Joseph Haydn Essays

  • Joseph Haydn: Classical Music

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    key, mood and timbre). A composer for this period is Haydn. Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria, a village on the border with Hungary. Haydn's parents had noticed that their son was musically gifted. When Haydn turned six, they accepted a proposal from their relative Johann Matthias Frank, a schoolmaster. Haydn was sent off with Frank to Hainburg never again to live with his parents. Life in the Frank household was not easy for Haydn. He began his musical training there, and could soon

  • Franz Joseph Haydn's Impact On Modern Literature

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    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732– 1809) was an Austrian writer, a standout amongst the most productive and conspicuous authors of the Classical time frame. Haydn composed 107 ensembles altogether and also 83 string groups of four, 45 piano trios, 62 piano sonatas, 14 masses and 26 musical shows, among endless different scores. Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the major classifications of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is tremendous. Haydn 's most praised understudy was Ludwig

  • Amadeus Mozart Greatest Composer

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    van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn, Mozart exceeded expectations. His musical prowess was one-of-a-kind, and he was brought up as that. 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.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Mozart's Musical Contributions

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    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,

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Sonata In A Minor

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    talents at his young age. In 1792 he moved to Vienna and spent rest of his live there. He studied with Haydn and soon he gained his reputation as a virtuoso pianist that often showing his ability of improvisation during performance. Beethoven’s career as a composer can be categorized into three periods: (1) the peak of Classical period where most of his works shown influences of his teacher Joseph Haydn, as well as influences from other great musicians of all time such as Mozart. (2) 2nd period where

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony

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    Ludwig van Beethoven was born in December 1770 to a musical family living in Bonn, Germany. Although he and his family celebrated his birthday on 16 December, there is no evidence to suggest that this was his exact date of birth, with only the registry of his baptism on the 17th serving as the commonly accepted birth date of this legendary composer. As a child, Beethoven was musically trained by his father and later by other local musicians. His talent was evident from a young age and, exploited

  • Beethoven Contributions

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    Classical Period and the Romantic eras. His best innovations in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. He succeeded in several areas of music (music forms), which were passed down to him from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Hadyn including the sonata, concerto, and symphony (Isaac, n.d.). Beethoven’s extraordinary gift fascinated the world during his time and continues to encourage everyone today. Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 17, 1770 in Bonn, Germany

  • Achievements Of Joseph Achievements

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    Some of Joseph achievements are he was a prolific composer with 104 symphonies also he has 62 piano trios sonatas also more than 90 more quarters to his name. Some of Joseph achievements were long confused by the fact that an enormous amount of his work were very wrongly attributed to him. He worked on a definitive catalogue of his compositions continuing into the 20th century. In his early career he experimented with prevailing stylistic trend. Then he adopted light gray and elegant musical style

  • Short Biography: Ludwig Van Beetoven

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    one of seven children, but only three boys survived. Ludwig was the eldest child.Ludwig was taught the piano by his father Johann van Beetoven. Ludwig van Beetoven moved to Vienna at the age of twenty one, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn. He began to lose his hearing in his late twenty’s and in the last few years of his life he was completely deaf , we do not know exactly why he lost his hearing. There are many theories the is that he was abused and hit on the head a lot by his

  • Don Mozart's Achievements

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    Most people today know the name Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and about his works as a composer. His melodies still remain prevalent in society from young children humming as they learn the alphabet, to professional orchestras performing his concertos in grand concert halls. His works remain in most standard lists of repertoire, from the piano to the clarinet. Although he died at the age of thirty-five, Mozart composed over six hundred works in every major genre. His work advanced the forms of those genres

  • Oxford Symphony Analysis

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    Another composer who played an important role in the development of the Symphony is no other than Joseph Haydn, the ‘Father of Symphony’. One of his works, Symphony no. 92 in G Major, Hob I:92, composed in 1789, will be reviewed. “Oxford” Symphony was commissioned by Count d’Ogny for the Loge Olympique Concerts in Paris. It is known as “Oxford” because Haydn presented this symphony at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University in July 1791, where he was awarded a honorary doctorate degree. This

