The first musical he played in he was at the age of 11, and then soon after joined the American Federation of Musicians when he was 14. At that age he made the decision to quit school in order to pursue his music career. His father died a year later and Benny used the money he had
Amadeus is a 1984 American drama film, it is directed by Milos Forman. This film is a fictionalized biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The two main characters in this film are Antonio Salieri and Mozart. Mozart is a very smart, creative, hardworking guy and has God gifted natural talent. He amazes every individual with his magical composing techniques.
Is Michael Jackson a positive influence on the world? Michael Jackson is a superstar legacy that continues to inspire millions to this day. He is commonly referred to as “The King of Pop” and is often considered the world’s most famous superstar. It is hard to believe that this superstar once started off in a five-man band when he was only six years old (Tejvan 1). Quickly enough, his potential was realized, and he earned the lead vocals of the group.
The fact that he has consistently had at least on show running on Broadway since 1979 is an incredible feat in itself. Many composers are lucky to have just one or two shows run. We do not know what is yet to come from the brilliant Andrew Lloyd Webber, but if it is anything like his past productions, I do not think we will be
Franz Joseph Hadyn’s musical talent started at an early age, paving ways to future success. On March 31, 1732, he was born in a small village in Rohrau, Austria. At a young age, Haydn’s susceptibility to music proved to be significant, as this genesis later painted the life of the talented composer. Today, he is often referred to as the “Father of the Symphony” and the “Father of the String Quartet.” At the age of six, a relative who worked as a choirmaster and school principal near Hainburg took note of Haydn’s early on set musical talent and decided to work with the young boy.
Studies showed that a child will inherit his or her parents’ gene and it may be possible for a musically educated parent to pass on his or her musical gene to the child. One example is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). He was known as a child prodigy and started performing around major capitals of Europe as young as six years old. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a highly regarded violin teacher of that period and taught little Mozart how to compose and play keyboard at the tender age of four, which resulted in him having the ability to write big works and play many musical instruments proficiently by the age of twelve. He also had an exceptional hearing and memory that he notated almost an entire choral piece after hearing it once during his visit to Rome.
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).
Why Mozart? In an instant, music invokes the capacity to move us, energize us, enlighten us, and allow us to interpret problems; we are constantly surrounded by it, day in and day out. Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit, describes “The world [as] inherently musical” (Campbell 10). The study of music and its effects on the brain has received considerable international attention, recent studies has proven that composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the most effective in achieving positive results for spatial awareness and brain development, thus the name the “Mozart Effect.
The drama, in its truest sense, combines all other forms of art (music, vocal, dance and design) to represent and effectively convey a message to its audience, be it heroism, romaticism, chivalry or just a mere reflection of ordinary life. The ability of the drama to deliver a subject matter to the audience with a tied up emotional bearing made it a popular entertainment during the Renaissance period- the rebirth of classical values (NAXOS.com, 2015). Rossini is one of the most celebrated composers of all time. His heroic melodrama, “Tancredi” (first staged in 1831) was written when he was twenty (Classical. Net 2015) and was considered as a remarkable representation of his youthful creativity.
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.
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.
The German composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, is one of the most influential and famous composers of all time. Born in December of 1770, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at a young age, beginning as a pianist and later transitioning to a life of conducting and composing. He has written 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass, and an opera. Many people know Beethoven as the deaf composer, but he wasn’t completely deaf until the last decade of his life, beginning to lose his hearing in his late 20’s. Despite his hearing loss, Beethoven managed to compose some of the most beloved and well known pieces of all time, one of these pieces being the “Moonlight