It is these aristocrats that introduced Beethoven’s work in Russia, by hiring him for their functions. Many Russian composers are influenced by Beethoven in their chamber music. In a string quartet the first violinist traditionally takes on the melody, with the second violinist and the viola adding the texture and counter-rhythms, and the cello adding the bass line. A majority of compositions at this time would be in Sonata form, as this was the most popular form of the classical era. There was also a specific layout for symphonies, which, according to classical standards, should have four movements, with the last being a spectacular show of the skills of the composer and the performers, producing a breath-taking grand finale.
He started receiving full time Musial classes from Christian Gottlob Neefe, the newly appointed Court Organist. Christian Neefe introduced Beethoven to the famous Bach. Neefe saw real talent in Beethoven. Not only did Neefe teach Beethoven music, but also taught him about ancient and modern philosophy. In 1782, before he was even twelve years old Beethoven published his first musical composition.
He composed scores for a number of ballets, including two of the most popular of the time: “Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo” (1942) and Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring” (1944), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. Probably the most important and successful composition from this time was his patriotic “A Lincoln Portrait” (1942). The piece for voice and orchestra presents quotes from Lincoln’s writings narrated over Copland’s musical composition. Throughout the 1950s, Copland slowed his work as a composer, and began to try his hand at conducting. He began to tour with his own work as well as the works of other great American musicians.
Jackson M. Franks Mr. Bob Music Appreciation 26 November 2013 Alan Parsons Alan Parsons, born December 20, 1948, is a very interesting member of Rock history. Alan studied piano and flute as a child and was always very interested in gadgets. In his early teens, he picked up the guitar and played in several bands at school, and as a solo act. Alan was born into an entertaining family, literally. His Great grand dad was actor and manager, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
He started his career when he was hired by the Esterhazy family, giving him the chance to write and compose symphonies and conduct orchestras. Also known as the Father of the Symphony or String Quartet, he invented the idea of sonatas (History Reference Center 1). His best known piece, the Emperor Quartet, was so well written that it was the national anthem of Austria until the end of World War I. without the guidance of the Esterhazy family and the chance to write and compose, Haydn’s career would not have been as influencing. Haydn was an ideal man of the Enlightenment. He had a great sense of humor, and loved playing jokes on his friends.
Bach was born in 1685 in Einsach, Germany. Einsach is in distant view of Wartburg Castle, the place where Martin Luther hid, and translated the bible from Latin to German. His family was a musical one; his father was a good violinist and trumpeter - having the post of court trumpeter and director of town music in Einsach. As a child, he attended Eisenach's Lateinschule, the same school where Martin Luther studied two centuries earlier. At school he studied Lutheranism, Latin, arithmetic, history and geography.
Stephen Heller was a Hungarian pianist, teacher and composer whose career spanned the period from Schumann to Bizet and was an influence for later romantic composers. Heller was born in Pest, which is now known as Budapest, Hungary) in 1813. He had been destined for a legal career, but instead decided to devote his life to music. At the age of nine he performed Jan Ladislav Dussek's Concerto for Two Pianos with his teacher, F. Brauer, at the Budapest Theater. He played so well that he was sent to study in Vienna, Austria, under Carl Czerny.
Born July 26, 1782 Dublin Died January 23, 1837 Irish pianist, composer, and teacher Born into a musical family Made his debut at the age of nine Moved to London, where Field studied under Muzio Clementi Became a famous and sought-after concert pianist Played Paris, Vienna, and St. Petersburg The Russian capital impressed Field so much that he decided to stay behind In 1810 he married Adelaide Percheron, a French pianist and former pupil of his In 1815 fathered an illegitimate son, Leon Charpentier (later Leon Leonov), but remained with his wife. They had a son, Adrien, in 1819 Leon would later become a famous tenor while Adrien followed his father's steps and became a pianist Field became best known for his post-London style of a chromatically decorated melody over sonorous left
Beethoven : Ludwig Von Beethoven is one of the most influential classical composers, an important figure in both classical and romantic music. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770. He was brought up in a harsh environment, coping with his alcoholic father and supporting his mother and two younger brothers. At 17 he went to Vienna to play for Mozart, he was impressed to say “Keep an eye on him, he will make a noise in the world someday.” Later he went back to study with Haydn but things did not work out between those two because of his independent spirit. Beethoven didn’t have a real patron, but his music was paid for by the nobility of Vienna.
Lester Young joined the Fletcher Henderson orchestra to replace Coleman Hawkins but didn’t stay very long due to his lack of loud, resonant, and vibrato-laden tone that Hawkins displayed as referred to on (p.265). After Young’s departure from the orchestra, he later rejoined Basie. I read that many black musicians’ careers were cut short due to racial prejudice. Lester Young struggled with alcoholism, nervous breakdowns, and malnutrition prior to his death in New York City in 1959. The following is a YouTube links of Lester Young and