Vivaldi is an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Vivaldi is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over 40 operas. His best known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons. Vivaldi was progressive musically.
Vivaldi was a master of the violin and is widely known as the composer of concertos which is a form of music with a small orchestra and solo lead instrument. He was a prolific composer and is well known for composing over 500 concertos, 46 Operas, 73 sonatas, chamber music, and sacred music. Vivaldi was the first composer to use ritornello form regularly in fast movements, and his use of it became a model for later composers. Vivaldi repeatedly looked for contrasting harmonies, creating new melodies and themes. His main goal was to create a musical piece that was meant to be appreciated by a large population opposed to only a certain group of people.
Comparison between verdi and wagner Verdi and Wagner are both famous composers in romantic era. They had made huge contribution to development of music drama and opera. Their diversities in terms of their cultural background and life have resulted significant difference in terms of their works, styles, and harmonic language etc. However, they still have certain styles and ideas in common. Giuseppe verdi (1813-1901) is an italian composer.
The early fifteenth century was dominated initially by English and then Northern European composers. The Burgundian court was especially influential, and it attracted composers and musicians from all over Europe. The most important of these was Guillaume Du Fay (1397–1474), whose varied musical offerings included motets and masses for church and chapel services, many of whose large musical structures were based on existing Gregorian chant. His many small settings of French poetry display a sweet melodic lyricism unknown until his era. With his command of large-scale musical form, as well as his attention to secular text-setting, Du Fay set the stage for the next generations of Renaissance composers.
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
John Doe Compare & Contrast Essay The Romantic period (1820-1900) leapt out of the Classical period’s “age of reason” and into an age of fascination and imagination. Great emotion and individualism were characteristics of all art forms in the Romantic, including music. Composers took the musical forms of the Classical period and pushed the envelope in all facets. They reveled in the use of greater dynamics, more expression, and a greater use of timbre than ever before to create a more rich and sensuous sound. Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner stretched the limits of music and stood among the elite composers of this great age of musical accomplishment.
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. Franz Joseph Haydn is the composer who, more than any other,
Mozart’s Haffner symphony: Descriptive Piece. Mozart’s Haffner symphony is a symphony composed into four individual movements: allegro, andante, menuetto and presto. It encompasses, for its audience all that is rich in both musical texture and melodic output aswell as having a density and dynamicism asscociated with a piece that could only have been composed by one of the great masters of musical composition. The Haffner symphony’s wide range of emotion and texture makes it a piece that not only stands out as a masterpiece of creativity and individuality, but also, due to its wide range of possible interpretations, makes it very accessable to a wide audience; whatever their level of musical training be. For the purpose of this piece, the trio from the menuetto of the symphony; that’s the third movement, will be the only section focused in on and the secrets of what makes this section of the work so dynamic and open to interpretation, will be discussed.
Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach was one of the most influential musicians of the Enlightenment. Trained by his father, J. S. Bach, he served on the Court of Frederick the Great, became musical director of five churches in Hamburg, and composed numerous oratorios, songs, symphonies, concertos and chamber music. It is in the second movement of the fourth of his Sechs Clavier-Sonaten fur Kenner und Liehaber (Six Clavier Sonatas for Connoisseurs and Amateurs) where the main characteristics of the empfindsam style are present. The empfindsam style, or sentimental style, is most closely associated with C. P. E. Bach. It is characterized by surprising turns of harmony, chromaticism, nervous rhythms, and free, speech like melody.