"Beethoven Piano Concerto Analysis" Essays and Research Papers

  • Beethoven Piano Concerto Analysis

    The Piano Concerto The development of keyboard music reached staggering new heights at the turn of the 18th century. It was during this time that the idea of the concerto became a very innovative and popular style of music which combined a large symphony setting and a virtuoso. With the growing popularity of the piano, the end of the 18th century saw a new and more innovative genre of piano concertos. However this concerto received a great deal of criticism due to its lack of proper form and...

    Baroque music, Chamber music, Concerto 1653  Words | 5  Pages

  • Yellow River Piano Concerto

    The Yellow River Piano Concerto Xian Xinghai * Xian was born in 1905 in Pungu in China. * He joined the communist party in 1938 where he composed the Yellow River Cantata. * The Yellow River was considered by the Chinese as the cradle of China’s civilisation and its sorrow. * The cantata was an eight movement work for chorus orchestra and soloists with narration in between. Yellow River Cantata * The cantata aimed to express the troubles of the people who lived on the banks...

    B-flat major, B-flat minor, Key signature 1221  Words | 4  Pages

  • History Seminar: Beethoven Piano Sonatas

    After the completion of the Hammerklavier, Beethoven’s passion for the piano sonata refused to dissipate. The next three piano sonatas, written over the span of three years, have consecutive opus numbers: Op. 109 in E major, Op.110 in A flat Major, and Op.11 in C minor. Beethoven clearly approached his last three piano sonatas as a single project. In the letters to Adolf Schlesinger dated 30 April 1820 and 20 September 1820, Beethoven mentioned that: “I am also very willing to sell you some new sonatas...

    Frédéric Chopin, Fugue, Joseph Haydn 848  Words | 3  Pages

  • Beethoven Violion Concerto Mvt 3 Analysis

    The Violin Concerto Op.61: Third Movement (Rondo: Allegro) | The third movement is built around the lively Rondo form (in which one main theme - the Refrain - is repeated in a cycle interspersed with different des) and also includes a number of classic Sonata features: the three-part symmetry, harmonic structure and the fact that the first episode - which returns as the third episode - acts as the 2nd theme of the Sonata. This varied form, known as the Rondo Sonata, can be found in some of Mozart's...

    Concerto, Formal sections in music analysis, Fritz Kreisler 519  Words | 6  Pages

  • Analysis on Beethoven' S Piano Sonata No3, Op 2

    Analysis on Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No 3, op. 2, Allegro con brio Composers since the early classical era have used sonata form to express through music ideas which are at once complex and unified. This form contains a variety of themes and permutations of these themes, but is brought together into a comprehensible whole when these excerpts reappear. Beethoven, in the first movement of his Piano Sonata Opus 2 Number 3 utilizes this form to its full potential, modifying the typical structure...

    Chord, Key signature, Major chord 1821  Words | 5  Pages

  • Piano and Drums Poem Analysis

    Commentary – Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara In Gabriel Okara’s poem, “Piano and Drums”, Okara expresses his feelings and thoughts of a primitive society in contrast to a western society. Being an African himself, and having studied in a western society, the poem reflects the confusion in his emotions as well as the loss of self-identity. The title of the poem itself, “Piano and Drums” displays a sense of dissimilarity and contrast as the instruments are so unalike in terms of sophistication...

    Ancient Rome, Central Europe, Culture 2092  Words | 6  Pages

  • Beethoven Concert Symphony No 6

    BEETHOVEN CONCERTS The “Pastorale” Symphony and the “Emperor” Piano Concerto, one named by Ludwig van Beethoven and the other by a friend, are splendid examples of Beethoven’s musical acumen. These pieces are more formally known as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 and Piano Concerto No. 5. This concert report will cover both pieces and will contain my impressions of each piece. Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” was performed by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and was conducted by Paavo Jarvi...

    Concerto, Ludwig van Beethoven, Orchestra 1139  Words | 4  Pages

  • Beethoven Musical Maturity and Deafh

    Musical maturity Between 1798 and 1802 Beethoven tackled what he considered the pinnacles of composition: the string quartet and the symphony. With the composition of his first six string quartets (Op. 18) between 1798 and 1800 (written on commission for, and dedicated to, Prince Lobkowitz), and their publication in 1801, along with premieres of the First and Second Symphonies in 1800 and 1802, Beethoven was justifiably considered one of the most important of a generation of young composers following...

