Classical Concert Papers

  • Johann Sebastian Bach Biography

    1315 words, 6 pages

    Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great. Bach, who came from a family of over 53 musicians, was nothing short of a virtuosic instrumentalist as well as a masterful composer. Born in Eisenach, Germany, on M

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    1198 words, 5 pages

    Mambo music is up tempo and mainly instrumental that has many different distinctions and definitions. It is a big-band dance music genre featuring antiphonal sectional arrangements for contrasting brass instruments. Typical instruments involved in a mambo song are the conga, cajon, bongo, timbales, claves, upright bass, piano, trombones, trumpets, and saxophone. Mambo has its origins in American big band style of music mashed together with Cuban ideas of the montuno and danzon. The montuno involves a rhythmic backbeat infused with often-improvised solos. These s

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    Beethoven: The Greatest Composer

    1128 words, 5 pages

    The piano has seen many sights and has been a part of countless important events in the past and present, and is said to have dominated music for the past 200 years. Throughout history, inventions come along that “take art away from princes and give it the people” (Swan 41). Not unlike the printing press, the piano made what was once intangible possible: the poorest of peasants could enjoy the same music that their beloved rulers did. The piano can be played by “the rankest of amateurs, and the greatest of virtuosos” (Swan 41); so even if a person is not very intelligent, a simple tune can e

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    1073 words, 5 pages

    Bebop is a style of jazz created around the era of the 1940’s. It was based around smaller groups of musicians of about 4 to 6 musicians rather than around 10 or more which big bands usually consisted of. This allowed for more solo opportunities and improvisation. The music composed was more complex e.g. harder melodies and involved more difficult chord progressions. Great examples of these are Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. Base lines became more detailed rather than just a “walking bass” and there was more emphasis on the role of the rhythm section. Bebop was

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    Area Of Study

    1220 words, 5 pages

    An INNER JOURNEY involves the exploration into one's self. It offers growth & development through emotional pilgrimage and provides new insights for the mind and spirit. Although the arrival of a journey is significant, it is the journey embarked on which matters most.. This is demonstrated Sally Morgan's autobiographical novel in My Place, Anthony Hills picture book Burnt Stick and Peter Goldsworthy's novel, Maestro all portray the value of reflection in one's life and how the journeys need to be relished. Morgan recounts her journey of mind and spirit as she embar

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    The Classical Period

    2124 words, 9 pages

    The Classical period spans roughly between 1750-1820, and was a time where significant changes in musical form and style occurred. Influenced by the civilised restraint of the new age of Enlightenment, the main principle of the day was the search for intellectual freedom. Music of the Classical period became an embodiment of Enlightenment ideals that were centred on the idea that ‘the reason of man could ultimately unlock every mystery, that civilisation was heading onward and upward and that extremes of emotion were undesirable’[1]. The enlightenment age brought about nationalism and

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    Liza Redfield

    1486 words, 6 pages

    The 1960’s was a time known as the second wave of feminism where women took an even greater stand for themselves by not only speaking their mind but entering and graduating from the same schools as men and demanding the same jobs men held. One of these women was Liza Redfield, a women conductor, who worked her way to become one of the first full-time ‘maestras’ for Broadway. Louis Calta of the New York Times captures not only Liza’s many accomplishments within music, but her humorous personality that comes out through the many different questions asked to her. Calta begins his article by di

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    2505 words, 11 pages

    Tortured Genius By Megan Wyatt MUS 110 IN4 Joseph Kerman said it best “If any single composer deserves a special chapter in the history of music, that composer is Ludwig van Beethoven.” Beethoven, a German pianist and composer, is considered one of the most important dignitaries in the intermediate phase between the Classical and Romantic eras in music, and today maintains his status as one of the most significant composers of all time. Beethoven suffered a devastating fate, after the age of thirty, he became progressively deaf, but this did not stop him from writing some of his greate

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    Baroque Music

    6125 words, 25 pages

    Baroque music describes a style of Western Classical music approximately extending from 1600 to 1750.[1] This era follows the Renaissance and was followed in turn by the Classical era. The word "baroque" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl",[2] a negative description of the ornate and heavily ornamented music of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its architecture. Baroque music forms a major portion of the classical music canon, being widely studied, performed, and listened to. Composers of the baroque era include Johann Sebastian Bach, George F

