Great Composer

Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky As a composer, Igor Stravinsky knew many conductors. Later, he wrote an essay about them. What could he write about them? What would your typical composer have to say about conductors? Surprisingly, when Stravinsky wrote about conductors he became very critical. Sarcasm and mockery permeate throughout the passage when he discusses them. Stravinsky uses a few schemes to convince his reader of the conductor's insignificance. First, the language Stravinsky uses in his passage is ver
Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice on March 4th, 1678. Through ordained a priest in 1703, according to his own account, within a year of being ordained Vivaldi no longer wished to celebrate mass because physical complaints ?tightness of the chest? which pointed to asthmatic bronchitis, or a nervous disorder. It is also possible that Vivaldi was faking his illness. There is a story that he sometimes left the alter to jot down a musical idea. He had became a priest against his own
History Of Jazz And Classical Music
History Of Jazz And Classical Music
History of Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to
Macbeth - Blood In Macbeth
Macbeth - Blood In Macbeth
Macbeth - Blood in Macbeth William Shakespeare?s play Macbeth is about a struggle for power in Scotland. Macbeth, the main character, gets prophecies from three witches about his future accomplishments that will come to him. One of his prophecies is that Macbeth will become king, Macbeth hearing this he becomes ambitious and later kills the current King Duncan, making himself the new king. A tragic ending comes to Macbeth when the people leave him and his world collapses around him. Blood is a r
The World Is Not Enough
The World Is Not Enough
The World is Not Enough The World Is Not Enough is a great action-adventure movie with exciting stunt scenes, exotic locations, beautiful women and traditional Bond one-liners. Pierce Brosnan carries on the role of the world?s most famous secret agent, James Bond in which was established by Sean Connery in 1962?s Doctor No. Since it is also the 19th installment to the longest running film series in history, comparing this one to the older movies is like comparing one athlete to another. But
Great Expectations - Chapter Summaries
Great Expectations - Chapter Summaries
Great Expectations - Chapter Summaries Great Expectations Notes Chapter 1 Setting: early in the 1800s; Churchyard in tiny village east of London Joe Gargey and her husband in the Marshes. His parents died Pip- Phillip Pirrap- main character- 7 years old- Lives w/ sister Mrs. when he was younger One time while visiting his parents grave he meets a strange man- He asks Pip to get him a file and some writtles (food). Chapter 2 Setting: At home; We meet Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, and Mrs. Jo
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange Eat this sweetish segment or spit it out. You are free. -Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess has been heralded as one of the greatest literary geniuses of the twentieth century. Although Burgess has over thirty works of published literature, his most famous is A Clockwork Orange. Burgess?s novel is a futuristic look at a Totalitarian government. The main character, Alex, is an ultra-violent thief who has no problem using force against innocent citizens to get wh
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Lula Carson Smith was born on February 19, 1917. She was the oldest of three children. Carson found herself to be very good at playing the piano at a young age. She shocked her mother at age six by sitting down and playing with both hands a song she heard for the first time that afternoon in a movie theater. From then until late high school, she practiced fervently and hoped to carry her work onto a musical education at
Walden Two
Walden Two
Walden Two The Demons Within There are many interesting, well developed, entertaining, colorful, exciting, and provocative characters in Mario Vargas Llosas novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Pedro Camacho is quite a character, as well as Aunt Julia herself. I was even greatly intrigued by such small characters as Cousin Nancy and, believe it or not, the cabdriver who helped find a mayor to marry Aunt Julia and Marito. however, nobody in the whole book interested me more than Marito Varguit
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the ranks of history's greatest composers was parallelled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair. Beginning in the late 1790's, the increasing buzzing and humming in his ears sent Beethoven into a panic, searching for a cure from doctor to doctor. By October 1802 he had written the Heiligenstadt Testament confessing the certainty of his growing deafness, his consequent despair, and suicidal consideratio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?s name is familiar even to people who know little or none of his music. However, Mozart?s fame is based on two different frames of reference: firstly, being the most famous child prodigy in music history (as both a performer and a composer) and secondly, his unquestioned brilliance as an adult composer of Classical symphonies, operas, chamber music, sonatas, church music, and concerti for various instruments. Perhaps what he is best remembered for
Peter Tchaikovsky
Peter Tchaikovsky