    Concerto, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms 1341  Words | 4  Pages

  • Beethoven's Violin Concerto

    Ludwig van Beethoven is considered one of the greatest and most influential composers in the history of music. His Violin Concerto in D Major has been played by nearly every soloist in the past 150 years and, today, it is one of the major works in violin repertoire. Since its premiere by Franz Clement in the winter of 1806, many aspects of the violin, bow, and performance have undergone changes. This paper discusses the modern day knowledge of Beethoven's Violin Concerto, and how it is influencing...

    Concerto, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn 2129  Words | 7  Pages

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven The Deaf Maestro Essential Question: Who was Beethoven, and what was his effect on European? Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works...

    Classical music, Concerto, Joseph Haydn 2104  Words | 6  Pages

  • Beethoven

    2013 Research Paper While many men and women throughout history have made significant, valuable and lasting contributions to society, Ludwig Van Beethoven is an especially remarkable figure worthy of special note because he embraced and devoted his whole life to music. Born to a drunkard father and an unhappy mother, the young Beethoven was exposed to a brutal training in music at the hands of his father, who hoped that the young boy would prove to be another prodigy like Mozart. Ludwig...

    Bonn, Franz Liszt, Joseph Haydn 724  Words | 3  Pages

  • Beethoven Biography

    Ludwig van Beethoven 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827 [pic] [pic] Ludwig van Beethoven is perhaps the most famous and influential of all the pianist composers of his time. He was considered instrumental in the transition of between the classical and romantic eras in Western Art Music. Beethoven was born on December 16th, 1770 in Bonn (now called Cologne, Germany) to parents of Belgian descent. His father, Johann, was a musician at the court of Bonn, and his mother,...

    Classical music, Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven 1416  Words | 5  Pages

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Ludwig van 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 surprisingly did not diminish Beethoven's love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner of his household by the time he...

    Concerto, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn 936  Words | 3  Pages

  • Beethoven

    Ludwig Van Beethoven was one of the well-known music composer and pianist. He was born on December 17, 1770 in Bonn. Beethoven received his early training from his father and other musicians, as he carried out his earliest concert accompanying a young singer at the age of eight. Later on, he began to attend music lessons with a court organist teacher, Van Den Eden, unfortunately it did not last long. In 1779, Tobias Pfeiffer taught him and he began to attend in classes with a musician called...

    Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Joseph Haydn, Kapellmeister 1011  Words | 3  Pages

  • Beethoven Analysis Essay

    Compare and contrast motivic development, harmony and tonality between Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 with Symphony No. 9, and analyse how this shows the progression from late classical music to early romanticism The exact date of when Beethoven finished composing Symphony No. 1 is unknown, however the piece was premiered at the turn of the century on 2 April 1800 in Vienna. This served as Beethoven’s first public concert during his time as a composer in Vienna, and included pieces by Mozart and Haydn...

    Cadence, Chord, D minor 1455  Words | 4  Pages

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

    of a Legend Ludwig van Beethoven, also known as " The General of Musicians," was born on December 16, 1770. However, this date is not exact because it is believed that Beethoven's father lied about his son's age in order to portray him as an infant prodigy. As a result, Beethoven is convinced he was born on December 16, 1772 at the Rheingasse home, which belonged to the Fischers, who were close friends of the family (Orga 8). Johann van and Maria Magdalena Beethoven bore five children of which...

    Concerto, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn 1210  Words | 4  Pages

  • Music Concerto in the Classical Era

    of the Classical concerto, making specific reference to a variety of his musical compositions in this genre. Concerto by definition is usually a musical work in which one solo instrument is accompanied by the orchestra, or as stated in The Grove Online Dictionary “An instrumental work that maintains contrast between an orchestral ensemble and a smaller group or a solo instrument or among various groups of an undivided orchestra”. There are three kinds of orchestral concertos written in the 1700s...

    Baroque music, Classical music, Concerto 1356  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Formal Analysis on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor , Op. 37

    A Formal Analysis on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor , Op. 37 a)The "Beethoven Concerto"s and Op. 37's Placement in the Genre and as a continuation of Mozart's Style b)Reception of the concerto-specifics of the concerto in a broad view c)Formal and musical analysis with respect to the Concerto Form in the Classical Style (As a precursor of Romantic Age) d)Conclusions a)Beethoven Concertos According to commonly agreed placement of this concerto among others, the way that it still...

