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Antonio Vivaldi 3: Violin Concertos Through the Ages
"Some people love to show off or perform in front of other people. A concerto is a piece of music. Which one or more solo instruments get to show off in front of a larger group of instruments and also in front of an audience? The starring instrument in Vivaldi's Four Seasons concertos is the violin. The violin was invented over a hundred years before Vivaldi came along but not the concerto concertos for Solo instruments were born in Italy in the late. Sixteen hundreds soon composers in other countries wanted to write concertos in the Italian style. Johann Sebastian Bach Pot himself to compose concertos by copying out the Valdis music as he copied out the parts box. Study what he had done and how he had done it based on that. Bach wrote his own concertos for most of his life. Franz-josef Haydn held a job that involved composing music for the Court Orchestra that he conducted in Haydn's Day conductors didn't stand in front of the orchestra waving their arms. The way they do today back then. The head Honcho violinist or concert master. Who is a member of the orchestra was also the conductor so heighten was also a very good violinist and wrote concertos for his instrument by the Time Felix? Mendelssohn came along. The conductor of an orchestra didn't play in it anymore. When Mendelssohn became conductor of one of the best orchestras in Europe. He hired his good friend segment. Davi to be the concert master head. Honcho violinist then. Mendelssohn wrote a concerto for his friend to play. Mimbo Cement Dhabi also helped popularize an earlier violin concerto. One by Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's Concerto never caught on during his lifetime which may have been because at the first performance of the piece. The violinist hadn't bothered to learn his music. He was sight reading seeing the music. For the first time. Which you're not supposed to do in concert. People don't sight read Beethoven's Concerto in performance anymore some violin concertos got labeled unplayable. Because they haven't found the right violinists to play them. The first violinist Tchaykovsky asked to perform his Concerto. Said it couldn't be done turns out he was thrown. It makes sense that the history of Violin concertos follows. The history of great violinists Joseph. Yokneam was the greatest violinist in Europe in the last half of the nineteenth century was happy to give advice on how to get around the violin to composers. Who wanted to write concertos for him? Like Max Bro. Up until recently most great violinists also wrote concertos for themselves to play. Not many of them do that anymore today. But Mark O'connor does you can definitely hear bits of folk music which is what. Mark O'Connor grew up playing in the PC calls his fiddle concerto. Fiddle is what folk and country musicians call the
Johann Sebastian Bach 1: About Johann Sebastian Bach
"One of your parents doctor or lawyer and maybe as far back as they can remember everyone in their family has gone into the same profession while that's how it was with the Bach family all of them were musicians Johann. That's German for John. Sebastian Bach was born in sixteen eighty. Five in the German town of is enough. His father was the official town musician. There by the time was ten. Both his parents had died so he went to live with his older brother. Who was also a musician? Of course Johann Sebastian. Bach turned out to have very fleet fingers. He played a mean violin and by the time he was eighteen. He had a job as an organist. Bach held three main jobs over the course of his life. You can tell where he was working by. What kind of music? He wrote the first box. Big Jobs was official. Court organist for the Duke of Weimar so a lot of box great organ. Music comes from early on in his career. That Weimar job also had box serving as concert master. The head Honcho violinist of the Duke's orchestra when the Duke of Weimar decided not to make him conductor of the Orchestra. Bach was pretty unhappy. Then a visiting prince offered a job directing his orchestra but when Bach tried to quit his job in Weimar. The dukes said no way he even threw in jail for a month to try and make its point but it didn't work when Bach got out of jail. He headed straight to the town of curtain to work for the prince the prince had a wonderful orchestra so Bach wrote lots of instrumental music. While he was in curtain eventually balk moved onto his last job at the Saint. Thomas Lutheran Church. In the city of Leipzig. His title was cantor. That's what they called the choir and music director and it was a huge job box trained singers organized music for several churches in town and for the University of Leipzig and he composed new music every week for services at the Saint Thomas Church most of Bach's great choral music was written in Leipzig the choir at the Saint Thomas. Church still performs box music every week. One of the coolest things I ever got to do was sit in the church where Bach worked and listen to the choir sing. His music while Bach was alive. No one outside the towns in Germany where he worked had heard of him and people thought of him as just another working musician after he died people pretty much forgot about him until a century later when another composer Felix Mendelssohn dug out some of Bach's music and performed it after that the whole world recognized what a genius had been and Faulk may even be recognized beyond this world in nineteen seventy seven scientists sent the unmanned voyager spacecraft off to explore the galaxy. They put examples of the best that planet Earth had to offer on board and one of those examples was a recording of Johann Sebastian box. Brandenburg Concerto number.
