Ludwig van Beethoven is the first name people think of when they are asked any question related to Classical music. His symphonies, piano sonatas, and choral works are still performed today, especially his symphonies. Beethoven’s symphonies are well known by all, a good example is his ‘knock-knock’ Symphony No. 5. The rhythmic pattern and minor third skip could be hummed and recognized by many.
Where would the world be without the innovations of Haydn or the towering, monstrously expressive emotion of Beethoven? These musicians have left a lasting impact on our world and culture, giving us compositions that are almost instantly recognizable today. In conclusion, studying the Classical era of music makes one realize that it was a most essential era in developing music to the form it has today. Works Cited The Classical Period (1775-1825). Kansas University.
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Assessment and Evaluation A. Greatness of a Man B. His Ideals C. Mozart and Saleiri D. The Legacy Lives On. Chapter I Mozart’s Prodigious Life Without a doubt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, was probably the greatest genius in Western musical history. His father was a noted composer, pedagogue and author of a famous treatise on violin playing. Together with his sister Nannerl, Wolfgang received very intense training that by the age of six, he was a budding composer and accomplished musician.
Haydn and Mozart represent the classical style in music, which was popular during the late eighteenth century. This style placed emphasis on the use of standardized forms such as the rondo and the minuet. One of the most popular forms was the sonata, in which contrasting themes were developed through a series of variations. The classical composers were inspired by the arts of ancient Greece ... ... middle of paper ... ...to a higher level than Haydn had done himself. Works Cited Berger, Melvin.
That's art, speaking with your heart to the hearts of others.” Starting at a young age Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven have done just that with their musical compositions. Both musical composers changed the world of music and captivated the hearts of many. Their love of composing shared many similar traits, though their musical styles were much different. Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven both flourished in their compositions of classical music; however, their genre of music differed considerably. Bach was a German composer during the Baroque time era of western music which is estimated to have taken place during 1600 to 1750.
Mozart died in Prague in 1791, and interestingly, his fame, celebrity, and standing as a classical composer rose substantially after this death. Even now he is more well-known than he ever was during his lifetime. Beethoven, meanwhile, died as famous as he lived. Similarities and differences exist between these two composers but their impact on musical performance and composition will never cease to resonate. Mozart and Beethoven will forever be remembered as important, influential figures of classical music.
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Beethoven never intended on becoming serious with his music until he heard the wondrous works of Mozart and his colleague, Joseph Haydn. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with Joseph Haydn, had made a great deal of masterpieces in their time. Joseph Haydn stated to Leopold Mozart, “Before God and as an honest man, your son is the greatest composer I know, either personally or by name” (ipl2).