A symphony is a sonata applied to the orchestra, a quartet is a sonata written for four instruments, and a classical concert is a sonata for a solo instrument and orchestra. Mozart and Beethoven are outstanding representatives of this genre. Beethoven with his nine symphonies, and his masterful quartets and sonatas for piano, was the last classicist and the first romantic, serving as a bridge between the two styles. The characteristic of classism was characterized by an energetic impetus that permeated the music, aiming to exult not the heavily God as the baroque did, but the earthly King through sophisticated composition which were thought to appeal to reason rather than to mere
Johann Sebastian Bach lived a very interesting and musical life. Bach produced a beautiful style of music and achieved many extraordinary heights in his career. While Bach did create his own style, he preferred the more traditional styles. Because of his preference in older styles and traditions in his music,
From Bach to Tchaikovsky to Hazo (all of whom are classical composers), I feel the connection to their music and find that the classical music they produce says more than words and is able to tell a story with unlimited emotion. Music has a certain appeal that is wondrous and so different than any other form of communication. That is why it is so important to me. It is different and
Famous performer, Terry Johns, is one of the world’s best French Horn players. Johns appearance in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra has made him highly respectable in the world of music. Johns performance was also revealed in the movies; Superman 2, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and The Clash of the Titans. Another well-known French Horn performer, Sarah Willis, is the first and only women to join the brass section of one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, Berlin Philharmonics. Willis began playing in the Berlin Phil’s wind ensemble, but soon later gained the courage to become a soloist.
Music Assessment Task 5 Research Project Sungbum Park Beethoven was viewed as a transitional figure of composer between the Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. During the Classical era, the forms such as the concerto and sonata were more heavily defined and given more specific rules. Since Classical era, the Symphony was generally divided into four roughly equal sections, making the use of sonata form more effective. The Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67, known as Beethoven’s fifth Symphony was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven during 1804 to 1808. It is the one of the well-known composition in classical music and one of the most frequently played Symphonies.
Josquin Desprez is known as the most inspirational and influential composers from the Renaissance period. He was born in Belgium and eventually moved to Italy, where he worked for powerful and important people. Desprez’s contributions were very significant for music, for example, his most popular composition was the motet Aver Maria...Virgo serena, in which the musical structure combines elements from the Medieval and Renaissance period. Hence, he employs these elements throughout the whole piece that are displayed in his over-all style, form, melody, harmony, color, orchestration and texture. Furthermore, his attributions were distinguished among other composers from his period, because he employs different music techniques that inspired and
As one of the most noteworthy performers and musicians of his time, and more specifically of the era of 20th century classical music, Glenn Gould (1932 - 1982) has certainly earned his widespread recognition that has extended across decades since his passing in 1982. While his body of work is extensive, and within that body of work lies several characteristics worthy of discussion, perhaps the most noteworthy of Gould 's performances lie within his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) 's music. Having been performed throughout his life, Gould influenced the development of classical music in Canada and changed the approach of many musicians towards the Baroque era of music. With his passion for contrapuntal craftmanship, it is clear that that Gould garnered influence from
Grade 11 Golden Record Assignment Track 1- Western art Music Mozart symphony No. 40 Composed in1788, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor is one of his most beautiful melodies he has ever composed. Symphony No. 40 was scored for flute, 2 clarinets, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 bassoons, and string.
While in Italy he showed interest for Opera and started writing his own, later his operas displayed a profound insight into human psychology, that shows he thinks in opposites because he thought differently than the people in his time. Many say Wolfgang was a musical genius he had ideas of a very high quality and he had the ability to execute those ideas. He showed a high understanding early in his life for performing and composing. Therefore Wolfgang Mozart is an example of a genius he was considered the greatest composer of his time because he was creative and successful most his life. He died at age thirty-five yet his rise to fame and accomplishment at a young age will be remembered and stay a
George Gershwin is one of the best composes of the 1930s because of his successful compositions. After performing a show entitled “Blue Monday,” the pit leader Paul Whiteman asked Gershwin to compose a piece to heighten the genre. Supposedly, he forgot about Whiteman’s request until he saw in a newspaper that Whiteman’s concert would be premiering a new piece by Gershwin. He began to write at a frantic pace until A Rhapsody in Blue was complete. (Gershwin, Biography) This is Gershwin’s most famous and arguably his best work.