Wolfgang was influenced and taught by his father Leopold. Leopold was a famous violinist, and was known mostly for writing a very famous violin-playing manual. His father led Mozart to master the art of composition at a very early age, according to Biography.com. Born in 1756 to a family of four, Mozart’s family consisted of his mother Anna Maria, his father Leopold Mozart, and his sister Maria Anna. Mozart
Amadeus is a 1984 American drama film, it is directed by Milos Forman. This film is a fictionalized biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The two main characters in this film are Antonio Salieri and Mozart. Mozart is a very smart, creative, hardworking guy and has God gifted natural talent. He amazes every individual with his magical composing techniques.
His musical prowess was one-of-a-kind, and he was brought up as that. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a phenomenal violinist, and great performer. Mozart compose his first piece at the age of five, and started performing at the age of six. Mozart had a phenomenal sense of pitch and had the ability to remember those pitches. His sense of music exceeded those of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, and many others.
Haydn once told Mozart’s father, Leopold, that “[Leopold’s] son is the greatest composer known to [him] in person or in name.” Haydn spoke highly of Mozart and when asked about Don Giovanni after its poor reception in Vienna, he refused to comment and replied that “Mozart is the greatest composer that the world now has.” The emperor, Joseph II also recognized the brilliance of Mozart’s opera despite the poor reception in Vienna at the time (textbook footnote). Although critics often commented on the complexity of his music as being difficult for even musical connoisseurs, the complexity of Mozart’s work contributes to his role in Western Classical music throughout time. The complexity of his works allows listeners to study his music and learn a new concept each time they listen to a
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732– 1809) was an Austrian writer, a standout amongst the most productive and conspicuous authors of the Classical time frame. Haydn composed 107 ensembles altogether and also 83 string groups of four, 45 piano trios, 62 piano sonatas, 14 masses and 26 musical shows, among endless different scores. Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the major classifications of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is tremendous. Haydn 's most praised understudy was Ludwig van Beethoven, and his melodic frame throws a significant shadow over the music of consequent authors, for example, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the principal kinds of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is gigantic.
He gave up studying law to take on a career as a virtuoso pianist, but a hand injury prevented him to pursue his dream to become the finest pianist in Europe. He then invested all his time and effort to compose. Schumann at first composed solely for piano until 1840, after which he composed for piano and orchestra in his later years. His works included: four symphonies, many Lieder, an opera, concerto and other choral, chamber and orchestral works. Schumann 's remarkable skill to express delicate and profound emotions is evident in works such as his collection of short piano pieces, Phantasiestücke (Fantastic Pieces) and in the song cycle Dichterliebe.
Joseph Haydn wrote music for patron Nikolaus Esterhazy but also wrote pieces and works for sale to the general public. He composed six quartets of Op.33 in the summer and autumn of 1781 for the Viennese publisher Artaria. Haydn said in a letter to Artaria that the quartets were ‘a new and entirely special kind’. A new feature that Haydn included in this quartet was naming the minuet movement in each quartet Scherzo meaning ‘joke’ in Italian.
0 Jean Gremillon, the composer Film critics and historians have long thought of Jean Gremillon as one of the most musical filmmakers. They have emphasized Gremillon 's distinctive use of music and the meticously constructed soundtrack of some of his films. They have also stressed the fact that Gremillon was a musician before becoming a film director. Born in 1901, Bayeux of Normandy, Gremillon came up to Paris in 1920 and studied composition at the Schola Cantorum.
Vivaldi was born in 1678 and he died in the year of 1741. He died at the age of 63. He wrote sonatas concert, orchestials, some operas, some vocals, several instrumental pieces. He was most known for creating the structure for and writing 3 movement concertos. Antonio first became a very skilled violinist.
Ferdinand De Jean, a Dutch flautist, ordered Mozart to write 4 quartets and 3 flute concertos, but Mozart only completed three quartets and one flute concerto. Instead of composing a brand new flute concerto, he rearranged the oboe concerto he had written earlier that year as the second flute concerto, which is divided into 3 movements: Allegro aperto, Adagio non troppo and Rondo: Allegretto. The concerto is an excellent showpiece and is widely performed by soloists nowadays. Listening to this well-written repertoire, it is hard to believe that Mozart disliked flute or that this piece was originally written for another
Pyotr Tchaikovsky was one of the most internationally recognized and successful composers in history. Some of his incredible works include Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet Fantasy and his Symphony No. 6 to name a few. However, he had a secret he had to withhold from the public eye, he was gay. As a homosexual in Russia during the mid-1800s, Tchaikovsky was in fear for his life. In fact, Pyotr even went as far to commit suicide to keep from publicly exposing his homosexuality.
This summary contains two videos that will be analyzed in the next section: In the first video the composer Hector Berlioz is mentioned as well as his Symphony Fantastique. The symphony was inspired on the legend of Faust; it tells the story of a man that sold his soul to the devil in return for both knowledge and earthly pleasure. At the 7:00 mark “La traviata” is mentioned, which was an opera that talked about a love affair climaxing in a tragic death. The composer of this piece was Giuseppe Verdi, but it was not the only opera he composed, in fact they were 28 operas starting with Nabucco (1842) and ending up with Falstaff (1893) a half a century later.
By imagining a world without Beethoven’s inspiration in critical spiritual movements throughout the United States history it is clear to understand the full impact of his music had in various eras. During these spiritual movements, music was used for communication within their beliefs. Moreover, Beethoven’s music was transformed into an outlet that was able to express how people felt especially during the Transcendentalism, Spiritualism, and Modernism. It is through these eras that you can identify what genre he could be placed into and the image he was a god-like figure. However, the most prominent of the movements would have to be transcendentalism
Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is one of the most famous symphonic arrangements of all time. And yet it was written during a time of much conflict and misery in the composer’s life. Ludwig van Beethoven, known for his brilliant, complex symphonies, concertos, piano pieces and chamber music, became deaf. It was a tragic malady for a composer. Beethoven would only hear music in his head for the rest of his life.