He was well known and well respected, especially in his later years. In addition, Tchaikovsky was recognized as the most expressive Romantic composer in Russia.2 He was often idolized and put on a pedestal, particularly during his tour of the United States in 1891 when he conducted concerts of his own works in some of the leading concert halls. Tchaikovsky brought national attention to the Russian musical culture and composers. From this period forward Russian music was well received. Tchaikovsky did indeed make a great impact in Russia and around the world.
However, these two masses are not only significant because they were written in two different times of Beethoven’s life; they were also written in two different periods of music history. The Mass in C was written toward the late Classical period, which lasted from 1750 to 1820. The Missa Solemnis was written at the beginning of the Romantic period, which lasted from 1810 to 1914. Beethoven was at a shift in two different periods of music and he successfully made a career in both and by analyzing and comparing both masses, one can see the changes that Beethoven went through. This research will be split into three sections, the Mass in C, the Mass in D, and then a comparison of both.
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These composers should be considered the greatest composers as their music lives inside everyone alike, young and old, every race and nationality and it shall continue as we continue to honor these three great composers, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. WORKS CITED Ewen, David. Composers of Tomorrows Music. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1972. Mason, Daniel.
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George Gershwin is one of the most celebrated composers of modern times. He is Famous for bridging the gap between Jazz and Classical music, and developing a new kind of popular music that held a genuine, American voice. With such pieces as his Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F he has become the most widely played American composer of all time. Although he boats having one of the most recognizable names in modern music, many people do not truly know the story behind it all. The Early Years His Childhood Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 26, 1898 to Morris and Rose Gershwin, Russian born Jewish immigrants who had come to America only a few years earlier.