    Concerto, Key signature, Ludwig van Beethoven 3988  Words | 13  Pages

  • Classical Concerto

    CONCERTO A concerto (from the Italian: concerto, plural concerti or, often, the anglicised form concertos) is a musical composition usually composed in three parts or movements, in which (usually) one solo instrument (for instance, a piano, violin, cello or flute) is accompanied by an orchestra. The etymology is uncertain, but the word seems to have originated from the conjunction of the two Latin words conserere (meaning to tie, to join, to weave) and certamen (competition, fight): the idea...

    Concerto, Johann Sebastian Bach, Key signature 2090  Words | 6  Pages

  • Beethoven

    Beethoven MUS HST 70 Mindy LaTour O’Brien Listening Journals #1 Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 in F Major (1st movement) I enjoyed listening to this piece. All throughout the first movement, I constantly felt tension rising and relaxing (tension rising because of the repetitive melodies with crescendo and changing the melody key to a minor key and tension relaxing when it has descend or a key changes to a Major); I think this was Beethoven’s intention to have the audience...

    Key signature, Ludwig van Beethoven, Melody 1222  Words | 4  Pages

  • Beethoven, Maozart and Rachmaninoff Programme Notes

    (‘Pathétique’), Op. 13 Beethoven (1770–1827) Grave; Allegro di molto e con brio Adagio cantabile Rondo: Allegro Beethoven’s ‘Pathétique’ sonata was published in 1799 during what is referred to as his early period. At this time Beethoven was living in Vienna, supported by many generous patrons including Prince Karl Linchnowsky, to whom this sonata is dedicated. Beethoven’s early sonatas were written not only for artistic but also for pragmatic reasons. As a performing pianist, Beethoven sought to...

    Chamber music, Concerto, Johann Sebastian Bach 937  Words | 3  Pages

  • Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

    Beethoven and Tchaikovsky While Ludwig van Beethoven and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky have much in common, they also have many differences. Both men are famous for their orchestral compositions and their future influence on other composers. They experienced a blend of horrible failures and great successes. Although they were from different musical time periods, they both made huge contributions to the world of music. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany 1770; the second half of the classical...

    1812 Overture, Concerto, Ludwig van Beethoven 2674  Words | 7  Pages

  • Beethoven

    Tyrell Heyward Beethoven In this paper I will be talking about the late and great Ludwig Van Beethoven. I will discuss his early life as a music composer and his upcoming. The steps, mentors, and teachings he learned in order to become who he is known to be till this day. Also I will discuss my emotional response to Beethovens fifth symphony and what musical techniques were used in this piece. Ludwig Van Beethoven was born and baptized December 17, 1770 in Bonn Germany. He was the grandson...

    Classical music, Johann van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn 1112  Words | 4  Pages

  • Schumann Piano Quartet Analysis

    WORK: | Piano Quartet in Eb major Mvmt’1 Op.47 By Robert Schumann | <Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano> Robert Alexander Schumann was a German Romantic composer and music critic who lived from 8 June 1810 to 29 July 1856. He composed this piece in 1842, also known as his ‘Chamber Music Year.’ Schumann had never written a chamber work until this year except an early piano quartet in 1829. However, in 1842, he composed the Three String Quartets Op. 41, the Piano Quintet Op...

    Chamber music, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert 1294  Words | 5  Pages

  • Music: Ludwig Van Beethoven

    expressiveness music is Ludwig van Beethoven. He was a musical genius whose composed some of the most influential pieces of music ever written. During the Classical period, Beethoven’s compositions were the expression as one of the most powerful musical personalities. Although Beethoven was influenced by most of the famous composers such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, etc. but he was also innovated new techniques that will be seen in the next music period. Beethoven built a musical bridge from...

    Classical music, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven 1655  Words | 7  Pages

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

    11th, 3rd period 10 May 2014 Ludwig Van Beethoven Beethoven! He lived from 1770-1827, and wrote 75 pieces of music. He wrote 9 symphonies, seven concertos, 17 string quartets, 32 piano sonatas, and ten sonatas for the violin and piano (How many…). “Beethoven is a renowned composer of classical music and is branded as one of the greatest composers of all time.” (How many…) Beethoven was the most talented composer of all time. From an early age, Beethoven has taken and interest in music. “His father...

