Nineteenth Century Music

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Importance of Piano in Nineteenth CenturyA Brief Study on Famous Pianist of the EraNineteenth century played a very important promoting music. Most of the music of nineteenth century used to be romantic and this was the reason that nineteenth century was called as the Romantic era.

The romantic period was one of the most well known periods of the musical history.

It can not be doubted that the composers of that era made massive contributions to the piano. Some prominent names from this era are Beethoven, Liszt, Hummel and Haydn. (2003)Beethoven (1770 - 1827)Beethoven was a German composer. He belonged to a musical family. He started studying piano at the age of eight and at the age of twelve started hi composition.

After some time he started performing and giving lessons to make a living and succeeded in setting up himself to the level of performing at the concerts.

After gaining name he traveled to Vienna and got recognized as a great musician. He composed many symphonies and did more then ten works for piano. Of all his symphonies, symphony number nine became a classic. (2003)Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)Franz Liszt was a Hungarian musician considered as naturally gifted. At the age of thirteen he performed at many concerts throughout Europe. He prepared hundreds of arrangements of other composers' works. He became a successful and amazing pianist. His magnetic personality and showy performances used to help him in attract an enormous crowd in his concerts. He made some of the best compositions of the nineteenth century. In the last years of his life he left his profession and devoted his life to religion by becoming a priest. (2003)Jan Nepomuk Hummel (1778 - 1837)He was an Austrian musician. His music was based on Classical to the Romantic musical era.