Bach_and_Handel

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Music, Music History
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1685-1750

Born March 21, 1685 Eisenach Germany Family= musicians Fairly large house 8 years old: Old Latin Grammar School  St. Georgenkirche chorus  He had “an uncommonly fine treble voice”     

Due to: poor sanitation Early age: sister and brother die  Age 9: lost mother  9 months later: lost father  Taken into his brother Johann Jakob’s home in Ohrdruf Germany.  

Johann Christoph= well known organist and taught Bach piano, organ, and harpsichord.  Joined the choir at Michaelis monastery at Lüneburg 





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Bach and his friend are accepted into the choir here Mattenchor Lost his soprano voice Played Violin in the Orchestra and harpsichord during rehearsals. Becomes very interested in the organ.

Played violin in the orchestra of the small chamber orchestra of Duke Johann Ernst.  The Organ at Arnstadt was finished  Changed style: took after the famous organist Dietrich Buxtehude.  Bach left Arnstadt 

October 17th 1707: married his cousin Maria Barbara  Improved church music of Germany  Cothen: life centered around music  1717-1723: Chamber music; violin concertos, sonatas, and piano music. 

Capellmeister= Highest rank of musician, in his era.  Went on tour with the prince.  Maria died leaving him and his 4 children they had together. 

Performed cantatas for the Prince  Anna Magdalena  Got married: had 13 children  Wanted to move 

May 22, 1723: Moved to Leipzig  Worked as director of music and choir  School with 3 churches: St. Thomas, St. Nicholas, and the New Church  Extra income from solo performances 



Not happy with his position and salary



Focused on new music endeavors

He lost his eye sight Underwent two cataract surgeries  His health disintegrated  July 28, 1750 he died of a stroke.  Buried: St. John’s Cemetery  

Born: February 23, 1685 Halle Germany Father wanted him to study law  Took private organ lessons  17: organist of Calvinist Cathedral  18: Traveled to Hamburg   

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Violinist of the Hamburg Opera $= gave private lessons 1704: wrote his first operas Almira and Nero Prince Ferdinando de' Medici Visited Italy

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Worked for: Francesco Ruspoli House musician Composed many pieces Met many composers Famous in Italy for: La Risurrezione and Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

Floridante (1721), Ottone, Giulio Cesare, Flavio (1723), Siroe and Tolemeo (1728).  “Messiah”  “ Water music”    

April 1737: Handel had a stroke  Continued playing and composing  Hired for jobs: Lord Lieutenant of Dublin and the Vauxhall Gardens 

2nd stroke Didn’t stop him: continued to work on more oratorios.  Lost his vision  Continued to play organ concertos  Improvisation  

Died: April 14, 1759 Buried: Westminster Abbey  He became very popular after his death.  

BACH

HANDEL



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