This essay will be exploring the romantic period in general, as well as the composer Edvard Greig and his piece: In the Hall of the Mountain King. Later on this essay will be critically analysing:
1. The Romantic period and its styles of music.
2. The importance of Romanticism in the history of music
3. Discussing the Inquiry Questions (factual, debatable, conceptual concepts)
4. The introduction of the musician I have chosen and why
5. My chosen piece using specific music vocabulary (referring to YouTube presentation, and vocabulary list) For example, using the elements of music (rhythm, pitch, harmony, melody, form and structure, timbre, articulation) symbolism, moods, ideas, your opinions etc.
6. Discussion …show more content…
How did your chosen composer's music make an impact in the Romantic Period?
3. How true is it to say that circumstances dictate our actions?
The characteristics were already started in the category “styles of music of the Romantic period”.
He was an advanced harmonist and became a model for many European composers. The secret behind Grieg's world reputation lay in his ability to compose new piano music that could be played by newbies at home all around the world. Over the course of the 20th century Grieg's music bleached from the minds of musicians and the audience, and his popularity amongst the crowds was often used against him. Grieg's most popular works were listened to daily at spas, cafes and as the accompaniment to soundless …show more content…
His parent’s names were Alexander Grieg (his father), who was a merchant and vice-consul in Bergen; and Gesine Judithe Hagerup (his mother), who was a music teacher and daughter of Edvard Hagerup. Edvard Grieg was raised in a musical environment. His mother was his first piano educator and taught him to play at the age of six. Grieg studied in numerous schools, including “Tanks Upper School”, “Tanks School” and the “N.P.S, Norwegian Private School”. On 11 June 1867, Grieg wedded his first cousin, Nina Hagerup. The next year, their single child, Alexandra, was given birth. Alexandra died in 1869 from meningitis. In the summer of 1868, Grieg composed his Piano Concerto in A minor while on break in