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And The Classical Era

    1362 words, 6 pages

    Music 123 The Classical Era lasted for 70 years; there was a great change in the music that was being produced. Classical music placed a great stress on clarity with significance to melodic expression and instrumental color. Although opera and vocal music (secular and sacred) was still being written, orchestral literature was performed on a broader basis. The orchestra developed more color and flexibility as clarinets, flutes. Oboes and bassoons became permanent members of the orchestra. ( The 1700s brought about a musical style known as Rococo. This musical styl

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    Meaning Of The Fantastic

    995 words, 4 pages

    The basic meaning of the fanatastic is to show and present the importance of the message contained in the story. Every author wants to express himself as clear as possible and create a world which can do this the best. So trying to understand what the fantastic is we have to find out what the direct importance of the story is. In order to do this we need the analysis. Among all the stories we have read and discussed in class I chose the one about Orpheus and Eurydice. It is a myth so naturally it is not so hard to see the evidences of the fantastic elements. I am sure that these elements have

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    Joan Tower

    1007 words, 5 pages

    Concert pianist, conductor and composer Joan Tower was born on September 6, 1938 in New Rochelle, New York. When she was only 9 years old she moved to Bolivia with her family. Her father - a mineralogist – was particularly insistent upon his daughter taking consistent formal musical training. (NPR) Her skills as a musician, especially on piano, began to grow rapidly. The relationship Joan Tower had with her father can be seen in all different aspects of her work. This is specifically visible in her “mineral works” titled Black Topaz (1976) and Silver Ladders (1986). (Bard) She returned to th

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    Appreciationg For Classical Music

    1011 words, 5 pages

    Mus 105 The first composition, Gulliver Suite for two violins in D by German Baroque composer, Georg Phillip Teleman (17280. Teleman showed great musical gifts at an early age, he was discouraged by his family from becoming a professional musician. His music was natural in melody, bold in harmonies, light and bouncy in rhythm, and beautifully orchestrated, and he was admired for his church compositions. This composition was based on four short movements which were telling a story. The first theme that was introduced was lively, joyous and made you feel as if you were g

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    Music Appreciation

    1260 words, 6 pages

    The Role of Music in My Life Music has been around for centuries. Some reasons people listen to music are as follows: relieve stress, increase energy, learn better, become smarter, relax, sleep better, and protect the heart. “According to the AMTA, ‘Music therapy is an established health care profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages,” as stated by Dowling (2005-2007). The article by Dowling (2005-2007) also states that “music therapist can help a person to: promote wellness, manager stress

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    Edward Kennedy

    1252 words, 6 pages

    Music 101- Music History and Appreciation Research Paper Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974) Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is an African American and he wasn’t any ordinary man you just might be thinking where did the name “Duke” come from and who gave it to him. As you read on you will learn some interesting facts about Ellington. Well to start it all of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born the April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. (G.schirmer). He started piano lessons at the age of 7 and was taught private lessons in harmony (G.schirmer). He was a comp

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    Written Translation Of Foreign Data

    1256 words, 6 pages

    Film historians long ago pointed out that motion pictures as a unique medium of expression were made possible only when the principle of editing was discovered and applied. This took the camera from its stationary position and enabled it to record action from several vantage points. The resulting scenes were edited into a meaningful unit. Georges Sadoul in his article in the Hollywood Quarterly for April, 1946, gave an excellent account of some early uses of this principle. We know that it was further developed in a masterful fashion by Griffith and then taken up by the Russians, who built up

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    Dizzy Gillespie: An Unparalleled Trumpet Master

    1503 words, 7 pages

    Dizzy Gillespie deservedly ranks amongst the most influential and innovative jazz musicians of all times. Every note played with his trumpet captivated a legion of devout followers from all different age demographics and cultural backgrounds. Only Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong can tread the waters of his talent and his ever-growing legend, which was propelled by his revolutionary style. The Bebop revolution would have been a real yawner without notable Dizzy Gillespie tracks and stunning collaborations with top artists from the time period. He played alongside great musicians like Cab Ca

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    Tanglewood Strategic Staffing Decisions Recommendations

    1503 words, 7 pages

    In deciding to acquire talent or to develop talent, Tanglewood should focus on developing talent in order to achieve the “centralization” the company is looking for. By focusing on developing talent, Tanglewood would be able to create a core workforce with the ability to learn KSAOs (KSAOs are the knowledge, skill, ability, and other characteristics that are needed to perform the job effectively) from entry level jobs all the way up to management jobs. The newly developed employees would be able maintain the current values and culture that Tanglewood is focusing on maintaining for now and in t

