Bach Quotes, Bach Quotes ... The 3rd 22 Tributes to the Composer

 

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Paul Falk

 

 

Who payed tribute to Bach? A Mini Biography

 

Paul Falk is surely the youngest, who expresses himself excited in that chapter of the webiste. His tribute matches extremely our nowadays internet era. Paul Falk is born in 1996, after all it's still in the 20th century. Paul is son of Dieter Falk, who handed his excitement for Johann Sebastian Bach down two his both sons. Paul Falk is living in Düpsseldorf, Germany, speaks English, plays the piano and drums plus he is actor as well and dubbing actor. In 2008 he was nominated in the category "Outstanding Offspring Accomplishment" for the German Award for Synchronic. Together with his dad and his brother he is on tour with "Celebrate Bach".

 

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Georg Seesslen

 

 

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Georg Seeßlen is a German author, a feature writer, a cineast and a film reviewer. He is born 1948. He studied painting, art history and semiology in Mucnich, Bavaria, Germany. After that he was associate professor at home and abroad. He writes features for radio stations, such as Deutschlandradio Kultur, which is Germany Radio Culture. Seeßlen is living in Kaufbeuren, Germany.

 

 


 

Charles Burney

 

 

Who payed tribute to Bach? A Mini Biography

 

Charles Burney lived from 1726 until 1814. He is born in Shrewsbury in the United Kingdom and he died in Chelsea in London. He was a Briitish music theorist, a composer and an organist as well. The University of Oxford honored him with the degree of a "Doctor of Music". His great vision was to write the "History of Music" and for that he travelled through half of Europe. He published it 1773 as "The Present State of Music in Germany, the Netherlands and United Provinces". This publication is of great significance, because in it he reports of many meetings with European musicians like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. 1776 finally the first volume "A General History of Music" was published, a second followed 1782. In Westminster Abbey a  memorial tablet reminds of Charles Burney.

 


 

Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart

 

 

Who payed tribute to Bach? A Mini Biography

 

Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart was a German poet and organist, composer and a journalist as well. He was born in Obersontheim neach Schwäbisch Hall, Germany in 1739 and died in Stuttgart. He grew up in Aalen and for a long time he lived in Geislingen/Steige in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. He lived a loose lifestyle, this is told - and he was relegated out of the country by the sovereign. And because he mocked Franziska von Hofenheim as a "Lichtputze that glows and stinks", he was imprisoned, in the jail Asperg on a hill close to Stuttgart. For ten years. But that's not all to tell. There is a legend going around, that tells he was buried alive. He liked Heilbronn (...my hometown) is what he said. He thought: " ...those who posess gold and want to live nicely in Germany, to those I recommand Heilbronn:"

 


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Arnold Schönberg

 

 

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Arnold Schönberg was an austrian composer. Beyond that he was a music theorist and a composition teacher, a painter, a poet and an inventor as well. He was born in Vienna, austria in the year 1874 and he died in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America in 1951. From 1941 he had the US citizenship. He was one of the most influencial composers of the early 20th century. Already in an the age of nine years he played the violin. And he figured out composing. However it took many years until he was acknowledged as a composer. In the United States Schönberg was first a professor in New York and Boston, later in Los Angeles, California. Today he is laid to rest at the Viennese Central Cemetary.

 


 

Albert Einstein

 

 

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Albert Einstein. He was born in the year 1879 in Ulm, Germany and he died in Princeton, in New Jersey in the United States of America. That was in 1955. And because the whole chapter is about tributes and quotes, you will find my favorite tribute here. and it's no quote related to Bach. So here is the quoto, my favorite quote from Albert Einstein: "You don't have to undrstand the world, you just have get along in it!" How nice, always my last resort. For decades - but joking aside now. Albert Einstein was a physician. a theoretical physician. Er researched in the matter of time and space and his theory of relativity made him worldfamous. There is a special and a general and for all that he deserved the Nobel prize for pyhsics. That was in 1922. Einstein was considered epitome of a genious. He had several nationalities in his life and he was stateless for a while. E = mc²: that is what we all know ans some of us do understand it. I mean, they understand it accurately. If you are really interested in Einsteins work, I recommand Wikipedia here - more than just colored in red. Or - you buy a book. That a person of his excellence received honorations, prizes and decorations - that goes without saying. Contrary to Bach there is a moon crater named after Einstein. After Johann Sebastian Bach there are only a few asteroides. However, more asteroides are named after Bach than after Einstein. But - you see me smiling.

 


 

Hector Berlioz

 

 

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Hector Berlioz was a French composer and music reviewer. He was born 1803 close to Lyon and he died in Paris 1869. He was one of the first conductors, who insisted on the use of a metronome during the rehearsals, to confirm the exact speed of his compositions. His relationsship to Richard Wagner was stressed, they critizised onanother publicly. And Wagner found Berlioz unlimited boring. Berlioz is burried on the cimétère Montmartre.

