The next year, Claude’s cantata, L 'enfant Prodigue won him a Grand Prix de Rome. He continued to stay in Rome after receiving this award and wrote songs for choruses and orchestras. Claude’s “unusual treatment of harmony” did not always satisfy the academy that sponsored him, so in 1887 Claude returned to Paris. When he returned to Paris he composed songs for piano and orchestra, influenced by Richard Wagner’s composition style. Claude, even though being influenced by Richard Wagner was attracted to Symbolists poets and Impressionist painters so he began to deny
Beethoven’s mother, Maria, was gentle and well principled. Johann, his father, was an ungifted singer, was more known for his drinking than his musical capability. Nevertheless, Ludwig’s grandfather, the man he was named after, was one of Bonn’s most renowned musicians, and was where Ludwig could find infinite inspiration. Beethoven studied the clavier
The Queen granted Handel a pension of 200 pounds for his performances and appreciation for the work he was doing in London. Compositions of Handel in London had great influence on the love for operas and oratorios since they were full of style and high quality, and his style is adored all over the world. George Frederic Handel was born on February 23 in the year 1685 and realized that he had a talent in music at very tender age. He loved to sing and hoped to become a famous musician one day and leave a great record. Handel longed to study music, but his father was against the idea since he doubted that music would give him enough income to live on and raise a good family.
Beethoven I’m doing an essay on Ludwig Van Beethoven who was a German composer and the most well known musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in December of 1770 to Johann Van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. He had three sisters and four brothers and was the second oldest. There is no authentic record of Beethoven’s birth date, but there is the registry of his baptism, in a Catholic service at the Parish of St. Regius on 17 December 1770. Since children of that era were traditionally baptised the day after birth in the Catholic Rhine country, and since Beethoven's family and his teacher, Johann Albrechtsberger, celebrated his birthday on 16 December, most scholars accept 16 December 1770 as his date of birth.
Theodor Seuss Geisel better known as Dr. Seuss was one of the most famous poets of his time. He was a man born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. He went to Dartmouth College where he did do some writing but nothing like he would be doing in the upcoming years of his life. The son of a German immigrant who ran a brewery until the arrival of Prohibition. He was married twice but childless, Seuss had not started out to be a children 's book innovator.
On February 15, 1874 Ernest Henry Shackleton was born in Kilkea House, Kildare County, Ireland. He was the second oldest of ten children and the oldest of two boys. When Shackleton was six years old, the family moved to London where the children were raised. It was obvious at a very young age that Shackleton was interested in traveling. Henry Shackleton dreamed of his oldest son following in his footsteps, but Ernest would have no part of it.
The highly revered Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. The last child of a musically-inclined family, Bach developed his skill in Lüneburg with his eldest brother after the passing of their parents. By 1703 he was actively working for the Protestant church as a musician, concentrating on organ repertoire and chamber music compositions. While his relationship with his employers was not always the most forthcoming, Bach continued to compose and was granted the title of court composer in Germany in 1736 by the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, Augustus III. When he died in 1750 due to health complications, Bach left behind an incredible legacy with hundreds of cantatas, canons, fugues, concertos,
Franz Joseph Haydn was a German composer whose life story is one of trials and triumphs. As Philip G. Downs states, Haydn was born “the oldest son of the twenty children from his father’s two marriages” (199). Obviously, he and his family faced severe poverty. In spite of that, at a very early age Haydn’s musical gifts were noticeable. “Not only was he a gifted instrumentalist and composer, he also had a fantastic singing voice” (145).
Mahler composed his Fifth Symphony in 1901 and 1902 and conducted the first performance in Cologne on October 18, 1904. Of all Mahler’s symphonies, this is the one most rooted in Viennese tradition. He stylistically swings every rhythm in the Viennese style, which is decidedly different from the German tradition. It is his first purely orchestral work since the First Symphony written in 1888 and his first orchestral work to dispense with both the human voice and programmatic elements. Mahler’s Fifth Symphony famously includes a love-poem and declaration of adoration for his wife Alma Schindler.
To begin with, Hitler was the son of an Austrian customs official. He wasn 't the brightest children in secondary school, which made him go to Vienna to become an artist. Though he was rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Hitler continued living in Vienna to experience a bohemian lifestyle of an artist. In his autobiography, Mein Kampf (My Struggle), Hitler described his years in living in Vienna from 1908 to 1913 as an important period in his lifetime: “In this period there took shape within me a world picture and a philosophy