Classical Music – English Version

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Compositions:

Für Elise

Symphony No. 5

Moonlight Sonata

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

circa 1800:  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), German composer, generally considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition.  (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)
circa 1800: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), German composer, generally considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

 


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Compositions:

Cello Suites

St Matthew Passion

Violin Concert In A Minor

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Compositions:

Ride of the Valkyries

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Tristan und Isolde

I write music with an exclamation point!

Wilhelm Richard Wagner is one of the world's most influential and controversial composers, well known for his complex operas.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner is one of the world’s most influential and controversial composers, well known for his complex operas.

 


 

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Compositions:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

German Requiem

Piano Concerto No. 1

Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.

Brahms composed for a wide range of instruments, including piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, as well as for voice and chorus. Interestingly,he never composed any operas.
Brahms composed for a wide range of instruments, including piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, as well as for voice and chorus. Interestingly,he never composed any operas.

 


 

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Compositions:

Piano Concert in A Minor

Träumerei

Scences of Childhood

Schumann was a Romantic composer, best known for his Piano music and his "Lieder". Many of his famous compositions were composed for his wife Clara.
Schumann was a Romantic composer, best known for his Piano music and his “Lieder”. Many of his famous compositions were composed for his wife Clara.

Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)

Compositions:

Wedding March

Symphony No. 4 in A

Elijah

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.

Felix Mendelssohn was a pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. His Wedding march is probably the most famous wedding music existing.
Felix Mendelssohn was a pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. His Wedding march is probably the most famous wedding music existing.

 


 

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)

Compositions:

Messiah

Sarabande

Ombra Mai Fu

I should be sorry if I only entertained them, I wish to make them better.

Händel was a German born Baroque composer that spent the high point of his career in London. He is famous for his operas.

 

 


 

Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)

Compositions:

Also sprach Zarathustra Op. 30

Salome

Der Rosenkavalier

Bear in mind that you are not making music for your own pleasure, but for the pleasure of your audience.

Strauss was a composer of the late Romantic period, he is famous for his operas like "Der Rosenkavalier". The opening of "Also sprach Zarathustra" is one of the most famous melodies of all time.
Strauss was a composer of the late Romantic period, he is famous for his operas like “Der Rosenkavalier”. The opening of “Also sprach Zarathustra” is one of the most famous melodies of all time.

 


 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) [Austria]

Compositons:

Requiem

Symphony No. 40

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Mozart, one of the most famous composers of all time, was a composer of the Classical era. He started composing at the age of five, already capable of playing the piano and the violin competently.
Mozart, one of the most famous composers of all time, was a composer of the Classical era. He started composing at the age of five, already capable of playing the piano and the violin competently.

 

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) [Austria]

Compositions:

Ave Maria

Der Erlkönig

Die Winterreise

You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.

Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer that died at the yooung age of 31. During his short lifetime he was composed over 600 Lieder, 7 complete symphonies, operas and many more.
Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer that died at the yooung age of 31. During his short lifetime he was composed over 600 Lieder, 7 complete symphonies, operas and many more.

 

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) [Austria]

Compositions:

Symphony 94

Piano Sonata in Eb

The Seasons

I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts

Joseph Haydn was a composer of the Classical Era and instrumental for the development of chamber musc (Kammermusik). Unlike many other composers he was famous throughout his life and until his death at age 77.
Joseph Haydn was a composer of the Classical Era and instrumental for the development of chamber musc (Kammermusik). Unlike many other composers he was famous throughout his life and until his death at age 77.

 

 

 

 

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