By age five he was composing minuets.And at age six he played before the Bavarian Elector and the Austrian Empress.His father taught him, but said teahcing Wolfgang was hard because he knew so much already. His father was also his largest influence. In 1763 Wolfgang’s father, Leopold, took him and his sister, Maria Anna, on a concert tour of Europe. The children performed in many courts and large cities including Paris, London, and Germany. They astonished their audiences wherever they performed.
Beethoven took music lessons with well-known composers such as Haydyn, Albrechsberger, and Saliene. In 1794 Beethoven composed Opus 1 the Trios for piano. In 1795 Beethoven had his first public performance in Vienna where he played his music he had composed. After his first performance in Vienna, he went on tour. He traveled and performed in Prague, Bresden, Leipzig, and Berlin.
Salieri helped Beethoven in setting Italian words to music. IV. Establishment as pianist and composer His first task in Vienna was to establish himself as pianist and composer. He achieved both rapidly. A. Aristocracy He had worked for a court in Bonn so his first contacts were in aristocratic circles.
During this time, Mozart continued to compose, completing his first symphony at age nine and publishing his first sonatas the same year. Leopold soon realized that he could make a substantial income by showcasing his son as a Wunderkind in the courts of Europe. Maria Anna was a talented pianist, and Mozart wrote a number of piano pieces, in particular duets and pieces for two pianos, to play with her. On one occasion when Mozart became ill, Leopold expressed more concern over the loss of income than over Mozart himself. The cold weather and constant travel may have contributed to his later illness.
Mendelssohn first had his piano lesson from his mum, but soon he was sent to study with the best teachers at that time such as Marie Bigot and Ludwig Burger. He also took composition lessons with Karl Zelter, who was the professor of the University of Berlin. Under their proper guidance, he completely showed his music talent- he first appeared as pianist at nine and as a composer at ten. At his age of twelve, he already composed nine fugues, five symphonies for strings, two operas and a huge number of smaller pieces. When he was sixteen, the publication of his Octet in E-flat Major for strings and Overture to A Mid Summer Night’s Dream marked his full maturity.
Her relationship with Beethoven intensified after Deym died suddenly in 1804. Beethoven had few other students. From 1801 to 1805, he tutored Ferdinand Ries, who went on to become a composer and later wrote Beethoven remembered, a book about their encounters. The young Carl Czerny studied with Beethoven from 1801 to 1803. Czerny went on to become a renowned music teacher himself, instructing Franz Liszt, and gave on 11 February 1812 the Vienna premiere of Beethoven 's fifth piano concerto
Jean Baptiste Lully was a prolific composer who is best known for establishing French Opera. (Boynick) Born in Florence on the 28th of November 1632, (Boynick) Giovanni Battista Lulli was a miller’s son. (Sadie 2000 pg 166) Lully first arrived in France in March of 1646 (Jean Baptiste Lully) to work as an attendant for a female courtier. (Sadie 2000 pg. 166) “During his six years in her household, Lully, already an expert at the guitar and violin, polished his skills as a performer and composer.” (Straughan (a)) He made a name for himself as a dancer in the court ballets.
Later on, he received an education from his uncle where he gained more of an interest in music. Participation in a choir gave him the opportunity to go to Vienna and there, he studied the piano sonatas of Emanuel Bach and was given the chance to finally get a chance to compose; something he had always wanted to do. This is when the first string quartet was developed. Later on, he was employed by the Esterhazy family and was given the chance to conduct an orchestra and write symphonies. It was at this time and place that Haydn was “completely isolated from the world…he could experiment…improve, alter, add, or cut as boldly as he pleased.
It will use his background to show what exactly influenced him to become a successful pianist and composer and it will discuss how essential he was during the Romantic era. Franz Liszt was one of many composers to emerge out of the Romantic era. According to A History of Western Music, he was born in a German speaking area of Austria, known as western Hungary at the time. His father taught him piano from the age of six and when they moved to Vienna, Liszt studied piano further with Carl Czerny and was taught theory and counterpoint by Antonio Salieri. From an early age it can be seen that Liszt’s interested in music was encouraged by his father and if he was willing to move to Vienna so Liszt could improve, this would suggest that Liszt showed a lot of potential at such a young age.
I chose Franz Joseph Haydn because of his contributions to the arts through out the years; not only was he one of the world greatest composers. For the purpose of this paper I will discuss his contributions to society through his biography, Musical genius Career, and Musical influences. Franz Joseph Haydn is one of the greatest composers of the Classical music period and is often credited with creating the symphony and string quartet forms. Hadyn was born in Rohrau, Austria on April 1st, 1732; died in Vienna on May 31st, 1809. Hadyn had an enormous influence on later composers such as Schubert, Mendeslsohn, and Brahams.