    Classical music, Classical period, Joseph Haydn 1054  Words | 5  Pages

  • Analysis Shostakovich Piano Trio No

    Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 mov.1 Analysis The Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, for violin, cello and piano, Op. 67, with four movements, by Dmitri Shostakovich was written in 1944, in the midst of World War II. The work received its premiere in Leningrad on 14 November 1944. After 1936, Shostakovich separated his compositions to two parallel sections, one for public consumptions, the other one for personal expressions. Therefore, Shostakovich’s chamber music probably constitutes the most complete...

    Cello, Chamber music, Fugue 1513  Words | 6  Pages

  • Beethoven Paper, about his life and works.

    Ludwig von Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven is a name that is common to most people and is synonymies with great classical music. He is known, quite loosely, as the German composer who created beautiful pieces with an incredible disability. Despite an unhappy family setting and the deafness that struck soon after, the man appeared to rise from his misfortunes and follow his passion. Mr. Beethoven created some of the most wonderful music and is considered one of the greatest musicians of all time....

    Classical music, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven 1975  Words | 6  Pages

  • Beethoven: the Greatest Composer of All Time.

    “The instrumental music of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven forms a peak in the development of tonal music and is one of the crucial evolutionary developments in the history of music as a whole.” ~ Unknown Mozart aside, Ludwig van Beethoven is the most famous classical composer of the western world. Beethoven is remembered for his powerful and stormy compositions, and for continuing to compose and conduct even after he began to go deaf at age 28. The ominous four-note beginning to...

    Fidelio, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn 1251  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mozart vs. Beethoven

    Arts and Culture 2 Mozart vs. Beethoven Paper 3/21/12 Mozart vs. Beethoven In the 18th century, the middle class made a lot more money. During the Classical Period, the middle class had a tremendous influence on music. They wanted to hear concertos and symphonies. They wanted their children to learn great music and play instruments. The composers began writing music that was geared towards the middle class because they could make a better living if they enjoyed the music being played. They...

    Classical music, Classical period, Ludwig van Beethoven 1266  Words | 4  Pages

  • General Knowledge - Rondo Op.51 No.1 in C Major by Beethoven

    No.1 in C major by Beethoven • Rondo: a musical form characterized by a repeated theme that alternate with other themes • Opus: a number given chronologically order the works of a composer • This rondo was composed between 1796 and 1797. • About the composer and period: Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) • Period: Classical (1750-1820)/early Romantic (about 1820/30s-1910) • Nationality: German • Contemporaries: Haydn, Mozart, Clementi • Works included: • 32 piano sonatas (including the...

    C major, C minor, Concerto 717  Words | 3  Pages

  • Composer Report: Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Composer report: Ludwig van Beethoven On 17 December 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was born. He was an amazing and great classical musical composer. He is known for being the most famous composer of the classical and romantic periods of music. According to the “Enjoyment of Music” manual, Beethoven was born in Bohn, Germany. His father, with his grandfather, was the two singers at the court of a local prince, Friedrich Max. (Forney and Machlis 197). Beethoven began to take an interest in music from...

    Classical music, Classical period, Joseph Haydn 1362  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Evolution of the Concerto from Classical to Romantic Era

    The concerto form was developed significantly from the Classical to the romantic era; producing changes within its instrumentation, form thematic material and rhythmic devices. The societal attitudes towards the composition and consumption of the concerto form also changed during this time. A concerto is an arrangement with solo works performed within the piece, alternating between a larger ensemble and the soloist. The root of its definition was believed to mean to ‘skirmish with one another’...

    Arcangelo Corelli, Baroque, Baroque music 976  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Piano Lesson Analysis Essay

    The Piano Lesson Plot Line We recently read the play The Piano Lesson and encountered an interesting plot line. The exposition of the story starts when Boy Willie shows up unexpectedly at his sister’s house. As the story progresses, we encounter the rising action. The rising action is when Boy Willie informs Berniece that he is selling their mother’s piano. The climax starts in a couple different places: when Sutter appears, and when Berniece plays the piano. The falling action and resolution happen...

