Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Sonata in A minor BWV 1003 (1720) Greatest German composer of all time, Johann Sebastian was born in a musical family in Eisenach. He received his musical training from his father Johann Ambrosius and relatives. Besides being a highly respected organist, Bach’s compositions were also greatly recognized and became the musical model for other famed composers after his time such as Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The Sonata in A minor is one of the works in Bach’s six unaccompanied violin sonatas and partitas. His sonata has 4 movements and all organized in slow-fast-slow-fast order.
Although his assistant helped him to finish his Piano Concerto No. 3, his Viola concerto still not yet finished when he died. The “Mikrokosmos”, contains six volumes of piano compositions and mainly used in piano instruction. It is getting more difficult from beginning to end. This series of works are written for his son as a piano tutor.
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.
Beethoven knew his life was slowly approaching its end, starting with his hearing and instead of interacting and talking to people, he does what he loves which is creating beautiful music. What is also peculiar is the fact that Beethoven only has a certain amount of time left to listen to anything in the world, and he chooses to listen to the same waltz and make new variances of it. That proves how powerful and important music is to Beethoven, and the effect it has in his
Haydn and Mozart, longtime friends, are two of the most well-known composers ever known. Growing up in Austria, both of these men play a role in the development of Classical style music during the 18th century. Both Haydn and Mozart were recognized as having natural talent at a very young age, but when they grew older and met, Mozart always seemed to overshadow Haydn. Haydn was feeling that he was “in the shadows” of Mozart through his entire career even though they were both thought to be the best composers of the time. Anything Haydn did, Mozart seemed to have accomplished it first, and found a way to make it better.
I say he had inborn talent because his dad was a successful big-band singer and trumpet player. Costello went to Catholic school and tried out a variety of different instruments among them the violin. Then at the age of 15 he took up the guitar and at this
“Not only was he a gifted instrumentalist and composer, he also had a fantastic singing voice” (145). In fact, before he was seven years old left his father’s house in order to hone in his gifts and really get established in his musical education. Though immensely talented, Haydn’ struggled a little during his early life, having ups and downs, taking odd jobs and receiving little recognition and pay.
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.
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. Since groundbreaking neurological research and behavioral case studies have linked brain development to musical studying, many inferred that this was the “window
Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg, Germany on the 3rd February 1809. Like Mozart, Mendelssohn was regarded as a child prodigy. His mother began teaching him to play the piano when he was six and after the family moved to Berlin in 1811, he and his three siblings took piano lesson with Ludwig Berger; he also later studied counterpoint and composition. By 9 years old, he had already performed in his first public concert and by 13, he was a prolific composer. One of the best known of his original works, which he composed at only 17, was his Overture to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Mendelssohn was not only interested in music and attended lectures on aesthetics, history and geography at the Humboldt University of Berlin from 1826
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. Therefore, Haydn left his home and embarked on a journey to musical training.
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.