In a trace far back through human history in the line of music, it was established that most of the best musicians and composers in the history of man were majorly from Germany, these are the people that took music to a whole new level. The genesis of German music can be said to be as far back as the 12th century, during the likes of Hildegard from Bingen who wrote all the traditional Christian music, hymns and all its lyrics that were then considered auspicious and mystic. These make us understand that the history of music cannot be completely written without the involvement of the Germans. In this piece, I will centre on the German, and their traditional music. The forms of music that makes them the most unique amidst all.
This is a form of music that has in recent times, undergone lots of transformations, all thanks to the inspiration by the English and American music rivals. In Germany, most of the people in some particular region still practice different and unique forms of dancing and music, he kind of music mainly prompted by East Germans which are based on pure notes from traditional music. In the mid-1990s, Volklieder, a folk music that contains lyrics of joy, optimism, reality and passion was being taught to children, and it was a song used in celebrating the German heritage. Some of the most renowned folk music players are Oktoberclub, Wacholder, Hannes Walder, etc. Folk traditional music was under classified as Oom-pah, Swabia and Bavaria, all of which always features German traditional musical instruments. The Oom-pah is mostly played in a very large beer hall, Sorbs played in Sorbian song festivals and Bavaria played almost everywhere in Germany and even outside Germany.
Far back as the 15th century, there was a revolution of classical music that was carried out by Oswald von Wolkenstein and Conrad Paumann, although Mozart, Bach Beethoven and Brahms were the renowned German musicians that propagated the pure classical trend of German music. And since then, classical music in German has evolved into diverse kinds, such as chorale, opera, and even baroque. While the chorale was a polyphonic music that is always created as a result of intertwining of melodies, opera was mostly enjoyed by the people, and it was further advanced by Beethoven and Heinrich Schultz. In the 19th century, “The Threepenny Opera, “Rise and Fall of City of Mahogany” and “The Ring of the Nibelung” because so popular that people danced to them, and made them their favourites. The main composers of chorale are Martin Luther, Dieterich Buxtehude and Henrich Schultz.
Looking back to the18th century, when baroque music migrated into Germany from Italy, it had a very special and unique tone that made it very appealing. A song that featured a lot of musical instruments, such as violin, harpsichord and the likes, was introduced into concerts, preludes and fugues. The era that produced the sweetest melodies ever in the history of German music where the classical and romantic era respectively.