Gioachino Rossini 3: Overtures
"Hello welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Win. Overture comes from the French word for opening vow to. That's what they called the piece of music that opened ballets and operas in Seventeenth Century France. After French overtures became popular all over Europe non-french composers started pending the name overture onto larger pieces of music those overtures or sweets as we now call them consisted of alternating fast and slow sections but they always started off with an overture in the French style. A slow introduction followed by lively second section today the kind of overture we know best is the dramatic overture a piece of music. That gets you ready for a stage. Work that follows sometimes. Those overtures consists of a bunch of hit tunes. That work like the overture to Jacques Oven. Box Operetta the Grand Duchess of Charleston. Dramatic go all the way back to the days when trumpets announced that some royal entertainment was about to start. That's the opening to one of the earliest opera ever written or fail by Claudio Monteverdi. Good overtures really. Get you in the mood for what's coming up for instance you can tell from the very first note that something serious is going to happen in. Mozart's Don Giovanni overtures set the stage for plays to Egg Mont by Gooda is obviously a tragedy as you can hear from the overture that Beethoven wrote for it but when you hear the overture Felix Mendelssohn composed for Shakespeare. Play a midsummer night's dream. You know it's a comedy. Actually Mendelssohn didn't originally right. His overture for production of the play. His midsummer night's dream is yet another kind of overture. A concert overture as the name says it's meant to be performed on a concert and doesn't have to have anything to do with anything. Theatrical lots of times when composers were asked to provide music for a special occasion. They'd write a concert overture. So that people who were sitting for a long time at some ceremony didn't have to sit through a long piece too when you're honest. Brahms composed music for the ceremony at which he got an honorary university degree. He made all the students happy by putting their favourite drinking songs into his academic festival. Overture lots of concert. Overtures were intended for patriotic purposes. Like the one Tchaikovsky wrote for the dedication of a church in Moscow. Tchaikovsky used that occasion to celebrate Russia's defeat of Napoleon in eighteen twelve tchaykovsky certainly knew how to put a rousing end to an overture and of course Soda Gioacchino Rossini. With one he wrote for his Opera William. Tell one of the things where Seaney put into his William Tell. Overture was a musical thunderstorm
Fun Facts About Christmas Carols
"Not all pieces. That use Christmas Ms Carols were meant to be played at Christmas time when he composed music for a play called Lila's the woman from ro a city in France. George borrowed an old French Christmas. Carol called the March of the three kings the three kings feature in another piece that uses a Christmas Carol Auto Reno you know risky composed a musical description of three paintings by Italian renaissance artist. Sandro Botticelli one of those paintings is the adoration of the Maj I in addition to the Gye the three kings. The painting shows a huge crowd gathered to admire the baby. Jesus to set the scene recipe gay quotes the old church chant. Benny Benny Emanuel which you know as the Carroll O.. Come oh come Emmanuel The Germans have a Christmas Carol Lullaby in which Mary Sings. Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine asking for help rocking rocking the baby. Jesus to sleep. Yohannes Brahms used a bit of that Carol. To open a song he wrote in honor of another baby the son of his good friend. Joseph or four Yosef in German Yawkey Brahms like the inside joke the to Joseph's and he liked the wonderful tune which he gave to the viola walk Otto Nicolai put the Carol from human known in English as from heaven above to Earth High Com into his Christmas overture and Johann. Sebastian Bach used that Carol in a set of organ variations. There's also a Christmas carol with music by Ahah classical composer. Even though that's not what he originally intended for Felix Mendelssohn wrote a Song Celebrating Yohannes Gutenberg. The man who invented invented the movable type printing press but Mendelssohn didn't like the words to the song which were by somebody else so he told his publisher to find another use for his music music. He thought it might be good for weddings but not for anything. Really religious. After Mendelssohn died someone in England discovered that the music like went perfectly with a poem by Charles Wesley. The brother of John Wesley who founded methodism. Ah
