Bach came from a family of musicians who brought him into the whole scene; his father was a director and had several uncles who were musicians (Christoph Wolff, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2000.) The great composer enhanced the sound of the time and was the pinnacle of his time; his great gift for future generations would be his use of harmonics and
Unfortunately this venture was not successful. Berry then got a job at Lincoln-Mercury plant. His love and passion for music had not ended and somehow through family connections, he got to know Al Green who was the owner of the Flame Show Bar talent club. There he met the singer Jackie Wilson who recorded Berry’s song ‘Reet Petite’ in 1957. It became a modest hit in the U.S however topped the music charts in the U.K. More songs followed which included ‘Lonely Teardrops’ that also topped the charts and ‘All I Could Do Was Cry’.
Comparison essay of lives and music of Johan Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel Johan Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel are two German very well-known composers of the Baroque musical era. They are two of the most influential composers of their time and their music is still popular and famous nowadays. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach in 1685. He came from a long line of musicians, with many of his relatives being musicians. Bach was trained to be a musician from the time he was a young child.
Unique was word that could almost sum up the extremely talented Duke Ellington. Among his list of accomplishments was receiving the Presidential Medal of Honor in 1969 and posthumously receiving the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1999. His accomplishments are many and span a career many musicians today long to have. Ellington explained the genesis of a famous phrase inextricably associated with him in 1965 interview: “[Trumpeter] Bubber [Miley} was the first man I heard use the expression, “It don’t mean a thing if it
Music was an escape for Bruce, and he was inspired to pursue a career in music after seeing Elvis and the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. He taught himself to play the guitar, and when he was 16; his mother took out a loan to buy him a guitar for Christmas. During Bruce Springsteen concerts, he would express feelings about his family and the problems he endure during childhood. Basically he used memories from childhood and current issues to write his music. One of the best songs he ever wrote was “Born to Run”.
Vienna recognized Beethoven as a great pianist and he became very popular. In 1795, he wrote his first works with opus numbers which were the three piano trios. He supported himself by giving lessons, selling his works, and gifts from aristocratic patrons. This was very unusual for musicians of his time because they normally joined the church and became clergy to gain income. In 1801 Beethoven started loosing his hearing.
Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner stretched the limits of music and stood among the elite composers of this great age of musical accomplishment. Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was born in a small village in Doborjan, Hungary. Franz came from a musical background. His father worked, as Hadyn once did, at the Esterhazy estate. Franz was like Mozart in that he was somewhat of a child prodigy.
His emotions reflected clearly in his music. He is also said to have brought about the transition from Classicism to Romanticism in the field of music. The Middle Period The middle period began around 1800 and is said to have been Beethoven’s most productive period . He once said to his friend Krumpholz, "I am not very well satisfied with the work I have thus far done. From this day on I shall take a new way."
Haydn was able to begin immediately his pursuit of a career as a freelance musician. During this arduous time, Haydn worked at many different jobs: as a music teacher, as a street serenader, and eventually, in 1752, as valet–accompanist for the Italian composer Nicola Propora, from whom he later said he learned "the true fundamentals of composition" Franz Joseph Haydn is the composer who, more than any other, epitomizes the aims and achievements of the Classical era. Perhaps his most important achievement was that he developed and evolved in countless subtle ways the most influential structural principle in the history of music: his perfection of the set of expectations known as sonata form made an epochal impact. In hundreds of instrumental sonatas, string quartets, and symphonies, Haydn both broke new ground and provided durable models; indeed, he was among the creators of these fundamental genres of classical music. His influence upon later composers is immeasurable; Haydn's most illustrious pupil, Beethoven, was the direct beneficiary of the elder master's musical imagination, and Haydn's shadow lurks within (and sometimes looms over) the music of composers like Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.
(Isaacson, 2007) This harshly worded letter was written by Albert Einstein to his first wife of sixteen years, seven of which were tainted by an affair with his divorcee cousin. There were many things that were important to him, but his family was never one of them. He was a man of very specific tastes. If there was something that he enjoyed or that interested him, he immersed himself in it. His greatest passion was his work, but he was also an avid sailor and skillful violinist.