The history of Indian music is very old. The relationship between music and man has been since beginning. Classical music is the most refined, formal and difficult aspect of Indian music. This kind of music has got its independent history. Music is not only beneficial for our mental health but also
Just as a dance reflects the ideas of a choreographer and a painting provides an image of an artist’s imagination, music is influenced by the life of a composer. The support Mozart received as a child prodigy pushed him to pursue a musical career while the poor reception of Rachmaninoff’s “First Symphony” discouraged him from producing more works (Myers n.p. ).
Heavyweights in classical music such as Edgard Varèse, Iannis Xenakis and Karlheinz Stockhausen have put out compositions and works using non-Western microtonal systems. Moreover, to label classical music as ethnocentric is equivalent to partiality. After all, those who play Debussy on the pianoforte will notice his hypnotic, gamelan-inspired textures. Furthermore, sitar maestro Ravi Shankar collaborated and performed with many big names in classical and contemporary music. To travel back further in time, how about the Cuban-esque habanera L'amour est un Oiseau Rebelle by Georges Bizet or the alla Turca (translation: in Turkish style) third movement of Sonata in A major, K. 331 by Mozart?
When his father discovered his son was secretly practicing on a violin, he gave him a severe whipping, saying that he was going to beat the music out of the boy. It was only when the father abandoned his family for a mistress, which the son was able to concentrate fully on a career as a composer with the support of his mother. Strauss studied counterpoint and harmony with theorist Professor Joachim Hoffmann, who owned a private music school. Composer Joseph
By being the most successful songwriters of their age, it is no surprise that their style is influencing music to this extent. The Beatles have become one of the most influential bands through their musical innovation. The Beatles influenced everyday life as well as music, allowing them to be one of the most influential music groups on record. Through music the Fab Four were political activists who lead young people to be involved, became the faces of what fashion was supposed to be, and inspired musicians worldwide. The night The Beatles stepped onto “The Ed Sullivan Show” is the night music changed
Mozart was an influential composer of classical music of his time, or by his full name, Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart was what is now known as a modern rockstar of his time and was born in January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. Wolfgangus Mozart was a prodigious child, having extraordinary music skills and ability and used it to comprehend his talent; and by prodigious, it basically means that Wolfgangus Mozart was a very in tune talent at a young age with tremendous amount of skills. Prodigy means that a person, preferably a young person, having extraordinary or enhanced skills at something, and in this case it’s music. This eventually led to a successful career, though a very successful, but unfortunate end. At the age of 5, he was able to play multiple instruments and he also was a decent violinist
There were different aspects of music and dance and all often reflected the Elizabethan’s way of life. The Elizabethan people thought of music as being powerful and wonderful (“William”), and according to Linda Alchin’s website, music was important in Elizabethan life. To the Elizabethan people, music was a form of entertainment (“Music”). Everyone loved music, and to them, music allowed creative expression (Mahabal). Types of Elizabethan music included court, church, town, street, theater, consort, and house music.
The style of music that Dhrupad comprised of served as an epitome for the conception of numerous genres of music, consisting Padavali-Kirtan, Samaj-Gayan etc. Patronization of Dhrupad by the ruling elite, in Mughal courts and Hindu temples led to its promulgation as a classical form. Swami Haridas (ca 1500-1595) and Sur Das (16th century) are two of the most famous Hindu musicians where the former is claimed to be the father of Hindustani music and the latter, a blind musician-poet who was member of a group (Ashta-chap) responsible for transforming Dhrupad into Haveli Sangita, which is considered to be one of the predecessor of Hindustani music. Just as transformation is important for evolution, transmission plays an equally prominent role and that is where Swami Haridas’ student, the legendary Tansen (16th century) enters the pages of history. Transmission of Hindustani classical music through the Mughal period is attributed to the disciples of Tansen and various modern day gharanas of Hindustani music track their genealogy back to Tansen or Swami Haridas.
Johann Sebastian Bach lived a very interesting and musical life. Bach produced a beautiful style of music and achieved many extraordinary heights in his career. While Bach did create his own style, he preferred the more traditional styles. Because of his preference in older styles and traditions in his music, his son gave him the nickname “The Old Wig”. Almost the entire Bach family relied heavily on music as their main income.
Today, let me introduce to you an artist with a powerful music. He is Ferdinand Pascual Aguilar known as Freddie Aguilar or Ka Freddie. He is a well-known personality in music industry. He is well known by his songs just like his “Anak” which gained immediate smash success and also his “Magdalena”, “Katarungan”, etc. that talks about social injustices.