Bach was trained to be a musician from the time he was a young child. At fifteen he left his brother's home and moved to another town, where he played the violin and organ to support himself in school. When he was eighteen, he became the organist for a church not far outside of his hometown. He left this church at twenty-three and married his cousin Barbara. In 1708, Bach became a court organist in Weimar.
Temporarily, he worked as a legal apprentice before deciding to return to Yale University in 1808 as a graduate student where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree. Feeling like he’s calling was to the ministry and after some hesitation he decided to enter the Theological Seminary at Andover in 1811. He became an ordained minister at the age of twenty-seven years old. Gallaudet, working as a traveling salesman, returned to Hartford, Connecticut where he met a prominent physician, Dr. Mason Cogswell and his daughter, Alice Cogswell. Alice Cogswell was believed to be 4 years old at the time (some say she was 9).
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.
When he was young, he and his cousin were enthusiasm for the work of contemporary German painters and the music of Wagner. 8. Webern married his cousin and had four children. 9. Schoenberg formally introduced his new technique of composition to Webern in 1920s.
Music was an essential part of civic, religious, and courtly life in the Renaissance. The rich interchange of ideas in Europe, as well as political, economic, and religious events in the period 1400–1600 led to major changes in styles of composing, methods of disseminating music, new musical genres, and the development of musical instruments. The most important music of the early Renaissance was composed for use by the church—polyphonic (made up of several simultaneous melodies) masses and motets in Latin for important churches and court chapels. By the end of the sixteenth century, however, patronage was split among many areas: the Catholic Church, Protestant churches and courts, wealthy amateurs, and music printing—all were sources of income for composers. The early fifteenth century was dominated initially by English and then Northern European composers.
His father, Mathais, was a wheelwright who played the harp, and his mother Maria, was a cook for count Karl Anton Harrach. It was a family custom to call their children by their second name. Thus Joseph Haydn was his name. Joseph Haydn was a choirboy in St. Stephen’s Cathedral by the age of nine. He later was kicked at the age of seventeen out of the choir because he’s amazing voice had matured and he could no longer sing the higher notes.
Music in the late 16th century was slowly evolving to what we now know as the Common Era. Much of our tonal function harmonic system was derived from this important era of musical development. Keyboard music played a large role in the early 17th century musical scene, and was a large avenue in which musicians and composers could explore music, continue to develop conventions, and express themselves. Composers Jean-Henri D’Anglebert and Johann Jakob Froberger both have arrangements of a lute piece originally composed Ennemond Gaultier. The two arrangements are important in that it is a glimpse into the early developments of Baroque keyboard music.
The Dominant Style of the 18th Century The eighteenth century is characterized by the period of Enlightenment. It was during this period that music and culture flourished across Europe as people everywhere promoted universal education, individual faith, practical morality, and social equality. Amidst the cultural and musical shift that took place during this time, two styles, known as galant and empfindsam, stood out as two of the dominant musical styles of the Classical Period. This paper will use Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Sonata in A Major and the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in F Major, K.332 to explain the galant and empfindsam style as well as discuss the ideals of the Enlightenment and the social developments of the period as they relate to music making. Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach was one of the most influential musicians of the Enlightenment.
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.
Music in the Renaissance Music is an art or an activity that appears in all cultures around the world.Each nation, ethnic group, and tribe develops its own music and preserves its own musical tradition. The type of music I am about the influence on comes from a very exciting Era,which is the Renaissance Era.It brought about a dramatic change in musical style.The word “ Renaissance” means rebirth,it used by artist and musician to recover and apply the ancient learning and standards of Greece and Rome and It was also an age in which artistic, social, scientific, and political thought turned in new directions so,it was a time of rebirth in learning, science, and the arts throughout Europe.There were many travels for discovery, and scientific advances.They were interested in Ancient Greece and Rome. The invention of the compass allowed to the navigation of the world’s oceans and the next discovery of lands far removed from the European continent. With Copernicus’ discovery of the actual position of the earth in the solar system and Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Church lost its grip on society and a humanist spirit was born. This movement shows itself in the painting and sculpture of Michelangelo, the plays of Shakespeare, and in both the sacred and secular dance and vocal music of the greatest composers of the era.