Living with poor German artists, Wagner wrote musical journalism and did cut work. But in 1840 he completed “Rienzi”, his first major opera. It was successfully produced at Dresden in 1842 and resulted in his slot as musical director of the Saxon court. Here “The Flying Dutchman” was produced in 1843, and “Tannhäuser” was completed in 1845. These operas were much criticized, because they lacked the melodies of the popular operas.
Weinlig; a symphony was written and successfully performed in 1832. In 1833 he became chorus master at the Würzburg theatre and wrote the text and music of his first opera, Die Feen; this remained unheard, but his next, Das Liebesverbot, written in 1833, was staged in 1836. By then he had made his début as an opera conductor with a small company which however went bankrupt soon after performing his opera. He married the singer Minna Planer in 1836 and went with her to Königsberg where he became musical director at the theatre, but he soon left and took a similar post in Riga where he began his next opera, Rienzi, and did much conducting, especially of Beethoven. In 1839 they slipped away from creditors in Riga, by ship to London and then to Paris, where he was befriended by Meyerbeer and did hack-work for publishers and theatres.
Ludwig Van Beethoven 9th Symphony Symphony number nine in D minor, Op.125, the "Choral" is the outstanding piece accompanied with a vocal chorus. Beethoven began concentrated work on the piece in 1822. It occupied him throughout 1823, and he completed it in February 1824. The first performance took place at the Karntnertor Theater in Vienna on May 7, 1824. The deaf composer stood on stage beating time and turning the pages of his score, but the real conducting was done by Michael Umlauf.
Following the completion of his first opera, in 1834 Wagner met the love of his life who he would soon fall in love with, Minna P... ... middle of paper ... ...ard Wagner. Wagner was very passionate of Beethoven and his music and at the young age of fifteen he was writing keyboard and orchestral works that had Beethoven influence. Not only was Richard Wagner inspired by others but Wagner also inspired others himself. Wagner’s large operas help set the stage for film work. Wagner is known for contributing to the development of the structure of harmony.
Bizet's first opera, "La Maison du Docteur," was written when he was only 14. He wrote "Le Docteur Miracle" in 1857, winning the Prix de Rome. This piece was later performed at the Bouffes-Parisiens. Bizet used the prize money from the award to subsidize his stay in Paris. From 1858 to 1860, Bizet started several operas, but managed to only finish one, "Don Procopio."
In 1843 and 1844 he toured America and during that time, he wrote his Concerto No. 3 in A major, Opus 25, a work now as a great poem rather than a concerto, influenced by Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. In his later years, Vieuxtemps devoted much of his time to teaching, but suffered a stroke in 1871, making virtuoso playing impossible. Afterwards, in 1877 he resumed teaching and conducting in Paris. Illness led finally to his resignation in 1879, but he con... ... middle of paper ... ...e, which follows a basic formula of repeating melodies and reprisals.
Richard Wagner was born on May 22nd 1813 in Leipzig, Germany to Friedrich and Johanna Wagner. His father later died that same year in October from typhoid fever and Ludwig Geyer, who was a close friend to the family, became Wagner’s adoptive father after marrying Wagner’s mother on August 28th 1814. ½ Wagner began his formal studies in Dresden in December of 1822, but he was much less interested in school studies than he was in aspects of music and theatre. Eventually he enrolled in Leipzig University to study music in February of 1831. 3 Wagner’s first professional career was being a chorus master at a theatre in Wurzburg from 1833 to 1834.
There are several versions of basically the same story, details are shaded but the end results are the same. Wagner used material from The Nibelungenlied (Song of the Nibelung), and the Vollsunga Saga (Saga of the Volsungs) for the majority of his master work. The Ring of the Nibelung, a cycle of four operas-- Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, and Gotterdammerung--was conceived in 1848 and completed about twenty-five years later. Wagner began with the intention of writing the libretto of a single opera drawn from several myths about the race of the Volsungs and the Nibelung's treasure; it was to be called Siegfried's Death, and its content primarilly corresponds to that of the present day Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods). Between 1848 and 1853, before composing a single note of music, Wagner wrote first, Young Siegfried (corresponding to the present day Siegfried) and then Die W... ... middle of paper ... ...s, brought the dawn of new era --- that of human love --- upon the earth.
Handel became a proficient composer of oratorio in part to his early success in composing opera. To elaborate on the histological influences on Handel, his career and education path must be noted. Born in Halle, Germany in 1685, Handel began his career in music as an organist, studying under Friedrich Zachow, one of the most renowned organists of his time. In 1702, he began attending the University of Halle while taking on the position as Organist at Calvinist church, Domkirche. After only a year, he tired of this and decided to travel to Hamburg to study opera.
(Ludwig van Beethoven Biography, http://www.lvbeethoven.com/Bio/BiographyLudwig.html) (Ludwig Van Beethoven, Germany Composer, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ludwig-van-Beethoven) At only fourteen, he was appointed to work as the organist for the court of Maximilian Franz. During this time, Beethoven was put into new social circles and met some of his greatest friends. He also later played for the Bonn opera, and was persuaded to work under Mozart for a time. This time was cut short, however, due to his mother’s death. (Ludwig Van Beethoven, Germany Composer, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ludwig-van-Beethoven) (Ludwig Van Beethoven,