Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart greatly impacted the 18th century classical period and influenced other composers through his works and musical talent. Ever since he was a young child, music was a part of his life and gave him a reputation that would go down in history. Three aspects of his life that led to his impact are his talent as a young boy, the influence of his works, and his influence on other composers of his time period. First of all, as a young boy, Mozart showed incredible musical talent that set the stage for the work he would do in the future. Ever since the age of 3, Mozart had a great interest in music.
Music was no longer only for wealthy merchants, but was now open to the public. Composers noticed the opportunity and wrote music that would appeal to wider audiences including people of lower status. A pop star of his time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most inspirational figures of the Enlightenment era. Mozart wrote music that spoke to the masses and empowered the individual. When Mozart was only three he began to look at chords on a harpsichord.
An example of one of these is his ‘Nocturne No. 5 in F# minor’. The other genres he explored include the polonaise, for example ‘Polonaise in A♭Major’ (Opus 53) which has a powerful melody and is one of his most admired compositions; the waltz, such as his famous ‘Minute Waltz’; and the etude, for example ‘The Revolutionary Etude’, written when he heard Russians had captured his hometown of
Introduction Johanne Brahms was a pianist/ composer who was born on May 7th, 1833, but passed away on April 1897. He was originally from Hamburg in Germany. He composed symphonies, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions and so on. He used sonata style in the second half of the 19th century, and inspired other major idol of classical music such as Mozart and Beethoven. Brahms was very into his romantic era in the 19th century and was the leading musician.
Introduction In early 18th century Venice there lived a red-haired priest named Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. Traveling with an entourage that nearly always included his elderly father, he oversaw the performance of operas and instrumental pieces that have come to define classical music as we now know it. Vivaldi was born on March 4th, 1678 and died on July 28th, 1741. He was many things, an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric.
He should be studied in all music classes because of his complex and amazing operas, and his new way of composing music. Over 100 years after his death, Richard Wagner still influences today’s music because of his unique ideas concerning harmonies and operatic structures. Wagner did not have the musical childhood that most composers had. He was born in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22, 1813. We are not quite sure who his real father is; his mother remarried a year after he was born.
J.S Bach was a German composer, he is one of the most important composer of the Baroque period because he established the German style in the counterpoint,harmonic and motivic organization. He had great contribution on the rhythm Bach was born in a music family, his father is also a great musician who taught him to play violin and harpsichord. The six unaccompanied cello suites was written by J.S Bach during 1717-1723. This work is one of the most famous works by J.S Bach.
Dvorak’s new world symphony that was played in class was performed by the Vienna philharmonic. The Vienna Philharmonic were founded in 1842 and is considered one of the finest orchestras in the world. They are extremely prestigious on who they pick to become a member and represent themselves in performance. The Vienna Philharmonic is based in the Musikverein in Vienna and, its members are selected from the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera.
Composed in 1801 and published in 1802 in Vienna as opus 28, "Grande Sonate pour le pianoforte", the nickname "Pastorale" was given quite late, towards 1838, by the Hamburg based publisher Cranz, the same who named the Sonata opus 57 "Appassionata". Carl Czerny reports that the composer said to his friend Krumpholz: "I am not satisfied with what I composed until now. I will go now to other directions. " Yet, still after Czerny, the Andante of the Pastorale Sonata, was one of the composer's favorites, he played it quite often and re-published it in a shortened and fingered version in 1820 in a "Methode pour le pianoforte". Critics at the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung wrote on December 8, 1802, that the first and third movements are "original and even
Ludwig van Beethoven is considered by many performers, historians, and music critics to be one of the most famous musical artisans in the history of music composition and performance in the western world. He is very well known for his world famous symphonies, sonatas, string quartets, and concertos. However famous Ludwig van Beethoven’s music might be, he is also very well known for his very ironic, considering his lifetime profession and amazing musical talents, disability. Ludwig van Beethoven began to lose his hearing, in the form of extremely deafening tinnitus that had developed as possibly the result of lead poisoning, around 1796 and then it developed into total deafness around 1816 when he was 41 years of age.
The German composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, is one of the most influential and famous composers of all time. Born in December of 1770, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at a young age, beginning as a pianist and later transitioning to a life of conducting and composing. He has written 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass, and an opera. Many people know Beethoven as the deaf composer, but he wasn’t completely deaf until the last decade of his life, beginning to lose his hearing in his late 20’s. Despite his hearing loss, Beethoven managed to compose some of the most beloved and well known pieces of all time, one of these pieces being the “Moonlight