He was beloved of God- truly befitting the name ‘Amadeus’” (Brown 50). Mozart did not make the wisest decisions, and he certainly acted immature at times in his adult life. All of this faded away, though, when Mozart composed. His music was divine, exceptionally beautiful, as if it was inspired by God.
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.
9 in D minor opus 125, represents the height of Beethoven’s creativity and intelligence and in a sense can be regarded as a culmination of the trauma he endured because of his loss of hearing. Furthermore, the work is a very powerful force and especially if it is experienced live. One understands and appreciates the sheer genius that was Ludwig van Beethoven and this work, even though it is over 190 years old, is still able to resonate with audiences all over the world. The last movement is one of my favourite pieces of music to listen to and analyse because of the emotional, creative and intellectual thinking it entails. The recording I listened to was the Folsom Symphony and Sacramento Master Singers "Glorious Beethoven" March 25, 2012.
Salieri was financially well-off, he was the composer of the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones), but not so talented. On the other hand, Mozart was not so financially stable, but immensely talented. He had to work very hard to make a survival. In my opinion talented people are admired and appreciated, but everyone is keeping an eye on them. A little mistake can bring their reputation down and there are many more people who are plotting against them to make sure that they do not miss that opportunity and drag them down.
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).
The title of this piece refers to pathetic as sufferings, not the sense of pity. This piece shows resemblance to some piano works written by Mozart, in the same key. However, the way Beethoven had composed Pathetique departs fundamentally from that of his predecessor, with an attitude of defiance and resistance. With its extreme difference and high level of energy, it made many of the Viennese listeners shocked and stunned.
He wrote many concertos (especially the piano concertos) and sonatas for his own virtuosic performance during the trip. Talent may helped in one’s musical journey but most importantly, it was Mozart’s passion in performing and music writing that won acclaim from the rich. Clara Wieck (1819-1896) is another example of a child prodigy born in a musically inclined family. Both parents played the piano and encouraged Clara to perform regularly at a very young age. She held concerts throughout Europe during her adolescence and was a very well-known piano virtuoso
Although Rhapsody in Blue was noted by most biographers as his most famous production, he had composed many other pieces that are anticipated to never be forgotten. The first song George ever published was, “When You Want ‘Em You Can’t Get ‘Em”. This song as well as many to follow are what sparked the initial conditions he needed for his name to become attention grabbing, especially to Broadway luminaries. One of the most popular years for George, prior to Rhapsody, was experienced in 1919 when his hit song “Swanee” and show La, La Lucille were both performed. The song premiered in the musical Sinbad which quickly sold more than two-million recordings.
Beethoven and Brahms Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms were two great composers during very different times of musical periods. Although Johannes Brahms was born 5 years after Ludwig van Beethoven passed away, many have considered Brahms as Beethoven’s musical heir. Ludwig van Beethoven lived and wrote compositions during the classical musical time while Johannes Brahms wrote during the romantic musical time, although there is this time gap between the two Brahms is considered to be one of the more classical of the romantic composers. The two musical artists created many compositions over the years of their career. Both had rough times in their lifetimes and instead of letting these problems bringing them down they continued to write compositions and create amazing works.
His early works in the 1800s included piano sonatas and chamber music. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio. He is a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music and remains to be one of the most famous and influential of all composers. (www.lvbeethoven.com) This bronze bust of the world renowned German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was created by the German-American
George Theophilus Walker was an amazing and talented composer. He composed many piano sonatas, operas, ballets, and many different types of music. Walker was an amazing composer and very good at what he did. Walker was the first black American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1996. Walker was an amazing composer, a great and loving family man, a successful writer, and an inspiration to all who compose music or have composed any piece of music in the past with Walker.
Music is one surefire way of describing a culture. It touches every corner of the globe in its own way, reflecting societies and views over the years. The United States has gone through many changes throughout the generations. One style of music very near to our culture has been swing. Whether it be it's beginning stages in the 1920's, its peak in the 1940's, or the numerous revivals, big band is making a big story in the United States.
Ludwig van Beethoven is considered by many performers, historians, and music critics to be one of the most famous musical artisans in the history of music composition and performance in the western world. He is very well known for his world famous symphonies, sonatas, string quartets, and concertos. However famous Ludwig van Beethoven’s music might be, he is also very well known for his very ironic, considering his lifetime profession and amazing musical talents, disability. Ludwig van Beethoven began to lose his hearing, in the form of extremely deafening tinnitus that had developed as possibly the result of lead poisoning, around 1796 and then it developed into total deafness around 1816 when he was 41 years of age.
The importance of music is unspoken because everyone has their own reason to appreciate it. “Have some composure and where is your posture?” This song excerpt is very relatable to any kid because it is basically saying that you’re supposed to be composed and perfect, but you’re actually not. In this particular song, the meaning behind this lyric is that a woman was having a wedding and she’s supposed to be perfect and composed, but instead she shoots her friend.