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"German composer Felix Mendelssohn with guest soprano system sure Hey you at the back end of the angels shepherds came to the stable hi playing and singing the joy of that first Christmas the choir turns now to mac will Berg's arrangement of a traditional French Carol social sings now traditional Norwegian Christmas song my heart always wonders to the room where Jesus was born he then we Cisco.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"I have to admit that over the last keep getting is my guest I have to admit that over the last number of years as we've been making the annual Carnegie event something very special in the life of our family and in very meaningful to our own observance of Christmas the the you know there was that that that right there that's all right there the bleak midwinter was one of those melodies that the lovely bride was always saying to me how come this is an on one of their records or me and I don't think that you put it on this would just because of her but I I'm so grateful that you did because that is a a it's not only like this very mournful and meaningful melancholy medley melody but it's got this this incredible it is said of teaching that goes with it and just it's it's just one of the nicest moments in the show I hope that still in the show this year by the way yeah not good it's it's the centerpiece of the meal I think Christmas and every year for the rest of her life is just I love I love what she does and I love how she sings it and let me love of Carlos Carlos issues with their make melodies by Gustav Holst coming that's the great thing about these trials and that's what's so it's worth investing time and teaching your kids you know something like heart you'll sayings Charles Wesley I'm Felix Mendelssohn you know right right and it goes on and then record winter is Christina is that he was the finest home project for the regeneration mixed with Gustav Holst group the planet street near the planet's either either we either some of the highest water marks of western culture we have to well I would have to give thanks to god for long because when you learn those you carry them the rest your life they how many songs do you sing in churches sign five years with your students and you know right hello you're so important and that this one this one is just my favorite moment no show under this arrangement Christian combined with the doors locked Mel together you will check the melody and taken the dementors you know from the simian song from a Christmas story and it's just it's just wonderful well when we're out when we're thinking about the the use of Christmas music Keith that there's there's kind of this I don't know in in my family growing up there was this like unwritten rule that you couldn't break out the Christmas records until thanksgiving weekend but since since I've been married to the lovely bright and and all the ankle biters have been milling around these last nine years we we find ourselves starting to listen earlier and earlier I told you earlier when you guys drop this record I downloaded it immediately off like to clean up the garage to I think in late September but that's the beauty of the Christmas messages it not that it is it is really the message that Christians have to share and sing and give all year round that's right I think of it I think as as a head writer are you in thank you I spent a lot of our thinking about these jokes you're one of the things the Christmas carols are even if you sing beautiful gospel hands you know a you know I know you know all the difficult for him to do saying that my outlook on things all the Christmas carols do is because they bring the incarnation of the humanity you get to see the gospel but there's a there's a beautiful vulnerability about small Jermaine Christ as a child cries coming to ours and Christ listening and so I think the Carol have or had or had our emotional frailty I think a little bit more I think sentimental element I think the artistry of was extraordinary but I think they do speaker elegy of life and the truth of the matter is a Christmas time everyone's emotions are more extreme are are celebrating our point the parties are always better the time the family of the times and our friends and we love our lives we passed the family the times of flu relational fracture or Disney in securing that we have on the regression to pass the fusion the future they all are magnified until this is why we want to be singing the gospel into our streets of reset Christ is our hope yeah I think it's so important that we we we bring cracked and it's a center this Christmas story because because because because because we ultimately are empty without it well and it's one of those things that if we are going to shine the light of the the gospel truth to the world around us we've got to be the beacon that reflects that more brightly than ever everywhere else in the IT relational fractures a great term to to describe what those people that is many people experience at that time of year and it is it is it is both the the the season that causes a little bit of the reflection but it is also the season that gives the source of the ultimate solution and sell as believers friends your your hearing Keith and I talk about this but I hope that there's a there's a spark lit inside of your heart that says yeah I can actually I can actually be to someone near me what Jesus intends for me to be the gospel with with skin on if you will a little bit more so during the season because it does it does it it it seems to penetrate more deeply into the human experience and I think that's one of the beauties of it friends if you would like to experience it in person and I can't I can't recommend it enough we how many years will this be Keith at Carnegie this is a because of the the tenth anniversary Christmas turns next year but this is our senators are secure Carnegie and seven or eight years total in doing dated New York incorrect because there was a couple years your at Calvary Baptist I think before that goes into the first the first Christmas shows Carnegie Hall yeah we started we started what we sort of low from small well and I I've seen how that relationship has blossomed too and we couldn't be more proud that.