He started young because he was a child prodigy. He was an absolute genius. At the age of five he composed “Minuet and Trio.” It is beyond excellent for a five year old. It was a great foreshadow of what Mozart was going to become.
Her father, Friedrich Wieck, was a pianist and with the help of her father, Clara Schumann was taught how to play a piano. Wieck did not want the “obstacles of [Clara’s] sex” to get in the way of teaching his daughter how to play piano and he “hoped to prove his superiority as a teacher” by doing so (Cromley, 16). Till the age of eighteen, her father wrote her music or looked over what she was writing in her diary. Wieck tried to live his music life through Clara Schumann’s life. When Clara was young, she attended opera and orchestral concert on a regular basis.
Clara Barton Extremely intelligent, extraordinarily brave, and exceedingly committed, Clara Barton, the angel of the battlefield, became a girl’s heroine for generations. Born on Christmas 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts, she was the youngest of 7 children. While growing up in a typical farm family, she gained useful and practical knowledge from being homeschooled, and became a teacher when she was 15. During the Civil War she rescued and revived hundreds of soldiers. She rested in Switzerland.
A German composer, wife, and mother; Clara Schumann paved the way for many female composers and musicians today. Amidst entering the music world at the age of five, Clara's' love for music enabled her to stay in the field of music for 61 years. Producing a total of twenty nine songs, three part songs, and twenty four compositions for piano; subsequently, enhancing her love for concert performance. Clara performed the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bac, J.Brahms, and Robert Schumann, dedicating herself more to the interpretation of her peers music rather than her own. Surviving the deaths of her beloved husband and four children, while never loosing sight of who she was, Clara deserves to be recognized for being the powerful woman and musician that she was.
Duke Ellington, a young man raised in Washington D.C., dedicated his life to music. “The King of Jazz”, a name given to him by a jazz critic, invariably understood that his passion for music at a very young age. The talented composer took up piano lessons at the age of five and spent
For this interview, I spoke to Vera Holczer, a 40-year-old immigrant from Hungary. For 19 years, Vera lived in Hungary’s capital with her mother. She has always had a passion for classical music especially on the piano. As a classically trained pianist Vera knew her time in Hungary was coming to an end if she wanted to pursue her dream of owning her own music school due to Hungary not having large openings for people perusing a professional level of music. At the age of 19 with “two suitcases and 8 dollars” she went off to live with her dad in Los Angeles, California.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
She was raised by a poet mother named Clare and a publisher father named William O’Malley Armstrong. Dido was quite a musician even during her early age. At the tender age of 10, Dido was able to play piano, violin and recorder (a flute-like instrument). Her early working years was rendered in a publishing house. But the calling of music was so strong that she ended up leaving her day job in pursuance of her passion for music.
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
Concertino for flute and piano, Op.107 Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) was a French composer and pianist. Her mother, a pianist and singer, provided young Cecile with her earliest musical instruction, who at a later age began to experiment in composition. Her father’s disagreement prevented her from attending the Paris Conservatoire, so instead she studied privately with members of its faculty, which included Benjamin Godard. She started composing music at the age of 8 and performed abroad at the age of 16. Chaminade became a successful composer and concert pianist in the early 1900s, with a tremendous popularity in the United States and was one of the first French female professional composers.
He was born into a middle-class family which allowed him to be able to have the ability to have access to music at an early age. His mother was a key figure in his life when it came to music. She encouraged him to seek out a musical instrument when he was young. He started playing the piano very early in life, around the age of six, and it soon became clear to his family that he had a natural talent for it. He went on to study the piano and take piano lessons, per his family’s suggestion, soon after his talent was discovered.