Great Musicians Of the World: The world has given us some great music artists. Their works have left an impact and have immortalized them. Each and every one of them has a different style, skill and their own way of producing music.
Listening to music releases dopamine in our brain which makes us feel better. In other words, it provides us with feelings of joy and pleasure. Moreover, it helps us improve our mood if we are sad or depressed.
The reason to listen to music is entirely subjective. This is to say, it differs from person to person. Some of the most common reasons are to avoid boredom, social bonding, refreshment, etc. Very often, it happens that a love for music brings various people together since they like the same musicians.
Sometimes the music or song is so beautiful that it takes us in a trance and gives a feeling of euphoria and piloerections i.e. goosebumps.
There are several artists who have been successful in invoking all these feeling among the listeners. Let us have a look at some of them.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart is said to be the only composer to write and excel in all music genres of the time. His influence on Western music is undeniably great. He began his career from a very young age and has composed more than 600 pieces of music! Over the course of his life, he travelled to various countries and cities and composed music there.
He composed music in several genres including opera, symphony, the solo concerto, chamber music and the piano sonata. Mozart was a key factor in bringing back the baroque style and giving it his own touch. Moreover, he also composed some religious music. His opera, Don Giovanni is one of his most famous works.
Franz Joseph Haydn
Haydn was an Austrian composer and an important figure in the classical style of music. He composed hundreds of works in his lifetime. Haydn played a key role in the establishment of the forms and styles for the symphony and string quartet. Majority of his life he composed music for the Esterházy family. However, he also travelled to several cities.
The Creation and the Trumpet Concerto are some of his most famous works. By the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated music composers in Europe. He largely composed instrumental music. Due to his contribution, he is popularly known as the “Father of the Symphony”.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Often said to have composed works in the transitional period, he is one of the most important figures in Western music. Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. His works combined vocals and instruments. Moreover, he is credited with widening the scope of sonata, concerto, quartet and symphony.
It is believed that with age, Beethoven started going deaf. However, some of his most important works are said to have been composed in the last 10 years of his life when he was unable to hear. Moonlight Sonata and Für Elise are two among his list of several famous works.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach was a German composer and a musician of the Baroque period. His compositions represent the best of the Baroque era. Moreover, he is considered as the creator of many masterpieces of church and instrumental music.
In addition, his work is full of complexities and stylistic innovations which makes him one of the greatest musicians of all time. The Brandenburg Concertos, Mass in B Minor and The Well-Tempered Clavier are few among his many famous works.
Jackson was the lead singer of his family group, Jackson 5. However, fame and success came to him when he started performing solo. He was a singer, songwriter and dancer. Being one of the most famous figures in pop culture, he is the most awarded musician in the history of pop music. In addition, he is also known as “King of Pop”.
With over 350 million records sold worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His album Thriller is the best-selling music album of all time, generating 7 of the top 10 hits of the time. He has produced many songs during his career. Moreover, he was widely loved and adored by the people.
Widely known as the “King of Rock and Roll”, Presley was an American singer and one of rock music’s most prolific performers. Apart from singing, he also starred in films. However, today, the world knows him as a popular music icon. He rose to fame in the mid-1950s.
He is the best-selling solo music artist of all time. Presley was commercially successful in many genres for instance pop, country, gospel, etc. Moreover, he is recognized all over the world. King Creole and Tiger Man are two of his many albums.
It is an Australian rock band established in 1973. Their music has been subjectively described as hard rock, blues and heavy metal. Over the years, the band has undergone several changes in its members. They have produced a lot of hits over the years. T.N.T and Highway to Hell are some of their most popular albums.
The band has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. It was introduced in the rock and roll hall of fame in the year 2003. Their album Back in Black is the highest-selling album by a band with over 50 million units sold worldwide. Further, the band continues till date to entertain people with their music.
The Beatles are regarded as the most influential band of all time in pop music history. The band was formed in Liverpool, England in 1960. They largely produced rock and pop music and were introduced into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1988. Abbey Road, Let It Be and The Beatles are some of their many famous albums.
They were influenced by the 1950s American rock and roll and led the British Invasion of America in 1964. Their music has influenced many people over the years. Yellow Submarine was a cartoon movie based on their music with the same name. After 10 years of being together, the band broke up and started their solo careers.
They are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Queen is one of the best rock bands in recent history. They have produced several best-selling albums. As a result, they have thousands of fans all over the world. They were inducted in the rock and roll hall of fame in the year 2001.
The band is still active though 2 of their earlier members are no longer a part of it. The band is one of the world’s best selling music artists. We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions are their most famous songs. Above all, the band remains much-celebrated even today.
All these musicians have left their impact on this world. Their music has gained them several fans and admirers. They are some of the greatest musicians of all time. However, they are not the only ones. There are many more like them who are just as good or perhaps, even better. So, if you know some lesser-known musicians who created good music, let me know as well.
Those are some of the Great Musicians Of the World and Thank you.
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