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.
Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770– 26 March 1827) Sonata in C minor (‘Pathétique’), Op.13 Beethoven (1770–1827) Grave; Allegro di molto e con brio Adagio cantabile Rondo: Allegro Piano Sonata Op.13 was composed in 1798, during a time when Beethoven realised about his encroaching deafness. This piece soon became one of Beethoven’s most well-known compositions as its air of mystery and sober atmosphere had an immediate appeal to the public. The title of this piece refers to pathetic as sufferings, not the sense of pity. This piece shows resemblance to some piano works written by Mozart, in the same key. However, the way Beethoven had composed Pathetique departs fundamentally from that of his predecessor, with an attitude of defiance and resistance.
Beethoven and Brahms 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.
Duke Ellington earned nine Grammy Awards during his life from 1959-1973.Duke won three more awards after his death from 1973-2000. Duke Ellington was in the spotlight not only during his life but was still in the spotlight many years after his death. Duke was born in Washington D.C. on April 29,1899.Duke’s music career started at age seven when began studying the piano.At age 15, Duke wrote his first composition.The song was called “Soda Fountain Rage.”The song was inspired by his job as a soda jerk.Ellington was given an art scholorship to Pratt Institate in Brooklyn,New York, but instead persevered with his devotion for ragtime.Duke started playing professioally at age 17. (Duke Ellington Biography). Ellington was performing in Broadway
What Killed Edgar Allen Poe? Edgar Allen Poe was an American mystery writer, he lived a very short and depressing life. He was born on January 19, 1809 but his unfair life began after that. When Edgar was three years old, his dad left him and his mom died of tuberculosis. Shortly, he was separated from his siblings William and Rosalie because he had been adopted by John and Frances Allan.
Throughout American history, the Civil War has been one of the most devastating and intriguing wars. May scholars and students of history have studied in depth this war, but it has been said that none have been able to portray it as accurately as Stephen Crane. Daniel Hoffman about Crane’s life wrote, “Crane 's life was brief; he was dead of tuberculosis before his thirtieth birthday. His career as an author lasted only from 1892 to 1900. Yet he wrote the greatest novel of the American Civil War, perhaps the best fictional study in English of fear The Red Badge of Courage” (Hoffman).
The narrator of the story, The Scarlet Ibis, Doesn't give his name, but he tells about his time with his brother, Doodle. Doodle is a complex character in many ways, he was born a cripple but was, by some accounts, blessed, and Doodle also had the element of being a genius for his circumstances. On October 8, 1911 Doodle was born with a heart condition that left him physically and mentally disabled, and wasn't expected to live past infancy, but, by defying the odds, Doodle survives his first few years of his life. Some of the characters believe that this is because when he was born, he had been born in a caul. Which leads to the fact that, Doodle, was very smart and soon learned to talk and even walk.
And this “King” is none other than, the king of rock and roll, Elvis Aron Presley. I admire Elvis Presley as a true American hero because he changed our modern culture and the American history by popularizing a new sound to be heard: rock and roll. Elvis Aron Presley, also known as The King, was born in a small countryside town in East Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. According to Robert Love, the author of the biography, “Elvis Presley,” he had a twin brother who died thirty-five minutes after he was delivered from his mother’s womb (18). His mother, Gladys Love Presley,
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
Psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, is said to be one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. He was born in the Czech Republic on May 6, 1856. His legacy lives on through people that study and still practice his work. At the age of 8 Freud could recall something happening which may have led him to his victory. When he was 8 he urinated in his parents room and his father scolded him telling him that he would never amount to anything.
Childhood & Career Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 to poor Scotts-Irish parents. Serving as a courier for the revolutionary forces at age 13, he witnessed the deaths of his family at the hands of disease and the British. Jackson, now an orphan, went to live with his uncles and study law. After later being admitted to the North Carolina bar, he became more rich and famous, joining the convention for writing a new Tennessee constitution. He was elected to the senate after serving two years as the first House of Representatives member from Tennessee, and resigned after just one year.
The Incredible Case of Phineas Gage Phineas Gage has one of the most interesting and famous brain injury cases. Gage was born in New Hampshire on July 9, 1823. At the time of his injury he was a 25 year old hardworking and capable railroad foreman. His injury and the repercussions of it, has answered many questions about the brain and the role in plays in our bodies. September 13th, 1848 started out like any other day on the railroad for Gage but it surely didn’t end that way.
In 1846, Dr. William Morton was wrongly credited of being the first person to have used sulfuric-ether as a sedative for surgery. A few minutes after delivering a child, Long died of a stroke in Athens, Georgia. Sadly, one year after he died he was officially declared the discoverer of anesthesia by the National Eclectic Medical Association. There are numerous memorials, statues, and paintings honoring Dr. Crawford Long, and there is The Crawford Long museum in Jefferson, Georgia. Also, in 1931, he had a hospital named after him called Emory Crawford Long Hospital, which later was renamed Emory University Hospital Midtown in 2009.
Nero Was taught and given a very good education by the philosopher named Seneca, Seneca is a major philosophical figure of the Roman Imperial Period(Vogt, Katja). Nero came to the throne at the age of 17, because the death of Agrippina’s son, but as soon as the event was made public, Nero went to the courtyard, on high gaud himself, between the hours of 6 and 7 o’clock(not sure if it was am or pm), because the omens were so disastrous that no earlier time of the day was judged properly(N.S. Gill). Some of the good things that Nero did as an emperor were, that he reduced taxes, he gave impoverished senators better pay, and Suetonius says Nero devied a method of forgery prevention, and he replaced public banquetes with grain distribution(N.S. Gill; AncientHistory, Nero).