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Johann Sebastian Bach did not compose a single piece for ...
Piano. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos. Since the 19th-century Bach he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time, but he did not compose a single piece of music for the piano
Who composed the scores for films such as The Lion King, The Thin Red Line, The Last Samurai, Gladiator and the Pirates of the Caribbean series?
Hans Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films, including The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995.
What nationality was Ludwig van Beethoven?
German. Beethoven was born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire. He moved to Vienna in his early 20s. His grandfather was of Flemish origin, thus "van" in his family name (not German "von").
Who composed the music for Rosemary's Baby, directed by Roman Polanski?
Krzysztof Komeda was a Polish film music composer and jazz pianist. Perhaps best known for his work in film scores, Komeda wrote the scores for Roman Polanski’s films Knife in the Water, Cul-de-sac, The Fearless Vampire Killers and Rosemary’s Baby.
Who composed the music for David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks?
Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer of Italian descent, best known for his work scoring films for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga , The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive.
Who composed the scores for films such as Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, In the Line of Fire or The Hateful Eight?
Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player. Since 1946 Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works.
Who composed the "Fantastic Symphony"?
Hector Berlioz. The Symphonie fantastique is a symphony written by the French composer Hector Berlioz. It is one of the most famous Romantic works for orchestra. The official title of the piece is Episode de la Vie d’un Artiste (An Episode in the Life of the Artist), but it is always called by its subtitle Symphonie Fantastique which means Fantasy Symphony. The “Fantasy” refers to the story that is described by them music.
Who composed tetralogy "The Ring of the Nibelung"?
Richard Wagner. The Ring of the Nibelung, is a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied. Wagner wrote the libretto and music over the course of about twenty-six years, from 1848 to 1874.
Who wrote both the words and the music for the opera '' Lohengrin ''?
Richard Wagner. Lohengrin is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. It is based on an old German legend. It was first performed in Weimar, Germany on 28 August 1850 with Franz Liszt conducting. Liszt chose to conduct it on that particular day because 28 August was the birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who had lived in Weimar.
Who wrote the first opera in the history of world music?
Jacopo Peri (1561-1633), known under the pseudonym Il Zazzerino, was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. He wrote the first work to be called an opera today, Dafne (around 1597), and also the first opera to have survived to the present day, Euridice (1600).