His dad was a businessman, a bookstore owner and did not encourage Leonard’s music passion, but still he took Leonard to orchestra concerts when he was a teenager. Later Samuel fully supported his son by getting him formally trained in music. Leonard loved music ever since he was young, especially the piano, and started teaching himself on a hand me down piano from his cousin. At a young age for his sister, he “would often play entire operas or Beethoven symphonies” (Leonard Berstein, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). At age seventeen, he started studying music at Harvard University where he published his first known musical score for the play “The Birds” by Aristophanes (Leonard Berstein, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
In 1782, before he was even twelve years old Beethoven published his first musical composition. It was a set of piano variations on a theme that was by classical composer Dressler. In the year of 1784, Beethoven’s father’s alcoholism got worse which led to his father not being able to support for his family anymore. This led to Beethoven getting a job as an assistant court organist. He was still very young, but was given the job.
Air on the G string is the second movement of Suite No. 3 written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach was born in 1685 and orphaned by the age of 10. From there, he went to lve with his brother, J.C. Bach, and learned how to pay the organ. Bach then received a scholarship to St. Michael’s school in Lüneberg where he studied music alongside many other subjects.
They say that the Killer did a boogie- woogie version of “My God Is Real” at a church Assembly which got him thrown out of Bible College. Jerry Lee was also turned down by the Louisiana Hayride. Assistant to Sam Phillips, the President of Sun records, Jack Clement paired Lewis with Roland James on guitar and J.M. Van Eaton on drums which became Lewis’ recording band for almost the whole seven years he recorded with Sun. Jerry Lee’s first single was a hopped- up version of Ralph Mooney’s “Crazy Arms.” After the first single Lewis was in the Sun studios playing backup piano on a Carl Perkins session and Elvis Presley showed up near the end of the session.
Born July 26, 1782 Dublin Died January 23, 1837 Irish pianist, composer, and teacher Born into a musical family Made his debut at the age of nine Moved to London, where Field studied under Muzio Clementi Became a famous and sought-after concert pianist Played Paris, Vienna, and St. Petersburg The Russian capital impressed Field so much that he decided to stay behind In 1810 he married Adelaide Percheron, a French pianist and former pupil of his In 1815 fathered an illegitimate son, Leon Charpentier (later Leon Leonov), but remained with his wife. They had a son, Adrien, in 1819 Leon would later become a famous tenor while Adrien followed his father's steps and became a pianist Field became best known for his post-London style of a chromatically decorated melody over sonorous left
He was the second son of Russian immigrants. He discovered his natural talent for music when he was young. George dropped out of school at the age of 15, where he began he career playing in New York nightclubs. After three years of pounding out tunes on the piano for demanding customers, he was transformed into a highly skilled composer. To earn extra cash, he also worked as a rehearsal pianist for Broadway singers.
Armstrong had a difficult childhood. William Armstrong, his father, was a factory worker who abandoned the family soon after the boy's birth. Armstrong was brought up by his mother, Mary (Albert) Armstrong, and his maternal grandmother. He showed an early interest in music, and a junk dealer for whom he worked as a grade-school student helped him buy a cornet, which he taught himself to play. He dropped out of school at 11 to join an informal group, but on December 31, 1912, he fired a gun during a New Year's Eve celebration, for which he was sent to reform school.
He is known to be an idol to a lot of musicians around the world. Elton John’s real name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and was changed to Elton John when he started his solo career. He was born on March 25th 1947 in Pinner, London, England. John had a problem picking which direction he wanted to go with his piano music. His father Stanley Dwight was a very strict and discouraging father towards John.
Beethoven : Ludwig Von Beethoven is one of the most influential classical composers, an important figure in both classical and romantic music. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770. He was brought up in a harsh environment, coping with his alcoholic father and supporting his mother and two younger brothers. At 17 he went to Vienna to play for Mozart, he was impressed to say “Keep an eye on him, he will make a noise in the world someday.” Later he went back to study with Haydn but things did not work out between those two because of his independent spirit. Beethoven didn’t have a real patron, but his music was paid for by the nobility of Vienna.
However, the one who builds Stephen’s musical love and career is Father. In one of Aunt Emily’s letters to Mother, Aunt Emily says “…Mark… All he thinks about are Stephens’s music lessons. He sent two pages of exercises and a melody he thought up himself…Dad said Stephens’s health is more important than music right now” (113). Throughout the novel, several instruments have been used, by Stephen, to portray the theme of music; some examples are piano, flutes, and violin. Stephen works hard when it comes to music and it would not have happened without his mother or father’s support.