The Queen granted Handel a pension of 200 pounds for his performances and appreciation for the work he was doing in London. Compositions of Handel in London had great influence on the love for operas and oratorios since they were full of style and high quality, and his style is adored all over the world. George Frederic Handel was born on February 23 in the year 1685 and realized that he had a talent in music at very tender age. He loved to sing and hoped to become a famous musician one day and leave a great record. Handel longed to study music, but his father was against the idea since he doubted that music would give him enough income to live on and raise a good family.
Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz was an interesting composer. He was born on December 11th, 1803 and passed away on March 8th, 1869. Berlioz was a french composer who liked to write about romantic things. His most famous compositions are Symphonie fantastique and also Grande messe des morts. He made amazing contributions to the modern orchestra with his “Treatise on Instrumentation.” Hector was also known to conduct multiple concerts with more than 1,000 musicians.
Ludwig van Beethoven, known worldwide as the most tremendous composer of all time, was born around 16 December 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Despite his correct birth date being undecided, Ludwig was baptized on 17 December 1770. Due to law at the time, babies were baptized within 24 hours, so his most likely birthdate would be 16 December 1770. Beethoven had two younger brothers: Caspar and Johann. Beethoven’s mother, Maria, was gentle and well principled.
Italian conductor Toscanini stated that the music was simple and beautiful. This was high praise from a man who had become the one most important figure in classical music in America having emigrated in 1937. For the broadcast from Studio 8-H at Rockefeller Center in New York City Toscanini chose two works by Barber – String Quartet No. 1, Opus 11 and Adagio for Strings.
While he worked for her, he spent summers in Italy, Vienna, and Moscow and he began composing songs. In 1883 he was awarded Prix De Rome runner-up for Le Gladiateur. A Prix De Rome was an art scholarship awarded by the French Government between 1663 and 1968. It was about this time when the well known French composer, Charles Gounod, started to mentor Debussy. The next year, Claude’s cantata, L 'enfant Prodigue won him a Grand Prix de Rome.
Franz Joseph Haydn was a German composer whose life story is one of trials and triumphs. As Philip G. Downs states, Haydn was born “the oldest son of the twenty children from his father’s two marriages” (199). Obviously, he and his family faced severe poverty. In spite of that, at a very early age Haydn’s musical gifts were noticeable. “Not only was he a gifted instrumentalist and composer, he also had a fantastic singing voice” (145).
Not much is known about his mother or his early childhood but it was stated that he was and educated man. He was educated at a choir school and then attended university where he completed his Masters in Arts by 1480. Fresh out of university two of his masses where already being used as part of the repertoire of the Pope’s Sistine choir ("Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505) - A Discography." Jacob Obrecht). His first official job was in 1480 when he gained the position as choirmaster at the “Guild of Our Lady at Bergen”.
Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City, on March 1, 1913 and died in New York, on April 16, 1994. He was a well known writer and teacher. Also a very well recognize as one of the best American novelists of the post-war period. He lived in Oklahoma in his youth, studying at public schools and suffering from the environment as many African-Americans. After receiving a scholarship, Ellison could focus on the music, his early passion and love; between 1933 and 1936 he was pursuing this at the Tuskegee Institute, specializing in trumpet.
George Jacob Gershwin was a composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions covered both popular and classical genres, and his most popular songs are widely known. Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and how to do composition with Rubin Goldmark, Henry Cowell, and Joseph Brody. He began his career with plugging in songs, but soon started composing at the Broadway theatre with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. Gershwin moved to Hollywood and composed many films until his death in 1937 from glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly brain tumor.
Although it is hard for her to do that because the bombs falling on Tehran and killing her friends and family. Marjane parents both choose that Iran was not the place for their daughter. She was headstrong, outspoken, and independent. However, the behavior she has got her expelled so her mom and dad was afraid something worse would happen. They shipped Marjane to Vienna where she ended up in a boarding house that was run by some nuns.