George Frideric Handel’s Life♪ Born- February 23, 1685 Died- April 14, 1759.♪ He lived in Germany and England.♪ He wrote during the Baroque Period.♪ He became the official composer for the King of England.♪ Firework music was meant to be played at fireworks.♪ Water music was played for the King when he went for a boat ride.
Music of George Frideric Handel♫ He played the violin, oboe, organ, and harpsichord.♫ He wrote the Messiah, Water Music, and Fireworks Music.♫ My composer’s career was writing music.♫ He worked for the King of England.♫ He wrote for the violin, oboe, organ, and harpsichord.
Johann Sebastian BachP2 Composer Research Project
BACH’S LIFE• Bach was born March 21, 1685 Eisenach, Germany. And died July 28, 1750 Leipzig, Germany.• Bach lived in a couple different places during his lifetime. The first 9 years of his life he lived in Saxe-Eisenach, then his father died and he lived with his older brother in Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. When he became an adult he started traveling more and settled in Weimar and got married and had 7 children. But most of his life and career he lived in Leipzig and Weimar.• Bach wrote thousands of pieces during the Baroque period (1600 to 1750). And Bach made many pieces from several instruments especially the bass, cello, and harpsichord.• Bach had 2 wives, the first one died her name was Maria Barbara Bach, she gave him 7 beautiful children, but unfortunately only 4 of them survived to become adults. A year after his first wife died, he married Anna Magdalena Bach and she gave him 13 beautiful children, making Bach a father of 20 children!
Music of Bach! Bach played many instruments but also sang! Bach played the harp, violin, piano, cello, organ, harpsichord, and viola. Bach wrote Cello Suites, Well – Tempered Clavier, and Toccata and Fugue in D minor. All of these were some of his most important works. Bach wrote for many groups and many different people over the years. He was first a keyboardist at the Duke church in Weimar, and later became an organist. When Bach first started working at an early age, he worked at churches and chapels. While he was working at the Chapel of Duke Johann from 1703- 1708 in Weimar, he would sing in groups mostly, and play the keyboard. As time went on Bach’s keyboard work was amazing, and spread across town so much that he was appointed the job of inaugural recital at St. Bonifaces Church in Arnstadt. He became dissatisfied at the post in the St. Boniface church because the choir singers were terrible in his opinion. After that he was working under Prince Leopold in Köthen and was his director of music (Kapellmeister), as well as the center of Leopold’s attention. In the future during 1717- 1723 Köthen, Bach started working for Prince Leopold. During that time Bach was the Prince’s Kapellmeister. During his time with Leopold, he made hit songs there featuring: Orchestral Suites, the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, and the Brandenburg Concertos.
Media, image, and sound! Click here for one of my favorites! Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 Prelude http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6yuR8efotI Below you see one of Bach’s music sheets. You also see his 2 wives! Left is Maria the right is Anna.
♪ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart♪Born on January 27,1756 to December 5, 1791♪ Mozart lived in Salzburg.♪ Wrote many types of music such as symphonic, concertante , chamber, operatic, and choral.♪ Played the Keyboard and Violin.♪ The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni. He is also famous for his Requiem mass.
♪ Mozart was a composer of music. He worked for The Archbishop of Salzburg and Later worked for the Emperor, but mainly he worked for himself.♪ One interesting fact about Mozart is that according to his baptismal record his legal name in Latinized form is Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.
Beethoven Van Ludwig’s Life Beethoven was born, December 16, 1770 and died March 26, 1827 My Composer Beethoven Lived Bonn, Germany, Vienna and Austria The Style of music he mad and that he lived with was classical My composer slightly started to loose his hearing and eventually he want death
Beethoven’s Van Ludwig Music Beethoven did play an instrument it was the piano and other ones too His three important Compositions are Moonlight Sonata , Missa Solemnis and Symphonies 1 through 9 No, He did not work for anyone. But he did wright a lot of compositions. Plus he wrote for about anything.
» 1770-1827 Beethoven was born and he lived in Germany He had written in the classical and romantic era He wrote nine symphonies
» Beethoven played the piano , organ, violin and the viola His three important pieces were fur Elise, Moonlight, and national anthem of Europe union Beethoven did not work for anyone he was independent The groups he wrote for was a piano trio opus , piano sonata and others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe r_detailpage&v=k_UOuSklNL4
COMPOSER’S LIFE December 16, 1770 - March 29, 1827 He lived in Vienna, Austria His style of songs were classical All of Beethoven song names started in symphony until the 10 song Ludwig Van BeethovenClick speaker to hear music
COMPOSER’S MUSIC Beethoven played mostly piano, organ and the viola Symphony 1 2 and 3 Ludwig Van Beethovens career was as a composer. He wrote music in the classical period. He played the organ, violin, and piano. Also Ludwig Van Beethoven was deaf.Click speaker for sound
Franz Liszt’s life Franz Liszt was born October 22 1811 and he died July 31, 1886. He lived in Hungary, Europe. Liszt wrote classic music in the romantic time period. Franz Liszt refused to play Hungarian Rhapsody because it was so popular he got sick of it. Liszt’s father Adam, played the cello in the local orchestra. He taught Franz Liszt how to play the piano.
Liszt’s music Franz Liszt only played piano. Three important pieces Liszt wrote are• Hungarian Rhapsody• Mephisto Waltz• Un Sospiro Franz Liszt was an independentperson, he didn’t work for anyoneand he only wrote for himself.