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"When he said, you know, what I'll publish them on the my name. And then at least they'll be published at least they'll be heard. You mean, someone is listening to a certain Felix Mendelssohn piece? They might be listening to something written by fanny Mendelssohn. Absolutely. And an interesting anecdote that Felix he got to go around Europe on a grand tour being fated by our secrets and royalty invite even Queen Victoria said she was a great fan. And when he asked what was her favourite piece? She apparently named a piece that we now know to have been written by funding. But of course, it was published on the Felix his name or helpfully f Mendelssohn so there's this huge revisionist history going on now to uncover things that must have been written by fanny, but for so long seemed to have been written by Felix. And I find it incredibly moving and humbling to think of just sitting there charting out her soul into this beautiful music. Not thinking that it would ever be heard. So I think. Possibly because of that. And because it's November, and it feels kind of wintry already. It's freezing cold here in New York today that I've chosen this Fantasia in g minor. It's quite a brooding tonal pilot. But hopefully, you'll agree suitable for the season. Happy birthday fanny Mendelssohn. All right. My visualize. I'm swirling a glass of red wine loving. Yes. Absolutely. Alison, sometimes you just need music that does that feels like a beautiful glass of red wine or whatever your chosen poisonous alcoholic. I completely agree. Sometimes that's just what we need. All right. We're going to bounce over to the sixteenth of November a little bit of an older piece. Well, you say that we're gonna shuttle back to around twelve twenty this is a composer cooled hotel. He's one of the oldest composers that we actually know of as an individual before this. We really don't know who. Right. Most of the music that still exists from for that he flourished between eleven sixty and twelve twenty five so this came towards the end of his life. We don't actually know when he was born we know very little about him. He was quite probably an organist at the cathedral of not too dumb in Paris. So I think this is kind of mind spinning Lee, ancient. But actually, if you dig a little deeper what he's doing is incredibly modernised, the absolute height of musical fashion. He writes, something cool to conduct this, which means a brand new melody rather than cooling upon an existing chant, which is what most people have done on that point interesting really busting out and doing some, you know, some new music right here. It was it was pretty radical. But you're right in the book, I was pretty radical and one of the things I really wanted to do with this book is is just to remind people that that's a whole millenniums worth of music really out there. The gets unhelpfully called classical music, and we'll have your perception of classical music is it's probably pretty likely to that something in this cannon that does it for you that Ye respond to in love, maybe the classical music, you've heard is some string quartet at a wedding or some, you know, baroque music at your local Italian restaurant, and it does nothing for you. But actually if you can dig a little deeper in and just start to engage with the vast diversity of this extraordinary art form, which is so different. And I thought this is a good way of reminding people that there's an awful lot of years and. Overload of different musical styles. And it was just makes my mind spin. This was written in twelve twenty and Henry Oren Twenty-eight team giving it a spin. Ooh. Ooh..
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"That's lovely winsome. Winsome is such a good. What you're the best. At these things you'll my perfect task as because the whole idea of the book is that anyone can have a response and a relationship to classical music, which is so often kept behind these insuperable barriers like if you don't have the credentials, and if you don't have the background, you're not coming into the club and the whole mission objectives in this book was to open up into say, no if you're human being, and you have is and you'll curious about this. And this is for you. And however, you feel moved to describe it or respond to it, you might hate it. And that's also totally cool. It's like, then you're you're you're having a true. I don't listen. I'm a huge research nerd for this show by purposely. Don't listen to the the tracks experience them. So that was stupid. Box fresh reaction love it. All right. We're moving onto fanny Mendelssohn. Yes. So on the fourteenth of November. We are celebrating the birth of fanny Mendelssohn in eighteen o five, and you might if you if you have a passing acquaintance with classical music have heard of her much more famous brother Felix Mendelssohn, and it's a source of great frustration to those of us who feel that women have been unfairly and unjustly neglected or force out of the cannon for many hundreds of years that someone of funnies gifts has been neglected in light of her famous, brother. Now, don't get me. Wrong Felix was an incredible astonishing talent. But even he had to concede that finding was perhaps a better musician than he was and he adored her. He said that everything she did was incredible. And was nominally at least incredibly supportive of the fact that she was desperate to compose music. Just like he did and actually composed something like four hundred and fifty four hundred sixty pieces of music, even though she had absolutely no hope of them being. Published obeying heard behind beyond closed doors. They some of them were published and Felix one likes to think was during her favor..
