The melodies in The Magic Flute always linger on hours after I have listened to them. What is more, the conductor of the version I listened to, Riccardo Muti and the Wiener Philharmoniker excellently executed performance of this beautiful,masterful work. Lastly, The Magic Flute contains one of my favourite arias ever written because of how dramatic it is but more importantly how technically demanding it is and it is none other than the famous Queen of the Night aria (translated to English), ‘Hell’s Vengeance Boils In My Heart’ and specifically the version sung by Edita
Mozart, however, changed the mold. He incorporated an emotional side into his works and emphasized music based off of sound, notes, tone, and pitch as a form of art outside of religion (Brown 55). Music became more broad and open to all. In addition, Mozart had extraordinary performance skills thus, leading to his honor as an embodiment of classical movement (53). “Despite Mozart’s uncouthness and immaturity, he produced one work after another that seemed divinely sponsored as they transcended his own personality.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
He wrote many concertos (especially the piano concertos) and sonatas for his own virtuosic performance during the trip. Talent may helped in one’s musical journey but most importantly, it was Mozart’s passion in performing and music writing that won acclaim from the rich. Clara Wieck (1819-1896) is another example of a child prodigy born in a musically inclined family. Both parents played the piano and encouraged Clara to perform regularly at a very young age. She held concerts throughout Europe during her adolescence and was a very well-known piano virtuoso
Franz Joseph Haydn was a German composer whose life story is one of trials and triumphs. As Philip G. Downs states, Haydn was born “the oldest son of the twenty children from his father’s two marriages” (199). Obviously, he and his family faced severe poverty. In spite of that, at a very early age Haydn’s musical gifts were noticeable. “Not only was he a gifted instrumentalist and composer, he also had a fantastic singing voice” (145).
Rip Van Winkle could attract the attention of the other famous personality from Europe whose name was Jean Robert Planquette, French composer. He was very famous due to the songs. At the same time he was author of famous operettas. But Rip Van Winkle, theatre single, brought him reputation all over the world. He worked in accordance to Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by Washington Irving which reworked by Dion.
When he was 19 years old, his health collapsed once more, and he had to stop working. He lost his voice and could only speak in whispers. Cullis assumed that with rest his health would improve and he could return to work. A family friend named Dr. Orren Strong Sanders opened up his library to Cullis and invited him to study medicine.
Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz was an interesting composer. He was born on December 11th, 1803 and passed away on March 8th, 1869. Berlioz was a french composer who liked to write about romantic things.
His early works in the 1800s included piano sonatas and chamber music. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio. He is a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music and remains to be one of the most famous and influential of all composers. (www.lvbeethoven.com) This bronze bust of the world renowned German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was created by the German-American
In this essay, I will be discussing Glenn Gould’s performance of the ‘Goldberg Variations’ recorded in 1955 and the relationship between the work, the performer, and the performance. I decided to choose this recording rather than the 1981 recording because it was performed when Glenn Gould was young and in his prime and I think it reflects his style of performance more clearly and gives a preview of sorts to the performances in the years following this recording. I prefer this recording because it is more lively and inviting. Many people argue that the 1981 version is more emotional than the 1951 but I think both are very emotional recordings, just different kinds of emotion. When Bach released the ‘Goldberg Variations’, a set of 30 variations