Great Contributors to the Music Industry

by Ellen J. Barrier

Béla Viktor János Bartók
Composer and Pianist
Birth Date: March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945
Birth Place: Banatian town of Nagyszentmiklós  in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary

Musical History:
Folk music and composition
His work consists of writing many studies for the Piano.
Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos Sz. 107, BB 105 consists of 153 progressive piano pieces in six volumes. It is a book of devices used in modern-day educational studies by other composers. These pieces can be played on other instruments. All aspects in keyboard style are included in this set. 
Béla Bartók's work ranges from orchestral pieces to songs, reveals exceptional talented musical skills to combine old and new music devices and technique. It is fair to note that volumes one and two are dedicated to Béla Bartók's son, Péter.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Composer: Keyboard and Violin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Birth Date: 27 January 1756 _ 1791)
Birth Place: at 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg
This was the capital of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, a ecclesiastical principality in what is now Austria, then part of the Holy Roman Empire.

Music History:
Composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty.
He composed over 600 works, pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is said to be among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound.

Ludwig van Beethoven
German composer and pianist
The most famous and influential of all composers
Birth Place: Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire
Date of birth: 16 December 1770
(Baptized 17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827)
It is said there is no other records to show the exact date of Beethoven birthdate beside information provided as noted here:
Children of that era were traditionally baptised the day after birth in the Catholic Rhine country. Beethoven's family and his teacher Johann Albrechtsberger reportedly, celebrated his birthday on 16 December.  Accepted date of birth: 16 December 1770

 Music History:
Composed in several musical genres a variety of instrument combinations:
A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music
Best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. 

Piano accompaniment include 10 violin sonatas, 5 cello sonatas, and a sonata for French horn, and numerous lieder.
Symphony orchestra include nine symphonies (a chorus is included in the ninth)
Seven concerti for one or more soloists and orchestra, and four shorter works that include soloists accompanied by orchestra.

Other Work:
Chamber Music, Choral Works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs.
conducting and performing in public

Antonín Leopold Dvořák
 Birth Date: September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904)
Birth Place: Nelahozeves__  a village on left bank of the Vltava river, 25 km north of Prague, Czech Republic.

Music History:
Studied__ Viola, violin, voice and organ
1874__ received the Austrian State Prize for Third Symphony in E-Flat
Best known work:  New World Symphony, the "American" String Quartet, the opera Rusalka and his Cello Concerto in B minor.

Other works:
The seventh Humoresque and the song 'Songs my mother taught me'
Composed: Operas, Choral Music, Chamber Music, Concerti along with several other orchestral and vocal, and instrumental pieces.
Antonín Leopold Dvořák has been credited for being the most versatile composer of his time.

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___Ellen J. Barrier
Author/Musician/Singer and Songwriter

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