Peter Tchaikovsky The Life of Peter Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, also spelled Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was born in Votkinsk, in the city of Vyatka, Russia, May 7, 1840. Second in a family of five sons and one daughter, to whom he was extremely devoted. Once in his early teens when he was in school at St. Petersburg and his mother started to drive to another city, he had to be held back while she got into the carriage, and the moment he was free ran and tried to hold the wheels. There i
Frank Liszt
Frank Liszt
Frank Liszt Franz Liszt was born on October 22, 1811 and lived until July 31, 1886. He was taught the piano by his father and then Czerny (Vienna, 1822-1823), making himself known as a remarkable concert artist by the age of 12. In Paris he studied theory and composition with Reicha and Paer; he wrote an opera and bravura piano pieces and went on tours in France, Switzerland and England before his bad health and religious doubt made him rethink his career. Intellectual growth came through litera
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. He studied in Vienna under Mozart and Hayden. In Vienna he first made his reputation as a pianist and teacher, and he became famous quickly. At this time he composed many of his most popular works such as the Fifth symphony, the Emperor Concerto, the Eroica and Pastoral symphonies, and his only opera Fidelio. Beethoven developed a completely original style of music, reflecting his sufferings and joys. His work forms a peak in t
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, just north of Boston, on Sunday, August 25, 1918. Bernstein was named Louis at birth, after his mother?s grandfather, but at the age of sixteen he had it formally changed to Leonard, or Lenny. As a child, Bernstein was sick very often with asthma and hay fever. Perhaps due to these and many other medical conditions, Bernstein preferred to be alone. He didn?t care to spend much time with his family or even with his peers. Most likely becau
King Henry VIII
King Henry VIII
King Henry VIII King Henry VIII Henry VIII (born 1491, ruled 1509-1547). The second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York was one of England's strongest and least popular monarchs. He was born at Greenwich on June 28, 1491. The first English ruler to be educated under the influence of the Renaissance, he was a gifted scholar, linguist, composer, and musician. As a youth he was gay and handsome, skilled in all manner of athletic games, but in later life he became coarse and fat. When his elder b
Joseph Hyden
Joseph Hyden
Joseph Hyden Franz Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the classical period. He is often called the father of both the symphony and the string quartet, and he founded what is known as the Viennese classical school, which consisted of himself, his friend, Wolfgang Mozart, and his pupil, Ludwig van Beethoven. During his lifetime, he produced a mind-boggling amount of music. He lived from the end of the baroque period to the beginning of the romantic period, an
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane I've got to keep experimenting. I feel that I'm just beginning. I have part of what I'm looking for in my grasp, but not all. John Coltrane This phrase, from the liner notes of My Favorite Things clearly defines Coltrane's life and his search for the incorporation of his spirituality with his music. John Coltrane was not only an essential contributor to jazz, but also music itself. John Coltrane died thirty-two years ago, on July 17, 1967, at the age of forty. In the years since
Johann Sabastian Bach
Johann Sabastian Bach
Johann Sabastian Bach One of the most profoundly inspired and masterful composers in history, Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a musical family in Eisenach, Thuringia - until recently part of East Germany. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a talented violinist, and taught his son the basic skills of string-playing; another relation, the organist at Eisenach's most important church, instructed the young boy on the organ. In 1695, Johann Sebastian was orphaned; he went to live with his old
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
Henry VIII On June 28, 1941 Henry the VIII of England was born. This young man will form his own church. He will succeed to the throne in 1509. He will also marry six women! Something good will happen when he is king, he will unite England and Wales and will also do some bad things like executing people who would not follow his rules. In 1539, the Act of Supremacy declared Henry to be the head of the Church of England. King Henry the VIII of England had a good side and a bad side. Though popular
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky IGOR STRAVINSKY Igor Stravinsky is considered by many the greatest composer of the 20th Century. Several composers have made breakthroughs and great accomplishments in the past 100 years, but Stravinsky has dominated nearly every trend set. He was born near St. Petersburg, Russia in Oranienbaum, on June 17, 1882. He was born to a famous Russian bass opera singer, Fyodor Ignatyevich Stravinsky. Igor Stravinsky was third of a family of four boys. He grew up hearing his father pract
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791 Probably the greatest genius in Western musical history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, Jan. 27, 1756, the son of Leopold Mozart and his wife, Anna Maria Pertl. Leopold was a successful composer and violinist and assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court, whose archbishop, Sigismund von Schrattenbach, encouraged the activities of Leopold and his remarkable children. Wolfgang began composing minuets at the age of 5 and symphonie
