Ludwig Van Beethoven - 481 words
I. Education in general and in music Beethoven came from a musical family, and his early musical training was under his father's guidance. His father taught him piano and violin. His general education was not continued beyond the elementary school. He was practically illiterate in math. As a youth of 19, in 1789, Beethoven took legal steps to have himself placed at the head of his family. He petitioned for half his father's salary to support his brothers. This act of self-assertion is an indication of his character. On one of Haydn's trips to London, he met the young Beethoven. Beethoven showed Haydn a cantata and he received Haydn's commendation. The Elector of Bonn paid for Beethoven's les ...
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Beethoven - 1,083 words
We have witnessed and had the chance to hear many pieces from both classical and modern composers . Numerous composers have tried to match the style of one of the most prominent composers of the nineteenth century, but few have come close. We are speaking of the ever-famous Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven is one of the most famous composers of all times and always will be considered to be among the best. The rise of Beethoven into the ranks of historys greatest composers was paralleled and in some ways a consequence of his own tragedy and despair. Ludwig Van Beethoven, born in Bonn, Germany, was considered generally one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. His father was a sin ...
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Beethoven - 681 words
The saga of Beethoven the duck began one summer day, when my brother Joel and I were in the process riding down the hill in front of our house as fast as possible on bikes. I was riding my newly purchased Free Spirit, while my brother was riding his old French ten speed. As was the custom, we raced down the first hill, across the field and down the second hill to the river. Needless to say, we stopped once before the river. On this day, however, upon walking our bikes back up the hill, my brother noticed an egg lying in the grass. There were also bloody pieces of another egg, along with the shell. My brother suggested that we retrieve our father, which is what we did, and my father, anxious ...
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Beethoven - 446 words
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the world's most famous composers. He was born in 1770 and died in 1827. He was born December 16, 1770 in Bonn Germany. His early musical talent was subjected to the discipline of his father a singer in the court chapel. His father was an alcoholic and so the young Beethoven began supporting his family as a court musician. He studied under several famous composers - Christian Neefe, and Austrian Joseph Haydn. He would have studied under Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but Mozart died just before he could travel to Vienna to study under this master. In Vienna Beethoven dazzled the rich with his piano improvisations. His musical style often challenged the "norms" of th ...
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Nine Beethoven Syphonies - 384 words
Out of all musical artists known today, Ludwig Van Beethoven is right at the top of popularity and stardom. Though his life didnt start this way, as did Mozarts, Beethoven increased in knowledge and musical ablility as he was taught by some of the best composers of his time. Beethovens child life was not a very happy one in many circumstances. His father, Johann, even though being a singer in the Electoral Chapel in Bonn, Germany, where Beethoven was born, had a negative effect on Beethovens life because of his drunkenness. Johann, who learned of Mozarts child stardom, pressed young Beethoven to practice relentlessly at the piano, hoping to make a few dollars. This did not to turn out to be ...
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Beethoven - 941 words
Keep your eyes on him; some day he will give the world something to talk aboutWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Orga 27). Beethoven was considered the greatest composer who ever lived, but all the truths lie deep inside his music. Beethovens symphonies were extraordinary. His innovative style was unheard of throughout the world during his time. There are three major symphonies that take beyond the Immortal Beloved referring to Beethoven, to his grave. Well-written and magnificent in the ears of every person who appreciated Beethovens works of art. Symphonies numbers 3, 5, and 9 were probably the best symphonies ever composed by a human being. Beethovens technique was unique in creating slow to fast t ...
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Bach And Handel Beethoven - 925 words
Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friderick Handel were two of the most important composers of the Baroque Period. Compare and contrast their lives and sacred musical works studied in class. Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friderick Handel are two of the most important composers of the Baroque period. Born only one month apart both in Germany. Handel lived nine more years than Bach. Coming from the same period the two composers have many qualities that are alike and some unlike. These qualities include the time frames of their childhood, adult hood and later years as well as a comparison between two sacred musical pieces. Bach and Handel, though both born in Germany only one month apart, the ...
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Beethoven: The Greatest Composer - 872 words
Ludwig van Beethoven was, and remains today, an influential figure in the history of classical music. Perhaps no other composer in history wrote music of such inspiring power and expressiveness. His influence on the last 150 years of music is unequalled. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770. His father, a music enthusiast, dreamed of molding his son into the next Mozart. Beethoven never showed the impressive characteristics of Mozart, but he was unusually talented, learning the piano, organ and violin at a very early age. At 14, he was already skilled enough on the organ to receive a professional appointment (Beethoven). He held positions as an assistant organist in the electoral chap ...
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Ludwig Van Beethoven - 571 words
Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer, generally considered one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. Born in Bonn, Beethoven was reared in to the capricious discipline of his father, a singer in the court chapel. In1789, because of his father's alcoholism, the young Beethoven became a court musician in order to support his family. His early compositions under the tutelage of German composer Christian Gottlob Neefe, particularly the funeral on the death of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph || in1790, signaled an important talent, and it was planned that Beethoven study in Vienna, Australia, with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Although Mozart's death in 1791 prevented this, Beethoven went t ...
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Beethoven, Bach And Bartok: Comparisons - 1,899 words
Barouque Composers Still Being Played Frequently Monteverdi Lully Corelli Pachelbel Scarlatti Purcell Couperin Albinoni Vivaldi Telemann Rameau Bach Handel Gluck Baroque and Classical Orchestras Differences Baroque OrchestrasClassical OrchestrasString section and basso continuo central to the orchestra. Other instruments are occasional additions.Standard group of four sections: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Different instruments treated individually.Fairly small; generally 10- 40 players.Larger than baroque; great variation to the numbers of players.Flexible use of timbres, e.g. Timpani and trumpets used generally just for festive music.Standardised sections. Most sections used ...
