But as his fame rise, some rumors caused his life to be miserable, and eventually died young. Michael Jackson was born on August 29 in 1958 and was a gifted child. His father believed that Michael and his brothers had talent and he put them all in a band called the Jackson 5. Michael was only 5 years old at the time. The Jackson 5 worked as the opening act for R&B artists like Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Franz Joseph Haydn was a German composer whose life story is one of trials and triumphs. As Philip G. Downs states, Haydn was born “the oldest son of the twenty children from his father’s two marriages” (199). Obviously, he and his family faced severe poverty. In spite of that, at a very early age Haydn’s musical gifts were noticeable. “Not only was he a gifted instrumentalist and composer, he also had a fantastic singing voice” (145).
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. Handel longed to study music, but his father was against the idea since he doubted that music would give him enough income to live on and raise a good family.
He wrote his first song when he was seven years old. Willie got an early start to music because his grandparents had a music background and influenced Willie to start playing music (Carlin,2006). Willie went to a small church in town where he sang from the hymn books (Valente,2018). Without Willies grandparents and church he would not be in the music career. Willie had lots of help to get into music, but he had a long road to becoming famous.
It was stated that he worked there for about one year before returning to Bergen. He resumed his old post upon returning “to the drudge of daily singing, teaching and administration must have seemed like a defeat.”(Jacob Obrecht: A Restless Musical Mind." Gramophone.) During the years Obrecht had already composed numerous masses and was noticeably one of the most distinguished composers of the century along with many others of that time. Obrecht’s compositions pointed to a composer who concerned with celebration and
I am in the middle of my fourth year playing clarinet. I would greatly enjoy going to your summer camp again; I went to the junior summer camp last year (2016) and had a wonderful time preparing music with musician I did not know and got to learn. I have truly grown as a musician these past years, have had memorable experiences during marching and concert season, one goal I have is taking my playing abilities into college. I started playing clarinet in the sixth grade and spent that year learning as much as I could in a public school with 43 beginning clarinets. That summer going into seventh grade I started lessons which got me playing more often and into my middle school’s second band, symphonic, keeping high chairs.
Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz was an interesting composer. He was born on December 11th, 1803 and passed away on March 8th, 1869. Berlioz was a french composer who liked to write about romantic things. His most famous compositions are Symphonie fantastique and also Grande messe des morts. He made amazing contributions to the modern orchestra with his “Treatise on Instrumentation.” Hector was also known to conduct multiple concerts with more than 1,000 musicians.
Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary Indiana. Michael Jackson was born into a large working class family, Michael’s mother was a homemaker and she was also involved with Jehovah’s witness. But his father was once a guitarist but became a crane operator to provide for his wife and his kids(5). Michael started performing locally when he was just five years old. But in 1968, five of the jackson kids signed with Motown Records as the Jackson Five(4).
During Sousa’s 40 years of composing he had many different musical pieces he wrote. One of his most popular pieces was a march called “The Washington Post”. Another one of his wildly popular pieces included a patriotic march called “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” John also wrote a few operas including his most famous piece, his third opera, “El Capitan.” These three pieces are all important pieces from Sousa’s life. John Philip Sousa, as shown above is definitely a very important and successful musician of American history. He had many different skills and characteristics that helped him in his life, people overall really liked his music, and he wrote many different kinds of
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,
Therefore, Haydn left his home and embarked on a journey to musical training. Although the opportunity allowed rare visits to his parents—as Haydn dedicated most of his time to becoming a better musician—his parents were supportive of his journey. In Hainburg, Haydn learned how to play many instruments, including the violin and the drums. He also received voice training lessons. It was in Hainburg that Haydn was discovered for his voice and entered the Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna as a choirboy at the age of eight.
Peter Tchaikovsky was arguably one of the most successful Russian composers of all time. Born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840, Peter was influenced by music at a young age. His father was a lieutenant, but both his father and mother were trained in music. Peter began piano lessons at age 5. Within 3 years of lessons, Peter was almost as superb as his teacher.
George Walker was a successful man. He conducted, wrote, and played a part in many different pieces of music in his day and age. In November of 1945, Walker played in the third piano concerto by Rachmaninoff along with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, the music director and conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walker then went on to conduct his String Quartet No. 1and Lyric for Strings in 1946.