 


 

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

 

 

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Carl Philipp Eamnuel Bach or in nowadays short form among Bach enthusiasts CPE, was one of the four famous Bach sons, respectively one of the five musical sons of Johann Sebastian Bach. And he was a German composer, the most famous of the four famous. His mother was Bach's first wife, Maria Barbara Bach. He was born in the year 1714 in Weimar. He died in 1788 in Hamburg. His mother died, when he was six years old, in Koethen. As late as in the age of 24 he skipped his career as a jurist and spend all his ime on music. In a letter he himself called his first compositions "smearing". Already 137 he was called to the court of the later King Frederick II in the city of Ruppin, Germany. 1741 he was hired permanently at htis court. In the year 1753 he published his famous work "Experiment about the true way to play the piano". In 1768 CPE Bach became music director and cantor in Hamburg. There he died 20 years later. He is conisidered one of the most considerable composers between the Baroque era and the Viennese Classicism. In his time he was even more famous than his father. Now let's end this chapter around tributes and quotes with a tibute to Carl Philipp Emanuel. "Those who know me closely, can truyl see, that I thank very much to Emanuel Bach, that I understood him and I studied diligently." That is waht an another great composer, that is Joseph Haydn, said about the Bach son.

 


 

Charles Gounod

 



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Chalres Counod was a French composer, who was born in Paris in the year 1818 and died in Saint-Cloud 1893. His mother was a piansit and that is why Gounold got music lessons very early. Later he studied and in 1939 he received the Prix de Rome for his canatata "Fernand". In 1842 and 1843 he travelled trough Italy, Austruia and Germany, made a stop as well in Leipzig and became, after his return to Paris, church band leader and cantor. Next stations in his life were compositions for the opera and then: operas. In the year 1859 The opera "Faust" brought the very bis success as a composer. But be aware: Gounod's "Faust" is not Goethe's "Faust" - for the beginners among us, like me. For the most of us, the name of "Gounod" is best known for the "Ave Maria", that is based on Bach's music and which was added by his composition in 1859. It is the first worldwide classic piece of music ever. In 1839 Gounod died and left the world the today's anthem of the Vatican, the title melody of the American TV series "Alfred Hitchkock presents" and of course many works more, like operas, oratorios, catatas and messes.

 


 

Pablo Casals

 

 

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Pablo Casals, or in Catalan Pau Casals i Defilló, was foremost a cellist and he was famous all over the world. He was born in 1876 in Spain and died1973  in San Juan de Puerto Rico. Casals was a composer and conductor too. His father was a musician as well and so Pau found his way to music already very early. He was promototd much by his parents and developed his skills in no time until he was internationaly recognized. 1904 he gave a performance to the President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt. 1919 he started conducting. He is also remembered as a advocate for worldwide piece, for democracy and for freedom. Between 1946 and 1950 he mainly was conducting. With a performance based on te invitation of the United Nations he gave a concert on the "Day of the United Nations", which was broadcasted to more than 40 nations. The message of piece and this conccert made him world famous and he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in this year. 1973 he was again playing for an American President: John F. Kennedy. Kennedy subsequently granted him the Freedom Medal of the United States of America. More honorations followed. By order of the UNO he composed the Anthem of the United Nations, which became well-known as the "Anthem to the Peace". 1973 Casals was buried in San Juan de Puerto Rico and lateron transfered his to birthplace El Vednrell, Spain respectively Catalan.

 


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Martin Stadtfeld

 

 

Who payed tribute to Bach? A Mini Biography

 

Martin Stadtfeld is one of the youngest artists, who made a tribute to Johann Sebatsian Bach. He is born in 1980 in Koblenz, Germany. Stadtfeld is a German pianist. In the age of nine years he already gave gis first concert and he won many prizes until today. Among them there are several "Echos Classics", an important German award. Plus, he won the Nikolai-Rubinstein-Prize in Paris, France.

 


 

Karl Straube

 

 

Who payed tribute to Bach? A Mini Biography

 

Karl Straube, better Montgomery Rufus Karl Siegfried Straube was a German organist. Very exciting for a Bach portal: Straube was, like Bach, a Thomas Cantor in Leipzig too. He was bron in 173 in Berlin, Germany and he died exactly 200 years after Bach, which is 1950. And like Bach, he died in Leipzig. He received his first education, again like Johann Sebastian Bach, from his father. 1903 he became organist at the St. Thomas Church and in the same year choir conductor of the Leipzig Bach Society too. 1908 he was appointed professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music at Leipzig. 1918 he became Thomas Canotr. 1920 Straube attended as a person in charge the first trip abroad of the Thomas Boy Choir. This were the journeys to Denmark and Norway, which was the beginn of the high international respect.

 


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Hans Werner Henze

 

 

Who payed tribute to Bach? A Mini Biography

 

Hans Werner Henze received uncountable awards since 1950. He was conductor and died as alte as 2012. He was born in Gütersloh in 1926 and died in Dresden, both Germany. He became 76 years old. Already early he was interested in culture and music and attracted attention with his denial of fachism and war. Shortly before his death the first premiere of the season 2012/2013 at the Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany began with his anti war opera "We achieve the river". Henze is buried in his adopted home MArion close to Rome, Italy.

 


 

Georg Philipp Telemann

 

 

Who payed tribute to Bach? A Mini Biography

 

Georg Philipp Telemann was, like Bach, a German composer in the Baroque Era. He was four years older than Bach and is born in Magdeburg, Germany, in the neighborhood Bach's, so to speak. Teleman was a self-educated person and had his greatest success with composing during his studies in Leipzig. Beside the quality his work is considered very extensive and he worked in all music categories. There are 3,600 works registered: for that reason he was one of the most productive musicnaisn in history. However he was overshadowed for a long time by the great Johann Sebastian Bach. Teleman died in the old age of 86 years in Hamburg, Germany.

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