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The Greatest Composer Essay Examples

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A Biography of Samuel Barber
SAMUEL BARBER Samuel Barbers music, wonderfully crafted and built on romantic structures and sensibilities, is at once lyrical, rhythmically complex and also harmonically rich. Samuel Barber born, March 9, 1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He wrote his first piece at age seven and attempted his first opera at age...
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A Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a Prolific and Influential Composer in Classical Era
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in Austria, the son of Leopold, Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. By the age of three he could play the piano, and he was composing by the time he was five; minuets from this period show remarkable understanding of form. Mozart's elder sister Maria Anna was also...
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Life and Works of Frederic Francois Chopin
Polish composer and pianist of the romantic school, regarded by some as the greatest of all composers of music for the piano. Born Fryderyk Chopin in Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw, of a French father and a Polish mother, he preferred to use the French name Frdric. He began to study the piano at the age of four, and when he was...
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The Early Life and Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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born in Salzburg, Austria, January 27, 1756. is the greatest musical child prodigy who ever lived. He began composing
minuets at the age of 5 and symphonies at age 9. His father took him on a s...
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A Biography of Robert Schuman, a French Composer
Robert Schumann Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810.The youngest of five children, Robert Schumann was brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the l...
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The Significant Contributions of Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer who is considered to be one of the greatest musicians of all time. He was born in Bonn. Beethoven’s father’s harsh discipline and alcoholism made his childhood and adolescence difficult. After his mother’s death, at the age of 18, he placed himself at the head of the family, taking...
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A Biography of the Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Mystery Over His Death
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in Austria, the son of Leopold, Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. By the age of three he could play the piano, and he was composing by the time he was five; minuets from this period show remarkabl...
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A Biography of the Life and Influence of Geog Friedrich Handel in Music Composition
Georg Friedrich Handel was one of the most accomplished Baroque composers in his time. Born in Halle, Germany in 1685, he was the son of a wealthy barber who wanted his son to become a lawyer. However, he displayed such musical aptitude with the harpsichord, organ, oboe, counterpoint and fugue, he became an assistant with F...
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An Introduction to Beethoven's Life 1770-1823
Beethoven Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surp...
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An Introduction and an Analysis of the Portrait of Chopin
Dayne Ventura Music Appreciation MU 200 Frédéric François Chopin Portrait of Chopin by Eugène Delacroix (1838) In this bibliography, I will discuss Chopin, his life span and nationality, and the historical period of his performance. I will address his types of major works and titles and discuss his major contribution...
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An Introduction to the Mystery of the Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's death has been shrouded in mystery. Some say his great rival, Antonio Salieri, or the Freemasons murdered him. Others say he was simply exhausted. And some believe he died from sickness. It has been established that Mozart suffered from various illnesses, which no do...
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A Biography of George Frederick Handel, the Composer
George Frederick Handel George Frederick Handel was a great musician of the Baroque Period. Handel was born in 1685. He lived most of his younger life in Halle, Germany. George’s birthday was on February 23rd, and then was baptized the next day. On October 6th, 1687, Handel’s first sister was born. Her name was Dorothea So...
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The Contribution of Johann Sebastian Bach on the History of Music
James Dorney December 18, 1999 Music History 1 Mr. Kimball Johann Sebastian Bach A Great Contributor Of Music Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom...
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An Introduction to the Life of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
ATchaikovsky=s music is not only one of the cornerstones of Russian musical society and world music . . . It is at the same time a creative and technical encyclopedia to which every Russian composer has reference in the course of his own work,@ commented Dimitri Shostakovich.1 This was a typical view held by Tchaikovsky=s c...
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A Review of the Artistry of G.F. Handel
The Artistry of G.F.Handel (1685-1759) First Part Halle - Hamburg - Rome 1690-1712 It's hard today to speak about Handel's life and works without mentioning the similarities between him and Bach; first of all they were born in the same year:1685, even if it's not a case than the most geniuses of the late baroque era (Co...
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Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven For many people, Ludwig Van Beethoven is considered the greatest composer who ever lived and is the highest level of musical geniuses. His compositions are the expression of one of the most powerful musical personalities of all time which he exceeded above average in both areas of Classical and Romantic la...
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A Biography of Frédéric François Chopin
Frederic Francois Chopin, one of the greatest composers of all time, was born in Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw on February 22, 1810. His father was a Frenchman who had lived in Poland for many years and his mother was Polish and of noble birth. He loved to play music, even as a small child. Before he even knew how to w...
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A Biography of Ludwig van Beethoven a Composer
The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the rank of historys greatest composers was paralleled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair (Internet--pg. 1). Beethovens family was of the Flemish origin. His mother, Maria Magdalena, died after a long illness when Beethoven was only 17. He was not...
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A Biography of Frederic Chopin as Poland's Greatest Composer
Frederic Chopin Biography Chopin - Poland's Greatest Composer Frederic Francois Chopin, one of the greatest composers of all time, was born in Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw on February 22, 1810. His father was a Frenchman who had lived in Poland for many years and his mother was Polish and of noble bi...
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A Biography of George Friedrich Handel
"Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived. I would bare my head and kneel at his grave."
Georg Friedrich Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Marienkirche, Halle. At the age of seven, Handel visited Saxon Court at Weissenfels with his father. It was here where Duke Johann Adolf heard Handel playing the or...
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An Analysis of Johann Sebastian Bach as Probably One of the Greatest Composer of His Time
Johann Sebastian Bach is probably one of the greatest composers of his time, as well as our time. As a boy he had a fantastic soprano singing voice and always took the lead roles in the church and school choirs. He started composing fairly early on in his life and his first main works, including the Preludes and Variations...
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An Introduction to the Life of Joseph Haydn
Joseph Haydn is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the classical period. He is often called the father of both the symphony and the string quartet, and he founded what is known as the Viennese classical school, which consisted of himself, his friend, Wolfgang Mozart, and his pupil, Ludwig van Beethoven. During his...
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Should Be Considered as the Greatest Composer to Ever Live
Was Mozart the Greatest Composer in History? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has to be the greatest composer to ever live. He and his sister were both considered very gifted child prodigies. He started composing music when he was four and he started to write minuets by the age of five. When Mozart was around eight or nine, he start...
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The Life and Works of the Greatest Composer, Georg Fredrich Handel
GEORG FREDRICH HANDEL "Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived. I would bare my head and kneel at his grave." L.V. Beethoven (1824) Georg Friedrich Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Marienkirche, Halle. At the age of seven, Handel visited Saxon Court at Weissenfels with his father. It was here where...
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A Biography and Life Work of Ludwig van Beethoven, History's Greatest Composer
The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the ranks of history's greatest composers was parallelled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair. Beginning in the late 1790's, the increasing buzzing and humming in his ears sent Beethoven into a panic, searching for a cure from doctor to doctor. By O...
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