    Climax, Family, Narratology 1194  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Piano: Movie Analysis

    The Piano Directed by: Jane Campion The Piano is a film about passion, the most basic and primal element of human nature. Passion ultimately cannot be denied. This is something that the characters in this movie learn in different and sometimes unpleasant ways. Ada (Holly Hunter) is a Scottish widow who has not talked since she was six years old. Her silence veils a deeply passionate and willful nature. She speaks in sign language with her nine-year-old daughter Flora (Anna Paquin) and writes...

    Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel 1031  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Piano

    The Piano In order to motivate or persuade an audience to take action, a text must appeal to the ears as much as to the eyes. Throughout the film called “The Piano”, directed by Jane Campion, Symbolisms and the use of Sounds are applied to the film to influence the audience to understand the film more. Symbolism is an exceptionally important and significant part of film as it brings insight, foreshadowing and introduces key themes. In the film, symbolisms are used effectively and purposefully...

    1993 Cannes Film Festival, Ada, Audience 1090  Words | 3  Pages

  • beethoven

    The wonders of Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven started his musical career at an early age and although he was deaf he became known as the most famous and influential composers in the world of classical music. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed...

    Classical music, Classical period, Joseph Haydn 626  Words | 2  Pages

  • Beethoven Bibliography

    September 20, 2013 On December 17, 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany to the parents of Maria Keverich and Johann van Beethoven. He was raised by his father who hoped he was going to become a child prodigy in music like Mozart was. Although Beethoven’s father was quite a singer, he never did match up to the music abilities that Beethoven’s grandfather had. The talent that the grandfather had, fortunately was present in Beethoven even though it was not present in his father. That...

    Beethoven, Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven 957  Words | 3  Pages

  • Beethoven and Other Classical Musicians

    Ludwig Van Beethoven (December 16, 1770 – March 26, 1827) He was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest of composers, and his reputation inspired – and in some cases intimidated – composers, musicians, and audiences who were to come after him. Beethoven's first music teacher was his father, who worked as a musician in the Electoral court at Bonn. Beethoven's...

    Chamber music, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn 1723  Words | 5  Pages

  • Classical Concerto

    concerto (from the Italian: concerto, plural concerti or, often, theanglicised form concertos) is a musical composition usually composed in three parts or movements, in which (usually) one soloinstrument (for instance, a piano, violin, cello or flute) isaccompanied by an orchestra. The etymology is uncertain, but the word seems to have originated from the conjunction of the two Latin words conserere (meaning to tie, to join, to weave) and certamen (competition, fight): the idea is that the two...

    Cello, Concerto, Concertos 4067  Words | 12  Pages

  • Beethoven Sonata No. 27

    December 17, 2012 Music Theory III Music Theory III Final Paper Beethoven Sonata No. 27 (e minor) This piece is highly unusual for Beethoven Sonatas. One, although it was written at the start of his late period, this sonata had only two movements, the first being extremely short. Secondly, this was the first that Beethoven started writing his tempo markings in German, as though implying that this Sonata was more personal. Beethoven has also remarked on this piece that he considered titling it either...

    Chord, Franz Schubert, Left-handedness 1145  Words | 4  Pages

  • Music Paper: Beethoven

    amazing composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, was born. According to the “Enjoyment of Music” textbook, Beethoven was born in Bohn, Germany. His father, along with his grandfather, was both singers at the court of the local prince, Max Friedrich. (Forney & Machlis 197). It was exposed that Beethoven, at an extremely young age, was forced to have to support his mother and two younger brothers due to his father’s constant drunkenness. Not even at the age of maturity yet, Beethoven was the assistant organist...

    Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven 2288  Words | 6  Pages

  • History Is the Piano

    H The Piano Prepared By: Maria Darbinian Prepared For: Professor Daniel Moser Introduction to Humanities DeVry University Online In the 1700’s the piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Florence, Italy first introduced to the world as the "pianoforte" meaning “Soft loud”. “In the last quarter of the 18th century the piano had become the leading instrument of the western art of music that still lives on till today as an exotic instrument played by talented people in the...

    Harpsichord, Italy, Music 1918  Words | 6  Pages

  • The History of the Piano

    The history of the piano, and his technique born, of course in close relation with the others keyboard instruments especially with the clavichord, his predecessor. The transition from the clavichord to the piano bring to us very interesting information about piano technique and the problems that the musician from that time had to confront. The piano technique, the works for piano, the composers, recitals, auditions and all around the piano history have absolute relation with the manufacture and...

