The next 15 years played a big role in making Haydn more famous. In 1775, Haydn composed and played his first Oratorio, for the Society Of Musicians in Vienna, called ‘II Ritorno Di Tobia’. Nine years later, Haydn revised Tobia for another Viennese performance, within the revision he add more pieces to it and cut some of the dacapo structures out of it. Haydn 's personal home life did not related to one another. Haydn 's wife (Maria Ann Keller) in which he married in 1760, didn 't understand or like his musical works.
A couple of his famous works would be Concerto Grossi, Christmas Concerto, and Sonata de camera in D minor. George Philipp Telemann who was born in 1681 and died in 1767 was a distinguished musician and composer who appeared later in the baroque period. One thing that made him unique would be his incorporation of unusual instrumentation in his concertos. He was also known for gathering students and putting on concerts for the public. His church music was also well known with his most popular works being Viola Concerto in G, Trio Sonata in C Minor, and The Paris Quartets.
As seen in these two pieces, Beethoven copied the notes and story told in Mozart’s sonata. The characters created are close replicas and line up precisely, which demonstrates Mozart’s huge influence on Beethoven’s First Sonata. There are several other smaller elements that Beethoven borrowed from Mozart’s sonata. Mozart employed contrasting dynamics to produce a more dramatic mood, which Beethoven copied to create drama between his characters. His angry character stays at a forte (loud) throughout the
His vocal and instrumental music for court ballets gradually made him indispensable. In 1660 and 1662 he collaborated on court performances of Francesco Cavalli Xerse and Ercole amante. When Louis XIV took over the power of government in 1661, he named Lully superintendent of the royal music and music master of the royal family. Lully's music was known for its power, liveliness in its fast movements and its deep emotional character in its slower movements. Some of his most popular works are his passacailles (passacaglias) and chaconnes, which are dance movements found in many of his works
By experimenting with new and unusual rhythms came his first ballet, The Firebird, in 1910 which was based on the Russian folk legend of the Firebird. The ballad initiated Stravinsky’s use of folk tunes in his music, and caused him to rise in fame almost overnight. Stravinsky’s extreme success with the ballet brought Petrushka in 1911 and The Rite of Spring in 1913, which he composed for Diaghilev. The three ballets represented his individual, unique style, and he completely revolutionized ballet music by bringing to the table certain techniques that had never been exposed or used before by other
Neoclassic composers drew inspiration from the Baroque and Classical eras. The concerto Grosso, fugue and symphony genres were used frequently in this style. Igor Stravinsky is a Russian composer who composed the piece ‘’Rite of Spring’’ which is a ballet and orchestral work. Stravinsky was a dominant figure in neoclassism as he has composed many pieces in this style. ‘’Rite of Spring’’ was written and performed for the first time in 1913.
The final piece was The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and featured a full orchestra accompanied by a solo violinist for each season. Musica celestis and Seeing is Believing were composed in 1990 and 2007, respectively. The Four Seasons was composed during the Baroque period. The audience seemed to enjoy all of the pieces. Melody refers to a succession of pitches perceived by a listener as a single entity.
He even further accentuates the G#’s character when he holds it as a pedal tone for quite a lengthy passage of measure 125 to measure 142. For the Mendelssohn, we get the Db in the fourth measure where it is celebrated to the point of undermining the tonal stability that was previously (and briefly) established. The re-domestication of this note, however, comes much sooner on than the Chopin, in measure seventeen to be exact, where it is put back into the context of c minor as a predominantly predominant pitch. Another one of our dramatis personae that is pseudo-symmetrical between the pieces would be ascending/descending chromatic and diatonic lines through stepwise motion. While this motive does not hold the same weight in the Chopin as the Mendelssohn, it can surely be seen throughout the Mazurka.
The piece I will reanalyze is the Prelude from Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major, which was the most representative pieces of baroque music, and it was played with cello as the solo instrument. This prelude is recognized as one of the best-known movement from the entire suites, and it is widely adopted into many modern films and commercials, for example, movies like How Not to Disappear Completely, Irrational Man, and TV series like Parenthood all cited the prelude as their soundtracks (Johann, n.d.). With the familiarity and the knowledge acquired through this semester, I will appreciate this brilliant piece of music in terms of four aspects, that are the instrument, background, composer, and the musical techniques. First, instrument.
The Romantic period music was more expressive and emotional, expanding to encompass literary, artistic, and philosophical themes. A famous early Romantic composer was Robert Schumann while a late 19th century romantic composer would be Johann Strauss. Robert Schumann was a German composer, born June 8, 1810 and died July 29, 1856. He was acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann began studying law but then changed his study, to pursue a career as a pianist.