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a presentation about the Baroque music


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  • 1. THE GREATEST BRITISH COMPOSERS
  • 2. Henry Purcell 1659-1695
  • 3. Purcell was born in Westminster .
  • 4.
    • Henry Purcell a Baroque composer, is generally considered to be one of England’s greatest composers — indeed, he has often been called England’s finest native composer.
    • Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements but devised a peculiarly English style of Baroque music.
    • Purcell devoted much of his talent to writing operas, or rather musical dramas, and incidental stage musi c.
    • He worked in Westminster for three different Kings over twenty-five years .
  • 5. 1685 Purcell wrote “ Dido and Aeneas “ It’s the first English opera
  • 6.
    • It was written to a libretto furnished
    • by Nahum Tate
    • performed in 1689
    • Josiah Priest-a dancing master
    • and the choreographer for the
    • Dorset Garden Theatre .
  • 7. G eorge Frideric Handel 1685–1759
  • 8.
    • 1685 Handel was born in Halle ,Germany
    • 1704 H e moved to Hamburg , accepting a position as violinist and harpsichordist in the orchestra of the opera house.
    • 1706–09 Handel travelled to Italy - work as a composer of sacred music .
    The house in the city of Halle (Saale), where Handel was born
  • 9. The Handel House Museum was home to the baroque composer Handel
    • 1727 Handel was commissioned to write four anthems for the coronation ceremony of King George II . One of these, Zadok the Priest , has been played at every British coronation ceremony since.
    • 1720–1728 Handel was director of the Royal Academy of Music, and a partner of J.J. Heidegger in the management of the King’s Theatre.
    • 1729–1734 Handel also had a long association with the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, where of many his Italian operas were premiered
    • 1742 Handel's Messiah was first performed in New Musick Hall in Fishamble Street, Dublin on 13 April, with 26 boys and five men from the combined choirs of St Patrick’s and Christ Church cathedrals participating.
    • 1749 he composed Music for the Royal Fireworks ; 12,000 people came to listen.
  • 10. Handel's compositions include over 4 0 operas; 29 oratorios; more than 120 cantatas chamber music; 6 Concerti Grossi…
  • 11.  
  • 12. Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976
  • 13.
    • English composer
    • C onductor
    • V iolist
    • P ianist
  • 14.
    • 1913 - Born 22 November (St. Cecilia's Day)
    • 1930 - Begins studies at the Royal College of Music
    • with John Ireland (composition) and Arthur Benjamin (Piano)
    • 1931 - Wins Farrar Prize for composition (R.C.M.)
    • 1939 - Sails with Pears to America.
    • 1953 - Created Companion of Honour.
    • 1957 - Elected honorary member of American Academy of Arts and Letters.
    • 1960 - Meets Dmitri Shostakovich and Mstislav Rostropovich.
    • 1967 - Queen Elizabeth II opens the Maltings concert hall at Snape .
    • 1974 - Ravel Prize.
    • 1976- Died
  • 15.  
  • 16. END Надя Павлова