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The Greatest Composers

Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

In general, he has been called the “father” of the classical music. He was a German. Many his family members were musicians. His father was a musician, and brother was an organ division. He had 20 children, many of them were musicians. Although he had never traveled to other countries, he combined different types of western national music. Through his creations, he studied ancient piano of France, and stringed instruments of Italy. Therefore, his music combined and refined Italian music style, French music style and German music style. Also, his music has long term influence in the world of music history.

Bach – Brandenburg Concertos No.3 : Allegro Moderato


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

 

Mozart was born in Austria.  He was a very talent child in classical music. When he was 6, he already began to perform with his father and sister. In addition, he had performed many different places and countries, which were successful. At the age of 16, he finished traveling, and went back to his hometown-Sandburg. Because of contradiction with the bishop, he decided to go to Vienna, and wrote for himself.  Although he died at age 35, he had written a large number of classical music, which are valuable until now.

Mozart – Requiem


Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Beethoven was a German composer. His life wasn’t smooth; when he was 19, the Great French Revolution exploded. His hearing became worse at the age 26. When he was 45, he lost his hearing at all. Despite that, he still created a lot of music during deafness. His music emerges freedom, equality, and love. He had written more than 100 music works until he died, and many of them are still famous using for orchestra to performance.

 

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

 

Schubert was born in Vienna, Austria. He was studying piano and violin with his father since he was a child. As many musicians, his life was poor; therefore, he died at an early age of 31. However, he had written more than 1000 music works in such a short life.

 

 

 

Schubert – Ave Maria


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

 

Schumann was a German composer. Since he was a child, he began to study piano. He began to write music when he was only 7 years old. Although he followed his mother’s advice to study law when he was 16, he continued to study piano when he was 19. After he had listened ti the performance of Niccolo Paganini, he abandoned studying law, and instead studied music only. Unfortunately, he hurt his fingers by accident, so he became a music critic.

Romantic Piano-Traumerei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRzvE-1P9xA

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

 

He was a Polish composer and pianist. His father was a French; mother was a Polish. Since he was a child, he had showen his talent in music. He began to study music at 6. When he was 7, he already wrote Polonaise. When he was 8, he began performance. He became famous before his 20.

 

Frederic Chopin – Nocturne


Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

 

Wagner was a German composer. He inherited the past and forged ahead into the future, so he was an important composer in music history. He invited post-romantic opera style. Furthermore, he had complexity ideas in politics and relations. Therefore, he was a controversial person in European music history.

 

Richard Wagner – Ride Of The Valkyries


Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

He was an Italian opera composer. He had written 27 operas in his whole life. Many of them are very famous. He has been called “the King of the Opera.”

 

 

 

 

Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto La Dona e mobile


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

He was born in a noble family. He began to study piano with his mother since young age. Nevertheless, his father forced him to study law. After studying law, he had worked in court until 22. Then, he decided to study music in St. Petersburg conservatory, and studied under the famous musician in Russia – Anton Rubinstiein. He was in love with his student; unfortunately, the divorce made him want to commit suicide. During his sad time, he got help for Madam Meck, and had great friendship with her. However, they had never met each other.After keeping touch with Madam Meck for 14 years, it had stopped because of Madam Meck went broke. He had lived loneliness for 3 years after that. Finally, he commited suicide.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake


 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. By: Ghania on April 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm      Reply

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