Adolf Hitler once said, “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” One man who stood out as a fighter was Simon Wiesenthal. He was a victim of the Holocaust but also an influence to many Jews. After being imprisoned by Hitler, Simon Wiesenthal, a Jew, sought revenge by spending his life hunting Nazis in hiding.
When Beethoven was young, he suffered a crisis which would help his composing career but stop his ability to play piano. He vowed to share music with the world, despite his disability. After this crisis, Beethoven started to experiment with different types of powerful music, and began to make his living by writing music, becoming an icon for young composers and musicians. His new type of music started a trend in which is now called Romanticism, a music created from originality and
In the 20th century, Picasso moved to Paris, France to start his own studio. Many artists called this time the Blue Period of his adult career, which was from 1901-1904. Picasso 's famous paintings from the Blue period were "Blue Nude", "LaVie", and "The old Guitarist". Picasso also was interested in warmer colors and called this period the Rose period from 1904-1906. His famous paintings from this period were "Family of Saltimbanques", "Gertrude Stein", and "Two
Born in Lodz, Poland, on May 12, 1946, Daniel Libeskind was said to exhibit extraordinary talents and sharp intellect. Libeskind whom grew up in Poland, Israel, and New York was always surrounded in the arts. With the help from his surroundings and upbringing within the arts, young Libeskind discovered he possessed significant skill in music. At the age of six years old, Libeskind appeared on live Polish television playing the accordion. That following year, at the age of seven, Libeskind was considered a virtuoso as he picked up the piano, thus playing both the accordion and piano. At the age of 11, Libeskind moved to Israel with this family and began playing alongside a fellow child prodigy, who played violin, in Jerusalem. Libeskind continued
The German composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, is one of the most influential and famous composers of all time. Born in December of 1770, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at a young age, beginning as a pianist and later transitioning to a life of conducting and composing. He has written 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass, and an opera. Many people know Beethoven as the deaf composer, but he wasn’t completely deaf until the last decade of his life, beginning to lose his hearing in his late 20’s. Despite his hearing loss, Beethoven managed to compose some of the most beloved and well known pieces of all time, one of these pieces being the “Moonlight
When Mozart was only three he began to look at chords on a harpsichord. His father, Leopold, noticed his son’s extraordinary musical gifts when Mozart was only five, because he could not only play but also compose music. Leopold took his son to the Bavarian Court, the first place Mozart performed
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments and profoundly shaped classical music. Mozart was introduced to music at an early age by his father Leopold a successful composer and violinist he taught wolfgang and his brother. Wolfgang excelled and showed a strong sense of understanding. Wolfgang learned from different angles his father tried to make his lessons fun since Wolfgang was young. Wolfgang produced over six hundred pieces of music and when he was young he did not play with toys he composed at the age of five because he knew violin and piano. Wolfgang forced relationships while on tour he traveled to europe and met multiple accomplished musicians and became familiar with their work and strategies, one of his important meeting was Johann Christian Bach.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer during the classical period. He wrote 9 symphonies, 1 opera, 32 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos and many other works.
Gerhard Schroder, in his commemoration speech, “I Express My Shame” (2005) reveals his shame for those who have lost their lives in the camps, and takes ownership for the mistakes of Germany. Gerhard Schroder develops and supports this thesis by using serious tone, repetition, strongly worded diction. Schroder’s purpose is to represent the Germans as a whole, and apologize for their actions during World War II. In order to recognize the Jewish people that have lost their lives. Schroder directs this speech to Jewish survivors, as he expresses his empathy towards the past.
Duke Ellington - He was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington DC. He was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader, and he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen, and contemporary songbook during his 50-year career. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music. He continued to play until shortly before his death in 1974.
The entertainment industry is often portrayed in mainstream culture as a brutal and difficult business, but the struggles for deaf entertainment industry are underreported. The film See What I’m Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary follows four well-known deaf entertainers in the deaf community as they attempt to also connect with mainstream audiences. Comedian C.J. Jones, musician Bob Hilterman, singer T.L. Forsberg, and actor Robert De Mayo are highlighted through their personal triumphs and the various challenges they face. Deaf culture in America has changed throughout history, propagated by ASL (American Sign Language). In the early centuries, deaf people were oppressed and labeled as non-humans, being forbid to sign and receive proper
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.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
Richard Strauss was one of the greatest composers of his time. His musical career falls into the romantic and early modern age (19-20 century). He was known mostly for his symphonic poems and Operas. He was fairly unique because he composed music during hard political times. He lived through his music, using it as a form of expression and response to current situations.
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. He never got married and had troubled relationships. When he died he got his heart taken out and put in a urn and put in the Church of the Holy Cross in Poland.