Music helps people communicate how they feel when they just can't find the words to say it. It gives people a way to express who they are inside through many different forms. Music can be found throughout history. In this report I am going to discuss different musical periods in history with two artists or composers works representing that period.
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
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is one of the most famous symphonic arrangements of all time. And yet it was written during a time of much conflict and misery in the composer’s life. Ludwig van Beethoven, known for his brilliant, complex symphonies, concertos, piano pieces and chamber music, became deaf. It was a tragic malady for a composer. Beethoven would only hear music in his head for the rest of his life.
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” One of Ludwig van Beethoven's famous quotes. Beethoven was a deaf, classical composer and pianist that strove for excellence. Though at times he felt as if no one cared, he carried on and went on to accomplish a total of nine symphonies. Throughout the course of my essay I'll be giving key examples of Beethoven's life, in each. First, I'll underline his brutal childhood and how it shaped him into a wonderful musician and child prodigy. Second, I'll discuss several composer that helped Beethoven and what he did in his adult years. Lastly, I will state his midlife crisis and how he accepted it. The importance of Beethoven was that he faced many serious dilemmas
David talked about a famous composer Leonard Bernstein’s work from a British perspective. For the British, they thought those American composers just too much praise how great they were in their work. Leonard Bernstein the American composer who were multi talented in musician. For his pieces Candide and West Side Story which performed in London, but those pieces received opposite comments. They thought Bernstein and American musicians had not lucid between ‘light’ and ‘serious’ music, and they did not respect music, because they did many musical and symphony together. In Bernstein second Symphony The Age of Anxiety, was including many different styles in this Symphony, in order to mirror the poem by Auden. The second Symphony was name symphony,
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, and studied with his father, who was a singer in the electoral choir. Displaying talent as a pianist at an early age, he was able to study and be mentored by multiple instructors and composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn. Although he made his public piano debut in 1800, his growing deafness hindered his public performances. Even with his disability, nothing could stop or discourage Beethoven from doing what he loved and pursuing his passion. He continued to compose music and never looked back. His early works in the 1800s included piano sonatas and chamber music. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio. He is a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music and remains to be one of the most famous and influential of all composers. (www.lvbeethoven.com)
Before the French took over Vienna, Austria is probably when Beethoven began composing the Emperor. This concerto is considered “regal, imperial even”. This is exactly how Beethoven though of Napoleon, as well as himself. He saw both Napoleon and himself as “equally great, equally commanding”. John Clubbe describes perfectly in his article entitled “The Creative Rivalry with Beethoven and Napoleon” how the piano and interpretations relate back to Napoleon and his opinion of him: “WIth a courage and heroism of soul equal to Napoleon’s and with his chosen instrument, the piano, as protagonist, he would take the field against the Emperor. Programmatic interpretations of Beethoven’s composition are often problematic, but one for this work might
Ludwig van Beethoven was a composer who was of his time, but also ahead of his time in many ways (Viegas, 2008). His life was dedicated to his music, which continues to be an inspiration in the music world today. Beethoven’s life was filled with amazing highs and crushing lows. Despite facing challenges, Beethoven always found a way to persevere. His music changed history.
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.
Richard Strauss (1864-1949), was a leading German composer and conductor. His orchestral compositions and operas have made him one of the best known composers of the late Romantic and early modern eras. While Strauss did not pay much attention to his chamber music in his later life, in earlier years he tried to compose several different types of chamber works such as a string quartet, two piano trios, a piano quartet and several instrumental sonatas. Now I will introduce his last work of chamber music, the violin sonata.
The first part is written in the form of a sonata allegro. Her pace is Allegro con brio, that is, quickly, with fire. The main party represents the development of the initial motive of the symphony. It is distinguished by a great rhythmic clarity, a determined aspiration forward. At the same time, this topic is full of anxiety and anxiety. Having reached the top, the main party suddenly breaks off on the dominant. Again, the terrible battle cry of the "motive of fate" sounds. He gives a push to the stopped movement. The main party continues its development. Gradually amplified sonority, reaching fortissimo. But this time the movement is interrupted on an unstable chord. So, the second sentence of the main party plays the role of a connecting
Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms were two great composers during very different times of musical periods. Although Johannes Brahms was born 5 years after Ludwig van Beethoven passed away, many have considered Brahms as Beethoven’s musical heir. Ludwig van Beethoven lived and wrote compositions during the classical musical time while Johannes Brahms wrote during the romantic musical time, although there is this time gap between the two Brahms is considered to be one of the more classical of the romantic composers. The two musical artists created many compositions over the years of their career. Both had rough times in their lifetimes and instead of letting these problems bringing them down they continued to write compositions and create amazing works. Their works changed through their careers and they used many different techniques to keep their compositions up to their standards and interests. Beethoven and Brahms influenced many composers years after their deaths and their works continue to be studied to this day.
Another composer who played an important role in the development of the Symphony is no other than Joseph Haydn, the ‘Father of Symphony’. One of his works, Symphony no. 92 in G Major, Hob I:92, composed in 1789, will be reviewed. “Oxford” Symphony was commissioned by Count d’Ogny for the Loge Olympique Concerts in Paris. It is known as “Oxford” because Haydn presented this symphony at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University in July 1791, where he was awarded a honorary doctorate degree. This symphony displays Haydn’s mature style of composition, presenting his capability to utilize thematic development, counterpoint and a mixture of distinctive moods. This work calls for flute, pairs of oboes, bassoons, horns in G and trumpets in C, timpani, and strings.