Johannes Sebastian Bach was born into a family with a musical reputation in his birth town of Eisnach. His uncle, Johann Christoph Bach was a well known organist and his father a court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach, he had many mentors and influences in his life that helped him develop his musical talents . Bach grew up surrounded by music and began his studies in violin and harpsichord a very young age, taught by his father. Bach had experience playing the organ and singing in choirs, as he sang with his Latin Grammar School and was recognized for his, “uncommonly fine treble voice”. At the age of nine, Bach’s parents passed away within a nine month span of each other. Bach went on to live with his eldest brother in a town called Ohrdruf
Lastly, the Franks lived a carefree life once again in Amsterdam, Netherlands until danger strikes again. When the Franks decided to move to Amsterdam Otto went first to set up his company and Edith looked for living quarters for the family. Edith found a house in Merwedeplein for the whole family. In Amsterdam Otto was rarely seen at home because he was working hard at his own business that he owned and created. “After staying behind in Germany with her grandmother in the city of Aachen, Anne joined her parents and sister Margot (1926-45) in the Dutch capital in February 1934.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American actor, composer, and lyricist. He is most famous for writing and acting in the Broadway musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008. 35-year-old was born in New York City of Puerto Rican descent. He attended Hunter College High School and Wesleyan University.
Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
There are a lot of great composers in the world deceased and alive. For this paper I chose to write about James Swearingen. James Swearingen has composed over 450 pieces of phenomenal music for beginners, intermediate, and advanced bands. James Swearingen has gotten a very good education, composed many extravagant pieces of music, and has very good occupations to this day. First of all James Swearingen got a pretty good college education.
Pryce Ainsworth Heinrich Luitpold Himmler My famous person is Heinrich Luitpold Himmler. Heinrich Himmler was the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany. Hitler was the most powerful man in Nazi Germany. Heinrich was born on October 7, 1900.
Jazz is one of the many styles of music, prominent today. On of the most notable contributors to the Jazz style is Count Basie, a now world renowned artist of his time. Count Basie was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, on August 21, 1904. His path to music started early, as his mother (Lillian Childs Basie) began to teach him how to play the piano at a young age. His father (Harvey Lee Basie) in addition to being a groundskeeper, also played the mellophone, and as such, Basie grew up in a musically inclined household.
Bach-Brahm Project Concert No.1 Did you know that Joel Schoenhals, Professor of piano at Eastern Michigan University, is a foreign expert at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, China? I was able to attend his Bach-Brahm Project Concert on September 23rd in Pease Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University, not only to enjoy the music, but to hear and understand the piano in different major and minor keys on a professional level. It mainly focused on him playing the piano and gave really interesting facts about piano music history. In this paper, I will be discussing what the different major and minor keys signify for each different mood, the two main composers Joel Schoenhals played, and how this event relates to my UNIV and speech class. I had intermediate knowledge going into this event because I was a former aristocrat in high school and had to listen and perform in different major keys.
Antoine Robidoux was a mountain man, trader, son, husband, brother, and friend. He died on August 29th, 1860 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Antoine was born September 24th, in Forissant, Missouri. He was born a member of a large and influential French-Canadian trading family.
The Beethoven family consisted of seven children, but only the three boys survived, of whom Ludwig was the oldest. (1) Beethoven’s family also include his mother, Marie-Magdalena and Father, Johann. His harsh father wanted him to play piano at a young age, so that he could become the next child prodigy, like Mozart. "Not a sign was to be discovered and of that spark of genius which glowed so brilliantly in him afterwards,” said by one of Beethoven’s peers. (Editors, n.d.)
Both J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel use different aspects of music to compose important pieces of music. The baroque period is often known as the time when artists exaggerated their motion and produced drama through interpreted detail. Both of these composers used this baroque style to convey messages through their music. The similarity in their music was that it is in a spiritual manner. J.S. Bach’s style was a harmonic and motivation manner, which Handel’s is more of a narrative.
The harpsichord part develops as a revelation than an evolution: The centrality of the harpsichord part is suggested early, but only becomes obvious once the rest of the ensemble has quieted. This reading is incompatible with McClary 's claim that the harpsichord 's emergence and so-called hijacking of the work represents the rise of the bourgeoisie because that would suggest the bourgeoisie had always had a stronghold on economic and political power that suddenly decided to reveal itself. An important qualification on my rejection of McClary 's interpretation is that my reading of the work depends highly on visual elements and possibly stylistic choices of the recording and performers. For example, the choice to show the pan frequently to the harpsichordist as in Excerpt 1 highlights the harpsichordist 's hands in masterful control both corroborate my view of the harpsichordist in contrast to McClary 's. More generally, this disparity problematizes many aspects of interpreted historical works of music by suggesting that such interpretations depend not only one 's individual experience with the work but also the stylistic choices of the people interpreting it removed from its original context. Without Bach behind the harpsichord, both the character he plays as the harpsichordist and how we should interpret the
5. Give a brief overview of Isaac Newton's lifetime achievements and pursuits. Isaac Newton was extremely odd and mostly unsociable, but he was undeniably brilliant. Some of his experiments were questionable, like staring at the sun or sticking a needle in his eye socket just to see what would happen, but he still managed to produce some of the most genius ideas. As a student, he was unhappy with the taught methods of doing math, so he invented calculus.
Furthermore, Bach’s little fugue in G minor with its heavily ornamented segments set against a more subdued base served as a platform to showcase the talent of the organist. This fugue was not meant to be a simple chamber piece like Canon in D. it was meant to impress the audience and showcase the prowess of both the composer and