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Beethoven, Bach And Bartok: Comparisons - 2,013 words
... monyDiatonic chords: tonics, subdominants etc.Harpsichord plays chords and a supportive basso continuo. RhythmClear cut, fragments of syncopation.Pulsing, very regular and straight. DynamicsGreat contrasts of loud and soft, use of crescendo and diminuendo, echo effects.Terraced dynamics. StructureConcerto, sonata form. Call and answer within melody. Scalic passages linking solo and tutti sections. Ritornello: Concertino/Ripieno, fairly short movements. StyleClassical concerto, with romantic feel.Baroque. No introduction. Concerto grosso, ritornello form. TempoFairly fast and urgent through entire piece. A crotchet = 120.Allegro is constant throughout piece. A crotchet = 200. TextureHomop ...
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Haydn, Mozart And Beethoven - 632 words
H2>The classical period (1750 1810) 1750 1810 is what we call the classical period, and really any music not composed in this era is not classical music. Most of the well known classical composers come from this time such as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven who I have written about know. Here are some short biographies of their lives. Franz Josef Haydn (1732 -1809) In Haydns life he wrote 108 symphonies for 36 weeks starting when he was 27. Most, if not all of Haydns music was inspired such as his first string quartet in 1755. He was encouraged by Von Furnburg, a musical amateur. After his first quartet Haydn was intrigued and produced many more string quartets that delighted everyone including ...
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Beethoven, Dali, Freud, Hawthorne, Radiohead, Rage - 1,222 words
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The Extraordinary Muicianship Of Beethoven - 1,290 words
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Beethoven - 449 words
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), German composer, generally considered one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. Born in Bonn, Beethoven went to Vienna in 1792 to study under Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. In Vienna, he dazzled the aristocracy with his piano improvisations and became a successful freelance composer. In the first decade of the 19th century Beethoven expanded the musical language bequeathed by Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and revealed his complete assimilation of the Viennese classical style. Beethoven's fame reached its zenith during these years, but a hearing impairment he had first noted in 1798 steadily worsened. He performed in public only rarely, ma ...
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Beethoven 2 - 567 words
BEETHOVEN Ludwig van Beethoven was born 1770 in Bonn Germany. His mother was a singer in the service; his father was a court musician that had little motivation and a drinking problem. His father noticed that Beethoven had a gift at a young age, and began teaching him piano and violin. But Beethoven was a hard learner, he was self-involved and impatient. This probably led to why he was a loner and why he only went to academic school for three years. Beethoven's father wasn't the only one who saw Beethoven's talent, Gottlob Neefe (a German Organist) become young Beethoven's mentor. Gottlob thought Beethoven was the next Mozart, so he sent him to Vienna to meet him. But Beethoven's mother got ...
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The Kiss By Gustav Klimt - 778 words
In the art exhibition of 1908, there was a painting on display in a room reserved for Klimts pictures. This painting was entitled, Lovers by Klimt himself but is generally known today as The Kiss. Ludwig Hevesi, a critic of the time says, This Klimt hhall at the exhibition is the most remarkable assortment seen in Vienna since Markarts Dumba Room. A purely painterly painting (The Kiss), not possible before markart, a specific phenomena of color.....THe Modern Gallerys new lovers standin a sea of flowers, like Homers old Zeus on Mount Ida when hera embracd him once more and a carpet of flowers broke forht from the eart. And the lovers wear festive robes, just right for a festival of love. The ...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,642 words
founded in 1895, gave its first concert the following year under the direction of Frederic Archer. Victor Herbert was the chief conductor from 1898 to 1904; he was succeeded by Emil Paur (190410). The orchestra was then disbanded. It was revived in 1926, and over the next decade it was led by Elias Breeskin (192730) and Antonio Modarelli (193037). The orchestra was reorganized by Otto Klemperer in 1937. Fritz Reiner was chief conductor from 1938 to 1948, followed by William Steinberg (195276), Andr Previn (197684), Lorin Maazel (198495), and Mariss Jansons (1995). Since 1971 the orchestra has performed in Heinz Hall, the renovated Loews Penn Theater (built 1927). To truly understand Pittsbur ...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,585 words
... phonies of Gyrowetz and Haydn, and to study such other scores as were available I nthe incipiently cultured Boston that day. Soon thereafter every other city also sprouted its musical organization. Philadelphia, Cincinatti, St. Louis, San Francisco, and other communities as they attained a modicum of wealth and leisure attracted German and French immigrants to perform in the orchestras. Further development of the American orchestra should be attributed to visiting tours of European great orchestras. Germania Orchestra, having gained initial and greatest success in Boston responded to a demand from cities as far west as Beethoven and played Beethoven to sold out audiences. Members of this ...
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Friendship - 313 words
Honesty, companionship, and loyalty are the components that configure a true friend. First, honesty includes both persons remaining truthful, sincere, and frank to one another. If there is not a trust between two persons than it is impossible to maintain a friendship. For example, when Susan, a high school teacher, was a freshman in high school her best friend consequently lied about her true feelings for Susans boyfriend, which in turn led to a dispute. Although, this example may be irrelevant to others, Susans friends inability to be honest with her led to the destruction of their friendship. Second, having a friendly companion in life is a necessity in living a full life. Albert Camus onc ...
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