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  • Music Composers: Franz Peter Schubert

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    him. He struggled to get his works published because publishers did not want to take chances with a young non-traditional composer. Near the end of Schubert’s life he applied to be the music director at his old school, Stadtkonvikt, but did not receive the job. Franz Peter Schubert’s well deserved recognition was not realized until after his death. He was admired by later composers, including Robert Schumann. Schumann wrote that he “cried all night” after the death of Schubert. Schumann loved Schubert’s

  • Influential Composers Of Early 20th Century

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    Influential Composers Of Early 20th Century missing works cited Zoltan Kodaly, Edgar Varese, Igor Stravinsky.Three foreign-born composers whose output ranges from unobtrusively important to riot inducing works.They encompass music’s three principles: education, exploration, experimentation. Deemed “Hungary’s greatest composer and music pedagogue” (Jeter) Zoltan Kodaly, was born December 16, 1882.As a child, Kodaly taught himself piano, violin, cello, and voice.Later, he pursued Composition/Education

  • Influential Composers Of The Late 20th Century

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    Influential Composers Of The Late 20th Century Composers’ techniques matured throughout the 20th century, as did listeners’ ears.Thus, it becomes progressively harder to pinpoint influential musicians.One must distinguish between those simply continuing the modern tradition, and those truly breaking barriers. Robert Dick, dubbed “Hendrix of the flute” is one obvious boundary-breaker. (Dick)Born in New York City, Dick’s studies at the School for Music and Art were supplemented by lessons with

  • Notorious Classical Composers: Johannes Brahms

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    nationalism, pride, money and social constraints. There was also an introduction of newer, move varied orchestration. also, one characteristic that implied a work of music was romantic was that there was a tension in the climax rather than a release. One composer that stood out during this period was Johannes Brahms, a traditionalist who wanted to honor German musical customs while creating innovative romantic symphonies. Brahms continued the eighteenth century classical traditions of Beethoven in the four

  • The 20th century's 3 greatest composers

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    The 20th century's 3 Greatest Composers The 20th century has watched many musicians break through their generation's bounds of normalcy to creat a completely new music. Musicians who initiated revolutions so grandiose that the impact—like an earthquake’s aftershocks—would reverberate for decades and influence scores of musicians to come. Such influences can be traced back to three specific composers. Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, and Nadia Boulanger: the triumvirate of 20th century music

  • quiz 3

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    oversaw numerous collections of etudes. Major composers such as Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt achieve this form in the concert repertoires that features didactic pieces from earlies times like vocal solfeggi and keyboard. 2. The aspect of Claude Debussy's music were different from the music that preceded it were melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, and timbral that organized around qualities of patterns and relationships. Claude Debussy was the first composer to use alternative musical concept that were

  • George Frideric Handel was the Greatest Composer

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    Frideric Handel was the greatest composer during the Baroque period, one of his famous works was “Julius Caesar” the opera seria. George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany. Handel was known as the greatest composer during the Baroque era. Handel was most famous for the Messiah a English Ontario. This great composer also wrote the great opera seria known as “Julius Caesar” which was performed first in London, England in 1724. The opera seria quickly became popular and

  • Phenomenal Composers of the Romantic Period: Hohannes Brahms

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    and horn as child. From his musical training, Brahms held an appreciation for the classic musical repertoire of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, which started to dominate much of the concert life of the 19th century. Understanding Brahms as a composer requires knowledge of the historical background and knowledge of his environment that influenced his composition. The salient dimensions of Viennese musical life during Brahms’s years, which had an affect on his compositions, were the broadening

  • Music oo4 Composer Report on Carlo Gesualdo

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    I would like to start my report by saying that this is not the composer I was originally going to write about. I started out by looking up all the composers, and choosing Johannes Brahms because he looked like Santa Claus. I also liked him after reading more about him and then listening to one of his works called A German Requiem. However, I was not fully satisfied and began reading about other composers when I came upon Carlo Gesualdo. His story has the most drama and shock factor that I have

  • Mid 1700's Music Composers and the Operatic Reform

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    Bigonnong on thi mod-1700s cumpusirs stertid tu risost thi chengis thet uccarrid on upire. Thiy bigen tu risost: thi prifirintoel trietmint thet thi doves end cestreto riciovid, thi ixcissovi end ripleciebli eroes end thi miludoc phresong, end thi ixtrimi vucel imbilloshmints. Cumong uat uf thi upire siroe whiri thi fucas rimeonid sqaerily un thi doves, cestreto, end whiri thi de cepu eroe wes thi stenderd furm uf thi tomi Chrostuph Wollobeld Glack wes thi liedir uf thi Opiretoc Rifurm. Wholi Chrostuph