Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. He studied composition with Joseph Haydn. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost completely deaf.
George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany. He composed during the Baroque Era. Handel produced famous works like the "Messiah" or the "Almira" opera. An interesting fact is that he was the musical director of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Handel died in London, England, in 1759.
Born on March 31, 1685 , Germany. Johann Sebastian Bach was a prestigious organist during the 18th century. He composed famous pieces like "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" or the "Brandenburg Concertos". He composed during the Baroque Era. An interesting fact is that Bach was very generous with the musicians. He died in Leipzig, Germany, on July 28, 1750. Today, he is considered one of the greatest Western composers of all times.
Claude Debussy was born in 1862 .At the age of 22, he won the "Prix de Rome." This prize allowed him to study in Rome, where he studied the music of German composer Richard Wagner. Some of his masterpieces Ariettes oubliées (1888), Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; completed in 1892 and first performed in 1894, and the String Quartet (1893).
Joaquin Rodrigo was born on November 22, 1901, in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. In 1927 Rodrigo moved to Paris. There he studied with Paul Dukas and became a friend of Manuel de Falla. He composed 'Concierto de Aranjuez' (1939), the first concert work for guitar and symphony orchestra. This concert work was created for Spanish guitarist Regino Sainz de la Maza. The work is one of the best masterpieces of Spanish music.Rodrigo received several awards and decorations for his music.
The name of the notes in english.