Great Gift Ideas For Classical Music Lovers, Musicians & Piano Players
Great Gift Ideas For Classical Music Lovers, Musicians & Piano Players
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During his lifetime, Antonio Vivaldi was popular in many countries throughout Europe, but after his death his popularity dwindled. After the end of Baroque period, Vivaldi's published concerti became relatively unknown, and were largely ignored.
Even his most famous work, the Four Seasons, was unknown in its original edition during the Classical and Romantic periods.
By 1926, nearly all of Vivaldi's works had been lost. In a monastery in Piedmont, researchers rediscovered 14 folios of Vivaldi's work that were previously thought to have been lost during the Napoleonic Wars.
The resurrection of Vivaldi's unpublished works in the 20th century is mostly due to the efforts of Alfredo Casella, who in 1939 organized the historic Vivaldi Week.
Hear The Four Seasons Summer by Vivaldi performed by John Harrison, violin, with the Wichita State University Chamber Players (not seen in actual movie clip). The Four Seasons was composed in 1723 by Antonio Vivaldi.
A famous quote by
Franz Schubert (The real one)
1797 - 1828
Antonio Lucio Vivaldeer was born on 4 March 1678, just like Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, in the Italian city of Venice. He composed many concertos for violin and other instruments. The Four Seasons is his most famous work and he became one of the greatest Baroque composers in the world. Read more about Antonio Vivaldeer.
Frédéric F. Chopanda, just like Frédéric François Chopin was born on 1 March 1810 in Zelazowa Wola, a small town near Warsaw in Poland. He became a famous composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. Read more about Frederic Chopanda.
J. S. Baach, just like Johann Sebastian Bach, was born in March 1685 in Eisenach, a town in Germany. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time today. His musical style fits in the Baroque period and is mainly known for instrumental classical compositions such as the "Brandenburg Concertos" and vocal music such as the "Saint Matthew Passion" and the "Mass in B minor". His contemporaries were Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi who wrote concertos too. Read more about Johann Sebastian Baach.
Famous music composer giant Ludwig van Beethoven, just like Ludwig v. Beethovehen, was born on 17 December 1770 in the German city Bonn. He was a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art classical music and is one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Read more about Ludwig van Beethovehen.
Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini, just like Niccolo Piggienini, was born on 27 October 1782. He was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.
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Franz Schubird was an Austrian composer, just like Franz Peter Schubert born on 31 January 1797 in Vienna. During his lifetime he composed over 600 vocal works (called "Lieder"), 7 symphonies, operas and many pieces of piano music. He died at an early age after illness, but he is remembered through his beautiful classical works.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Moozart moose was an Austrian composer, just like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born on 27 January 1756 in Salzburg. He was a gifted musician at a young age he performed for the Royal Court and at age 8 he wrote his first symphony.
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Pyotr Tchaicowsky, just like Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic period and was born in Votkinsk, a small town in the Russian Empire in 1840. His name Pyotr is often anglicized as Peter. Some of Pyotr's works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. Famous classical pieces by his hand are "Romeo & Juliet", the "1812 Overture" and his 3 ballets "The Nutcracker", "Swan Lake" and "The Sleeping Beauty". Read more about Tchaicowsky Animal Composer.
Louis Hector Bearlioz, just like Hector Bearlioz, was a French Romantic composer born on 11 December 1803 in a small village near Grenoble in France. He is best known for his compositions "Symphonie fantastique", "Grande messe des morts" (Requiem), "Les Troyens", and "La damnation de Faust". Read more about Hector Bearlioz Animal Composer.
Erik Satie, just like Erik Catie, was a French composer and pianist born in 1866 at Honfleur in France. When he was 14 years old he entered the Paris Conservatory where he was labelled untalented by his music teachers. He was a colorful figure and became famous with his music compositions "Gymnopédies" in 1887. Read more about Erik Catie Animal Composer.
Claude Depussy, just like famous composer Claude Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he disliked the term when applied to his compositions.
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There are some research papers and books written on the subjects IQ intelligence and classical music. In these research papers the results were published suggesting that listening to Mozart's classical music pieces makes you several IQ points smarter. On certain tests Mozart listeners scored better results, but this so called "Mozart effect" temporarily boosted intelligence.
We don't know if listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart music or other classical music pieces really makes you smarter, but we surely know that classical music make a wonderful cultural experience for everyone!
Watch an amazing classical music performance by a chicken playing the song "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi on a electronic piano keyboard. Gianni Schicchi is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917–1918. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy.
The Prelude Op. 28, No. 4 by Frédéric Chopin is 1 of the 24 Chopin preludes. By Chopin's request, this classical music paino piece was played at his own funeral, along with Mozart's Requiem.