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  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 during the Baroque era. He was a violinist, teacher and cleric and is today recognized as one of the greatest baroque composers of all time. Many of Vivaldi’s works were written for a female music ensemble at Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage where he worked at as a priest for 39 years of his life. Part of Vivaldi’s works included 12 sonatas that he wrote for violin and basso continuo. These works would have been performed by small ensembles consisting of the above mentioned instruments, (At that time.) Sonata no.9 consists of four movements the first of which (Preludio) is in this program. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th movements are substantially faster than the 1st movement which is…

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  • Juxtaposition In Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi was an Italian composer born in Venice, Italy. He was the oldest sibling of nine children. In 1703, Vivaldi was ordained to the priesthood and because he had a red hair, he was well known as the red hair priest. He was trained to play violin from his father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi . Giovanni was a violinist and prior to that, he was a barber. Vivaldi and his father played a duet while they were touring around Venice. As a child prodigy, he appeared in the public in 1696. …

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  • Antonio Vivaldi Musical Career

    The Musical Career of Antonio Vivaldi On March 4th, 1648, Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy. His father, a violinist for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, made sure his son received impeccable training in music during his first years of life. Young Antonio was brought up trained in playing the violin, playing the harpsichord, and as a priest in Venice (“Antonio”; “Classical Net”). 1703 was a pivotal year for Antonio Vivaldi. He was ordained into the priesthood and began working at Pio…

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  • Analysis Of Smooth Criminal By Antonio Vivavenson

    The first excerpt I have chosen is “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson one of the world’s most popular artist. In this excerpt Michael excites the crowd with his extraordinary dances moves. The music is very upbeat and the beat pretty much stays the same throughout the song. The second excerpt I found was a performance of “It’s Gonna Be Me” by NSync. In this excerpt you can hear the crowd screaming as soon as the group hits the stage. This excerpt you see a boy group singing and doing a…

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  • The Industrialized World Film Analysis

    variety of simultaneous notes spanning multiple octaves, while each individual contribution influences the composition as a whole. Because all the pieces are interconnected, every action changes the other people and societies like a ripple in a pool of water: a small action whose reaction becomes multiplied as it interacts with more components; this interaction among the pieces of society, of life, of music, contributes to the overall completeness, which would not be seen if only the individual…

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  • Antonio Vivaldi: Italian Baroque Composers

    Antonio Vivaldi is known as one of the greatest Italian Baroque composers. He was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice. Vivaldi was born at the time when the city was the capital of the independent state called the Republic of Venice. Like his father and other members of his family, Vivaldi had red hair, and when he was ordained into priesthood at the age of 25, he was given the nickname “The Red Priest.” Vivaldi was the son of Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio. Vivaldi was one of…

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  • Similarities Between Concerts And Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerts Across Time Some would say “they don’t make music like they use to”. What is the era of music are they referring to? Each person has a different view of what they refer to as the “Golden Age” of music. Music has certainly evolved from the Baroque period but after centuries of music development there is nothing wrong with sticking to the fundamentals that inspired musicians and composers for generations. In my Concerts Across Time paper I will be discussing the differences and…

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  • Merchant Of Venice Mercy Analysis

    Many scholars have argued about the role of justice and mercy in The Merchant of Venice. One of the largest interpretations of the role of justice and mercy is that Portia represents mercy seen in Christianity while Shylock demonstrates the emphasis on justice seen in Judaism. Rather than emphasizing one religion over another, Shakespeare utilizes Portia and Shylock to demonstrate how both concepts of justice and mercy can be utilized for self-seeking purposes in The Merchant of Venice. The…

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  • Antonio The Merchant Of Venice Essay

    about the penalty, a pound of Antonio 's flesh, but he can’t find any lawful way of freeing Antonio from his bond. Shylock entered the court and the Duke told him that all of the men gathered there expect him to pardon Antonio and forgive the debt. The Duke expected Shylock to forgive Antonio out of mercy, pity, and humanity. He undoubtedly thought Shylock was being cruel after his many recent losses, and that he would eventually forgive Antonio. Out of love, Shylock should forgive Antonio for…

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  • The Jew Of Malta And The Merchant Of Venice

    feelings towards the Christians. In The Merchant of Venice, Shylock states in his opening scene that he hates Antonio ‘for he is a Christian’ (1.3.37). In The Jew of Malta, Barabas would prefer to be hated by the Christians than to be ‘pitied in a Christian poverty’ (1.1.112) and he believes that their faith bears only ‘malice, falsehood, and excessive pride’ (1.1.116). Thirdly, both Shylock and Barabas are subjects to prejudice remarks and racism because they are Jewish. In both The Merchant…

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