Franz Joseph Hadyn’s musical talent started at an early age, paving ways to future success. On March 31, 1732, he was born in a small village in Rohrau, Austria. At a young age, Haydn’s susceptibility to music proved to be significant, as this genesis later painted the life of the talented composer. Today, he is often referred to as the “Father of the Symphony” and the “Father of the String Quartet.” At the age of six, a relative who worked as a choirmaster and school principal near Hainburg took note of Haydn’s early on set musical talent and decided to work with the young boy.
The first musical he played in he was at the age of 11, and then soon after joined the American Federation of Musicians when he was 14. At that age he made the decision to quit school in order to pursue his music career. His father died a year later and Benny used the money he had
He began to learn music at a young age as his father was a double bassist in the German philharmonic society, and at the age of seven Brahms took up playing the piano. Once he was a teenager he began earning money as he became an accomplished musician where he played at local inns. Brahms in 1853 was introduced to a German composer by the name of Robert Schumann where he saw potential in the young Brahms and called him a genius for future music to come, calling him a “young Eagle”. Soon after an article was published making Brahms known in the music world. Brahms was never married but he did have many different relationships attempts which included an affair with Agatha von Siebold which ended.
Beethoven's first music teacher was his father. He later had other local teachers: the court organist Gilles Van Den Eeden, Tobias Friedrich Pfeiffer, and Franz Rovantini. Starting at age 5, his musical training was harsh and intensive, which often reduced him to tears. Many times he was dragged from his bed to the keyboard to do irregular late-night sessions.
Peter Tchaikovsky was arguably one of the most successful Russian composers of all time. Born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840, Peter was influenced by music at a young age. His father was a lieutenant, but both his father and mother were trained in music. Peter began piano lessons at age 5. Within 3 years of lessons, Peter was almost as superb as his teacher.
• He was born on 22 January 1904 in St. Petersburg, Russia. • The son of a composer, Balanchine studied piano from the age of five and had a robust understanding of music. • In 1914 he was accepted by the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg at the age of 9.
Duke Ellington earned nine Grammy Awards during his life from 1959-1973.Duke won three more awards after his death from 1973-2000. Duke Ellington was in the spotlight not only during his life but was still in the spotlight many years after his death. Duke was born in Washington D.C. on April 29,1899.Duke’s music career started at age seven when began studying the piano. At age 15, Duke wrote his first composition. The song was called “Soda Fountain Rage.
Johannes Sebastian Bach was born into a family with a musical reputation in his birth town of Eisnach. His uncle, Johann Christoph Bach was a well known organist and his father a court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach, he had many mentors and influences in his life that helped him develop his musical talents . Bach grew up surrounded by music and began his studies in violin and harpsichord a very young age, taught by his father. Bach had experience playing the organ and singing in choirs, as he sang with his Latin Grammar School and was recognized for his, “uncommonly fine treble voice”. At the age of nine, Bach’s parents passed away within a nine month span of each other.
George Gershwin was an American composer from Brooklyn, New York who can be only described as a legendary contributor to American music. Born on September, 26th 1898 Gershwin to an immigrant family, Gershwin became a classic example of the American dream. Gershwin did not have any formal musical training due to his family not being very well to do, he still began mastering his craft at a very young age. Realizing George’s potential, his family enrolled him in piano lessons with Charles Hambitzer (Britannica). Like most great minds, Gershwin dropped out of school only at the age of fifteen and began to pursue his talent full time.