Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, and died on December 5, 1791, in Vienna. He had composed numerous piano concertos, however, this essay would be discussing the social and historical factors that has influenced Mozart to compose one of his famous piano concertos in C Major, K.467. Mozart had arrived in Vienna in 1781 in search of a better musical platform. The musical life in Vienna during the 1780s was one of the world’s greatest then. Mozart was greatly confident that he would be able to make his mark in Vienna, as he knew that he had experience from all over the world, however, it took him a long time before he could make it big there.
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
The length of this movement itself (691 measures) is as long as a whole symphony in the previous generation and it is what made this movement ‘heroic’. Beethoven treated the main melody in this movement like a character in a drama. Beethoven started an unusual trend in the exposition by letting the cello play the pastoral theme which outlines an E-flat major triad. The triple meter is another bizarre trait, yet when it’s combined with the tempo of this movement; it reminds the listener of Deutsche peasant dance. The primary theme (see fig.
Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the principal kinds of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is gigantic. Haydn 's most praised student was Ludwig van Beethoven, and his melodic frame throws an enormous shadow over the music of ensuing writers, for example, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Franz Joseph Haydn was enrolled at age 8 to the sing in the choir at St. Stephen 's Cathedral in Vienna, where he went ahead to figure out how to play violin and console. After he exited the choir, he upheld himself by educating and playing the violin, while considering contrast and
It was in 1785, when Schiller published his drama The Robbers (1781) and Intrigue and Love (1784), that the audience began to know this great composer. The success of his tragedy brought Schiller plenty of honor and recognition (Kirby). However, the dramas also set the Duke Karl-Eugen into
The Poem for Flute and Orchestra (1918) originally written for Georges Barrère demands high lyrical virtuosity from the performer. Technical aspects of performance all should serve to interpret the lyrical characteristic of the piece. Poem was first performed on November 16, 1919 by the New York Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Damrosch with Georges Barrère as the flute soloist. The atmospheric opening is heard as a refrain throughout the work, there are sections of dense chromatic language, polymetric dance, and enlivening technique. Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine for Flute and Piano Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013) French composer was appointed professor of composition at the École Normale de Musique in 1961, and at Paris conservatoire in 1970.
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
Some renowned film score composers include Hans Zimmer (The Pirates of the Caribbean), James Howard Newton (The Hunger Games), and John Williams (Star Wars). Though the music in the background of a movie may be subtle, it promotes emotions within the movie. For example, music which is loud and fast arouses the audience, while music which is soft and slow calms. This idea formed in the Romantic Period is now produced in the current form of classical music. Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Batholdy (more commonly as Felix Mendelssohn) was born in Germany on February 3, 1809.
John Clubbe describes perfectly in his article entitled “The Creative Rivalry with Beethoven and Napoleon” how the piano and interpretations relate back to Napoleon and his opinion of him: “WIth a courage and heroism of soul equal to Napoleon’s and with his chosen instrument, the piano, as protagonist, he would take the field against the Emperor. Programmatic interpretations of Beethoven’s composition are often problematic, but one for this work might
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat. Exceptionally melodic the primary theme of the movement start with an authoritative leap of an octave in the violins.