By the age of 11, Beethoven had to leave school because his family could not afford it. At age 18, he had to earn money to support his family. Christian Gottlob Neefe eventually became Beethoven’s teacher. By June 1782 Beethoven had become Neefe’s assistant. In 1783, Beethoven published his first piece and played continuo in the opera.
His father, Leopold Mozart, was a phenomenal violinist, and great performer. Mozart compose his first piece at the age of five, and started performing at the age of six. Mozart had a phenomenal sense of pitch and had the ability to remember those pitches. His sense of music exceeded those of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, and many others. You can easily compare Mozart to the likenesses of Beethoven, Bach, and Haydn, but Mozart blows them out of the water.
After some period Mozart moved to Paris to build his own music career but he was not successful. The reason as to why Mozart strained to get a job despite his talent was that preferred a high-profile job as he had earlier worked with greater musicians such as Haydn Mozart modified the classic stylist and made it more interesting and somberly (Deutsch et al., 2009). Additionally, his songs were loved for the period when the classic stylish genre changed from one exemplified by the style that began then incorporating some of the complexities of the late
For him, Chicago symbolizes the place where dreams are supposed to be fulfilled, but where nightmares occur instead. However, he was there before and made a hit record, but let himself be cheated by his manager and the recording company; instead of taking a cut of the profits, he accepted a flat fee. He dreams of becoming a famous and wealthy singer. He has a pattern of being irresponsible. He admits Vera is a special girl but when he went to Chicago the first time, he went with another girl, Pearl Brown.
Goulds 1955 version differs from his 1981 version , in this 1981 recording he shows evidence of a clearer formation and structure. it is evident that Goulds thoughts on the goldberg variations changed over the years that he realised how unorganised his 1955 version was as he was young performing it. His 1955 performance of the variations shows Goulds rush with the work and a quick way to fame as it was a huge highlight in his career but his 1981 version shows a more introspective idea and a unified overall sound. Goulds passion towards records also made and influence in his works and showed through his creativity in the 1955 recording. Goulds mentions how recordings have changed how people listen to music ''that for composers, recording makes this threat a fact, and if they have an executant skill, ensures that poserity will judge them not only for their works but for their interpretations of the works'' (Gould, p.343) that music no longer can be heard and judged critically on its own performance and sound but now with the new technology introduced over the years that aspect of music has changed and no longer has the same feeling to it as it would have in the past that it is now judged in all angles from performance to the details in theory and notes.
Music was no longer only for wealthy merchants, but was now open to the public. Composers noticed the opportunity and wrote music that would appeal to wider audiences including people of lower status. A pop star of his time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most inspirational figures of the Enlightenment era. Mozart wrote music that spoke to the masses and empowered the individual. When Mozart was only three he began to look at chords on a harpsichord.
Introduction There was marked the rise of some virtuoso male singer in the baroque period which has a specific name: castrato. It was common of a male had been castrated before puberty for being a singer in Italy from 1600 to 1800. Some of them were famous and favored by many nobleman and received the highest fees of any musicians (Kamien, 2016), but they need to bear a pain surgery, incomplete body, arduous school life for music training. Therefore, the questions arise here and hope to find out the answers. Why they chose to be a castrato?
While it is true that the musical world was largely a competition and each composer was constantly working to prove himself, the truth is that Salieri and Mozart were only every in direct competition when both composers were trying to obtain the job of giving lessons to Emperor Joseph’s niece. Ultimately, given his standing and reputation at the time Salieri was awarded the position. According to the biography of Antonio Salieri at Salieri-online.com, it is said that while they were rivals on a professional level, there was a comradery between the two men, especially after Salieri was relieved of his position in as Hofkapellmeister. “Though it is doubtful that Mozart addressed Salieri as 'Papa' or that the quote even reflects Mozart's exact
Ferdinand De Jean, a Dutch flautist, ordered Mozart to write 4 quartets and 3 flute concertos, but Mozart only completed three quartets and one flute concerto. Instead of composing a brand new flute concerto, he rearranged the oboe concerto he had written earlier that year as the second flute concerto, which is divided into 3 movements: Allegro aperto, Adagio non troppo and Rondo: Allegretto. The concerto is an excellent showpiece and is widely performed by soloists nowadays. Listening to this well-written repertoire, it is hard to believe that Mozart disliked flute or that this piece was originally written for another
On the contrary, for example in U.S., there are approximately 1,200 of symphony orchestras. Secondly, given that it is a world tour concert, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra does not have an ability to influence the price; especially when it comes to the concert of Beethoven, whose pieces are well-known and able to be played by many western orchestras, which are at a higher rank than the Hong Kong one. If HK Phil pushes their ticket price, it will highly suffer from loss as the consumers have many other choices that other orchestras offer a lower price according to the Law of Demand.