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Hello, I'm Naomi Lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. Both girls and boys today, especially in the United States can dream about doing pretty much anything they want when they grow up in nineteenth century Germany when Felix Mendelssohn and his older sister fanny lived. If you were a girl, newer expected to get married and spend your time taking care of your husband and children. But fanny Mendelssohn was a very talented pianist and composer. As kids fanny and Felix Mendelssohn took lessons and perform together. Their father had no problem with his son being professional musician, but he told his daughter fanny that there was only one suitable thing for her to become a housewife. Fanny did get married to an artist named William Hensel after which she was known as fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and she kept on composing even though she never had the career, her brother Felix did fanny wrote over four hundred pieces of using. A German woman born few years after fanny Mendelssohn did become famous performer Friedrich veep was a piano teacher, and he decided that his daughter Clara was going to be a star at the keyboard all over Europe Clara, wow, DNC with her playing and her compositions. When Clara fell in love with a student of her father's, he tried hard to stop them from getting married, but Clara and Robert Schumann became one of the greatest musical partnerships of all time. A few centuries earlier in France, there was a woman who was the most talented member of a large family of musicians. Elizabeth clo- Jackie started performing in the court of king. Louisa fourteenth when she was five. Eventually, she became the first woman in France to write an opera. There were other great French women composers like Cecilia Shami, non. Anjem Tiga. Fair. Another woman composer was born over nine hundred years ago. Hildegard fund bingen was a German nun. She wrote poetry books about religion and medicine and music. Of course, American women have written music to probably the most famous is Amy beach who was born in the middle of the nineteenth century. Amy beach moved from New Hampshire to Boston where she became well known as a pianist and composer. Amy beach lived well into the twentieth century, and it goes without saying that there are women composers today to the must grave came to the United States from her home in Scotland. Her music includes everything from huge operas to very small coral pieces. American composer Libby Larsen was born in Delaware, but now she lives in Minnesota. She's written songs chamber music, operas for children and grownups and symphonies. Gresh grease from the symphony. Number one, also known as water music by American composer Libby Larsen. Lewin I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim Lander at w. g. UC Cincinnati. Please join me again next time for more classics per kids.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"I'm Naomi Lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. Helix Mendelssohn was a child prodigy and extremely talented kid at a very young age. He was a really good pianist. And when he was ten, he wrote his first music, but other composers started even earlier. Both Amadeus Mozart was already performing for oil tea all over Europe. When he was five, his father saw to that. Mozart also started composing when he was five, but it took him until he was eight to write his first symphony. When Ludwig van Beethoven's father realized how talented his son was, he thought of sending him out on concert tours to that never happened. But by the time, Beethoven was a teenager. He was supporting his family by working as a court musician. when Mozart grew up, he was so impressed with another talented kid, Johann Nepomuk, homo, that he invited home to live with his family and study with him. Exactly half a century to the day after Mozart's birthday, a composer known as the Spanish. Mozart was born. Unfortunately, one, they add yoga died when he was still a teenager, having written some chamber music, a symphony, and opera. Another Spaniard who got an early start was Isaq Obame if he began playing the piano in public at four and passed the exam to get into the Paris conservatory at six. When Bates was thirteen, he stowed away on a ship headed for South America. He worked his way up to North America and back to Spain, giving concerts. music was just one of the things that Camille sauce did. Well, when he was a kid, then later in life also wrote plays and poems. And he was good at math and science, especially astronomy and geology for which he collected fossils. When he was eleven years old, Eric, both gun Korngold composed Abell a as a teenager. He had two operas performed later on in life. Corrigo wound up, writing film music in Hollywood. No one even dreamed that there would be a place called Hollywood. Let alone movies to write music for when Louis Claude dot com was born in Paris in sixteen ninety four at the age of six dot com for formed for king Louis. The fourteenth of France. Louis towed dot com. Got lessons from his godmother in these cloud, Jackie gear. Who was a child prodigy herself more about her next week on a show about women composers. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim Lander at w. g. UC Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for kids.