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History In Perspective

The time in history and where Franklin lived had an influence on his scientific thinking. This page should help put that into perspective.

Franklin only focused on Science for six years yet he gave us so much.

 

 

Composers Who Wrote For The Armonica

   

  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

..."At the age of three, he already sat in front of the harpsichord attempting to find harmonic successions of thirds; whenever he succeeded, his shrill voice rang out joyfully. When he was four, his father began to teach him elements of the harpsichord and, playfully, the rules of composition. ..."

 
 
   

  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

..."A German composer, universally recognized as one of the greatest composers who ever lived. His piano virtuosity and extraordinary compositions won him the generous support of the Viennese aristocracy despite his notoriously boorish manners."...

   

  Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787)

..."A German-born operatic composer. With Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) he revolutionized Opera, establishing lyrical tragedy as a vital form that unified dramatic, emotional, and musical elements. Gluck's emphasis on dramatic impact and musical simplicity
became incorporated into French operatic tradition."...