  • Beethoven Grand Sonata Analysis

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    Composed in 1796 and published the next year by Artaria in Vienna, the Sonata N.4 in E-flat major opus 7, dedicated to the "Comtesse Babette de Keglevics", was named "Grande Sonate" by Beethoven himself. This is a clue, together with its single opus number and its being published alone, on how high it was esteemed by the composer. It is the second longest Sonata, after the Hammerklavier Opus 106, and lasts for more than half an hour. With this sonata, the entire piano style of Beethoven enters

  • The Cello Suites In Bach's Bach By J. S. Bach

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    J.S Bach was a German composer, he is one of the most important composer of the Baroque period because he established the German style in the counterpoint,harmonic and motivic organization.He had great contribution on the rhythm Bach was born in a music family, his father is also a great musician who taught him to play violin and harpsichord. The six unaccompanied cello suites was written by J.S Bach during 1717-1723. This work is one of the most famous works by J.S Bach.This suites was written

  • Beethoven Symphony Analysis

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    The symphony has evolved over the different time periods to become a standard genre in music. Different composers from different musical time periods have pioneered certain elements that have aided in the evolution of the symphony. One of these composers is Beethoven. He was considered to be a transitional composer between the Classical and Romantic musical eras. Beethoven added innovative compositional techniques to the symphony that later composers have adopted. One of these later composers is

  • Joseph Haydn Symphony 6 Symphony Analysis

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    Reflection #1 – After your first hearing of this piece, please jot down some initial impressions. Any reaction or response is valid! 20 points After hearing this song for the first time, I couldn’t help but think of another symphony composed by Joseph Haydn. This is Symphony No. 94 in G Major, or “Surprise”. His Symphony No. 6 reminds me of his Symphony No. 94, especially during the middle of the symphony because of its dynamics and instrumentation, but the beginning of Symphony No.6 is a lot calmer

  • The Boarding House Poem Analysis

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    “Words, so beautiful and sad, like music”: James Joyce’s Dubliners as a Symphony “The Boarding House,” James Joyce’s 1914 short story, is about the misfortunes of a poor mother and her children who run a boarding house in Dublin. In one scene, her teenage daughter, Polly, sings a music-hall song to attract the attention of well-off male boarders. She recites, “I’m a...naughty girl. You needn’t sham: You know I am” (Joyce 57). The song Polly sings during the reunion in the house’s front drawing-room

  • Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Critical Analysis

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    requested a “pop-cantata” based on the Old Testament for the school choir to perform at the end-of-the-term Easter concert. After the development process, the first performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat took place on March 1, 1968, at the Old Assembly Hall, Colet Court. The first performance of Joseph was conducted by Alan Doggett, featuring the St. Paul’s School Orchestra and was only 20 minutes long. Due to its success, an encore performance was presented two months later at

  • Analysis Of The Movie David Helfgott

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    The life story of a mad genius - one of the best pianists of our time, David Helfgott inspired the creation of the Australian movie Shine (1997), directed by Scott Hicks. The film was awarded seven nominations for "Oscar" and "Oscar" itself for Best Actor, performed by Geoffrey Rush, with whom Helfgott has not only attitude in common, but also a striking resemblance. In the motion picture Shine, the main character David Helfgott is a genuine example of a person suffering from Schizophrenia. From

  • Informative Speech On Violin

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    I. The violin is an important historical instrument even used by the kings of France and prince of Hungary. This instrument evolved from Asia with the instrument fithele. We get the word fiddle from the word fithele. Although the fithele evolved from Asia, it was mostly used by Europeans in the ninth century. Over the centuries the violin’s original design has undergone many changes, including how long the neck is. The neck of the violin was at first very short but Antonio Stradivari made it longer

  • Mozart Letters Of Mozart

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    Letters Of Mozart One of the first subjects I decided to look for in Mozart’s letters were the relationship between him and Hieronymus Colloredo. Colloredo was the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg from 1771-1803. The relationship between these two is that Mozart worked in Colloredo’s court in Salzburg from 1773-1777. The first letter I decided to look at was authored by Mozart to Hieronymus Colloredo on August 1st 1777. This letter is pretty significant because in it, Mozart is asking to be discharged