A couple of his famous works would be Concerto Grossi, Christmas Concerto, and Sonata de camera in D minor. George Philipp Telemann who was born in 1681 and died in 1767 was a distinguished musician and composer who appeared later in the baroque period. One thing that made him unique would be his incorporation of unusual instrumentation in his concertos. He was also known for gathering students and putting on concerts for the public. His church music was also well known with his most popular works being Viola Concerto in G, Trio Sonata in C Minor, and The Paris Quartets.
Johann Strauss was born on October 25, 1825 and died on June 3, 1899. He was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer. Strauss Junior studied the violin secretly as a child with the first violinist of his father's orchestra, Franz Amon. When his father discovered his son was secretly practicing on a violin, he gave him a severe whipping, saying that he was going to beat the music out of the boy.
These behemoth performances made Gilmore the most prominent band director of his day. In their arrangement, Pearson and Elledge have created a rhapsody-like treatment of Gilmore’s melody. The arrangement stays almost exclusively in Gilmore’s original key of G minor, with only a brief section in F minor. This piece gives middle school musicians a wonderful opportunity to play a familiar folk tune in compound meter (6/8
He started writing more pieces for the public as well as the family. He had composed some pretty big pieces in which were from abroad, such as pieces like the Symphonies from Paris and The seven last words of Christ. Soon after the newest Esterhazy family fired Haydn, he started to feel lonely because he was missing his friends, so he quickly accepted the invitation to write and play/conduct peices in England. While in England, Tons and tons of viewers and fellow ‘fans’ attended his concerts. From about 1768 to 1774, that was kind of a time period for Haydn to mature and write more pieces as a composer.
His vocal and instrumental music for court ballets gradually made him indispensable. In 1660 and 1662 he collaborated on court performances of Francesco Cavalli Xerse and Ercole amante. When Louis XIV took over the power of government in 1661, he named Lully superintendent of the royal music and music master of the royal family. Lully's music was known for its power, liveliness in its fast movements and its deep emotional character in its slower movements. Some of his most popular works are his passacailles (passacaglias) and chaconnes, which are dance movements found in many of his works
Born into a family of musicians, Richard Georg Strauss, was born in Munich on June 11, 1864. His father, Franz Joseph Strauss, was one of the best French Horn player at that time; he also was a member of the Munich Court Opera. Being in such a musical family, Strauss would be raised with ethics of hard work as well as frugality, precise musical expertise, and a love of the classics. If he was not raised with the ethics of hard work, great works such as Don Juan would have never been written. For the Strauss family, music was integrated in their lives.
As seen in these two pieces, Beethoven copied the notes and story told in Mozart’s sonata. The characters created are close replicas and line up precisely, which demonstrates Mozart’s huge influence on Beethoven’s First Sonata. There are several other smaller elements that Beethoven borrowed from Mozart’s sonata. Mozart employed contrasting dynamics to produce a more dramatic mood, which Beethoven copied to create drama between his characters. His angry character stays at a forte (loud) throughout the
It is commonly stated in literature that Beethoven’s violin concerto is the most preformed violin concerto today. It has a beautiful sound and is a rewarding challenge for a violinist to learn and preform. Although not well received when he first wrote it, he must have known how important if was because he re-wrote it for the piano. He did not write the cadenzas for the violin concerto but he wrote them for Piano Concerto op. 61a.
Above all, classical music is the genre of music with the utmost superiority in regard to the beginning of classical music era that started in the early 500 AD. From the founder of Gregorian chant (using only voice in the music), Pope Gregory I, to the famous classical music prodigies such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frederic Chopin; moreover, the ingenious Franz Liszt who created the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2. Furthermore, classical music have refined its genre to such a finest extent that most countries are now acknowledging its magnificent component. Research have also been initiated to find whether classical music truly has remarkable benefits.
The analogy between the theme of the first movement: Molto allegro e con brio and the one in Mozart's C minor sonata K 457 is widely known and discussed. However, in Beethoven, we have this unique dialogue between voices and fragments, where phrases oppose to one other, conflict and start again in different