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
His musical prowess was one-of-a-kind, and he was brought up as that. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a phenomenal violinist, and great performer. Mozart compose his first piece at the age of five, and started performing at the age of six. Mozart had a phenomenal sense of pitch and had the ability to remember those pitches. His sense of music exceeded those of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, and many others.
Scott Joplin was an American Composer of African American descent, born November 24, 1868, in Northeast Texas. As a child, he took up the piano after trying the guitar for many years. Joplin took to the piano quickly and later became a traveling musician as a teen. He was extremely talented on many different instruments . During his traveling years he developed the basis for ragtime music.
In 1927 Holst wrote a orchestral piece Egon Heath, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. Holst when on to make multiple other pieces before his death in May 25, 1934 due to an heart strain that an heart operation couldn’t help. Gustav Holst is an very well known name in the musical world. His pieces are very popular and he was a amazing teacher for the musical world. Even though he had an bunch of illness and injurys that could of held him back he didn’t let them and continued his love for music.
Haydn 's most praised student was Ludwig van Beethoven, and his melodic frame throws an enormous shadow over the music of ensuing writers, for example, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Franz Joseph Haydn was enrolled at age 8 to the sing in the choir at St. Stephen 's Cathedral in Vienna, where he went ahead to figure out how to play violin and console. After he exited the choir, he upheld himself by educating and playing the violin, while considering contrast and
Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano op. 48 J204 1st Movement in Allegro con fuoco German composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was an influential icon in the Romantic Era, a period between the 18th and 19th century in which personal expression, literary ideas and emotions reached its apogee. Weber was a composer, conductor and an expert pianist and was renowned for his works in opera, compositions for piano and compositions for woodwind instruments. His clarinet compositions which include two concertos, a concertino, a quintet, variations on a theme and a duo concertante, are performed even today.
Andreo J. Mangawang BSA 1-6 ENGL 1013 Five Person You Meet in Heaven, written by Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom, who was born on 23rd of May, 1958 in New Jersey. He grew up as a music lover that give him the reason to teach himself how to play piano. He gained his bachelor's degree in Sociology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts on 1979. But, he pursued his dream in the world of music, he then worked as a performer for several years in both Europe and America, and he even wrote several songs. However, on his 20's while living in New York he had an interest on journalism and made his way on it by returning to graduate school and was able to earn his Master's Degree in Journalism from Columbia University 's Graduate School of Journalism then followed by MBA on the same university.
He and his younger sister, Alexandra, recorded their first song that they wrote. At age five, he started to take piano lessons and became fond of Frédéric Chopin’s mazurkas and the piano pieces of Friedrich Kalkbrenner. After three years of piano lessons, he was able to read
He looked up to Williams especially, calling him the greatest American songwriter. Along with country and folk music, Zimmerman had a strong taste for the blues, listening to artists such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, and Chuck Berry. He loved the actor James Dean as well. All these people played a part in influencing his image and sound. Zimmerman graduated from Hibbing High School in June 1959.
I have discussed his origin, his context in the Harlem renaissance, and the timelessness of his works especially his signature song, “Take the A Train.” I would like to conclude with how I have been personally affected. Writing this paper has been bitter sweet for me. I trace my musical heritage to both of my Grandfather’s both of whom were passionate about music and both were Jazz musicians and both have passed away.
The Seeger family have been the front runners of American creativity for almost a century. They are known for their many contributions to music in America. After their time in the spotlight they seemed to fade in to the background of the whole music scene, they did not disappear they just all went their own ways in terms of life and jobs. The Seegers have enriched the American way of life with their music and scholarships. Peggy Seeger is the daughter of Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger, sister of Mike Seeger and half-sister of Pete Seeger.
The Philosopher Plato once said "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.". I remember the first time that music had begun to resonate within me; i was four years old and my mother had bought me a book and attached to that book was a little toy piano. I loved that book. It had so many songs in it that i could learn starting with the classic "Old McDonald Had A Farm".
He started playing when he was four years old, and it has become so intertwined in his identity that I don’t know if he nor anyone else could fathom who he would be if he were not spending his time behind the keys. In my childhood, he diligently worked on his doctorate in piano performance while teaching piano at Waldorf College. This meant that I spent many Saturday afternoons dancing around the living room to Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Rachmanonoff, and Lizt until he became impatient with my antics as he practiced, thereby relegating me to the inner sanctum of my bedroom. It seemed like he was constantly readying himself for a concert of some sort.
Prince Boger Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was born on June 7,1958, in a small town in Minneapolis, Minnesota . Prince was the second youngest out of all his eight siblings. At a young age , Prince became very intrigued by music. By age ten he was already trying to teach Himself the piano, the drums and even the guitar.