Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Prokofiev in New York, 1918 Biography Early childhood and first compositions Formal education and controversial early works As a member of the Saint Petersburg music scene, Prokofiev developed a reputation as a musical rebel, while getting praise for his original compositions, which he performed himself on the piano. In 1909, he graduated from his class in composition with unimpressive marks. In 1910, Prokofiev's father died and Sergei's financial support ceased. Fortunately he had started making a name for himself as a composer and pianist outside the Conservatory, making appearances at the St Petersburg Evenings of Contemporary Music. In 1911, help arrived from renowned Russian musicologist and critic Alexander Ossovsky, who wrote a supportive letter to music publisher Boris P. The first ballets First World War and Revolution Life abroad Sergei Prokofiev (c. 1918) First visits to the Soviet Union Return to Russia Post-war
Ennio Morricone Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone au Festival de Cannes en 2012. Œuvres principales Ennio Morricone (né le 10 novembre 1928 à Rome) est un compositeur et chef d'orchestre italien, réputé notamment pour ses musiques de films, en particulier celles réalisées pour son ami et camarade de classe Sergio Leone. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Formation et débuts[modifier | modifier le code] Il fait quelques incursions dans le domaine de la chanson en composant et dirigeant deux albums consacrés à une diva de la chanson mondiale : sa compatriote Milva avec l'album Dedicato A Milva Da Ennio Morricone en 1968, et à la chanteuse française Mireille Mathieu avec l'album Mireille Mathieu chante Ennio Morricone en 1974. Le compositeur de bandes originales[modifier | modifier le code] Musicien infatigable et inclassable, son style éclectique allie mysticisme, sensibilité, poésie, force et lyrisme. Le chef d'orchestre[modifier | modifier le code]
Weird Together - Drop The Brass Igor Stravinsky Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinsky or Stravinskii; Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, transliterated: Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; Russian pronunciation: [ˌiɡərʲ ˌfʲjodɐrɐvʲɪt͡ɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj]; 17 June [O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian (and later, a naturalized French and American) composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Life and career Early life in the Russian Empire Igor Stravinsky, 1903 In 1905 he was betrothed to his cousin Yekaterina Gavrilovna Nosenko (called "Katya"), whom he had known since early childhood. In spite of the Orthodox Church's opposition to marriage between first cousins, the couple married on 23 January 1906: their first two children, Fyodor (Theodore) and Ludmila, were born in 1907 and 1908, respectively. Life in Switzerland Vaslav Nijinsky as Petrushka in 1910–11 Life in France Vera de Bosset Sudeikin
Ennio Morricone - Official Site - News It is with great disappointment that the management of Maestro Ennio Morricone has to announce that the forthcoming April concerts in Europe have to be postponed following medical advice after a recent back procedure. Here are the rescheduled new dates: 22 June 2014 LANXESS ARENA COLOGNE , COLOGNE 24 June 2014 OLYMPIAHALLE MUNICH, MUNICH 26 June 2014 ZIGGO DOME AMSTERDAM, AMSTERDAM 27 June 2014 PALAIS 12 BRUSSELS, BRUSSELS 15 July 2014 COQUE LUXEMBURG, LUXEMBOURG 06 October 2014 SLOVNAFT ARENA BRATISLAVA, BRATISLAVA For the first time in the magnificent setting of the French city of Nimes, Maestro Morricone will arrive in concert. His most famous film music such as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Once upon a time in America”, “Cinema Paradiso”, “Chi Mai”, “Once upon a time in the West” and “Mission”, among others will be played among the ancient stones of the Arena with a timeless magic show. For Information and Tickets, contact the box office: Or visit www.gdp.fr/fr/node/17010
Michael Nyman Nyman in 2010 Early life and education Nyman was born in Stratford, London. He was educated at the Sir George Monoux Grammar School, Walthamstow. Career Nyman says he discovered his aesthetic playing the aria, "Madamina, il catalogo è questo" from Mozart's Don Giovanni on his piano in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis, which "dictated the dynamic, articulation and texture of everything I've subsequently done Nyman also published an influential book in 1974 on experimental music called Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (Catalan, Spanish and French translations), which explored the influence of John Cage on classical composers. He has also recorded pop music with the Flying Lizards; a version of his Bird List from the soundtrack to Peter Greenaway's The Falls (1980) appears on their album Fourth Wall as "Hands 2 Take". On 7 July 2007, Nyman performed at Live Earth in Japan. Personal life He was married to Aet Nyman and has two daughters, Molly and Martha. Career highlights
Nino Rota Giovanni "Nino" Rota (3 December 1911 – 10 April 1979) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974). During his long career Rota was an extraordinarily prolific composer, especially of music for the cinema. He wrote more than 150 scores for Italian and international productions from the 1930s until his death in 1979—an average of three scores each year over a 46-year period, and in his most productive period from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s he wrote as many as ten scores every year, and sometimes more, with a remarkable thirteen film scores to his credit in 1954. Early career Giovanni Rota was born into a musical family in Milan.
Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich in 1942 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович , tr. Dmitrij Dmitrievič Šostakovič, pronounced [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj ˈdmʲitrʲɪɪvʲɪt͡ɕ ʂəstɐˈkovʲɪt͡ɕ]; 25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. Nevertheless, he received accolades and state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR (1947–1962) and the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (from 1962 until his death). Biography Early life Birthplace of Shostakovich (now School No. 267). Born at 2 Podolskaya Ulitsa in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Shostakovich was the second of three children of Dmitri Boleslavovich Shostakovich and Sofiya Vasilievna Kokoulina. Shostakovich in 1925 Early career Second World War