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Archbishop Of Salzburg Leopold Mozart
1,755 wordsthe son of Leopold Mozart, Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, and much the reason behind's Wolfgang's education. By the age of three he could play the piano, and he was composing by the time he was five. Mozart's elder sister Maria Anna was also a gifted keyboard player, and in 1762 their father took the two prodigies on a short performing tour, of the courts at Vienna and Munich. Encouraged by their reception, they embarked the next year on a longer tour, including two weeks at...
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Jacques Louis David Chamber Music
668 wordsJacques-Louis David Jacques-Louis David is a French painter, one of the brightest leading representatives of Neoclassicism. Sometimes he is called as art dominator of his times, because his talent and genius influenced not only on development of painting, but also on fashion in decoration, interior design and even public political and ethical philosophy. David received his first esteem and recognition with his work The Oath of the Horatio, demonstrated at the Salon of 1784. It his early works he...
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Piano Sonatas Classical Era
1,706 wordsThe Sonata Christian Core 10 / 6 / 96 In the late 1700 s and early 1800 s the Baroque period gave way to the classical era, introducing many revolutionary new scientific discoveries and theories. This drastically changed the peoples social views and brought on the age of enlightenment. With this change in social philosophy came changes in musical trends. One of the most important new trends of the time was a more common use of the sonata. During the Classical era, the sonata evolved into a more ...
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Piano Concertos Chamber Music
1,058 wordsWeber, Carl Maria von (1786 1826) Carl Maria von Weber, a cousin of Mozart's wife Constant, was trained as a musician from his childhood, the son of a versatile musician who had founded his own travelling theatre company. He made a favourable impression as a pianist and then as a music director, notably in the opera-houses of Prague and Dresden. Here he introduced various reforms and was a pioneer of the craft of conducting without the use of violin or keyboard instrument. As a composer he won a...
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Ludwig Van Beethoven String Quartets
762 wordsBeethoven BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770 - 1827) The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18 th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for whom writing music seemed to come easily, Beethoven always struggled to perfect his work. Ludwig van Beethov...
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Publishers New York String Quartets
1,577 wordsLuigi Boccherini was a prolific composer, particularly of chamber music with a distinctive and highly wrought style, and he is the chief representative of Latin instrumental music during the Viennese Classical period. Boccherini was also an exceptional cellist. Luigi Boccherini (his baptismal first name Rudalfo was never used) was the son of a cello or double bass player, Leopoldo Boccherini. Luigi was born in Lucca, Italy in February 19, 1743. The Boccherini family had considerable artistic gif...
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Opera House Concert Hall
569 wordsThe Sydney Opera House There was no true place for performing arts in Australia and this angered many residents. So Joseph Cahill set up a committee to raise money for an arts complex. Then, for more funding he established Opera Lotteries. With all the necessary funds available, the next step was a design. A competition was organized for the design of the complex. The winner was Jorn Utzon with his design of a complex with sail shaped roofs. Building began immediately in March of 1957 on Benne l...
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