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.
However, he was able to continue to benefit his fellow musicians by becoming a harpsichord accompanist for the choir and by playing the violin in the orchestra. During that time, Bach was introduced to an organist named Georg Böhm, who introduced him to Hamburg's ma... ... middle of paper ... ...e Polish crown, Christiane Eberhardine passed away, which was thoroughly mourned by the "Lutheran Saxony". As a service was being held for her death, Bach composed "the Ode", which he conducted while playing a harpsichord with the other musicians. In the next twenty years, Bach spent much time on musical appointments, testing newly built organs, and assisting private establishments, all outside of Leipzig. He was also the music director in Cöthen and Weissenfels from 1729 to 1736.
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. Because he was taught at an early age and developed an interest in the piano, his father was clearly one of his greatest influences in what Liszt is now known for. The achievements he accomplished in his later life can date back to when he first started playing piano. When Liszt was eleven, he began to play in several public concerts and a year after that, his family moved to Paris where he could study theory and composition private teachers. His family wanted to encourage Liszt to take this as a career path and they made the right choice to encourage him at an ... ... middle of paper ... ... he accomplished in his life and how he became the well known virtuoso he is today.
To cover the expense of the trip Paganini played a special concert on July 31, 1795. Afte... ... middle of paper ... ... lost during his economical hardship. Giuseppe Guarneri, a rich business man awarded him a violin as a teenager because he was very impressed by his playing. Guarneri once again awarded him another violin after winning a sight-reading challenge later on. August Duranowski and Pietro Locatelli were Paganini's biggest musical and technical influences.
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.
His father, a master violinist and composer, decided to enroll young Wolfgang in harpsichord lessons. At age five Mozart was composing music and by age six he had mastered the keyboard. By his early teens, he had mastered the piano, violin, and harpsichord. He began composing minuets at the age of 5 and symphonies at age 9. In 1762, Mozart and his elder sister Maria Anna (best known as Nannerl) who was also a gifted keyboard player, were taken by their father on a short performing tour, of the courts at Vienna and Munich.
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.
When he was nine, he appeared in several concerts, which in wealthy people would often want to sponsor Franz. Even though he went to these concerts, he had been composing dance he was only eight years old, and he had been playing the piano since he was seven! Franz moved to Vienna, and there he received piano lessons from Carl Czerny, who had been a student when he was little of Beethoven and Hummel. HE also received composition lessons from Antonio Salieri, who was the music director of the Viennese. Court.
Upon returning to Spain he gave several concerts and published his first composition, Marcha Militar. In 1868 the Albéniz family moved to Madrid where Isaac began studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music. The boy’s astonishing pianistic ability inspired great praise and he was acclaimed as Spain’s greatest prodigy, often being compared to Mozart. Soon, however, Albéniz became restless and impatient with his studies and attempted many times to run away from home. Twice he ran away from home and supported his living by playing piano for the public and, sometimes, a job as a potter at the deck.
George Gershwin began playing music at a very young age, beginning when he was intrigued by the music played at a friend's violin recital. The family bought a second hand piano soon after. The hand-me-down piano was originally intended for his older brother, Ira, but sparked young George's interest at age eleven. Though playing the piano was second nature to George, he sought out help from proffesionals to enhance his preformance ability. Finally, his parents found the renouned piano instructor, Charles Hambitzer, who said in a letter to his sister,"I have a new pupil who will make his mark if anyone will.