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Hello, welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin probably know playwright has had more music based on his work than William Shakespeare. Felix Mendelssohn was just seventeen when he composed one of his best works his overture to a midsummer night's dream over a century before that Shakespearean comedy inspired Mendelssohn English composer Henry Purcell based his opera the fairy Queen on the play. Much later amid summer nights dream helped save composer Erich Korngold life in nineteen thirty four. He was invited to Hollywood to write music for a film version of the play Korngold then stayed in the United States. If he'd gone back to Austria where he was born, the Nazis would probably have killed him because he was Jewish. Korngold also wrote music for another Shakespeare comedy, much ado about nothing. French composer Ecuador. Baillio was a huge Shakespeare fan when barely owes wrote an opera based on much ado about nothing. He named it after the main characters, Beatrice and Benedict. There are plenty of operas based on Shakespeare auto Nikolai composed a German version of the merry wives of Windsor. Another opera based on the Mary wives of Windsor by just be Verity also throws in bits of Shakespeare's play. Henry the fourth Verdi named his opera after the man, everyone plays tricks on all through it. Falstaff. Sir. John Falstaff is a wonderful character. When English composer refund Williams wrote an opera about him. He called it, Sir. John in love, and he put English folk music into it. So far all the music we've heard has been based on Shakespeare's comedies. Verdi also used Shakespeare's tragedies as subjects for his operas like MacBeth. The character MacBeth is very superstitious. He spends way too much time listening to what witches tell him and actors have all kinds of superstitions connected with the play MacBeth. For instance, they think it's bad luck to say the title since it takes place in Scotland, they referred to MacBeth as the Scottish play. Instead, another SuperStation says that if you say MacBeth inside a theater, you have to go outside, turn around three times, spit, and ask for permission to come back in just be Verity based. Another of his operas on Shakespeare's tragedy Othello. But since Verdi was talion, the opera is called Otello. The phrase pomp and circumstance comes from the third act of Shakespeare's play Othello. If you've ever been to a graduation, you know that Edward elgar borrowed that line is the title of a set of marches. He wrote. There are zillion more Shakespeare compositions and not nearly enough time to play them all. But here's a bit more of the music that this month's classics for kids composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote for a midsummer night's dream. I may owe me Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim Lander at w. g. UC Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for kids.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Hello, I'm Naomi Lewin welcome to classics for kids. William Shakespeare lived from fifteen sixty four to sixteen sixteen long before Felix Mendelssohn. His sister fanny were born which was in the early nineteenth century. By that time, Shakespeare's work had been translated into all kinds of languages including German, which is what the Mendelssohn spoke as kids Felix and fanny loved to perform a midsummer night's dream with the two of them portraying all the characters. As a teenager Felix Mendelssohn wrote an overture to the play. In a midsummer night's dream. There are two kinds of characters. We'll people known as mortals including four young lovers, a Duke and his bride and group of nut too bright towns. People who are rehearsing a play for the duke's wedding. Then there are the fairies a king and Queen plus all their servants. At the beginning of Mandelson's overture. He sets a magic mood after which you can hear the ferries during around. Some Royal music announces overrun and to Tanya the king and Queen of the fairies. The story of a midsummer night's dream involves an argument between the fairy king and Queen and the mischief that follows to get back at the Queen. The king asks his servant puck to use some magic to make her fall in love. With the next creature, she sees that turns out to be some creature. It's bottom the Weaver, one of the silly towns people, but to amuse himself Huck has stuck a donkeys head onto bottom. You can hear the donkeys haw cau- in Mendelssohn music. Seventeen years after Mendelssohn composed his overture to amid summer night's dream for his own amusement. The king of Prussia asked him to write more music for the play. That Scherzer was meant to go between acts one and two Scherzer is at talion for joke, and the Scherzer is mostly about puck who loves to play jokes. Shakespeare also wrote some song lyrics for a midsummer night's dream and Mendelssohn set those lyrics to music. This is the lullaby with which the female fairies sing their Queen to sleep. Between two and three Mendelssohn put a piece he called Intermezzo, which is talion for something that goes in between. A nocturnal animal is one that comes out at night and in Newsweek Anoc turn can also have something to do with night the characters in a midsummer night's dream all spend a night in the forest. After Mendelssohn knocked turn all the characters wake up to find that their lives are back in order again. And for member that I said that there was a wedding in this play well, you can't have a wedding without a wedding March. I think you'll recognize the one that Mendelssohn composed for a midsummer night's three. Mendelssohn was not the only person to write music based on plays by Shakespeare. A lot of composers did. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim Lander at WG, UC Cincinnati. Please join me next time for a program about other composers music for Shakespeare on classics for kids.