Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913 (age 63) in England. He is a celebrity composer.
Benjamin Britten was an English composer, conductor and pianist, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He was a child prodigy”learning to play the piano at the age of two and composing his first piece at five”and grew up to be the central figure of the British classical music of his time. Although he attended the Royal College of Music, it was his private study with composer Frank Bridge that influenced him more. He first came to the public attention at the age of twenty with the a cappella choral work, titled, ˜A Boy was Born' and leapt to international fame within a short period with ˜Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.' He was a prolific composer and his large body of works included opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. Over the years, he received a number of awards and honors. He was also the first musician to receive life peerage and become Baron Britten. Today he is best remembered for works like ˜Peter Grimes', and ˜The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra', and most importantly, ˜The War Requiem.'
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He was mentored by composer Frank Bridge after the two met at a performance of Bridge's orchestral poem "The Sea." Bridge found his talents impressive and taught him to place high priority on the technical side of composing.
His opera "Peter Grimes" debuted in June 1945 to great commercial and critical success, equaling, if not exceeding, "La bohème" and "Madama Butterfly's" financial and popular success.
As far as we know Benjamin Britten has died December 4, 1976 ( age 63)
He was the youngest of four children born to Robert Victor Britten, a dentist, and Edith Rhoda Hockey, an amateur musician.
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He was forever changed after he and Yehudi Menuhin traveled to Germany to perform for concentration camp survivors, but he did not speak of his impressions or experiences until the end of his life.
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What would you call a child who started composing at the age of five and made public appearances at the age of eight? A prodigy isn't it? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sits at the top of the list of music composers who hold a special place in the realm of music. In a short span of 35 years, he became the most celebrated musician, writing almost 600 musical pieces all of which are hailed as master pieces. Throughout his life, Mozart travelled all over the world, composed in abundance, remained a voracious student of music, explored and experimented with almost all genres of music. His works are considered to be the pinnacles of symphonies, operas and chamber music. The final phase of his life was very productive, as some of his best known operas, symphonies and concertos belong to that period. His friend Joseph Haydn wrote, ˜posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years'. Scroll down and learn all about the childhood, life and career of Mozart.
Known as the Shakespeare of Music, Ludwig Van Beethoven was one of the greatest composers the world has ever had. He was one among the pioneers of instrumental music in European culture, and played a crucial role in the development of tonal music. Though acquired deafness restricted him from actively involving in social life, it never trammelled his creativity. During the premiere of his final masterpiece, ˜Ninth Symphony', Beethoven had to turn around to view the clapping of the audience as he had become totally deaf by then. However, despite his loss of hearing, he grew as a colossus of music, whose fame continues to be unbeaten even now. Influenced greatly by Mozart and Haydn, he enriched his style with the emotional power of romanticism. The intricacy and vastness of his works went much beyond the age, baffled his contemporaries and continues to mystify the professionals and later audiences. His operas, symphonies and sonatas are still sung and performed all over the world.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, born in late seventeen century into a reputed musical family at Eisenach, Germany. He had his early musical training under his father and uncle. He lost both his parents at a young age following which his eldest brother took him into his household and began tutoring him. At fifteen, he was sent to Michaelis monastery at LÃ¼neburg, where he completed his training. Bach began his career as a violinist in Weimar and then shifted to Arstadt as an organist. From there, he went to MÃ¼hlhausen and then again to the Court of Weimar, and subsequently to KÃ¶then before settling at Leipzig. However, in most places, his employers were unsympathetic to his aspirations or talent and therefore he did not get either money or fame in his lifetime. His music was rediscovered about fifty years after his death; by then many of his creations had been lost. Today he is considered as one of the greatest composers of all time.
John Williams is a multiple award-winning, widely successful American composer, conductor and pianist. As his father was a professional jazz percussionist, John developed a liking for music and symphonies at an early age. By the time he was 15, he had his own jazz band and he played and experimented with various musical instruments. He created his first original composition, a piano sonata, when he was 19. He worked as a jazz pianist and studio musician before making a name for himself in films and television in the 1960s. His career has spanned several decades and in the process he has given iconic film scores in over a 100 films including the ˜Star Wars' series, ˜Jaws', ˜E.T.', ˜Indiana Jones' series, ˜Superman', ˜Schindler's List', ˜Saving Private Ryan', ˜Catch Me If You Can', ˜Memoirs of a Geisha', ˜War Horse' and ˜Lincoln'. For his efforts he has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and 22 Grammy Awards, highlighting the importance and quality of his work. He has enjoyed most of his success with Steven Spielberg, composing music for all but two of his films. Other than composing for films, he has conducted many national and international orchestras and authored several concert works too
Composer who's worked on some of the biggest movies, including favorites such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the Oceans 11 movies, and Moulin Rouge.
Composer and pianist who debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2010 when she was only nine. This led to many more prestigious appearances before the age of 12. In 2016, he began leading her own jazz trio. They released an EP titled Into The Blue in 2017.
There are only a few musicians working in Hollywood today who deserve as much respect and fame that Hans Zimmer has earned. Hans Zimmer is a German film composer and record producer who has been dominating Hollywood with his sharp musical talent since the late 80s until now. To this date, the music maestro has provided music to more than 150 films and having done scores for acclaimed films like ˜The Gladiator', ˜The Lion King', ˜Inception' and ˜The Dark Knight Trilogy', he still continues to be at the prime of his career. Having worked with some of the greatest filmmakers in Hollywood, Hans has made movies feel epic with his score full of orchestral operatic sounds. He moved from Germany to the UK, then to the USA and brought his unique style in his music to create the mood and environment in films. He integrates electronic music with the classic orchestral arrangements and creates magic out of it. His association with many big Hollywood filmmakers, especially Christopher Nolan, the ace film director, has been a mega success. Over the course of his illustrious career, Zimmer has been conferred upon with many honours such as four Grammy Awards, One Academy Award and two Golden Globe awards. He presently works at the DreamWorks studios as the head of film music division and works in collaboration with other musicians as well to nurture them.
David Rose was a renowned songwriter, music composer, arranger, and orchestra leader of America. He is better known for his scores of The Stripper, Holiday for Strings and Calypso Music. His composition of Calypso Music was an instant hit and was given a gold disc.He started his career as part of a dance band. Later, he acted as a pianist, arranger and conductor for the NBC radio. During the World War II, he played the role of a composer and conductor for the U.S. Army where he got recognition for his work of ˜Winged Victory', a musical. His meeting with Red Skeleton was a turning point of his career. Skeleton's radio program helped to popularize his song Holiday for Strings. His remarkable contribution towards music industry includes his creation of theme music for more than twenty television series. For 14 years, he was the music composer of a classic television series ˜Bonanza' for which he won several Emmy awards. He released more than 50 albums among which the name of The Stripper deserved special mention for his mastery of using jazz music style. This work of Rose featured in several films like ˜Slap Shot' and ˜The Full Monty'. Television programmes like ˜Little Britain and ˜Scrubs' used this musical composition successfully.