The Beatles Introduction The United States wouldn’t be the same after the British Invasion. The Beatles made a statement in US that young and old could relate to. They had a leading edge on the British invasion which they earned many awards, won 25 grammy’s, and even earned a place in the Rock & Roll hall of fame, making the Beatles one of the best Rock & Roll bands in the 20th century. Ringo Starr’s love for music started in the hospital. When Ringo Starr was young he became very sick with peritonitis.
Title: Adagio for Strings (1936) Composer: Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Summary: Short orchestral work taken from the second movement of his String Quartet, Opus. 11. Perhaps Barber’s greatest composition, leaving a significant impact on audiences around the world after its debut. Background information: This piece was composed in 1936 during Barber’s vacation in Europe.
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.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky once said that, “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy”. Composing dozens of notable pieces, it is recognizable that Tchaikovsky was a man who poured his soul and life into his passion of music. The book, The World of Great Composers, states, “Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky remains the most famous and most popular of all Russian composers. The fact alone is a distinction not easy to ignore, especially in view of the vicissitudes through which this composer’s music has passed in the half century and more since his death. There has been no one in music quite like him, and certainly there had been no music with so remarkable a history of fortune and misfortune” (The World of Great Composers).
Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City, on March 1, 1913 and died in New York, on April 16, 1994. He was a well known writer and teacher. Also a very well recognize as one of the best American novelists of the post-war period. He lived in Oklahoma in his youth, studying at public schools and suffering from the environment as many African-Americans. After receiving a scholarship, Ellison could focus on the music, his early passion and love; between 1933 and 1936 he was pursuing this at the Tuskegee Institute, specializing in trumpet.
In 1962 Bennett came back to the spotlight with the song ¨I Left My Heart in San Francisco¨. This Taylor 2 is the recording that really caught the public’s attention, it also led to Bennett’s first Grammy Award (Biography.com Editors). On February 12, 1952 Tony married Patricia Beech.
Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 in G major came in one of those ups and downs mentioned earlier. But out of that tough time, Haydn’s Symphony 100 “enjoyed a career-high success. His Military Symphony was the 1794 season’s third and final premiere… “The audience demanded an encore after the second movement, which introduced ‘Turkish’ instruments previously only heard in the Opera House” Haydn’s Symphony is a loud robust piece. It is amazing.
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
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,
Samuel Barber was an American composer born in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1910. He wrote his most recognizable piece of music Adagio for Strings when he was just 27 years old. During his lifetime he went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes for the musical work he composed during his final three decades. His Adagio for Strings had become one of the most beautiful and well-known works in the modern classical music canon and made its world premiere on November 5, 1938 on the radio. Italian conductor Toscanini stated that the music was simple and beautiful.
True stories abound of good old boys transporting loads of illegal moonshine in their souped up 34 Fords, trying to elude the revenue agents as they drove without headlights along dark twisting dirt roads at speeds exceeding 120 miles per hour. The need to prove who had the fastest car led to weekend races at tracks carved out of pastures and corn fields. Bill France saw the need for formally organized competition and his efforts led to the founding in 1948 of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), motorsport’s preeminent stock car racing organization.
At first his parents were incredibly supportive of his love for the piano. However, when Peter got older, his parents sent him to the Imperial School of Jurisprudence to become a civil servant. Even though this was a major setback for Peter’s career in music, he never lost his love for playing. Peter continued playing through his schooling. After Peter’s schooling he attended music
Ernst Rohm Ernst Rohm was born in Munich, Germany on November 28, 1887. Rohm was a German Military member and one of the individuals that helped create the Nazi Party alongside the infamous, Adolf Hitler. He represented the militant wing and was the co-founder of Sturmabteilung (S.A.), the Nazi’s Party militia and later became the commander. Rohm was a very devoted member of the Nazi Party and set a great example to fellow members of the Nazi Party when it came to war and taking orders. Rohm helped Hitler on November 8th, 1923.
Ludwig van Beethoven There were many composers in the Classical Period that inspired much of the classical music we listen to today. One of the most known classical composers is Ludwig van Beethoven. He was born around December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany to a family of musicians. The exact date of his birth is unknown; however, it is estimated to be within 24 hours of his baptism on December 17.
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is a 20th-century composer. She was born on April 30, 1939, in Miami Florida. She started out as a violinist, pianist, and a hornist, and earned a bachelor of music degree from Florida State University in 1960. And she also received a master's degree in music in 1962. She then taught in a small South Carolina town, but they moved to New York City.