In 1782, Beethoven experiences his first real teacher, Christian Gottlob Neefe. Neefe had a profound effect on Beethoven, and their friendship continued for years. Neefe not only wanted to educate Beethoven in music but wanted to improve ... ... middle of paper ... ...s that he was able to write complex pieces of music while deaf. To be able to compose masterpieces without being able to hear the notes and music is beyond words. It shows that Ludwig von Beethoven was one of the most notable musicians in our history, if not the best.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s work was quite inspirational considering the fact that he was deaf for more than half of his life. Beethoven’s work was fascinating and heart-tugging because he composed music that formed his thoughts and feelings, with raw, passionate emotion. Listening to classical music such as Beethoven and Mozart at a young age is said to sometimes help a child’s cognitive development, but that’s a huge myth. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany and baptized December 17, 1770. His father, Johann, was born in 1740 and sang soprano in the electoral chapel where his father was chapel master-Kapellmeister.
Born on the 31st of March 1685, Bach is now seen by some as the greatest composer of all time. This opinion is backed up by his music and also what we believe we know about his life but it is still a huge claim to make. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany into a family of well renowned musicians as his father, grandfather and great grandfather were all church organists or town musicians. Because of the fact his parents died when he was very young he was brought up by his older brother. He decided to leave home when he was fifteen and move to another town where he attended school and made money for himself by singing in the church choir and then later playing the organ and violin.
Moreover, before he was eighteen years old, he left Luneberg and was renowned as a master organist, clavichordist, and also a promising composer. Bach began his professional career playing the viola and violin in the court orchestra in Weimar. However, although he was not unhappy, the organ was his true passion. Subsequently, he was employed in Arnstadt where he wrote virtually all organ music (Carlson and Smith 32). Bach’s musical style is baroque, and set apart from other music by simple motoric rhythms, st... ... middle of paper ... ...ted it is entitled “Before thy throne I now appear”.
Soon before his mother and father died in 1694, with his beautiful voice Bach became part of a children’s choir and later moved to Ohrdruf, Germany at age 10 to live with his brother, Johann Christoph Bach, who taught him the keyboard. In 1700 Bach was awarded a scholarship for singing at St. Michael’s School in Luneburg, where he graduated in 1702, but was moved to the orchestra to play the violin after his voice changed (UXL Encyclopedia or World Biography). Throughout his early life Bach often traveled the country to listen to other musicians perform. Bach, having already been groomed for his career as a musician in his early years, began this career in 1703 when he was hired as a church organist in Arnstad, Germany. On a... ... middle of paper ... ... was very good at it, one of the best.
However, by the time of his death Holst had become a mainly self-taught composer, who learned from experience and experimentation, constantly searching for the right sound. On September 21, 1874 Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham, England. As the son of accomplished pianist, Adolph Holst, he began playing the piano from a young age and also practiced the violin. Despite the joy he had when playing music, he was a miserable child who was weak and suffered from asthma and anemia. At age 11 his father sent him to Cheltenham Grammar School in the hopes of having Gustav follow in his footsteps and become a proficient pianist.
J.S. Bach was born at Eisenach, Thuringia, on March 21, 1685, the youngest child of Johann Ambrosius Bach and Elisabeth Lammerhirt. Ambrosius was a string player, employed by the town council and the ducal court of Eisenach. Johann Sebastian started school in 1692 or 1693 and did well in spite of frequent absences. Of his musical education at this time, nothing definite is known; however, he may have picked up the rudiments of string playing from his father, and no doubt he attended the Georgen Church, where Johann Christoph Bach was organist until 1703.
To look back on the life of Bach many have referred to him as “one of the greatest and most productive geniuses in the history of Western music”, particularly of the baroque era. Born to a family that produced at least 53 prominent musicians within seven generations, Bach received his first musical instrument from his father. Johann studied music with his father until his father’s death in 1695, at which point he moved to Ohrdruf to study with his brother, Johann Christoph. In the early 1700’s Bach began working as a chorister at a church in Luneburg. In 1703, he became a violinist in the chamber orchestra of Prince Johann Ernst of Weimar, but later that year he moved to Arnstadt where he became church organist.
Music is not only sound at a specific time but it is emotion and ideas expressed to make an art form. Born February 23, 1685 was one of the greatest musicians that ever lived. George Frideric Handel is considered to be one of the greatest composers of the baroque era, his music was one of a kind, and his influence on music changed the world forever. 1 Born to a middle class Lutheran family the one month before Bach in Halle, Germany. Handel the fifth son was born to a father who was a surgeon-barber who wanted him to study law even though it was evident at a young age he had an immense talent.
However, a master of several instruments while still in his teens, Johann Sebastian first found employment at the age of 18 as a violinist in a court orchestra in Weimar. Although he did not remain there terribly long, he was able to make good money playing for the king. He soon after accepted a position as a church organist in Arnstadt. It was here that Bach would soon realize his high standards and regards that he had for music. In Arnsta... ... middle of paper ... ...ations for Harpsichord,” his vast amount of toccatas, especially his “Toccata In F Major,” his collection of variations on organ preludes captured in the “Well Tempered Clavier,” his immense amount of fugues and chorales including his “Fugue in G minor,” major as well as his tremendous amount of chorales, and his Christmas and Easter oratorios, which was another schism in his music genre.