Bach_and_Handel

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By: Stephanie Mitschele
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Detail
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Emotion
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Dynamic
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Melody and Harmony
1685-1750
Born March 21, 1685
Eisenach Germany
Family= musicians
Fairly large house
8 years old: Old Latin
Grammar School
 St. Georgenkirche
chorus
 He had “an
uncommonly fine
treble voice”
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Due to: poor sanitation
Early age: sister and
brother die
 Age 9: lost mother
 9 months later: lost
father
 Taken into his brother
Johann Jakob’s home
in Ohrdruf Germany.
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Johann Christoph= well
known organist and
taught Bach piano,
organ, and
harpsichord.
 Joined the choir at
Michaelis monastery at
Lüneburg
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Bach and his friend are
accepted into the choir
here
Mattenchor
Lost his soprano voice
Played Violin in the
Orchestra and
harpsichord during
rehearsals.
Becomes very interested
in the organ.
Played violin in the
orchestra of the small
chamber orchestra of
Duke Johann Ernst.
 The Organ at Arnstadt
was finished
 Changed style: took
after the famous
organist Dietrich
Buxtehude.
 Bach left Arnstadt
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October 17th 1707:
married his cousin
Maria Barbara
 Improved church music
of Germany
 Cothen: life centered
around music
 1717-1723: Chamber
music; violin
concertos, sonatas,
and piano music.
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Capellmeister= Highest
rank of musician, in his
era.
 Went on tour with the
prince.
 Maria died leaving him
and his 4 children they
had together.
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Performed cantatas for
the Prince
 Anna Magdalena
 Got married: had 13
children
 Wanted to move
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May 22, 1723: Moved to
Leipzig
 Worked as director of
music and choir
 School with 3
churches: St. Thomas,
St. Nicholas, and the
New Church
 Extra income from solo
performances
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Not happy with his
position and salary
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Focused on new music
endeavors
He lost his eye sight
Underwent two
cataract surgeries
 His health
disintegrated
 July 28, 1750 he died of
a stroke.
 Buried: St. John’s
Cemetery
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Born: February 23, 1685
Halle Germany
Father wanted him to
study law
 Took private organ
lessons
 17: organist of Calvinist
Cathedral
 18: Traveled to
Hamburg
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Violinist of the
Hamburg Opera
$= gave private lessons
1704: wrote his first
operas
Almira and Nero
Prince Ferdinando de'
Medici
Visited Italy
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Worked for: Francesco
Ruspoli
House musician
Composed many
pieces
Met many composers
Famous in Italy for: La
Risurrezione and Il
Trionfo del Tempo e del
Disinganno
Floridante (1721),
Ottone, Giulio Cesare,
Flavio (1723),
Siroe and Tolemeo
(1728).
 “Messiah”
 “ Water music”
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April 1737: Handel had
a stroke
 Continued playing and
composing
 Hired for jobs: Lord
Lieutenant of Dublin
and the Vauxhall
Gardens
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2nd stroke
Didn’t stop him:
continued to work on
more oratorios.
 Lost his vision
 Continued to play
organ concertos
 Improvisation
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Died: April 14, 1759
Buried: Westminster
Abbey
 He became very
popular after his death.
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BACH
HANDEL
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Dynamically interesting
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Repetitive
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Song goes through many
emotions
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Fast
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Dramatically happy or sad
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Minor and major
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Drama
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Emotion
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Dynamic
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