By 12 he was contributing to the family income by giving music lessons. Mertz eventually devoted most of his energies to the guitar, but it was not until he was 34 that he moved to Vienna to launch his career as a concert guitarist. He appeared in a concert at the Hofburgtheater in Vienna in November 1840 under the patronage of the Empress Carolina Augusta. The success of this concert introduced Mertz to the Viennese social, political, and artistic elite. Attesting to his early Viennese triumphs, guitar music by Mertz was first published during this same period by the prestigious Haslinger publishing house of Vienna.
The life and career of Jeff Lynne Jeffrey Lynne was born on 30th December 1947; he grew up in the shard end area of Birmingham. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist who find fame as the leader and founder of the Electric Light Orchestra, a unique band that created modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. He also founded a group called The Travelling Wilburys along with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Lynne has also produced recordings for artists such as: The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Del Shannon. Among many of his compositions most successful include: Livin’ thing, Xanadu, Mr Blue Sky, Do Ya, I won’t back down and Free Fallin’.
Bill was born in Baltimore, Maryland but soon moved to Denver, Colorado where he was raised. He grew up playing the clarinet before switching over to the guitar. Some of his early influences include Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, B.B. King, and Jimi Hendrix Frisell has released over a dozen albums and has worked with many talented musicians in his career. Some of them include John Zorn, Charlie Haden, Elvis Costello, Lee Kontiz, and Jack DeJohnette.
In the late 1830's to early 1840s Sax began inventing the clarinette-bourdon, an early design of contrabass clarinet, his first important invention was an improvement of the bass clarinet design, which he patented at the age of 20. Sax’s moved to Paris also allowed him to introduce his new instrument to the rest of the world. Soon to follow was the creation of an entire saxophone family: fourteen different saxophones in all. Each differed by size and pitch. They were the: E flat sopranino, F sopranino, B flat soprano, C soprano, E flat alto, F alto, B flat tenor, C tenor, E flat baritone, B flat bass, C bass, E flat contrabass, and F contrabass.
He wrote his first symphony at the age of eight, his first opera at twelve and conducted twenty performances of that opera at fourteen. Wolfgang Mozart, a musical inspiration, influenced many musicians through his passionate works of complex styles of classical music. Known as one of the most accomplished composers of the 18th century, Mozart began composing music at age five. He wrote his first opera at age twelve. Mozart’s father, “a violinist at the court of the prince of Salzburg,” taught him how to play the clavier and encouraged him in his art (“Wolfgang” World History).
Morawetz’ compositions have been commissioned by internationally acclaimed artists and have garnered him many awards. Oskar Morawetz was born in a small town in Czechoslovakia in January of 1917. Following the footsteps of his older brother, Oskar was started piano lesson at the age of 6. As a young child he was give piano music and piano reductions of operas and symphonies. By being forced to play through the pieces, Morawetz increased his knowledge with the composition of each individual piece, allowing him to be familiar with a large variety of the musical literature.
Contemporaries reacted to the work of Beethoven by using the word "masterpiece" repeatedly and praising its "originality." But it took even Beethoven some time to become BEETHOVEN, symphonic master and role model. The idea of dividing his career into three stages began during his lifetime and has never been abandoned. The First Symphony dates, of course, from his early, "Classical" era. More precisely, it comes from late in his first period, just a year or two before the personal crisis brought about by Beethoven’s gradual loss of hearing that is so powerfully reflected in the "Heiligenstadt Testament" and the "Eroica" Symphony.
As good old Mr. Sinatra said, “If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere.” Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was the only child of Sicilian immigrants who moved to the states to make a better life for their family. At a young age Sinatra loved music and was influenced by many of the artist of his time such as Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday. As a teenager, he dropped out of high school and began to sing at local night clubs. Radio exposure brought him to the attention of bandleader Harry James, with whom Sinatra made his first recordings, including "All or Nothing at All."
Concert Report “Take Me Home: A John Denver Tribute” On November 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM I attended “Take Me Home: A John Denver Tribute at the Redondo Union High School auditorium located at 631 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach, California. The venue is a high school auditorium which has recently been renovated and includes new seating with a capacity of approximately 1,400. The program lasted approximately 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission. The music style is country folk but at one time it was considered folk pop music. The music played was that of the late John Denver plus some original compositions by Jim Curry, the principal of this performance.
John Coltrane – Who is he (Analysis) John Coltrane was born in September 23rd, 1926, in Hamlet, North Carolina and died in July 17th in Huntington, New York at the young age of 40. He was called a revolutionary saxophonist. He also helped pioneer the genre modal jazz along side the great, Miles Davis. Early in his career, he would play in two genres, which is bebop and hard bop. He grabbed hold of a saxophone at the age of 13 and shows great talent.