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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).
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 "Fantastic Symphony"?
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.
Johann Sebastian Bach did not compose a single piece for ...
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 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.
What nationality was Ludwig van Beethoven?
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").
What did Ludwig van Beethoven not composed?
The Gypsy Baron
String Quartets Rasumovsky
To a Distant Sweetheart
The Gypsy Baron, the author of the composition is Johann Strauss (son). The others are by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Which era did Antonio Vivaldi create in?
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and priest. Born in Venice, the capital of the Venetian Republic, he is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as the Four Seasons.
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.
What nationality was Franz Joseph Haydn?
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 Rohrau - 1809 Vienna) was an Austrian composer of the Classical era and one of the three "Viennese classics" (the oldest). His younger brother, Johann Michael, was also a highly regarded composer, active mainly in Salzburg.