Beethoven I’m doing an essay on Ludwig Van Beethoven who was a German composer and the most well known musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in December of 1770 to Johann Van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. He had three sisters and four brothers and was the second oldest. There is no authentic record of Beethoven’s birth date, but there is the registry of his baptism, in a Catholic service at the Parish of St. Regius on 17 December 1770. Since children of that era were traditionally baptised the day after birth in the Catholic Rhine country, and since Beethoven's family and his teacher, Johann Albrechtsberger, celebrated his birthday on 16 December, most scholars accept 16 December 1770 as his date of birth.
Franz Joseph Hadyn’s musical talent started at an early age, paving ways to future success. On March 31, 1732, he was born in a small village in Rohrau, Austria. At a young age, Haydn’s susceptibility to music proved to be significant, as this genesis later painted the life of the talented composer. Today, he is often referred to as the “Father of the Symphony” and the “Father of the String Quartet.” At the age of six, a relative who worked as a choirmaster and school principal near Hainburg took note of Haydn’s early on set musical talent and decided to work with the young boy.
George Gershwin was an American composer from Brooklyn, New York who can be only described as a legendary contributor to American music. Born on September, 26th 1898 Gershwin to an immigrant family, Gershwin became a classic example of the American dream. Gershwin did not have any formal musical training due to his family not being very well to do, he still began mastering his craft at a very young age. Realizing George’s potential, his family enrolled him in piano lessons with Charles Hambitzer (Britannica). Like most great minds, Gershwin dropped out of school only at the age of fifteen and began to pursue his talent full time.
Peter Tchaikovsky was arguably one of the most successful Russian composers of all time. Born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840, Peter was influenced by music at a young age. His father was a lieutenant, but both his father and mother were trained in music. Peter began piano lessons at age 5. Within 3 years of lessons, Peter was almost as superb as his teacher.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, and studied with his father, who was a singer in the electoral choir. Displaying talent as a pianist at an early age, he was able to study and be mentored by multiple instructors and composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn. Although he made his public piano debut in 1800, his growing deafness hindered his public performances. Even with his disability, nothing could stop or discourage Beethoven from doing what he loved and pursuing his passion. He continued to compose music and never looked back.
Miles Dewey Davis the third was born on May 26, 1926. He was the son of a Dental Surgeon and a Music teacher. He was thought the trumpet by his dad when he was 13. When his dad could no longer teach him he was educated by his father’s friend Elwood Buchanan. He played different than popular trumpeters at the time, developing Davis’ style.
Scott Joplin was an American Composer of African American descent, born November 24, 1868, in Northeast Texas. As a child, he took up the piano after trying the guitar for many years. Joplin took to the piano quickly and later became a traveling musician as a teen. He was extremely talented on many different instruments . During his traveling years he developed the basis for ragtime music.
Johannes Sebastian Bach was born into a family with a musical reputation in his birth town of Eisnach. His uncle, Johann Christoph Bach was a well known organist and his father a court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach, he had many mentors and influences in his life that helped him develop his musical talents . Bach grew up surrounded by music and began his studies in violin and harpsichord a very young age, taught by his father. Bach had experience playing the organ and singing in choirs, as he sang with his Latin Grammar School and was recognized for his, “uncommonly fine treble voice”. At the age of nine, Bach’s parents passed away within a nine month span of each other.
I have led classes in music by myself and through teams for five years. After teaching piano for two years, I got into a discussion with my dad about leading a kids music band. He thought it would be a great opportunity to lift my skills, as they say in music, an octave higher. I thought it was a brilliant idea! Promptly, I found nine willing students and taught all of them to play one of the following instruments: drums, keyboard, guitar, vocals, and beatboxing.
Magnus is best friends with the protagonist’s older brother, he met her when she was five years old, and he then goes on to marry the protagonist once they reach adulthood. Magnus is a patient man and has had trouble pronouncing his R’s. It is not revealed when and where he is born, or what his profession is, however, he is evidently a form of scientist since he takes an interest in the subject. It says in the story, “Do you ever think about matter?” It then proceeds with following, “A group of us is going to Bletchley to see the Enigma machine.
Taylor Marie McQuaid, also known as Taylor Quaid, is perhaps one of the most passionate and determined individuals at Central Dauphin High School. Taylor has always lived in Harrisburg, with her parents, older brother, cat, and three dogs including a boxer, a boxer-lab mix, and a miniature pinscher. She has however, ventured out of the 717 on many occasions, such as trips to Canada, Disney World, New York City, and her favorite place to visit, Lewes, Delaware. She does not like the chaos and filth of bustling cities and prefers plain food over exotic cuisine; thus, if she could go anywhere today she would go to Ireland and Scotland, the land of her ancestry. Ironically, the Irish flag proudly displays her favorite color, which is orange.