Toccata for clavier in E minor BWV 914 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Slow (no specific tempo indication) Un poco Allegro Adagio Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) is born in Eisenach Germany. He skilled in violin, organ and harpsichord. And he also composed lots of famous works such as Mass in B minor, Brandenburg concertos and The Well-Tempered Clavier etc. Bach was claimed “the Father of music” Toccata means ‘to touch’, generally for keyboard instruments.
Johann Strauss was born on October 25, 1825 and died on June 3, 1899. He was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", "Kaiser-Walzer. Strauss Junior studied the violin secretly as a child with the first violinist of his father's orchestra, Franz Amon. When his father discovered his son was secretly practicing on a violin, he gave him a severe whipping, saying that he was going to beat the music out of the boy.
Discuss the innovations in the music of Stravinsky’s ‘Russian Period’ with specific reference to The Rite of Spring and at least one other work. Igor Stravinsky, born in Russia 1882, is widely know as one of the most influential composer of the 20th century. Most notably, his composition The Rite of Spring is considered to be where his innovations in music come into perspective. I will discuss these innovations in detail using The Rite of Spring(The Rite) as a main reference and comparing it to some of his other works. Stravinsky’s compositions can be divided into three periods during his life; Russian Period, Neo-classicism and Post-war/Serialism.
He was able to write symphonies before most of us even learned an instrument and he worked hard even when he became deaf. In all of his pieces, Beethoven is able to change our perspectives of music and change the way we view the world. I hope you are able to enjoy more of Beethoven’s beautiful
The best part of the book for me is the author’s analysis of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, which is more than any study of music. Harvey Sachs is a fairly powerful who opened up Beethoven’s world to me, and also opened up the world of Europe, especially romantic ideas. Sachs in weaving political landscape, the influence of the French revolution, and the reaction to its absolute and caused the damage of napolenon did a good job, and then put all these into artistic vision. The author tries to review the German scene. We know about his activities, as well as his contemporary composers and the music critics.
There are many differences and similarities between the fourth movement of Beethven’s Fifth symphony and the fourth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, whether it is the orchestrastion of the pieces, the dynamics, form and period. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well known Classical composers in music history, born into a family of musicians and was seen by his father as a profitable prodigy and had several of his piano compositions published by the age of twelve. He was the first successful freelance composer and changed the way music was composed and performed as he composed pieces that defied the standard ways of composing during the Classical era by using an expanded form structure, larger orchestra, dramatic themes and replaced minuet and trio with scherzo and trio making the third movements of his symphonies faster than traditionally performed. He also treated instruments as individuals instead of grouping them together such as the bass instruments which originally formed the Basso continuo. Beethoven experimented with the ways an instrument could be played , creating new sounds, and would have large pitch ranges between instruments which aided in the expressiveness and drama of his pieces.
These works include Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Mahler’s Second Symphony, and Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. The New World Symphony was a stepping stone for my musical appetite, the first piece that I connected with emotionally, the various melodies and phrases evolving throughout the piece. Just as life evolves and develops over time. The New World Symphony changed my outlook on the world, revealing that music is a reflection of humanity and that groundbreaking music is successful in packaging an entire life into a series of movements that can be performed in under an
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.
According to Churgin’s research, Beethoven used Mozart’s piano concertos as models for his own concertos and also studied and copied, or hand-wrote, Mozart’s works: “The largest numbers of copies are for works by J. S. Bach, Handel, and Mozart.” Undoubtedly, Beethoven looked up to Mozart’s compositional skills. Like any other music student, he studied the composer he admired the most. By copying his works, Beethoven analyzed Mozart’s music closely and applied the ideas he found to his own compositions. In addition, he also built on Mozart’s pieces: “Beethoven penned four sets of variations on Mozart themes, drawing more on Mozart than any other composer.” Writing variations is a way for composers to borrow ideas from other pieces and make them their own. Beethoven used Mozart’s themes as the foundation for the variations and added his own stylistic touch from there on.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 and died in 1827. He was one of the most influential and crucial figures in the transition period of music from the classical period to the romantic period. Beethoven composed his Pastoral Symphony in 1808 during his ‘middle period’, when his symphonies were longer than most and had heroic tunes. During the 18th century the orchestra began to increase both in size and in stature to express more emotions and create a wider variety in sound. Composers began to stray from the “set in stone” structure of the classical style and they moved towards a more “expressive and free attitude.” The pastoral Symphony has a lyrical feel to it and expresses many emotions particularly those of Beethoven’s love of nature.