Great Musicians (DK Eyewitness Books) by DK Publishing

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The main relied on nonfiction sequence out there, Eyewitness Books supply an in-depth, finished examine their matters with a special integration of phrases and photographs. a desirable look at a few of history's maximum tune makers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.

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Makes a European concert tour and meets many other composers, including Brahms, Grieg, and Dvorˇák. 1891 Dedicates Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor to conductor Hans von Bülow (1830–94). Visits US. Conducts at opening of New York’s Carnegie Hall. 1893 Begins Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture on a theme suggested by composer Mily Balakirev (1837–1910). 1879 Enters the Ministry of Justice as a clerk. Resigns after four years to study music theory with Nicolai Zaremba (1821– 79) and orchestration under Anton Rubinstein (1829–94).

Dies of lung cancer at the age of 75. he most sophisticated and influential figure in American jazz, Ellington was largely responsible for elevating jazz from simply entertainment to a unique form of artistic expression. He was a pianist, band leader, and composer whose imagination knew no bounds. His music was influenced by ragtime and avid sportsman Dixie music from the South. He wrote songs, The young Ellington was ballets, musicals, and groundbreaking film scores. more interested in track and baseball than music.

Called Rhapsody in Blue, this became Gershwin’s most famous classical piece. Paul Whiteman’s band performs Rhapsody in Blue in the 1930 movie King of Jazz HOLLYWOOD CONNECTIONS THE FAMILY ACT The lion’s share of Gershwin’s musical hits were written with his brother, Ira. Together they wrote over two dozen shows for New York’s Broadway theaters—many were also made into movies. The shows featured the songs that form the bedrock of the Great American Songbook. Ira reached the top of his profession in 1932 as the first lyricist to win a Pulitzer Prize for their show, Of Thee I Sing.

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