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin Felix Mendelssohn was lucky enough to be born into a wealthy family with loving parents who encouraged him to be a musician. And his first name certainly fit his situation. Felix is Latin for happy. Mendelssohn was born in eighteen oh, nine in Hamburg, Germany, but he grew up in Berlin. His grandfather was the famous Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, but this was a time when it was very difficult to be Jewish in Germany. There were all kinds of laws and taxes that applied just to Jews Felix Mendelssohn. Father was a banker who didn't want to deal with anti-semitism people discriminating against him because he was Jewish. So he converted to Christianity and had everyone in the family baptized. Then he tacked Christian name onto their last name, making it Mendelssohn Bartoli when he got older Felix told his father, he would stick with just plain Mendelssohn. The Mendelssohn family held regular Sunday afternoon concerts at their house. So Felix Mendelssohn grew up with music all around him as a kid. He was already terrific pianist, and he started composing when he was ten. By the time he was a teenager Mendelssohn had already written some of his greatest music. When he wasn't making music Mendelssohn like poll typical kid tricks, one night, he climbed onto the roof and woke everyone up by yowling like a cat, but he was hardly a typical kid. In addition to German, he spoke French English and talion. He was also a wonderful visual artist, so good that he might have made a living as a painter. Mendelssohn also had a knack for making friends with older people. Some of them much older when he was twelve. He met the great poet and playwright Johann both gun phone good who was seventy two. At the time they became good friends and Mendelssohn wrote music based on good has worked. Mendelssohn loved to travel back then instead of going to college, a lot of young Europeans did what they called the grand tour around the continent traveling for months or years to see famous sites, visit famous museums and soak up foreign culture. Mendelssohn grand tour inspired some of his best music in spite of the fact that he got horribly seasick on the way to England and Scotland when he saw fingle cave in the Hebrides islands. Mendelssohn came up with an overture. When Mendelssohn saw the ruined castle of Mary Queen of Scots, he composed a symphony. And his trip to Italy, inspired another symphony. In addition to having a career as a pianist, Mendelssohn was famous as a conductor as a teenager. He fell in love with Johann Sebastian, Bach music when he was just twenty. He put together and conducted the first concert of the Saint Matthew passion. Since box lifetime, of course, Mendelssohn wrote choral music of his own. Mendelssohn had a younger sister and brother, but he was closest to his older sister fanny. She played the piano and composed to Felix and fanny, not only made music together. They also put on plays like Shakespeare's amid summer night's dream. That's the overture Felix Mendelssohn wrote for a midsummer night's dream more about a midsummer night's dream and Mendelssohn music for it. Next week I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim Lander at w. g. u. c. Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for kids.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
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"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And peres twentyfive that's crazy well there are composers who rolled out there oplas ones much much earlier than that and actually the first when it comes to mind is the greatest child prodigy composer of the mall take a list that was the opus one of felix mendelssohn a piano cortex quartet for piano and strings mendelssohn composed it when he was thirteen years old she was thirteen when he wrote that thirteen years old he wrote it and he could have played a twos great and he probably could played the violent part as well and there again rachel wasn't the first tasted mendelssohn composed he'd been writing strings symphonies since the ripe old age of 12 that but i've got another up his by 13 euro for you rachel and this is by another great compositional prodigy different style it is different but this whole segment is just making people feel bad about where they were out in their lives the piano trio alsenoussi minor opus one composed at the age of thirteen by eric volks gung korngold considered the the mozart of vienna in his day he was born in vienna and by the age of ten he'd already been proclaimed the genius by moller cloud iron the area he he'd already had a big success he'd written ballet when he was eleven he was just amazing how so colonel too like beethoven and mendelssohn he wrote other pieces before his opus sweat may yeah yeah he'd you start but that piano trio was his first published composition opus one very often oprah's one marks the beginning of a career really rather than the first attempts at at writing ms in congo's career actually is particularly fasting because in the third in the 1930s she came to america and he became one of the greatest of all hollywood film composers yeah he won a couple of oscars he won an oscar for the score two anthony adverse which i confess under never seen and the adventures of robin hood hand altogether he wrote music for sixteen different films he was the first major european composer world famous composer to write for hollywood do you have.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on WGN Radio
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"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And that is the opening to the overture to a midsummer night's dream by the nineteenth century german composer felix mendelssohn and now that summers finally here it is the perfect time to celebrate one of mandelson's most famous works here to help us do that is classical music commentator miles hoffman good morning miles happy summer thank you good morning rachel all right so the big question did mendelssohn actually write this peace overture to a midsummer night's dream in the summer he did but the key fact the key fact is that it was the summer of eighteen 26 why sochi what was happening then in some of eighteen for anything six mr mandelson was only seventeen years old while the musicologist george grow very famous musicologist once wrote that the overture to midsummer night's dream is and i quote the greatest marvel of early maturity that the world has ever seen in his greatest marvel of early maturity yes so i thought that it was actually mozart who was considered the greatest classical child prodigy and music mozart was a great prodigy famous for starting to music when he was five and he was a great prodigy the keyboard but motored didn't right great works last thing works until he was an old man of eighteen or nineteen are far more mature mendelssohn was far and away the greatest child prodigy composer who ever walked the plenty he's absolutely one of a kind that time used fifteen eat composed four operas twelve string symphonies which are still played by the way and at sixteen he composed his october for strings which is not just a marvel of early maturity but actually one of the great alltime great masterpieces of chambers.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classical Classroom
