Salieri was financially well-off, he was the composer of the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones), but not so talented. On the other hand, Mozart was not so financially stable, but immensely talented. He had to work very hard to make a survival. In my opinion talented people are admired and appreciated, but everyone is keeping an eye on them. A little mistake can bring their reputation down and there are many more people who are plotting against them to make sure that they do not miss that opportunity and drag them down.
Igor Stravinsky is quoted saying, “I never came across anyone who had any real attraction for me” when he mentions his lonely schooldays. His parents were never supportive of his music because they wanted him to study law. Then, his father died from cancer, in 1902. This was the year he started taking lessons from Rimsky-Korsakov, but six years later, Rimsky-Korsakov dies too. This strongly affected him because Rimsky-Korsakov was such a major influence in his life.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, and died on December 5, 1791, in Vienna. He had composed numerous piano concertos, however, this essay would be discussing the social and historical factors that has influenced Mozart to compose one of his famous piano concertos in C Major, K.467. Mozart had arrived in Vienna in 1781 in search of a better musical platform. The musical life in Vienna during the 1780s was one of the world’s greatest then.
9 in D minor opus 125, represents the height of Beethoven’s creativity and intelligence and in a sense can be regarded as a culmination of the trauma he endured because of his loss of hearing. Furthermore, the work is a very powerful force and especially if it is experienced live. One understands and appreciates the sheer genius that was Ludwig van Beethoven and this work, even though it is over 190 years old, is still able to resonate with audiences all over the world. The last movement is one of my favourite pieces of music to listen to and analyse because of the emotional, creative and intellectual thinking it entails. The recording I listened to was the Folsom Symphony and Sacramento Master Singers "Glorious Beethoven" March 25, 2012.
He even considered himself a composer more than a writer. Therefore, he often uses music as a motif in his works. The work which was frequently alluded to was Beethoven’s ninth symphony, Ode to Joy. Music is the one passion for Alex apart from violence and it is the only thing that makes him a real human with feelings instead of a person that sleeps all day, then wakes up to have sex, take drugs, and use violence. During the Alex’s treatment the love of music was taken from him, just another reason why Alex turned into a human robot or a clockwork orange.
Mozart left over 600 symphonies, concertos, chamber music, operas, and many other forms of music of his time. He was the master of every genre during his time. He left an enormous mark in the world of music, and will never be forgotten. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the best composer to live and play. Even with other composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn, Mozart exceeded expectations.
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat. Exceptionally melodic the primary theme of the movement start with an authoritative leap of an octave in the violins.
“Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a ballet to Prokofiev 's music and this was premiered at Covent Garden in 1964, with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. Since then it has become a much–loved part of the ballet repertoire.” Finally, also Westside story is based on the Shakespeare play from 1957 by Leonard Bernstein. The themes stay consistent, however, strangely, although the play is supposed to be a tragedy it often seems more comedic than several other plays that Shakespeare wrote. This may be because it has more in common with the other comedies that Shakespeare wrote than the tragedies.
One such Broadway pioneer, Stephen Sondheim, develops a style that relies on wit and shock factor to make statements about American society. Unlike the musical comedies that initially set a precedent for their gaudy numbers that highlight the performers, Sondheim’s musicals contain strong plots and characters that highlight the plot. The songs contribute to the setting and situation of the musical instead of distracting from the story. Audiences initially meet his musicals with mixed opinions: some love them for their intellectuality, but the musicals shock others with their bold themes. Presently, audiences increasingly respect Sondheim’s musicals for their innovative themes and formats.
For example, in 1924, Armstrong was dismissed by his bandleader Fletcher Henderson when he asked to sing on a record, and this negative reaction was seen through most of his early career. He had an untrained voice, one with a limited range and a gravelly quality, and was not recognized as a singer until long after establishing himself as an instrumentalist; ironically, today, he is one of the central singers in pop and jazz history with many well-known singers molding their style after his.
Before reading this musical, I did not have good idea of what it was about. I thought it was a comedy in some ways, but I did not except it to be so dramatic. This musical touches on subjects that are very fragile. I did not expect the son to be a ghost, and to have died when he was younger, and he is a ghost in the musical. With the musical being so emotional, there is a lot of adult content.
Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
ABSTRACT This is an essay portraying one of the modern composers of current times. Not only was he a composer but he was a conductor, arranger, educator, songwriter, pianist, TV/radio host, and an author. He wore many hat throughout his career. What were his early influences?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian multiinstrumental artist, musician, and composer whose bizarre, yet extraordinary musical style and sound influenced not just the classical music age, but also the music you hear today. Mozart compositions would go outside of and beyond what kings and emperors were used to hearing. Like Chris McCandless, Mozart was questioned for his choices, criticized for what he did, and was isolated from the so called average people of society. Both Mozart and McCandless would do what they wanted, lived the way they wanted, and desired what they did, despite who told them so. Wolfgang Mozart was born into musical family in Salzburg Austria on January 27, 1756.
By imagining a world without Beethoven’s inspiration in critical spiritual movements throughout the United States history it is clear to understand the full impact of his music had in various eras. During these spiritual movements, music was used for communication within their beliefs. Moreover, Beethoven’s music was transformed into an outlet that was able to express how people felt especially during the Transcendentalism, Spiritualism, and Modernism. It is through these eras that you can identify what genre he could be placed into and the image he was a god-like figure. However, the most prominent of the movements would have to be transcendentalism