Biographies of the American Revolution: Benjamin Franklin, by Michael Anderson

By Michael Anderson

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A attractive sequence that surveys the lives of the political figures and social revolutionaries who formed early U.S. background comprises shiny photos depicting memorable occasions and members, a word list, motives of keyword phrases and ideas, and relevant…

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These sketchbooks reveal the agonizingly protracted process by which Beethoven perfected his melodies, harmonies, and instrumentations. Three Periods of Work Most critics divide Beethoven’s work into three general periods, omitting the earliest years of his apprenticeship in Bonn. The first period, from 1794 to about 1800, generally encompasses music whose most salient features are typical of the Classical era. The influence of such musicians as Mozart and Haydn is evident in Beethoven’s early chamber music, as well as in his first two piano concerti and his first symphony.

7 The 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time 7 The prolific Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, seen here, was also a skilled organist and harpsichordist. Getty Images/Time & Life Pictures 30 7 Johann Sebastian Bach 7 education at that time. By 1695 both his parents were dead, and he was looked after by his eldest brother, Johann Christoph (1671–1721). Christoph was the organist at Ohrdruf, and he apparently gave Johann Sebastian his first formal keyboard lessons. In 1700 the young Bach secured a place in a select choir of poor boys at the school at Michaelskirche, Lüneburg.

He also used 54 7 Ludwig van Beethoven 7 improvisatory techniques, with surprise rhythmic accents and other unexpected elements. Many critics and listeners regard Beethoven as the finest composer who ever lived. He elevated symphonic music to a new position of authority in the Western music tradition. He also made great strides with chamber music for piano, as well as for string quartets, trios, and sonatas. His works include nine symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, five piano concerti, 17 string quartets, ten sonatas for violin and piano, one opera (Fidelio), the Mass in C Major, Missa Solemnis, and other chamber music.

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