He was the last of eight children and came from a family of well known and highly talented musicians ("J. S. Bach: Baroque Composer."). His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach was a church organist and gave Bach violin lessons at a young age and taught him to sing in the church choir (Kamien, Roger.). When he was ten, in 1695, his parents died and Bach moved to Ohrdruf, Germany to live with one of his older brothers who was also a church organist. Bach’s brother was the first to teach Bach how to play keyboard instruments. When he was fifteen, he gained a spot in the choir at St. Michael's School in Lüneburg.
He began to learn music at a young age as his father was a double bassist in the German philharmonic society, and at the age of seven Brahms took up playing the piano. Once he was a teenager he began earning money as he became an accomplished musician where he played at local inns. Brahms in 1853 was introduced to a German composer by the name of Robert Schumann where he saw potential in the young Brahms and called him a genius for future music to come, calling him a “young Eagle”. Soon after an article was published making Brahms known in the music world. Brahms was never married but he did have many different relationships attempts which included an affair with Agatha von Siebold which ended.
He should be studied in all music classes because of his complex and amazing operas, and his new way of composing music. Over 100 years after his death, Richard Wagner still influences today’s music because of his unique ideas concerning harmonies and operatic structures. Wagner did not have the musical childhood that most composers had. He was born in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22, 1813. We are not quite sure who his real father is; his mother remarried a year after he was born.
His father, Leopold, noticed his son’s extraordinary musical gifts when Mozart was only five, because he could not only play but also compose music. Leopold took his son to the Bavarian Court, the first place Mozart performed
Composed in 1801 and published in 1802 in Vienna as opus 28, "Grande Sonate pour le pianoforte", the nickname "Pastorale" was given quite late, towards 1838, by the Hamburg based publisher Cranz, the same who named the Sonata opus 57 "Appassionata". Carl Czerny reports that the composer said to his friend Krumpholz: "I am not satisfied with what I composed until now. I will go now to other directions. " Yet, still after Czerny, the Andante of the Pastorale Sonata, was one of the composer's favorites, he played it quite often and re-published it in a shortened and fingered version in 1820 in a "Methode pour le pianoforte". Critics at the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung wrote on December 8, 1802, that the first and third movements are "original and even
Vivaldi had five siblings: Margarita, Cecilia, Bonaventura, Zanetta, and Francesco. Vivaldi had many health problems, his common issue was strettezza di petto (tightness of the chest), which researchers think was either asthma, angina, or an unspecified neurological condition. Because of this ongoing issue, it was a huge barrier and stopped him from playing wind instruments, but it did motivate him to continue to learn and be great at the violin. Vivaldi’s father taught him how to play the violin when he was a child. Giovanni Vivaldi loved music, and learned to play the violin well enough to join the orchestra of St. Mark’s Basilica, a position he held for the rest of his life.
Not only did he play and compose for the piano, but he did so for many other instruments as well, including the violin and viola. The viola isn’t a particularly brilliant-sounding instrument compared to the violin. However, it wasn’t until Mozart wrote his Sinfonia Concertante in 1779 that he made equal the brilliance of the two instruments. He used a trick called transpositione scordatura, where the player plays as if the piece was written in the key of D but it sounds as if it is in E-flat. “The key gives the viola greater volume and much more brilliant tone, and three of the four viola strings reinforce the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes of the key … the viola’s prominence is underlined by sheer performance, and the two instruments become true equals for the first time in musical history” (Johnson 33).
He composed over 200 songs, a number of shorter orchestral works and several choral pieces (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). TRANSITION: We are going to look at how Ludwig Van Beethoven continues to impact the world today. Final Reflection How people play the piano today wouldn’t be the same without the influence of his music (Britannica School).
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.
Chopin Frederic Chopin was born on 1st March 1810, not far from Warsaw, Poland to a Polish mother and a French father. When he was six months old, he and his family moved to Warsaw, where they lived in the grounds of the Saxon Palace, where Chopin’s father had gotten a job. Having previously been taught piano by his older sister, Chopin first started receiving professional music lessons in 1816 and it was immediately apparent that he had enormous talent. By the time he was eight years old, he had already given his first public concert. He attended the Warsaw Lyceum, where he took organ lessons; subsequently leaving school to attend the Warsaw Conservatoire of Music where he studied music theory, figured bass and composition.
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.