Some are high pitched and some are low pitched. The mix of high and low pitches make it an interesting piece of music. Song Title: My favorite Things Artist: John Coltrane The song starts with drums and piano in background and the saxophone enters with happening melody like something interesting is being told in the form of story.
In contrast to the emphasis in virtuosity and expansive tone in his violin and piano concertos, Mozart composed a concerto of elegance and tenderness. Mozart created the Clarinet Concerto for his friend Stadler who was apparently an excellent clarinettist. In the concerto, an orchestral ensemble of flutes were chosen over the more penetrating oboes; only two horns were chosen for the brass section, and an ensemble of strings were chosen, to allow the clarinet solo to be distinct. The work is divided into 3 movements of Allegro, Adagio and Rondo. The concluding rondo is spirited and portrays the comical quality of the clarinet.
3 in C Minor, Op. 37 was scheduled to be on the same concert with the first symphony in 1800. However, although the earliest sketch was found in Beethoven’s notebook as early as 1796, Beethoven probably could not finish it in time of its scheduled premiere. Subsequently, the premiere finally took place on 5 April 1803 at Theatre an der Wien with Beethoven himself as the soloist, conducting from the keyboard. Even then, Ignaz von Seyfried, Beethoven’s pupil recalled that the master scribbled very little and messy piano parts, resulting him having to rely on Beethoven’s nod and very little clue from the manuscript
Just as a dance reflects the ideas of a choreographer and a painting provides an image of an artist’s imagination, music is influenced by the life of a composer. The support Mozart received as a child prodigy pushed him to pursue a musical career while the poor reception of Rachmaninoff’s “First Symphony” discouraged him from producing more works (Myers n.p. ).
There are many differences and similarities between the fourth movement of Beethven’s Fifth symphony and the fourth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, whether it is the orchestrastion of the pieces, the dynamics, form and period. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well known Classical composers in music history, born into a family of musicians and was seen by his father as a profitable prodigy and had several of his piano compositions published by the age of twelve. He was the first successful freelance composer and changed the way music was composed and performed as he composed pieces that defied the standard ways of composing during the Classical era by using an expanded form structure, larger orchestra, dramatic themes and replaced minuet and trio with scherzo and trio making the third movements of his symphonies faster than traditionally performed. He also treated instruments as individuals instead of grouping them together such as the bass instruments which originally formed the Basso continuo. Beethoven experimented with the ways an instrument could be played , creating new sounds, and would have large pitch ranges between instruments which aided in the expressiveness and drama of his pieces.
The serenade of Mozart is beautifully played in the film as much as Salieri describes it as the “music that I have never heard” and “the voice of God.” (Amadeus) The delight and peaceful melody of Mozart’s serenade seem to effectively display the appearance of young Mozart who was admired as a new great composer with a promising future. Besides the serenade, a cheerful tune of the Mozart’s operas “the Abduction from the Seraglio” and “the Marriage of Figaro” echoing from the background of the film also helps to demonstrate the Mozart’s early smooth and blithe life. After all, however, as the plot of the film enters a new phase of Mozart’s life with the death of
The shift from the Classical to the Romantic era signified a new importance on relations within the octave other than the tonic-dominant relation. Often, Romantic composers, in this case, Frederic Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn, use symmetrical divisions of the octave as a platform from which they can launch wandering or very pointed progressions, depending on the direction and magnitude of the potential harmonic energy. Whether it is a continuous circle of minor thirds or a form of axial melody that teeters much like a seesaw, these balanced relationships of pitches have a destabilizing effect on the tonic as it places a more equal weight on other intervals in the key. Not only can symmetry be found on the local levels of melody and harmonic
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.