Musical Composers:

George Frederic Haendel (1759-1959) in Halle, Baixa Saxonia, natus est in Germania, Februarii 23, 1685. Pater eius erat tonsorius/barbeiro, et serius ille deditus est chirurgiae…a pueritia Georgius pendorem propensionemque pro musica exhibuit…sed eius pater desiderio desiderabat ut filius suus advocatus deveniret…etiam atque etiam iterabat: “Fili mi, musica nil valet, sed advocatia tibi reddet et socialem statum afferet…

Johann Sebastian BACH: Lutheran Church musician who brought  the Baroque  style  in music to a close with his death on  July  28, 1750.  Sebastian was born on March 21, 1685 in the noted  family of  musicians.  he became an organist and  clavierist.  He  never performed  before public audiences, but remained all his  life  a paid employee of either a prince or a town council.

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. His career is among the wonders of music. Bach wrote hundreds of compositions and is considered the greatest genius of baroque music.

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. His career is among the wonders of music. Bach wrote hundreds of compositions and is considered the greatest genius of baroque music. One of the most profoundly inspired and masterful composers in history, Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a music family in Eisenach, Thuringia – until recently part of East Germany.

J.S. Bach was one of a long line of musicians that spanned several centuries, a lineage so well-known that in some parts of Germany, the name Bach became synonymous with musician.

The  aim and final reason for all music is God’s glory  and recreation of mind; otherwise there is no music but only devilish hubub.  He  marked  all  his musical works  with  SDG  (Soli  Deo Gloria).  Most of Bach’s church music is to be accompanied by  an orchestra (strings, oboes, basoons, trumpets, horns and a pair of kettle drums; the organ supplying continuo in choruses and  harp­sichord of clavier supplying continuo in solo movements.

Cantatas (a sacred or secular choral composition,  compris­ing of choruses, solos, recitatives and interludes usually accom­panied  by an organ, piano or orchestra and arranged in  somewhat dramatic  manner but not intended to be acted His  first  cantata around  1704; the greatest among them was “Gott ist  mein  Konig” (the  only to be printed in his lifetime): They  are  intimately related with the Lutheran liturgy containing references and texts from  gospels and epistles of the day and the concluding  chorale (a  hymn tune or sacred melody or a harmonisation of  traditional melody).  Bach composed nearly 295 church cantatas out  of  which around 200 are extant.

Oratorios: Arias (a long accompanied song for one voice  in opera, oratorio. Libretto is a text of a long musical work.

Chorale Prelude:

Motet  is a polyphonic choral musical compositon of a  kind originated  in  the 13th century, based on a  sacred  latin  text designed for church performance and usally sung unaccompanied.

Masses:Passion According to Mathew and John:

Other Works:

Without Orchestra:

BEETHOVEN: He studied first with his father, Johann, a singer and instrumentalist in the service of the Elector of Cologne at Bonn, but mainly with C.G. Neefe, court organist. Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, in the Rhineland of Germany. He lived in Vienna from 1792 until his death. Ludwig van Beethoven was, and remains today, an olympian figure in the history of classical music. Beethoven is often referred to as a revolutionary. Part of this image is due to the fact that he grew up during a time of great social and political upheaval. This site is devoted to the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven, who in my opinion was the greatest composer to ever live.

BRAHMS: He studied the piano from the age of seven and theory and composition (with Eduard Marxsen) from 13, gaining experience as an arranger for his father’s light orchestra while absorbing the popular alla zingarese style associated with Hungarian folk music. One of the most beloved composers in the history of music, Johannes Brahms was perhaps the greatest symphonist to emerge after Beethoven. Brahms began his musical career as a pianist. He toured Europe playing for a Hungarian violin virtuoso.

DVORAK, Antonin: Dvorak was born in a small village on the banks of the river Vltava, approximately 45 miles north of Prague. He left school aged 11 to become an apprentice butcher, and the following year was sent to Zlonce to learn German.

GRIEG: He studied with E.F. Wenzel at the Leipzig Conservatory (1858-62), where he became intimately familiar with early Romantic music (especially Schumann’s), gaining further experience in Copenhagen and encouragement from Niels Gade.

HANDEL, He was born Georg Friederich Händel, son of a barber-surgeon who intended him for the law. At first he practised music clandestinely, but his father was encouraged to allow him to study and he became a pupil of Zachow, the principal organist in Halle. Handel was born is Halle, eighty-five miles southwest of Berlin. His father, a wealthy barber who worked for the Duke of Saxony, wanted George Frederich to become a lawyer …

HAYDN: The son of a wheelwright, he was trained as a choirboy and taken into the choir at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, where he sang from circa 1740 to circa 1750. Haydn is undeniably the most neglected of the three great composers of the Classical period.

LISZT: He was taught the piano by his father and then Czerny (Vienna, 1822-3), establishing himself as a remarkable concert artist by the age of 12.

MENDELSOHN, Felix: Of a distinguished intellectual, artistic and banking family in Berlin, he grew up in a privileged environment (the family converted from Judaism to Christianity in 1816,taking the additional ‘Bartholdy’). Felix Mendelssohn was one of the interesting anomalies of classical music; a stunningly talented composer who never went through the agonizing financial struggles and work-related travails that beset so many of his contemporaries and predecessors. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the interesting anomalies of classical music; a stunningly talented composer who never went through the agonizing financial struggles and work-related travails that beset so many of his contemporaries and predecessors.

PERGOLESI,

MOZART, The impression is often given that Europe was an unchanging stage on which Mozart’s life was played out. The opposite was true: Europe seethed with political, cultural and social activity throughout the 18th century, and that must have had a terrific effect on Mozart and his career. Great composer Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart is considered to be one of the rare geniuses that came to our world. This site is dedicated to the music and works of Mozart, and will aim at providing in depth information for the inquirer. This page is an index site for those interested in finding Mozart information on the Web. We also have images and sound files. The index sites were collected using a variety of Internet search tools and Yahoo.

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