He held many important positions there and created several motets and masses, which are esteemed highly as the masterpieces of a musical genius. He composed sacred as well as secular music in his lifetime in a number of vocal forms ranging from masses, chansons, to motets. His stay at Rome had been highly productive for it was here where he developed his mature style. While working in Milan, he had absorbed Italian secular light music; but in Rome, he refined his sacred music and wrote several motets. Before he left Italy, he wrote one of his most famous secular compositions, the ‘frottola El grillo’ (the Cricket).
From about 1768 to 1774, that was kind of a time period for Haydn to mature and write more pieces as a composer. During that time frame,he wrote the music from The Stabat Mater to Missa Sancti Nicolai. He wrote a lot of operas during this period which of course made him much more popular. Some of the pieces from this period of his life include string quartets of Opus 20 and the farewell
Soon, Strauss left his father’s conservative writing style and began writing symphonic tone poems. Strauss’ friendship with Alexander Ritter would lead to “the key reason to my future development.” After his travels to Italy, Strauss found inspiration and created the first symphonic tone poems such as “Macbeth” and “Don Juan”. His role model for his tone poems was Franz Liszt. Thanks to his friend and mentor, Alexander Ritter, Strauss was able to reconstruct the basic principles of Franz Liszt’s works and mold it into his own way. Strauss quotes, “in which the poetic idea also becomes the main musical
Bach was the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach. C.P.E. Bach kept his father’s legacy alive and had a successful music career following his main teacher’s footsteps, his father. He played harpsichord for Frederick the Great, a flute player, for about 30 years. Much like his father’s job at Leipzig, C.P.E.
Inspiration came when he wrote his famous Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. Today it is his best-known work in the United States, and also, my personal favorite I love how lively and upbeat it is... So he continued composing and went on to write his Symphonic Dances and his Symphony number 3. sadly Symphonic Dances were his last completed work. Because he fell ill in the concert tour of 1943. He was diagnosed with lung cancer and was thought to be triggered by his heavy smoking.
He composed 4 symphonies, an opera and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasia in C are among his most famous. He suffered from a mental disorder and died without having recovered from his mental illness. The other romantic composer was Johann Strauss who was an Austrian composer of dance music and operettas. Johann Strauss was born on October 25, 1825 and died on June 3, 1899.
Operas started to come into existence in the late 16th Century. These works are entirely sung, and usually tell a story of some sort. They began in Italy and were put into motion by the Florentine Camerata. One could think of Opera as a rebirth of Greek dramas. Prior to the 16th Century, storytelling was done in various forms of singing and dancing.
Strauss was born on 11 June 1864 in Munich. He is the son of Josephine and Franz Strauss. In his youth, he received a thorough musical education from his father. He wrote his first composition at the age of six and continued to write music almost until his death. In 1883 He went to Berlin, where he secured a post as assistant conductor to Hans von Bülow, who had been enormously impressed by the young composer 's talent.
Madrigals are what are known as secular songs that were sung in many parts without instrumental use. The Baroque period has been extensively used ever since the nineteenth century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750. Baroque music was originally created in Italy, and included the cantata, concerto, sonata, oratorio and opera. A concerto, for example, was a composition that brought together a diverse group of voices, and instruments. The sacred work of voices and instruments are what is known as a concerto, while many similar works were generally called arias, or cantatas.
In the excerpt from Spitzer and Zaslaw’s The Birth of the Orchestra Arcangelo Corelli is portrayed as an innovator in the world of orchestra. First, Corelli’s background is briefly described. Born in a small town he moved to Rome at the start of his violin career. The text then proceeds to show how Corelli rose to fame through his techniques. Although Rome had already implemented many of the techniques and devices that Corelli used, he was still seen as an innovator.
Once done with training with Prentz, Pachelbel basically fell off the map and went undocumented until he moved to Vienna in 1673. In Vienna, Pachelbel obtained a job as an organist for the Saint Stephen Cathedral, he also continued to study Italian catholic music. In 1677, Pachelbel moved to Eisenach, and made a friend named Johann Ambrosius and educated his children on the art of music. Pachelbel didn 't stay there long, the next year he got a job in Erfurt and as the organist of 'Predigerkirche '. Pachelbel 's friendship with Ambrosius continued and Pachelbel was later named godfather of Ambrosius 's daughter.
George Walker was a successful man. He conducted, wrote, and played a part in many different pieces of music in his day and age. In November of 1945, Walker played in the third piano concerto by Rachmaninoff along with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, the music director and conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walker then went on to conduct his String Quartet No. 1and Lyric for Strings in 1946.
Assignment #3 Zixin Zhang Music Concert Paper On Saturday, December 5, 2015, I went to the Palo Alto philharmonic orchestra concert II, which is called “Viola Night”. The concert was directed by Thomas Shoebotham, who has a highly varied musical career that includes opera and orchestral conducting, cello and piano performance. As the concert was designed as “Viola Night”, it was mainly leading by two outstanding viola soloists, Geri Actor and Mimi Dye. Attending the concert gave me a chance to know these outstanding viola soloists. By reading the guide book, I knew that Actor usually performances with ensembles on viola, piano and percussion, and she also consults in business occasionally.
While at Yale, he studied with a German-trained American composer named Horatio Parker. Parker, who felt that the conventional composition practices of European composers reigned supreme, trained Ives in the typical theoretical rules of the time. It was at the end of his college years that Ives, as a writing assignment, composed his first symphony. During his first year at Yale, Charles father, George, died after suffering a stroke. This was devastating to Charles; his relationship with his father was one of deep, profound admiration and love.
The people who studied and researched Antonio Vivaldi, in trying to trace back his family history, could not trace back any farther than his paternal grandparents, who lived in Brescia. Their son, Giovanni Battista (or Gianbattista), was born in 1665, and when he was ten, his mother took him to Venice, presumably on the death of his father. Originally Vivaldi 's dad had become a barber, but he was also an accomplished violinist. Which makes it easy to understand where Antonio got his musical talent from (especially with the violin.) Antonio Vivaldi 's accomplishments were endless.