John Adams was the oldest of three boys. He had two younger brothers, Peter and Elihu. Since John Adams was the oldest son, he was expected to go to the best university possible. In 1751, when he was almost sixteen, he earned a scholarship to Harvard University. After he graduated from Harvard in 1755 he decided to be a grade school teacher for 3 years.
Henry Purcell later died in 1695 on Marsham Street in his house during the highest point of his career. He was then buried adjacent to the organ in Westminster Abbey. When Purcell was buried he had made music for the queen before when she passed for her funeral music which really moved London strongly. With this same song Henry also had his very own piece played at his funeral. The exact way of Purcell’s death is not truly sure but we do know he died at the age of about 35 to 36 years old.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe: The Man Who Built America, Above & Below Most know Benjamin Henry Latrobe as America’s first professional architect, and the designer of the US Capitol. What many do not know is that among his several architectural achievements, this man also developed a fresh water system in early urban areas from Philadelphia to New Orleans. Biography/Background: Latrobe was born May 1, 1764, near Leeds, England. He attended Moravian schools as a child and later went on to be educated in England and Germany. In school he became fluent in many languages and familiarized himself with the classical arts.
1, and finishing with Brahms’s influence on the clarinet. Johannes Brahms was born on May 7, 1833, in Hamburg, Germany. Brahms’s father was an innkeeper and a musician. When he was seven, he began to study piano with his father. When he was ten, he played a private concert to earn money to save for his future education.
He went to school at Warsaw Lyceum in Poland. One of his teachers was his dad, Nicolas Chopin. His first music tutor was the the Czech pianist Wojciech Żywny. Frederic played the piano and was a composer. He had an older sister and two younger sisters.
After playing this folk setting several times as a piano encore, he eventually had the score published. The piece broke composition sales records and paved the way for his popularity in the future. Chorale and Alleluia by Howard Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) Howard Hanson is a well-known American music theorist, composer, conductor, and educator. He has composed many pieces and received the Pulitzer prize for his fourth symphony. Besides being an established composer and conductor, he was the director of the Eastman School of Music for over forty years.
Ronstatd’s father came from a family of musicians. “In the late nineteenth century, my grandfather was the conductor of a brass band called the Club Filarmónico Tucsonense” (Simple Dreams). Often times, Linda’s father would serenade Ruth Mary Copeman Ronstad on the other hand, Linda’s mother, also went to the University of Arizona where “she was enrolled to study math and physics” (Simple Dreams). Except her family came from a background of mathematicians. “Her father was Loyd G. Copeman, a well-known inventor with the electric toaster, electric stove, rubber ice cube tray, and pneumatic grease gun to his credit” (Simple Dreams).
Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and arranger known for his impact on the violin style and also known for his sonatas and his 12 concerti grossi in the Baroque period. He was born on February 17, 1653 and died on January 8, 1713. His father arcangelo passed away five weeks before his birth leaving is mother Santa raffini to raise him on her on along with his four older siblings’. There are no known facts on his first years of study but it is felt that his first educator was the clergyman of San Savino. Later, he went to Faenza and Lugo, where he got his first components of musical hypothesis.
Handel was a well known composer of operas, oratorios, and instrumentals. He was a very influential composer during the Baroque era, and he still has a major impact on society today. George Friedrich Handel was born in Halle, Germany, on February 23, 1685. He was a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, although they never actually met. Handel longed to study music from an early age, however, his father refused to allow him, as he didn’t think it would be a very good source of income.
Pachelbel was born in Nuremberg, Germany to his father, Johann Pachelbel and his father 's second wife, Anna Maria Mair. This family was middleclass. Pachelbel started to be trained in music at a fairly young age. His first trainor was the cantor of St. Sebaldus Church, known as Heinrich Schwemmer. He later received training from the organist of the same church, his name was Georg Caspar Wecker.
Charles Ives was born on October 20th, 1874 in Danbury, Connecticut. His father, George Ives, was the Union’s youngest bandleader in the Civil War. After the war, George came home to Danbury to pursue a career as a musician and bandleader. Due to all of his musical efforts, George Ives was known as the leading musician in the region, and Danbury was recognized as a musical mainstay in Connecticut (and possibly in the entire New England region). Charles Ives first showed interest in piano when at a young age he started percussively playing on it with his fists.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, on December 16, 1770. He was the oldest of three children of Johann and Maria Magdalena van Beethoven. His father, a musician who liked to drink, taught him to play piano and violin. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony might possibly be his best symphony out of all 9 of them. In the Beginning of the 5th symphony, it feels like a bad guy in a movie is being introduced for the first time.
He also played the organ, helped with the choir, and taught music. At the age of 22, in 1547 he married Lucrezia Gori, he had 3 sons with her named Rodolfo, Angelo, and Inginio, only one of the sons outlived Palestrina.Giovanni was an Italian renaissance composer and in his lifetime he composed more than 105 masses and 205 motets. Giovanni’s musical output was vast, but maintained a remarkably high standard in both sacred and secular works. His 105 masses embrace
His grandfather became very wealthy and made a large contribution to building a new church. His mother, Elizabeth, and her family, sailed on the Abigail to Portsmouth at the age of three. His father, William Ellery, took after his dad. He studied at Harvard and graduated in 1722 to then become a successful merchant just as his father did (Pyne).After William’s grandfather passed away, his dad inherited his father 's wealth due to him being the oldest son. He was a deputy, assistant to the Colonial Assembly, Judge of the county, and Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (Pyne).