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  • Ludwig Van Beethoven And The Romantic Era That Changed Music

    Ludwig Van Beethoven, was the composer who changed music more than any other composer, the sound of music and what the other composers that were to come after him thought. He wrote nine symphonies, five piano concertos, an opera and many pieces of chamber music that jolted music right out of itself. Beethoven changed music by creating a new era called Romanticism, influencing the other composers and changing the old methods by adding a special twist. The first way that Beethoven changed music…

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  • Sonata Allegro Analysis

    three-section movement begins with the exposition, which leads into the development. The movement ends with the recapitulation, but often includes a following section referred to as the coda. The first fast movement of a string quartet, classical symphony, or sonata is typically in sonata form. Sonata-allegro form includes a great deal of significant music from the classical period. The meaning of sonata form refers to the form of a single movement. Sonata-allegro form is very flexible in…

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  • Anton Dvorak Vs Howard Shore Analysis

    Antonin Dvorak vs. Howard Shore What makes a great composer, one who will stand the test of time and create sounds that evoke feelings such as love, anger, happiness, or sadness inside the listener? While listening to various classical music pieces, one might discover that, although composers develop their own distinct characteristics while creating various, new styles unique to their own individuality, they have many well-defined similarities. The time period in which the composition was…

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  • Dies Irae Analysis

    Totentanz or Dance of the Dead Paraphrase on Dies Irae for pianoforte and orchestra, S. 126 is a symphonic piece written for piano and orchestra by the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886). Liszt initially planned the piece in 1838 and finished the first version in 1849. In 1853 and 1859 he revised it before finally publishing it in 1865. Hans von Bülow, to whom Liszt dedicated the work, was the soloist in the April 15, 1865, premiere with the Diligentia Musical Society of The Hague,…

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  • Prokofiev's Four Attitudes For Piano

    the years 1904-1909, and the love of Scriabin’s piano works showed in Prokofiev’s early piano pieces. He imitated some of Scriabin’s pianistic techniques in his early piano works like the “repeated-note arpeggios” and “wide-ranging bass”. But he soon turned to seek more radical musical language that completely departs from the romanticism, and during the years 1909-1914 he finished his composition classes and began his course to train as a pianist and conductor. It is in this time he gradually…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of A Musician's Career

    “To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist” a quote by a composer, Robert Schumann. Musicians are skillful, patient, and creative people. They play or perform for audiences, which takes a lot of time and effort to be able to play. There’s lots of practice involved, musicians don’t become musicians with a push of a button. There’s been studies that show that musicians practice from one to eight hours a day, which is a mass amount of time used for playing.…

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    emotions in the audience and to express individuality. To add on, it is the only symphony in Beethoven’s creations that had five movements instead of the traditional four. It describes his loves for nature and the country-side, but, it is juxtaposed with the fourth movement: Thunderstorm that portrays realism in nature. This piece allows audience to paint a picture on their own based solely on what they hear. The symphony is “more an expression of feeling than painting.”…

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  • Mozart's Classical Music: The Mozart Effect

    A STUDY ON HOW MOZART’S CLASSICAL MUSIC COULD AFFECT TO BOOST STUDENT’S SPIRIT WHILE DOING HOMEWORK. 1. INTRODUCTION Classical music could divide into major time divisions into the early music period, which includes the Medieval (500-1400) and the Renaissance eras (1400-1600). Next, common practice period, which includes the Baroque (1600-1750), Classical (1750-1830), and Romantic eras (1804-1910). A well-known otolaryngologist from France, Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis had started the study on…

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  • Romantic Requiem Essay

    All these characteristics of romanticism that were shaped by the evolutionary changes made by the composers were also appeared in the requiems of the time. Requiem was now an independent musical form; the form of the concert requiem, which replaced the traditional liturgical one. The romantic requiems were performing in the concert halls and opera stages, and that was mainly because of their extended length. Although some composers such as Gounod, Liszt, Faure and Bruckner followed the…

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  • The Twelve Tone Technique

    The 20th century was a major turning point in the history of classical music. Tonal harmony of the Romance era have been replaced with the dissonant sounding atonality of many composers of the 20th century. The 20th century of classical music was led by Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, and Claude Debussy. These composers have created techniques that were unlike any other in the history of classical music. Arnold Schoenberg is known for a technique called the Twelve Tone Technique. This…

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