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    Duke Ellington

    1518 words, 7 pages

    MUSI 107 What is music? We all have our own interpretation on what it is, but in the end our opinions come together like pieces in a puzzle. The unique thing about music is that its portrayed in many different perspectives, many musicians have their own style of showing it. Music can really depict someone’s feelings and how their feeling at that exact moment and time. For instance if the tempo is allegro and the dynamics are loud and lively, the listener may feel excited and dance along with the rhythm. Duke Ellington is one of many great composers that made a dramatic impact on how we int

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    Chidori No Kyoku” And “Daphnis Et Chloë Suite No.2

    1526 words, 7 pages

    The two musical selections that I listened to are “Chidori no Kyoku” and “Daphnis et Chloë Suite No.2" ('Daybreak'). Ravel's music took my breath away. This selection was the most beautiful piece of music I have listened to thus far. It was simply magical. “Chidori no Kyoku” was very pretty, but when the Koto is played with that off sound, like a wrong note is being played, it's difficult to get used to. The first time I heard this, it was very distasteful to my ears. Now that I'm listening to it more and more throughout this course, I'm beginning to accept it for what

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    Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    1782 words, 8 pages

    In 1824, a nearly deaf and crabby Beethoven conceived one of the most beautiful pieces of music to ever be written. He dug down deep to the darkest parts of his being and lifted out of it, an anthem of joy that practically every composer since then could not live up to. Arnold Schoenberg even stated, “It seems that the Ninth is a limit…He who wants to go beyond it must pass away”. It left such an impact, that it even developed a certain mythological or supernatural effect on people. It has left a huge impact on modern society as well. It was played at the fall of the Berlin Wall and was u

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

    2134 words, 9 pages

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in Austria, the son of Leopold, Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. By the age of three he could play the piano, and he was composing by the time he was five; minuets from this period show remarkable understanding of form. Mozart's elder sister Maria Anna (best known as Nannerl) was also a gifted keyboard player, and in 1762 their father took the two prodigies on a short performing tour, of the courts at Vienna and Munich. Encouraged by their reception, they embarked the next year on a longer tour, including two weeks at Ver

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    The Harlem Renaissance

    2901 words, 12 pages

    In the 1920s and early 1930s, there was an African American cultural movement that took place in the neighborhood of Harlem, New York. It is variously known as the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Literary Renaissance, or the New Negro Movement. This movement called the Harlem Renaissance developed at the end of World War I in 1918, blossomed in the mid- to late 1920s, and faded in the mid 1930s. This movement developed amid social and intellectual disturbance in the African American community in the early 20th century. This movement impacted so many different cultures in many ways. The mo

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    Second Viennese School

    2165 words, 9 pages

    Edwin Cooper Second Viennese School & Analysis of Suite for Piano op. 25 Arnold Schoenberg Whether one calls oneself revolutionary, whether one composes in a conventional or progressive manner, whether one tries to imitate old styles or is destined to express new ideas - whether one is a good composer or not – one must be convinced of the infallibility of one's own fantasy and one must believe in one's own inspiration. Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) The enjoyment of music by Joseph Machlis, 1984, 5th edition. W.W. Norton, New York. What was the

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    Mahler Essay

    2267 words, 10 pages

    In August, 1906, with his Seventh still unperformed Mahler finished his Eighth, known because of the number of singers its choruses require, as the "Symphony of a Thousand." Concerning it he wrote enthusiastically to Mengelberg:-- "I have just finished my Eighth! It is the greatest thing I have as yet done. And so individual in content and form that I cannot describe it in words. Imagine that the whole universe begins to sound in tone. The result is not merely human voices singing, but a vision of planets and suns coursing about." The following summer occurred the

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    Lab Report Animals Behavior Changes

    2439 words, 10 pages

    Animals Behavior Changes Along with it's Environment Lab Report 2 ABSTRACT Pill bugs live in an outside environment where they are able to get the necessary amount of energy from organic matter. This environment is where water and organic matter is plentiful. In there natural habitat, pill bugs are found in dark, damp places. Living in moist places is important for pill bugs so they can take in enough water, and if water is not available, they group together to prevent water loss. Pill bugs most often live in dark places because they have a negative photo taxis. Darker places also tend t

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