Baroque music is a category of European Classical music and is recognized for ornamentation added to long melodic lines, the addition and use of harpsichord and basso continuos. Another was the development of counterpoint, which is when two or more melodies are combined that contrast with each other (Tollervey, Nicholas H.). Bach is well known for his use of counterpoint and fugue. ("Baroque Orchestral Music."). During this time period, musical components such
He should be studied in all music classes because of his complex and amazing operas, and his new way of composing music. Over 100 years after his death, Richard Wagner still influences today’s music because of his unique ideas concerning harmonies and operatic structures. Wagner did not have the musical childhood that most composers had. He was born in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22, 1813. We are not quite sure who his real father is; his mother remarried a year after he was born.
For over 150 years his graved remained unmarked. Bach’s legacy was forgotten until the beginning of the nineteenth century. Today, he is known and remembered as one of the greatest composers of all time. Bach’s impact influenced many musicians including Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Musically, Bach was the master at invoking and maintaining different emotions.
Introduction Wilhelm Richard Wagner was one of the most significant composers in Western music history. His music’s influence can be felt in the modern age. A rough childhood did not stop him from becoming one of the world's most influential—and controversial—composers. This paper will examine his life and will show him to be the leading figure in nineteenth century music. Body In Leipzig, Germany, Richard Wagner was born on May 22, 1813.
Although Rhapsody in Blue was noted by most biographers as his most famous production, he had composed many other pieces that are anticipated to never be forgotten. The first song George ever published was, “When You Want ‘Em You Can’t Get ‘Em”. This song as well as many to follow are what sparked the initial conditions he needed for his name to become attention grabbing, especially to Broadway luminaries. One of the most popular years for George, prior to Rhapsody, was experienced in 1919 when his hit song “Swanee” and show La, La Lucille were both performed. The song premiered in the musical Sinbad which quickly sold more than two-million recordings.
Chopin Frederic Chopin was born on 1st March 1810, not far from Warsaw, Poland to a Polish mother and a French father. When he was six months old, he and his family moved to Warsaw, where they lived in the grounds of the Saxon Palace, where Chopin’s father had gotten a job. Having previously been taught piano by his older sister, Chopin first started receiving professional music lessons in 1816 and it was immediately apparent that he had enormous talent. By the time he was eight years old, he had already given his first public concert. He attended the Warsaw Lyceum, where he took organ lessons; subsequently leaving school to attend the Warsaw Conservatoire of Music where he studied music theory, figured bass and composition.
He later went to Basel university and earned a humanist education. Under a theology professor, Thomas Wyttenbach, Ulrich Zwingli started to realize some abuse that went on in the church. Soon Ulrich Zwingli became ordained to the Roman Catholic Church. He bought a pastorate at Glarus church. In his 10 years of service to the church, he served twice as a chaplain for young mercenaries.
Introduction Johanne Brahms was a pianist/ composer who was born on May 7th, 1833, but passed away on April 1897. He was originally from Hamburg in Germany. He composed symphonies, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions and so on. He used sonata style in the second half of the 19th century, and inspired other major idol of classical music such as Mozart and Beethoven. Brahms was very into his romantic era in the 19th century and was the leading musician.
After his father and uncle disparaged the idea of entering a covenant because of his musical talents, he attended university at Vienna in 1498, and then Basel, from which he graduated in 1504. In 1506 he went to Glarus, ordained to the priesthood, and became a rather exemplary pastor. Once the reformation began, Zwingli immediately began to preach his
There are many differences and similarities between the fourth movement of Beethven’s Fifth symphony and the fourth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, whether it is the orchestrastion of the pieces, the dynamics, form and period. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well known Classical composers in music history, born into a family of musicians and was seen by his father as a profitable prodigy and had several of his piano compositions published by the age of twelve. He was the first successful freelance composer and changed the way music was composed and performed as he composed pieces that defied the standard ways of composing during the Classical era by using an expanded form structure, larger orchestra, dramatic themes and replaced minuet and trio with scherzo and trio making the third movements of his symphonies faster than traditionally performed. He also treated instruments as individuals instead of grouping them together such as the bass instruments which originally formed the Basso continuo. Beethoven experimented with the ways an instrument could be played , creating new sounds, and would have large pitch ranges between instruments which aided in the expressiveness and drama of his pieces.
Josquin was most famous for his world wide western music. He was born in duchy of burgundy, in belgium. Josquin was mainly living in various Italian cities trying learn the art of music. His nationality was french. In one his many years he was a singer in milan from 1459 to 1474.
There, he became the leader of the college band. While a Colgate, he befriended Henry Emerson Fosdick, soon-to-be notable clergymen, and excelled at literature, public speaking and debate. He graduated at the university with a BA in the humanities in 1900. Avery then entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Before entering, he had very little background in scientific fields.
Giovanni de Palestrina was born on February 3, 1525 near Rome, and died the day before his birthday on February 2, 1594 in Rome. Palestrian studies at Sta. Maria Maggiore between the years of 1537 and 1539. He was engaged as an organist and singer in the Cathedral of his native town. He also played the organ, helped with the choir, and taught music.