When Holst went into his forties is when his piece The Planets became popular. In 1927 Holst wrote a orchestral piece Egon Heath, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. Holst when on to make multiple other pieces before his death in May 25, 1934 due to an heart strain that an heart operation couldn’t help. Gustav Holst is an very well known name in the musical world. His pieces are very popular and he was a amazing teacher for the musical world.
He left an enormous mark in the world of music, and will never be forgotten. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the best composer to live and play. Even with other composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn, Mozart exceeded expectations. His musical prowess was one-of-a-kind, and he was brought up as that. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a phenomenal violinist, and great performer.
This was a huge problem as he did not have any money to treat her. In the time Constanze was sick, Mozart grew ill himself. He knew he was dying because he had collapsed on his own desk, the same desk he wrote his music on. His final masterpiece which was unfinished was called Requiem. Mozart gave all the required information about Requiem to his student, and told him to finish it after he dies.
The greatest composer of all time Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st, 1685 in Germany. Bach was the eighth and last child born to Johann Ambrosius and Maria Elisabeth Bach. For many years, members of the Bach family throughout Germany had held positions such as organists, instrumentalists, or Cantors, and the family name gained a wide reputation for musical talent. Although most of his family members were composers as well, he was the most important member as he was a genius at balancing and combining exceptional performing musicianship with extreme creativity, technical mastery and intellectual control (Wolff, 2012). Most of Bach’s works were reflected by the many positions he have experienced.
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.
However, during the first few weeks of settling down, Mozart was not able to succeed in earning money from private concerts. Mozart was known to perform pieces that were not recent and have already been played in other concerts of his own. Therefore, in 1784 he decided to earn a greater fortune by being both a performer, as well as a composer. He would then begin to compose his own concertos for his performances. The combination of being a composer and a performer had benefitted him in countless ways and thus building his fame.
As one of the most noteworthy performers and musicians of his time, and more specifically of the era of 20th century classical music, Glenn Gould (1932 - 1982) has certainly earned his widespread recognition that has extended across decades since his passing in 1982. While his body of work is extensive, and within that body of work lies several characteristics worthy of discussion, perhaps the most noteworthy of Gould 's performances lie within his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) 's music. Having been performed throughout his life, Gould influenced the development of classical music in Canada and changed the approach of many musicians towards the Baroque era of music. With his passion for contrapuntal craftmanship, it is clear that that Gould garnered influence from
He also mentioned that only 3 percent of the population are classical music lover’s. So, his dynamic presentation style worked well enough to keep people’s attention to a topic that they may not be interested in. the presentation was success because of his passion for classical music and his wish to introduce it to the people. It’s not possible that a person who does not adore classical music would have created the response from the audience. Listening to classical music is both individual and collective experience.
Leopold Mozart was a composer, a German composer infact, a teacher, a conductor and also a violinist. He was born in Augsburg in November 14, 1719 and eventually passed away in May 28, 1787. He was a mentor and a teacher to Wolfgangus Mozart for basically his whole childhood, and had a very complicated relationship with Wolfgangus Mozart, and not to mention with his birth family too. However, it is speculated that Leopold Mozart had a very troubled relation with his son, and it’s mainly because of betrayal by his son, as speculated by his son’s personality, career choices and his music style; and therefore raised his daughter’s son who was also named Leopold as if to compensate for his son’s
Most people today know the name Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and about his works as a composer. His melodies still remain prevalent in society from young children humming as they learn the alphabet, to professional orchestras performing his concertos in grand concert halls. His works remain in most standard lists of repertoire, from the piano to the clarinet. Although he died at the age of thirty-five, Mozart composed over six hundred works in every major genre. His work advanced the forms of those genres, most notably the concerto.
George Walker was a successful man. He conducted, wrote, and played a part in many different pieces of music in his day and age. In November of 1945, Walker played in the third piano concerto by Rachmaninoff along with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, the music director and conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walker then went on to conduct his String Quartet No. 1and Lyric for Strings in 1946.