Beethoven I’m doing an essay on Ludwig Van Beethoven who was a German composer and the most well known musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in December of 1770 to Johann Van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. He had three sisters and four brothers and was the second oldest. There is no authentic record of Beethoven’s birth date, but there is the registry of his baptism, in a Catholic service at the Parish of St. Regius on 17 December 1770. Since children of that era were traditionally baptised the day after birth in the Catholic Rhine country, and since Beethoven's family and his teacher, Johann Albrechtsberger, celebrated his birthday on 16 December, most scholars accept 16 December 1770 as his date of birth.
Looks as if Brahms fell in love quickly and easily. A German Requiem A requiem is also called a requiem stack, which is a mass celebrated for the repose of the mortal of the dead. By 1861
It was an early success, one that proved to be so for nine years, for when Haydn turned the age of seventeen he was dismissed from the school due to a change in voice. His pockets empty, Haydn struggled to sustain himself by giving
In 1931, Strauss sought his post-doctoral habilitation with the theologian Paul Tillich, but was turned down. After receiving a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1932, Strauss left his position at the Academy of Jewish Research in Berlin for Paris. He returned to Germany only once, for a few short days twenty years later. In Paris he married Marie (Miriam) Bernsohn, a widow with a young child, whom he had known previously in Germany. He adopted his wife 's son, Thomas, and later his sister 's child; he and Miriam had no biological children of their own.
Not only was Lou Gehrig known for his disease, but as well for his amazing career in baseball. (Biography.com Editors) Henry Louis Gehrig was born in New York City in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, on June 19, 1903. His parents, Heinrich and Christina Gehrig, were German immigrants who had moved to their new country just a three years before having a son.
He graduated in 1740 and received his master’s degree in 1743 . After University, he opened a business with a £1000 loan that he got from his father, but he was not successful and he was soon out of money. He then worked for his father as a malt
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
John Calvin was born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, Picardy, France; he was known for being the most important figure while leading the second generation of the Protestant Reformation. He was born into a middle-class family, his father worked as a lay Administrator under the Bishop. While under the service of the Bishop they sent him to the University of Paris in 1523 to become educated on becoming a priest, but decided to become a lawyer in 1528, therefore, Calvin studied in Orleans and Bourges law schools. During these years of his life he was greatly exposed to Renaissance humanism, which was enforced by Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples and Erasmus; This constituted to the profound youth movement of the time. Calvin influenced Protestantism all around Europe and in North America by the
In 1506 he went to Glarus, ordained to the priesthood, and became a rather exemplary pastor. Once the reformation began, Zwingli immediately began to preach his
Patrick Henry, a man who spoke with eloquence, addressed the second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, in St. John’s Church, Richmond Virginia. He truthfully said, “I speak the language of thousands.” His mother, Sarah Henry, a Winston, and his father, a Scottish immigrant, well-to-do planter, John Henry, had him on May 29, 1736. Patrick Henry was their second of nine children.
If swing and bebop were movie characters, swing would be the energetic, organized sibling who gets voted for prom queen, while bebop would be the defiant younger sibling who hangs out with the wrong crowd after school. Swing became so formulaic and predictable that artists needed a new creative outlet for their emotions. This is how bebop emerged, as a criticism and rebellion “against the populist trappings of swing music” (Gioia, 187). In the 1940’s bebop matured as a style in New York City, where influential artists such as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis mastered their craft while playing at locations such as Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, 52nd Street, and San Juan Hill. New York City became a hub for African-American artistic culture starting back in the 20’s with the Harlem Renaissance.