He did a busy schedule of 140 concerts a year! He had 100’s of songs! He made many songs like, Mock Morris and The Inuit. A museum named “The Percy Grainger Museum” was made to show artifacts from him, even personal ones, and most importantly his works and philosophy! In conclusion, Percy Grainger was an amazing composer that influenced many people, under many others influences.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Gavotte, from French Suite no. 5 in GM Analysis Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a plethora of harpsichord pieces in his lifetime that have influenced composers for generations. The musical structures and forms used in his music have been replicated and still prevalent in music today. In this paper, I will be looking at how this piece is written in balanced binary form. This piece is part of a collection of small works written by Bach.
After the Civil War, Gilmore was responsible for initiating the evolution of the American band tradition. With the addition of woodwind instruments to his new post-war ensembles, the professional wind band had supplanted the previously popular brass band (Hebert, 2000). Additionally, Gilmore started to gain notoriety for organizing large-scale concerts. The 1869 National Peace Jubilee and the 1872 World Peace Jubilee, which Gilmore organized, featured over eleven thousand musicians (Crawford & Hamberlin, 2013). These behemoth performances made Gilmore the most prominent band director of his day.
Bach was the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach. C.P.E. Bach kept his father’s legacy alive and had a successful music career following his main teacher’s footsteps, his father. He played harpsichord for Frederick the Great, a flute player, for about 30 years. Much like his father’s job at Leipzig, C.P.E.
The piece I will reanalyze is the Prelude from Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major, which was the most representative pieces of baroque music, and it was played with cello as the solo instrument. This prelude is recognized as one of the best-known movement from the entire suites, and it is widely adopted into many modern films and commercials, for example, movies like How Not to Disappear Completely, Irrational Man, and TV series like Parenthood all cited the prelude as their soundtracks (Johann, n.d.). With the familiarity and the knowledge acquired through this semester, I will appreciate this brilliant piece of music in terms of four aspects, that are the instrument, background, composer, and the musical techniques. First, instrument.
Johannes Brahms is considered by many of one of the greatest musicians to ever live, he was a romantic person who also was great German composer and pianist. He was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7th of 1833 into the Lutheran family, where his father made a precarious living as a string bass player (Machlis 305). Many had believed he was the next great Beethoven, and he was certainly living up to those expectations. He was a great master of symphonic and sonata styles in the second half of the 19th century (Biography 2015). He was also known for the Three Bs (Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, & Johannes Brahms).
Even though Johannes Brahms is well-known as a master of the symphonic genre, he composed only four symphonies in his lifetime. His four symphonies are not only decisive works to the history of the symphony, but also the essential repertoire for concert and recording. In particular, one of Johannes Brahms’ symphonies, Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 is renowned one and also enjoyed listening to the audience frequently and simultaneously, this is an enigmatic and problematic work.
Others say he was born in Condé-sur-l'Escaut of Hainaut in present-day Belgium, while another group believes that he was born immediately across the border in Picardy in present-day France and he was a Frenchman. He was acknowledged as the most prolific composer of his age. Though very little is known about his career and early life, it is certain that he rendered his services to a number of supporters throughout his life. He lived the most part of his musical career in Italy. He held many important positions there and created several motets and masses, which are esteemed highly as the masterpieces of a musical genius.
Composed in 1796 and published the next year by Artaria in Vienna, the Sonata N.4 in E-flat major opus 7, dedicated to the "Comtesse Babette de Keglevics", was named "Grande Sonate" by Beethoven himself. This is a clue, together with its single opus number and its being published alone, on how high it was esteemed by the composer. It is the second longest Sonata, after the Hammerklavier Opus 106, and lasts for more than half an hour. With this sonata, the entire piano style of Beethoven enters in what may be called the "Symphonic Piano". It is where the keyboard gets its new identity, abandons "old" idioms and starts to simulate an entire orchestra.