Franz Liszt

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  • Chopin Vs Liszt

    their influence on the future and growth of music, just who is the greatest? Whether it 's Liszt, Mozart, or Chopin who are all notoriously amazing players and composers, which one would be considered the best among those three pianists? Franz Liszt, the “youngest’ of these three was born in Hungary in 1811 and started learning piano at the young age of 7. After many years of practicing and performing in 1832 he saw Paganini, a violin virtuoso perform. This sparked his desire to become a virtuoso on piano, he practiced almost 8 years straight 10-12 hours a day. He then toured all through Europe, Russia and Portugal performing for kings and anyone else you could think of. After his “tour” ended he began to compose pieces for piano and give free masterclasses. Lastly he passed away in 1886 from pneumonia Mozart, born in 1756 the “oldest” of these three was born in Austria. He started playing music in public at the age of 6, 1 year younger than Liszt! At the age of 13 he transcribed or rewrote gregorio…

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  • Assignment 1: A Brief Analysis Of Romantic Literature And Music

    one the channels used to express in this period of time, musicians of this period were able to express their inner feeling by composing music which became symbols of nationalism. By the turn of the century, with improvements in transportation, music became more universal, musicians started to tour different areas of the world, for instance, the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky presented a music festival in the brand new Carnegie hall (build in 1891) in New York City. In chapter seventeen,…

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  • Rossi And Beethoven Comparison

    The nineteenth century was a very important time for music, an age often defined by two composers - Ludwig van Beethoven and Gioachino Rossini. These two composers represented and were key to the development of that era’s musical powerhouses, German instrumental music and Italian opera respectively. Despite the composers’ similar importance to their respective genres, Beethoven and Rossini are often viewed as polar opposites with Beethoven reigning as superior; however, the veracity and…

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  • Bizet's Carmen Character Analysis

    Introduction to Opera Compare the characters of Carmen and Micaëla in Carmen. What are the differences between them, how is this expressed in the music, and do you think the outcome is inevitable? Introduction Bizet's Carmen is an Opera in four acts, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March with a plot based on the 1845 novella by Mérimée. Today it stands as one of the most popular french operas of all time.The Opera explores the relationship between the enchanting Carmen and…

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  • The Romantic Symphony Analysis

    Question 3: The Romantic Symphony In this paper you will learn about both Beethoven’s and Berlioz’s history in the Romantic Symphony. Many look upon Beethoven as one of the most creative musicians of all time. He transitioned between Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. Beethoven introduced his new ideas to the symphonic tradition with extensive developmental use of musical material. He used various themes, choruses, motifs, and keys to accomplish a sense of modulation…

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  • Works Of Jean Paul Essay

    music. In one of Schumann’s most famous compositions, Dichterliebe, which translates to A Poet’s Love. Schumann constantly has the text and music in and out of different states of emotion. In the first movement, the piano gives a very melancholy feel with a sense of fear, but the text is very joyful and talking about the birds are chirping in the month of May. This can also be seen as a portrayal of Schumann’s mental state that slowly deteriorated throughout his life. Another example is in…

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  • Mozart Don Giovanni Analysis

    While cheerful and bright melodies are used to represent Mozart’s early years in his short lives, the prelude of the opera “Don Giovanni” composed by Mozart after the death of Leopold Mozart – Mozart’s father – indicates the relationship between Mozart and Leopold and shows the process how Salieri set his scheme foreshadowing the death of Mozart. First of all, the opera “Don Giovanni” suggests the abnormal relationship between Mozart and his father. In the film, Mozart is illustrated as a…

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  • Aaron Copland Essay

    Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 14 November 1900, the youngest of five children to Harris Morris Copland and Sarah Mittenthal Copland, both of whom were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Copland's earliest musical training came in the form of piano lessons which he received from his sister Laurine. When he was only nine, he started to invent tunes on the piano. At the age of fifteen he decided he wanted to become a composer. Then went to a boy only high school and learned more…

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  • Analysis Of The Human Condition By Franz Kafka

    Franz Kafka was a tortured soul, he was a very lonely man and had no confidence in his writing. It took other people to encourage him to release his work to the public. He also was a writer that didn’t finish stories, because he felt that they were bad and not worthy of being read. Although Kafka had a hard and difficult life, it allowed him to write true and honest stories about the human condition. Throughout Kafka’s writing we see that he is curious about relationships with people. Kafka is…

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  • Empathy And Comedy In The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

    devolution is most important part of the comedy, as it determines each backdrop to the suffering and the context the suffering. This context is pivotal as it determines if a situation is completely comedic, has an underlying tone of tragedy, or is simply tragic. If not employed properly a comedic situation can become tragic or even worse uninteresting, Kafka is able to perfectly to use the process of devolution as a comedic tool as many of his stories employ this. Kafka balances the situation,…

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