Christoph Willibald Gluck

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    refrained from using the da capo form (Croll and Hauschka)." I then explained to my grandson what about da capo aria. A da capo aria has an A section that sticks around tonic and goes to dominant, a B section that is in a related key, then repeats the A section, usually ending on tonic. The B section is usually a contrasting emotion, which would shift back to the original emotion when the A section repeats. Another thing Gluck did back then, he "left behind him the narrow constraints of Italian virtuoso singing opera (Croll and Hauschka)." He was already starting to drift away from the repeated opening sections of an aria and the overly virtuosic…

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    Amadeus Movie Analysis

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    Nicole Orgeron’s Movie Critique- “Amadeus” 10/21/2015 Watch the award winning movie from 1984, “Amadeus” based on Mozart’s life, directed by Milos Forman then answer the questions below to receive credit for this assignment. 1. Name one of the Academy Awards this film has won. One of the Academy Awards Amadeus won was Best Picture. 2. Which actor was nominated for an Oscar in this film? Tom Hulce, was the actor that was nominated for an Oscar for starring in Amadeus. 3. What does the old…

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    Peter Shaffer’s 1984 film Amadeus is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told from the perspective of his peer, so called friend, and rival Antonio Salieri. The movie begins with a man yelling Mozart 's names and saying that he killed him, we soon learn that the man is none other than Antonio Salieri and he is attempting to commit suicide. This act lands him in an insane asylum, where he is then interrogated by Father Vogler a priest who gets Salieri to tell him what he meant by he killed…

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    Amadeus Mozart Comparison

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1756 is one of history’s greatest composers and became a protégé at a young age. When he died in 1791 he had already composed numerous classical pieces that are still considered masterpieces today. In 1979, Peter Shaffer performed his play Amadeus that he fashioned after Alexander Pushkin short play called Mozart and Salieri. The film version came out in the 1980’s. The film is an adaptation of Mozart life and all his struggles as a prodigy, and the man who people…

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    Black Swan Movie Analysis

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    Black Swan: A Movie Analysis “I felt it. What? Perfect. I was perfect.” The movie starts with a ballerina dancing to a musical piece beautifully, and then enters a hideous black bird, which seems to torture the ballerina. The young and naïve ballerina is our protagonist, Nina Sayers, played by Natalie Portman. The ballet company she works in, opens for a new season. The director announces that the season will open with an ambitious adaption of “Swan Lake” with a new face. Nina dreams that…

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    White Rose Thesis

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    Someone is a word that has many meanings, but there is one that is set apart. Whenever thinking about the word people often associate the word with a person who is famous for something, that is someone for them. However, what is forgotten by many is that, everyone is someone they just haven't achieved their greatness yet. The White Rose was a group of people that called for the end of horrific events during the Nazi regime. They lived with so much moral courage that they continued even up to…

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    A Bag Of Marbles Analysis

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    In the memoir, A Bag of Marbles, Joseph Joffo recounts his and his brother, Marurice’s, journey of survival as Jewish children who spend World War II hiding from Nazi soldiers in France. The movie Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, directed by Marc Rothemund, tells the story of the founding members of the White Rose resistance group, established during World War II, Sophie Scholl and her brother, Hans Scholl. They were student activists against the war and Nazi propaganda and wrote and distributed…

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    Bach Chorale Cantata

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    CANTATA In music, a chorale cantata is a sacred composition for voices and instruments, principally from the German Baroque era, in which the organizing principle is the words and music to a chorale. Usually, a chorale cantata is in multiple movements or parts. Most chorale cantatas were written between approximately 1650 and 1750. By far the most famous is by J. S. Bach, especially the cantatas composed in his second annual cycle of cantatas started in Leipzig in 1724. The dates of the…

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    Haydn Symphony 40 Analysis

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    In a letter to Bailli Du Roullet sent on 1 July 1775, Gluck had this to say about the work, “ The opera is a cask of frozen wine, the spirit which has withdrawn to the centre; it is truly exquisite but with too much body to be drunk in any quantity” . The opera’s librettist is Bailli Du Roullet and the opera consists of 3 acts. The specific work I will be focusing on is a piece called Grands dieux, du destin qui m’accable which is a very beautiful piece of music. The recording I listened to is…

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