Music Period: Ludwig Van Beethoven And The Romantic Period

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Introduction There is much to learn when one takes a music class. This is not always apparent when the course is started or before an individual enters the class. Once a student starts the class there is a completely new world opened to the individual that was once before unknown. A student will learn about the many composers and discuss the most influential to music history. There are different musical time periods full of numerous types of music. There will be different things that influence and change the way each individual hears music. Taking a music class opens up a new world that may not have been known, had the class not been selected.
Most Influential Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven was the most influential composer in music
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The Romantic Period was between 1820-1900. In this time period musicians were able to express their feelings through their work. Tchaikovsky said, “there is not a bar which I have not truly felt and which is not an echo of my innermost feelings” (Kamien p. 209, 2010). Many of the musicians created new work that also reflected their personality. The Romantic period brought this new trait. Important influential Composers of the Romantic Period were Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov and …show more content…
There are sonatas, symphonies, operas, pitch, dynamics, tone color and so on. “Pitch is the relative highness or lowness that we hear in a sound” (Kamien p. 4, 2010). Without pitch, a song would be flat and would not be enjoyable. The dynamics are the degrees of softness or loudness to create music. The tone color helps to tell different instruments apart from each other by hearing weather it is mellow, dark, rich, brilliant, or bright. Different instruments are used to achieve different emotions in music. This is the first thing I learned from taking this music class. This surprised me because I never gave any of this much thought, that there could be so much put into making just one song.
The Second way this Class has been an Influence Throughout this class we have listened to many different composers and different types of music that I have never heard before. I was able to explore classical music that I once thought I did not like. After listening to it throughout the six weeks I learned it is not at all what I thought it was and I enjoyed it very much. I have been looking into going to see an opera after hearing the different types of music. I think it would be an extraordinary experience to see such music played in real life.
The Third way this Class has been an

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