George F. Handel
George F. Handel
George F. Handel The Artistry of G.F.Handel (1685-1759) First Part Halle - Hamburg - Rome 1690-1712 It's hard today to speak about Handel's life and works without mentioning the similarities between him and Bach; first of all they were born in the same year:1685, even if it's not a case than the most geniuses of the late baroque era (Couperin, Telemann Scarlatti ) would have almost been all co-aged.Neverhless unlike Bach, Handel immortalised the name of a family of cheesemakers or of the Prince
Franz Joseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Dear President Schneider : On behalf of the great Franz Joseph Haydn, I write this letter of recommendation to support the admission of a great composer into the International Enlightenment Society. In order for a musician to be eligible for your society, I understand that he must embody the characteristics of the Enlightenment and more specifically, as a composer, his music must possess the characteristics of the Classical period. I assure you that what you
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Johann Sebastian Bach is probally one of the greatest composers of his time, as well as our time. As a boy he had a fantastic soprano singing voice and always took the lead roles in the church and school choirs. He started composing fairly early on in his life and his first main works, including the Preludes and Variations for the organ, were composed between the ages of 17 and 20. Bach loved church music and was regarded as one of the finest organists of his d
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy Ellington, American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader, and pianist, is considered to be the greatest composer in the history of jazz music and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. He composed over 2000 works and performed numerous concerts during his musical career. A compilation of some of his most popular music is collected on a CD called The Popular Duke Ellington. Ellington personally created most of the music played by his orchestra. He ofte
Dizzy Gelespie
Dizzy Gelespie
Dizzy Gelespie The people of today, raised by the sounds of The Beatles and Pearl Jam have forgotten all about the musicians that paved the way for these artists, and the musical styles that evolved into rock and roll, rhythm and blues and rap or hip hop. Unfortunately the music that once dominated the night clubs, restaurants, and radio stations is now heard only in elevators or when we go to a grandparents house to visit. What is left of jazz are small portions of the music that people take an
Dimitri Shostakovich
Dimitri Shostakovich
Dimitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich, born on September 25, 1905, started taking piano lessons from his mother at the age of nine after he showed interest in a string quartet that practiced next door. He entered the Petrograd (formerly St. Petersburg, later Leningrad) Conservatory in 1919, where he studied the piano with Leonid Nikolayev until 1923 and composition until 1925 with Aleksandr Glazunov and Maksimilian Steinberg. He participated in the Chopin International Com
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart The classical period produced more instrumental than vocal music, a wealth of serious and comic operas as well as vocal religious music also appeared during this time (Ferris, 231). One of the best composer of this time was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this paper I will go through his childhood, his friends and family, and of course his music. Enjoy!!! Child of the Enlightenment The world that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart entered ceremoniously in 1756 was brimming in change. Historians refer to
Title Of Paper : J.S. Bach
Title Of Paper : J.S. Bach
Title of Paper : J.S. Bach Grade Received on Report : 88 Johann Sebastian Bach Since the dawn of music, there have been many great composers throughout the world. However, no composer had a greater impact to music than Johann Sebastian Bach from the Baroque era (1600 ad. -1750 ad.). Johann Sebastian Bach was a forefather to music as the author Homer was a forefather Western literature. Yet, unlike Homer's uses of words and verses in his literature, J.S. Bach used notes and chords in his music w
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791 Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6. Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures. The boy’s early talent for music was remarkable. At three
The Performing Arts and Inspiration
The Performing Arts and Inspiration
The Performing Arts and Inspiration Jennifer Linnell ARTS 100 December 7, 2015 Shay Tyler The Performing Arts and Inspiration A composer of classical music between 1750-1820, Mozart entertained people of all ages. He composed over 600 works of art which include famous love pieces of operatic, choral, symphonic and chamber music. Mozart\'s family was very musically inclined. By the time he was 5, Mozart could not only read, but write music as well. He enjoyed studying other composers. At the sta
