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Not only the uniqueness of his music but peoples attitude and his popularity made him an important figure of the Baroque period. In fact, this period left a significant imprint on his life as well as career, and it can be traced both in his biography and works.
First of all, it is Handels biography that shows he is a representative of a period in which he was living. During the Baroque period, there were two main factors that influenced composers and their music: location and money, with the latter being, perhaps, the most important one. In order to be able to compose music and be heard, composers needed patrons who could support and put them forward as well as sponsor them. In life and work of Handel, such sponsors performed a very important role. The first person who influenced Handels future was the Duke of Saxe-Weisenfels. Despite the fact that he did not support the future composer materially, it was he who recognized the fact that music was Handels true mission even though Handels father felt like his son becoming a lawyer. The Duke once said to the composers father, “for his own part, he could not but consider it is a sort of a crime against the public to rob the world of such a Genius!” (Kivy 40). It was after Handels visit to the court of Saxe-Weisenfels that he started taking lessons in playing the organ at Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow (Kivy 40-41).
Handel traveled a lot and during his traveling he met quite a significant number of influential people, many of whom were charmed by the composers talent. He spent about four years in Italy (1706-1710) as he was invited there by Prince Ferdinando de Medici of Florence. In Italy, Handel enjoyed great attention of music-loving prelates, such as Cardinal Pamphili and Cardinal Ottoboni. Not only they but other representatives of both aristocracy and clergy were eager to invite Handel to perform music at their palaces for they recognized his talent. Among such people were the Hanoverian Prince Ernst
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376). At the age of five, Orff started learning how to play piano, organ and cello on his own. Eventually, he received a formal education at the Munich Academy of Music (ibid). Unlike in the case of other song writers and composers, Orff is one of the most gifted composer ever lived (Keene, 2009, p.
Cage was born into an Episcopalian family and since his paternal grandfather regarded the violin as the “instrument of the devil”, and Cage himself first planned to become a minister, and later a writer, it was not expected that he would become a composer.
By eighteen, he had already composed his first opera ‘Almira’, initially performed in Hamburg in 1705. He presumably had faith upon his own talent and did not stick to one patron for a long period of time. He was variously employed as a musician, composer and conductor in different Churches and Courts in Rome, Florence, Naples and Venice as well as Germany, where the Elector of Hanover, the future King George 1st was briefly his patron.
It will also contain a thesis statement towards the end. II. Body Passage-I: The first body passage will deal with the life and education of the composer from childhood to death, his major achievements etc. III. Body Passage-II: The second body passage will deal with the social conditions existing during the life time of Bela Bartok, other contemporary musicians, trends during the time as well as how the social conditions influenced the composer.
Claudio Monteverdi, born in May 15, 1567 in Cremona, a small town between Milan and Mantua in Northern Italy, was a composer, violinist and singer. In childhood, he studied counterpoint and sacred composition with Marc Ingegneri, maestro di cappella at the cathedral in Cremona.
The characters represented by her, stand in present but seem to bear the impression of past and prepare for future course of action or exploration. The threads of events and actions are generally bound by a ‘mythic sense’, as far as continuity is concerned, blended with repetition and re- occurrence of time (Jowitt 1997, p.
Focusing on this issue, the study elaborated on subjective norms, intentions as well as moral obligations of the nursing professionals as influencing factors influencing the practice of physical restraint on elderly patients. Applying the theory of reasoned action, the researchers considered using a correlational design through regression analyses.
Bartoli's performance focused on the period of time when secular opera presentations were banned by the Pope (first decade of the eighteenth century). During this timeframe composers, such as Scarlatti, wrote operas that would not be considered 'banned'.