"You could be music which of course has but to this particular alone to me typical from the illegal monte romantic time okay but also did the music hymn of incidents constantly these while there is there is a crazy crazy peace on their other composers who have kind of why they're known as they were able to take things like exercises and turn them into art y you know like the they take the simple um the simple form and turn it into into something memorable and my like hsuehpa on the through the the shebar enlist um it just an shallow tussled yeah it's a bills or sort sir it's study to masterpiece that's all it seems like that's kind of like the the mark of of a master composers is that you know you hear even these these simple exercises an end there but some some composers to there are still renowned nobody there could the quality of their music with little the exercises the the composed liked chummy emotionless for the piano and it still plagued they enjoy used to identify here the in the in the us but i remember when i was playing the piano as a key the abuse of this kind of exist sizes my motion at some studies are are begs the color exonerate was a good friend for a bit over in in in the.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classical Classroom
"Maybe arguments are there to be made music for calling him the last classicist classical music guy and what arguments are to be made for calling him the the first romantic it's difficult for musician of the twentyfirst century to to to answer that question because it sums classical to me but also remain seek remained too because i can feel that the eu wanted to reproduce by the music is impression of what is so scotland but the classical because the way the treatment of the orchestra orchestration very classical language comedy cling which is not easy this kind of militant clear unthinkable in the classical area really treated like this year's her so it's it's it's a different treatment of of melody yes so unfair this voting and and that exists in mendelssohn this even a community room in classical music doesn't sound like this it's more i would say it's more controlled okay and more precise at this list flu less swelling as as as namely those that i would i notice ally in the more romantic.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classical Classroom
"Hello everyone welcome to the classical classroom ambitious clayton here with me today in the studio is far beyond about who says his name in such a much nicer way than do he is the music director of the backs of any orchestra he's worked with major so lewis in orchestras all over the world speaking of major orchestras he's about to conduct our own houston symphony and a program of pieces by mendelssohn and tchaikovsky of him welcome to the classical classroom federal so okay so you've got these three pieces on the program the mendelssohn actually why don't you tell me what's on the program that you've got coming up uh we have for the first half we have firm to pieces by member some one of the most famous overture composed via he breach of the finger gave figures gave and the first piano concerto and this going to have we have jacobscall six symphony so tell me i want to talk because we've as as many of our listeners know we've already got off this whole episode on that symphony by check husky the sane again but the key thank you and that's also known as the suicide symphony right is at the religions that she committed suicide or a few a few days after a after the first performance but maybe just romance with little you should have seen his i roll when i said that was pretty good so but okay so since we've i've i've talked a lot about that piece on the show i want to learn a little bit more about mendelssohn can you tell me just to mendelssohn was when he lived who were his contemporaries cement the some.
"felix mendelssohn" Discussed on Classical Classroom
"Hello listeners is yours dacia that was for you twin peaks fans out there by the way you're about to hear my chat with an please forgive my not french fabian goodell he's a conductor who is here in houston to lead the symphony in pieces by mendelssohn and tchaikovsky so while he was here in town we chatted about you against it mendelssohn and tchaikovsky prior to a chat fabian an i had talked via skype an fabian is the only person that i've ever talked with on skype who did not appear as if being seen through a fish islands which i assume is because he is french and they know how to do things by the way did you know that you guys made us number one on i itu's music podcast hurt this week of you want to help us dan that spot make sure to subscribe to rate as'mer views on itn's an thank you so much you guys rock okay enjoy the episode there's a rumor going around the classical music can be quite equality the here in the possible classroom we beg to differ beethoven faa of his of stricter to certain that's not going to be helpful going forward is shaking with is so many great parts of europe he asked me to play his favorite scott and i said i started using this lakes and make it has to be classical music rockstarts because there's not enough of that in this business plugging my distortion changed my voice talking to close blink classical music save twelve notes also cool they ambition play a classical music newbie and i'm trying to learn all i can about the music combined with me and the classical music experts i invite into the classical.