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker Jazz is full of rich culture and historical figures who changed the face of music and culture in our society. Among some of the jazz genres most influential figures is Charlie Parker. Charlie was a saxophonist and composer through the 1930\'s and up until his death in 1955. He is most known for being the leader in jazz\'s sub genre bebop. According to Miles Davis, another jazz musician, he had said, You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parke
Josy Chapman
Josy Chapman
Josy Chapman February 19, Periods/ Eras of Modern Times Ars Nova Era Circa 1200- Circa 1450 -http://www.britannica.com/art/Ars-Nova-music (New Art), in music history, period of the tremendous flowering of music in the 14th century, particularly in HYPERLINK http://www.britannica.com/place/France France. The designation Ars Nova opposed to the Ars Antiqua of 13th-century France. It was title of a treatise written about 1320 by the composer HYPERLINK http://www.britannica.com/biography/Phili
Teddy Ofosu
Teddy Ofosu
Teddy Ofosu Music 10100 Prof.Antoni Piza 05/10/2017. REPORT ON BEETHOVEN'S PIANO CONCERTO NO.2 On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm, I attended a classical concert in the David Geffen Hall Performed by the New York P hilharmoni c, played by Jonathan Biss and conducted by Courtney Lewis. The concert lasted for about two hours with each piece lasting for approximately thirteen to fifteen Minutes. I have never been to David Geffen Hall but prior to this conce rt, and seeing as how it is a NY Landm
TEDDY OFOSU
TEDDY OFOSU
TEDDY OFOSU PROF.ANTONIO PIZA MUSIC 10100 /Spring 2017 05/17/2017 The Rite of Spring was composed by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was a ballet and an orchestral concert work established in the year 1913. Igor Stravinsky's work called The Rite of Spring was a piece that communicates a fascinating situation through music. The story behind this piece manages an old society custom that was done in Siberia. When spring would go to the land the general population of the development had a
Popular Music
Popular Music
Popular Music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of re
Medieval Music
Medieval Music
Medieval Music Music of the Middle Ages made great advancements through the centuries, which many are still evident today. The Christian Church effected the development of music greatly during the middle ages. The first major type of music of this time was chanting. ?The early Christians inherited the Jewish chants of synagogues.?(Bishop-324) Chants didn?t have constant rhythm, every note was about the same length. They had only one melody ,usually in the major key of C. All the singers sang th
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B-Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor (The Great), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele. He came from a family of musicians. There
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated and scientif
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Heroes are needed in the world to give people something to look up to, someone to be like. Louis Armstrong over came such adversities as poverty, a lack of good education, and racism to become one of the greatest jazz player not just of the 1920s but of the 20th century. Armstrong was one of the creators of Jazz and was one of the most popular entertainers from the 1920s. Starting out at a young age he never knew that one day he would be such a popular jazz player
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright The greatest artist this country has ever produced seems to at last be coming into his own. America?s other great artists?our painters, sculptors, composers?don?t really rank with the tops of all time. They?re not Rembrandt or Michelangelo or Beethoven. Wright alone has that standing. (Robert Campbell) One of America?s most influential and imaginative architects was Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout his 70 year career, Wright has not only designed nearly a thousand structures, bu
The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties Americans, in the years following the end of World War I found themselves in an era, where the people simply wished to detach themselves from the troubles of Europeans and the rest of the world. During the years of the Twenties, the economy was prosperous, there was widespread social reform, new aspects of culture were established, and people found better ways to improve their lifestyle and enjoy life. The 1920's exemplified the changing attitudes of American's toward foreig
Roaring Twenties
Roaring Twenties
Roaring Twenties THE ROARING TWENTIES Americans, in the years following the end of World War I found themselves in an era, where the people simply wished to detach themselves from the troubles of Europeans and the rest of the world. During the years of the Twenties, the economy was prosperous, there was widespread social reform, new aspects of culture were established, and people found better ways to improve their lifestyle and enjoy life. The 1920's exemplified the changing attitudes of America
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim - Biography Stephen Sondheim was born on 22 March 1930, the son of a wealthy New York dress manufacturer. But, when his parents divorced, his mother moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania and young Stephen found himself in the right place at the right time. A neighbour of his mother's, Oscar Hammerstein II, was working on a new musical called Oklahoma! and it didn't take long for the adolescent boy to realise that he, too, was intrigued by musical theatre. Although