He constructed wonderful Baroque works with his superb musical skills that he had obtained since childhood. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany on March 31, 1685, to a family that was well established in music. It is believed that Bach’s first musical lessons came from his father in their hometown. At the young age of 9 both of Bach’s parents passed away and he went to live with his older brother, who was an organist. It was with his brother that he was formally introduced to a keyboard, although it is believed that he already had a versatile knowledge of music at that point.
This era gave birth to some of the most popular and distinguished pieces of art from all of western civilization. In the movie Amadeus, Mozart is depicted as a bit of an eccentric composer. The movie follows him through his childhood when he wrote his first symphonies, up until his abrupt death. The movie shows a human side to the composer that you cannot gain simply by listening to his music. It shows how he struggled while he was alive to earn for his family and profit off of his music.
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy, and died on July 28, 1741, in Vienna, Austria. Vivaldi was an Italian music composer who lived during a period of art commonly known as the Baroque era. His father, a barber and a talented violinist at Saint Mark's Cathedral had helped him in trying a career in music and made him enter the Cappella di San Marco orchestra. Vivaldi's health was a problem during his childhod with a form of asthma. This did not prevent him from learning to play the violin, composing or taking part in musical activities, but it did stop him from playing wind instruments.
He was born in the village of Vinci, which is how he received his name; his birth name, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, translates to Leonardo son of Ser Piero from Vinci. Leonardo grew up in his father’s home, which meant that he was surrounded by scholarly texts and his family’s painting tradition. This tradition drove the decision for his apprenticeship with Andrea del Verrocchio; at the age of fourteen, Da Vinci became Verrocchio’s apprentice. This created new opportunities for him; it was in Verrocchio’s workshop that he had the opportunity to learn metal working, drafting, chemistry, leather working, mechanics and carpentry as well as the artistic skills of drawing, painting, sculpting. One of the most famous stories from his apprenticeship was when Leonardo was in his early 20s.
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.
Karl Barth was born in Basel on May 10 1886 where he spent most of his life. Theology ran in his family as both Barth’s grandfathers as well as his father were pastors. Barth and his family moved to Berne in 1888 where he began to study theology in 1904. He also studied in Berlin, Tubingen and Marburg. Barth being well educated in liberal theology completed his theology examinations in 1908 and was ordained by his father.
Mendelssohn was only 27 years old at the time of the premiere. After the premiere of St. Paul, he began work on Elijah. Mendelssohn immediately wanted to write another oratorio based on the Biblical story of Elijah since he had organized and conducted the first performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion since Bach’s death in 1829, where an abbreviated and modified version of it was performed in Berlin to great acclaim. Mendelssohn's revival of the St. Matthew Passion brought the music of Bach, in particular the larger-scale works, to the public as well as scholarly attention that has continued into the present era. Scholars also note that Handel’s oratorios, such as the Messiah, had always been Jackson 2 fashionable in England and never went out of style.
Personalities – Albert Speer Albert Speer was born on March 19th 1905 into an upper middle class life in Mannheim. His father was an architect and his family was very wealthy. After qualifying as an architect in 1927, his career didn’t take off as he had hoped. Finding it difficult to get architectural work on his own, he ended up working for his father. Speer was then highly influenced by the architect Heinrich Tessenow and he acted as his assistant for a number of years and taught some of his lessons.
Cody Alvarado Music Theory 7/29/12 Gregorian Chant Guillaume Dufay - 1397 -1474, Ave Maris Stella Guillaume Dufay (Du Fay, Du Fayt) (August 5, 1397 – November 27, 1474) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the early Renaissance. As a boy he sang in the choir of Cambrai Cathedral. Ordained a priest, he acquired a high reputation for learnedness. In 1428 he joined the papal singers in Rome, by which time his works had made him famous. He returned to Cambrai 1440, where he would supervise the cathedral's music for the rest of his life, apart from a period (145158) working for the duke of Savoy.
Like many people, from an early age I found that music provided a doorway into my own feelings, without which those feelings may have been much less accessible. As childhood passed into adolescence, architecture joined music in this role, and both of them now occupy central places in my life, in which feeling and reasoning seem to work together productively. Music has been playing in this world for many centuries. It has witnessed the fall of Rome, the birth of Christ, the rise and fall of communism, many wars and disputes. The healing power of music can range from the obvious, like a benefit concert to the hidden as if when we hear a song that takes us back in time and bring up memories related to past events, people, etc.