    Clavichord, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach 1358  Words | 4  Pages

  • Chopin- Raindrop Prelude Analysis

    Musical Analysis of… Chopin’s Prelude in Dᵇ Major Op.28, no. 15 Genre/Style Chopin’s prelude in Dᵇ is from the romantic period, which began in the late 18th/early 19th century. Composers like Chopin were at the forefront of this change in music, developing the writing and playing of solo piano, orchestral and opera works and how music was performed. There were many composers from this era that were very well known, especially in their later years, or after their deaths: Liszt, Beethoven, Schubert...

    Chord, Frédéric Chopin, Interval 2029  Words | 6  Pages

  • Text Analysis of the Short Story Piano by William Saroyan

    Text analysis of the short story Piano by William Saroyan Piano by William Saroyan   Text Analysis   Saroyan, William (1908–1981) was a successful playwright. The eccentric, spirited author was born in Fresno, California, where his Armenian parents were fruit farmers and where he worked at odd jobs before gaining fame as a short‐story writer. He came to playgoers' attention with My Heart's in the Highlands but became famous with his much lauded The Time of Your...

    Fiction, Piano, Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1784  Words | 5  Pages

  • Beethoven: Early Life and Talent

    Kurfürstliches Schloss (Electoral Prince's Castle) in Bonn, where the Beethoven family had been active since the 1730s House of birth, Bonn, Bonngasse Beethoven's parents were Johann van Beethoven (1740 in Bonn–1792) and Maria Magdalena Keverich (1744 in Ehrenbreitstein–1787). Magdalena's father Johann Heinrich Keverich had been Chef at the court of the Archbishopric of Trier at Festung Ehrenbreitstein fortress opposite to Koblenz.[2] Beethoven was, like their first child Ludwig Maria, named after his grandfather...

    Bonn, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Joseph Haydn 1245  Words | 4  Pages

  • Bartok Violin Concerto

    BARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 In B Minor, SZ 112, BB117. (1937-1938) 1. Allegro Non-Troppo 2. Andante Tranquillo 3. Allegro Molto Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist, and was one of the most profound musicians of the twentieth century. A smallpox inoculation gave the infant Bartók a rash that remained with him until he was five years old. As a result he spent his early years detached from other children and people and...

    Arnold Schoenberg, Béla Bartók, Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1535  Words | 6  Pages

  • Comparison Between Piano Concert by Barbara Wieman and Sacramento Cham

    Comparison Between Piano Concert by Barbara Wieman and Sacramento Chamber Orchestra February 20, 1997 William Strang On Feb 20,1997, I attended a piano concert that was performed by Barbara Wieman. The performance was held at the American River College Music Department choir room. The choir room holds about 100 people and every seat was taken and students were seated on the floor. The audience was dressed casual as everyone was students trying to do their concert papers. Barbara Weiman...

    Chamber music, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Frédéric Chopin 1035  Words | 3  Pages

  • Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven

    CONTENTS Biographical Essay Further Readings Source Citation Updates BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY The instrumental music of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) forms a peak in the development of tonal music and is one of the crucial evolutionary developments in the history of music as a whole. The early compositions of Ludwig van Beethoven marked the culmination of the 18th-century traditions for which Haydn and Mozart had established the great classical models, and his middle-period...

    Franz Liszt, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven 3895  Words | 12  Pages

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in December 16, 1770 in Germany. His father, Johann van Beethoven, was his first music teacher. It is reported that Beethoven’s father was a very strict and hard music teacher. Beethoven knew how to play the piano, viola, and the organ, and was on his way to showing the public his talent at the early age of 7. His most important music teacher in Germany was Christian Gottlob Neefe, who helped him publish his first composition at the age of 10, which was a set of nine...

    Concerto, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms 575  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor

    Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor: A Staple of the Violin Repertoire “I would like to compose a violin concerto for next winter. One in E minor keeps running through my head, and the opening gives me no peace,” German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote to his friend, violinist Ferdinand David, in 1838. Mendelssohn would seek to collaborate on his last orchestral work with David, revising it painstakingly until its premiere in Leipzig in 1845. The first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor...

    Concerto, Felix Mendelssohn, Fritz Kreisler 1029  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven

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