Composers Life June 8, 1810 - July 29, 1810 He lived In Germany He wrote Classical Music He started as a poet at age 10. Robert Schuman
Composers Music• My composer play the guitar and piano Papillons Die neue Zeitschrift für Musik Carnaval
He lived in Hamburg, Germany. He was born in May 7th 1833 and died April 3rd, 1897.
He played the horn and a double bassist. Here are the songs that he composed: Brahms Lullaby Brahms Waltz Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8
He was composing the orchestra. He worked with other composers. He worked for orchestras, the only thing he didn’t compose was an opera. He was proficient on several instruments but found employment mostly as a horn player and double bassist. In his early teens he began to conduct choirs and eventually became an efficient orchestral conductor. Although Brahms may be often regarded as one of the last bastions of the Romantic Period, he was a champion of form and logic within his works in contrast to the opulence and excesses of many of his contemporaries.
VERDI MUSICOne of his 3 famous songs were’ O sommo Carlo, Bella figila dell’amoure andStride La Vampa.
VERDI’S LIFE Birth October 10th Death January 27th Verdi grew up in Piacenza then eventually Barezzi.His father was Carlo Giuseppe Verdi, His mother was Luigia Uttini. Verdi started taking Music lessons in Counterpoint while he attended operatic performances. Verdi was aComposer in the European Romanticism age. Verdi was born on sunset so some people Think he was born on October 11 th.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN’S LIFE Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 3rd, 1809 in Hamburg, Germany and died, suffering from poor health on November 4th 1847 in Leipzig, Germany. Felix Mendelssohn lived in Hamburg, Germany but later in 1811, he and his family moved to Berlin, Germany. The period/style Mendelssohn composed in was the Romantic. Felix Mendelssohn married Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud, the daughter of a French Protestant clergyman, on 28 March 1837. They had five children named Carl, Marie, Paul, Lilli and Felix.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN’S MUSIC Mendelssohn played the piano. Three of Mendelssohn most important pieces were The Hebrides Overture, Overture To A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Scottish Symphony. Felix Mendelssohn was a prolific composer from an early age and, In 1824, the 15-year-old wrote his first symphony for full orchestra. Mendelssohn was invited to meet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and he set a number of his poems to music. Mendelssohn is also famous for reviving themusic of J.S. Bach. In 1829 Mendelssohn conducted a performance of Bachsmagnificent St. Matthew Passion, for orchestra, choir, and vocal soloists. Thisperformance was such a success that Bach was soon recognized as one of thegreatest composers of all time
Composer’s Life• September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904• Born in Nelahozeves, Czechoslovakia• Lived in the US for a while• Wrote during the romantic era• He studied at the Prague Orphan School of Music• He was the Director of the National Conservatory Museum in New York for three years
Composer’s Music• He played the violin and the piano• Compositions ▫ Symphony No 8 & 9 ▫ Slavonic Dances ▫ Cello Concerto in B Minor• He was a church organist and taught piano
Richard Wagner was born May 22, 1813in Leipzig, Germany. His biological father passed away when he was six months by the cause of typhus. Richard’s mother started seeing another man Ludwig Geyer. Richard and his family went to live with Mr. Geyer. As a child Richard enjoyed theatre just as his stepfather. He was fortunate enough to attend piano lessons.
Some of Richard’s best pieces were Die Feen meaning the faires. He also had Das Liebesverbot meaning the ban of love. The other two famous pieces were Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman. In the one of his plays he fell for one of the actors. She later ran off with another man but he excepted her back. His inspiration was Beetoven and Mozart. He also spent most of his life in debt. He even fled the Russian empire because of creditors. His life finally ended on Febuary 13, 1883.His era of music was the classical and romantic era. He traveled a lot but died in venice.
STRAVINSKY’S LIFE He was born on June 17,1882 and died on April6,1971. He lived in Saint Petersburg Russia, Switzerland, ParisFrance, L.A. United States, and New York United States. The Russian period (1908 – 1919),the Neoclassicalperiod (1920 -1954), and the Serial period (1954 – 1968). Stravinsky had a portrait drawn by Pablo Picasso.
STRAVINSKY’S MUSIC He played violin and piano Firebird Suite, Pertrushka, and The Riteof Spring He worked for Serge Diaghilev. Somegroups that Stravinsky wrote for are ballets,chamber works, choral works,opera/theater, orchestral, piano, and vocal.
composer’s Life Achille Claude Debussy was born on August 22, 1862 in Saint Germain-en-Laye, France. He died because of cancer on, March 25, 1918 in Paris, France. Claude Debussy lived in Paris, France. Claude Debussy wrote during the 20th Century period style of music. Claude Debussy is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.
Debussy played a piano in his childhood but then didn’t reaLLy success so he decided to study composition. composer’s music Three important pieces that Claude Debussy wrote are Pelléas et Mélisande, Prélude à laprès-midi dun faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), and La Mer. At the age of seven Claude Debussy began piano lessons. When he was 10 years old he entered the Paris Conservatoire and spent 11 years studying composition, music history/theory, harmony, piano, organ, and solfege. In the beginning of the 1890’s cLaude debussy deveLoped his own musicaL language. Claude Debussy wrote for the voice, making music right for the rhythm of the French language. In 1888 he exposed to Wagnerian opera. Claude Debussy also wrote the ballet Jeux (1912) for Sergei Diaghilevs Ballets Russes. He mostly wrote for piano.