“I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results” (Bach). Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most influential composers of all time ("Top 10 Most Famous Classical Composers of All Time.") He lived during the Baroque period of music in the 17th century. Baroque music is a category of European Classical music and is recognized for ornamentation added to long melodic lines, the addition and use of harpsichord and basso continuos.
Introduction Johanne Brahms was a pianist/ composer who was born on May 7th, 1833, but passed away on April 1897. He was originally from Hamburg in Germany. He composed symphonies, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions and so on. He used sonata style in the second half of the 19th century, and inspired other major idol of classical music such as Mozart and Beethoven. Brahms was very into his romantic era in the 19th century and was the leading musician.
"Grande sonate pour le pianoforte, dediee a M. le Comte de Browne, brigadier au service de Sa Majeste Imperiale de toute la Russie" is the complete title for this work composed from 1799 to 1800 and published in 1802 by Hoffmeister in Leipzig. This is the same publisher of the Symphony N.1 in C major which is composed around the same dates. It is probable that Beethoven did not drafted the piano sonata in such large dimensions, but re-worked and expanded it later before its publication. It is the largest work of the so-called "first-style" of Beethoven. Also interesting is to note that this form of a large sonata in four movements will reappear in only two more piano sonatas later: the Sonata opus 28 and the "Hammerklavier" Sonata opus 106.
For Beethoven, the unparalleled fertility period began in eighteen zero two. The talented composer once quoted that energy had no limits when it came to work and life. Around this time, there were several things Beethoven knew about: 1) the despair of Heiligenstadt that speaks in it’s will, and 2) the state of
There are many differences and similarities between the fourth movement of Beethven’s Fifth symphony and the fourth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, whether it is the orchestrastion of the pieces, the dynamics, form and period. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well known Classical composers in music history, born into a family of musicians and was seen by his father as a profitable prodigy and had several of his piano compositions published by the age of twelve. He was the first successful freelance composer and changed the way music was composed and performed as he composed pieces that defied the standard ways of composing during the Classical era by using an expanded form structure, larger orchestra, dramatic themes and replaced minuet and trio with scherzo and trio making the third movements of his symphonies faster than traditionally performed. He also treated instruments as individuals instead of grouping them together such as the bass instruments which originally formed the Basso continuo. Beethoven experimented with the ways an instrument could be played , creating new sounds, and would have large pitch ranges between instruments which aided in the expressiveness and drama of his pieces.
This piece has three movements, Allegro moderato, Adagio di molto, and Allegro ma non tanto. This piece starts off with a slow and expressive solo by the soloist, Alexi Kenney. The change in dynamics, the use of vibrato, and other techniques enhanced his solo. The orchestra then plays with a homophonic texture with some tempo changes. A few fast solos and a few slow ones followed.
Vaughan’s style is very virtuosic. She began her career with an already large range and well-toned voice, but unlike her peers, her vocal diversity grew as she aged. Her quick and prominent slow vibrato was almost operatic in its quality, milking each and every note. (Gridley) Sarah Vaughan had many popular tunes, but her most well-known are "Misty", "Broken-Hearted Melody", and “Send in the Clowns”. "Misty", one of Vaughan's most famous works, was recorded in 1957.
J.S Bach was a German composer, he is one of the most important composer of the Baroque period because he established the German style in the counterpoint,harmonic and motivic organization. He had great contribution on the rhythm Bach was born in a music family, his father is also a great musician who taught him to play violin and harpsichord. The six unaccompanied cello suites was written by J.S Bach during 1717-1723. This work is one of the most famous works by J.S Bach.
For over 150 years his graved remained unmarked. Bach’s legacy was forgotten until the beginning of the nineteenth century. Today, he is known and remembered as one of the greatest composers of all time. Bach’s impact influenced many musicians including Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Musically, Bach was the master at invoking and maintaining different emotions.
An example of one of these is his ‘Nocturne No. 5 in F# minor’. The other genres he explored include the polonaise, for example ‘Polonaise in A♭Major’ (Opus 53) which has a powerful melody and is one of his most admired compositions; the waltz, such as his famous ‘Minute Waltz’; and the etude, for example ‘The Revolutionary Etude’, written when he heard Russians had captured his hometown of
Charles Ives was born on October 20th, 1874 in Danbury, Connecticut. His father, George Ives, was the Union’s youngest bandleader in the Civil War. After the war, George came home to Danbury to pursue a career as a musician and bandleader. Due to all of his musical efforts, George Ives was known as the leading musician in the region, and Danbury was recognized as a musical mainstay in Connecticut (and possibly in the entire New England region). Charles Ives first showed interest in piano when at a young age he started percussively playing on it with his fists.
Not many get the opportunity to survive four years of training at one of the most prestigious and demanding performance schools in the country, one that has been around for over a century. According to the article “A Brief History,” “Juilliard was founded in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art by Dr. Frank Damrosch; in 1926 the Juilliard Graduate School and the Institute of Musical Art merged to become the Juilliard School of Music” (par. 1-2). Dr. Frank Damrosch, who was the godson of pianist and composer Franz Liszt, created the Institute to allow American musicians to study music without having to go abroad. Augustus Juilliard, a wealthy textile merchant, left behind a settlement for the development of music and the two schools soon merged
Symphony Six was written between February and August of 1893 by Pyotr-ilyich Tchaikovsky (“Symphony No. 6”). Tchaikovsky is “widely considered the most popular Russian composer in history. His works include The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker” (“Pyotr-ilyich Tchaikovsky”). Symphony Six by Pyotr-ilyich
Sarena Chandler Dr. Wakeman Orchestration & Arranging Listening #3 The Music For Strings, Percussion, and Celeste written by Bartok, is theoretically unique and composed in a very different way. This piece is in four movements, Bartok intentionally makes the first and third movements slow, and the second and fourth fast. The first movement is a slow fugue, with a time signature that changes abruptly.