This Day In History
This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018

«German composer»

Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn
(February 3, 1809 - November 4, 1847)
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.
German composer, composer

Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz
(October 8, 1585 - November 6, 1672)
Heinrich Schütz was a German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach and often considered to be one of the most important composers of the 17th century along with Claudio Monteverdi. He wrote what is thought to be the first German opera, Dafne, performed at Torgau in 1627, of which the music has since been lost.
German composer, composer, organist

Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber
(November 18, 1786 - June 5, 1826)
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.
German composer, composer

Johann Schein

Johann Schein
(January 20, 1586 - November 19, 1630)
Johann Hermann Schein was a German composer of the early Baroque era. He was born in Grünhain and died in Leipzig. He was one of the first to import the early Italian stylistic innovations into German music, and was one of the most polished composers of the period.
German composer, composer

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven
(December 16, 1770 - March 26, 1827)
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.
German composer, composer

Franz Abt

Franz Abt
(December 22, 1819 - March 31, 1885)
Franz Wilhelm Abt was a German composer and choral conductor. He composed roughly 3,000 individual works mostly in the area of vocal music.
German composer, composer

Ludwig Thuille

Ludwig Thuille
(November 30, 1861 - February 5, 1907)
Ludwig Thuille was a German composer and teacher, numbered for a while among the leading operatic composers of the 'Munich School', whose most famous representative was Richard Strauss.
German composer, composer

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner
(May 22, 1813 - February 13, 1883)
Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were later called).
German composer, composer

Emanuel Bach

Emanuel Bach
(March 8, 1714 - December 14, 1788)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was a German classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second (surviving) son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. His second name was given in honor of his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann, a friend of Emanuel's father.
Bach, German composer, composer, musician

Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann
(March 14, 1681 - June 25, 1767)
Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music.
German composer, composer

Max Reger

Max Reger
(March 19, 1873 - May 11, 1916)
Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger was a German composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and academic teacher.
German composer, composer

Johann Joseph Abert

Johann Joseph Abert
(September 20, 1832 - April 1, 1915)
Johann Joseph Abert was a German composer. An ethnic German from the Sudetenland, he is also known by his Czech name Jan Josef Abert.
German composer, composer

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms
(May 7, 1833 - April 3, 1897)
Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. In his lifetime, Brahms's popularity and influence were considerable; following a comment by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow, he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the Three Bs.
German composer, composer

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Giacomo Meyerbeer
(September 5, 1791 - May 2, 1864)
Giacomo Meyerbeer was a noted German opera composer, and the first great exponent of "grand opera." At his peak in the 1830s and 1840s, he was the most famous and successful composer of opera in Europe, yet he is rarely performed today.
German composer, composer

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann
(June 8, 1810 - July 29, 1856)
Robert Schumann, sometimes known as Robert Alexander Schumann, was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law to return to music, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
German composer, composer
© 2011-2019, «www.this-day-in-history.net»