George Frederic Handel is one of the greatest German composers of Baroque

George frederic handel is one of the greatest german

This preview shows page 5 - 8 out of 8 pages.

George Frederic Handel is one of the greatest German composers of Baroque period. He wrote music for George I and George II. Also, he made his debut as an opera composer with Almira. He produced several operas with the Royal Academy of Music before forming the New Royal Academy of Music in 1727. When Italian operas fell out of fashion, he started composing oratorios, including Messiah. References: Text book: Parrot, Lois. “Composition and Composer.” Essential Humanities. Second ed. 5
Image of page 5
Number 5: 1. Give the name of the composition: "Surprise" (Symphony no. 94) 2. A. The name of the composer: Franz Joseph Haydn 1 B. He was born in March 31, 1732, Rohrau, Austria . The Classical period. SCRIPT: The music started fast tempo at the beginning, The harmony is consonant and the performance is orchestra. This music is very excited. Various musical paternity charges have been levelled at the composer Franz Joseph Haydn. His career coincided with the development of Classical style and forms (the symphony, sonata, string quartet and other instrumental forms), in the moulding of which he played an important part. Haydn also wrote a number of songs, providing nearly 400 British folksong arrangements for the Edinburgh publisher Thomson, in addition to songs and cantatas in German and English. The two sets of canzonettas written in England in 1794 and 1795 include settings of verses by the wife of Haydn’s London surgeon, Hunter. References: Number 4: 1. Give the name of the composition: Beethoven Sonata N° 21 'Waldstein'. 2. A. The name of the composer: Daniel Barenboim. B. He was born in November 15, 1942, in Buenos Aires, Argentina Staging the Baroque- and Classical-period What specific characteristics did you notice while listening to the music and then write a script below that will be on the radio when you or your famous guest talks about the musical composition to the radio audience. This should be about the composition and or the time period, the composer or when it was first performed. SCRIPT: The " Waldstein " sonata Beethoven created sonorities and textures never previously achieved. He no longer limited the technical difficulties of his sonatas to present performance by competent amateurs, but instead stretched the potentialities of both instrument and technique to their outer limits. Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor . Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan , [2] the Berlin State Opera , and the Staatskapelle Berlin . He previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris . Barenboim is also known for his 6
Image of page 6
work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , a Seville -based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories . Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire , [3] France's Légion d'honneur both as a Commander and Grand Officier, the German Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz and Willy Brandt Award, [4] and, together with the Palestinian -American scholar Edward Said , Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award . He has won seven Grammy awards for his work and discography. Barenboim is a polyglot , fluent in the Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, and Hebrew languages.
Image of page 7
Image of page 8

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 8 pages?

  • Spring '16
  • Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture