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    Great Music in Modern Times In 1719, Johann Sebastian Bach began writing the fourth composition of his six Brandenburg Concertos, which took him nine years to fully complete. They were written for a chamber orchestra and were based off the Italian Concerto Grosso style. This collection of concertos is considered to be on the lighter side of Bach’s ingenious. The Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 was composed in a G major scale, is about sixteen minutes long, and consists of three movements. The…

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    5, I. This piece was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in the late Baroque era (1720-1721). (1) This work is the fifth of six concertos that Bach composed for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg. Bach presented the concerto as a gesture of kindness, but also as a form of potential employment. (1) It is not known whether Margrave responded to the offering, regardless, they were known as some of Bach’s most well known and most enjoyed pieces. Normally Bach primarily used violins in his…

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    Fredi Pritchett Music 110-08B December 2, 106 J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor On November 5, 2016, I attended the J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor music concert at Converse College, featuring a performance by the Spartanburg Festival Chorus. I enjoyed the musical selections performed by the chorus and saw a few familiar faces of some of my classmates at the concert as well. The venue of the concert was very nice and a lot of older people attended the concert. The music of the concert was nice to me and the…

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    “Love, Love, Love that is the soul of genius” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). In Western music he is generally identified as one of the most significant and substantial composers. Ludwig Van Beethoven, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were few of many innovative composers, but one who stood out from the few and was a prodigy as a young child was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Born on January 27 1756 to Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria, née Pertl in Salzburg, which is the…

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    performed once a week (Koster). He was immersed in music until the year before his death. His last great work, the B minor Mass was finished in 1749 (Koster). At the end of his career, Bach suffered failing health and failed eyesight from the time spent writing music in poor light. On July 28, 1750, at the age of 65, Bach suffered a stroke at home and died a few hours later (Pniewski, par. 16). His extensive musical career was over. But, his musical influence was not over, it spans the…

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    General Reaction: The concert I attended entitled “Illuminations” was located at the Sottile Theatre, an old historical building on the College of Charleston campus. The theatre was very nice and elegant. The decor there is very eclectic with bright red carpeting throughout and classical pictures decorating the walls. I felt like I was in an old plantation house. We arrived at the theatre thirty minutes early and were able to take in the sights completely before the concert began. My wife…

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    classical era had to do with tuneful thematic material. Mozart rose to fame shortly after the Baroque period ended, in which composition was more focused on formulaic, almost mathematical techniques. One of Mozart’s main influences was Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach was well known…

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    R&B Baroque Jasmine Wiggins Professor Moses Phillips Music 100-ASP3 December 31, 2015 Although R&B music culturally originated in the United States and music from the Baroque period which originated in Western Europe, composers from these genres contributed in the changing and developments of their respected countries by choosing to differentiate from the mainstream music of their people. The musicians from these genres had to create…

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    In the 16th century, composer Johann Sebastian Bach, created The Brandenburg Concertos, a six-part series. The concertos are a unique composition of music, utilizing instruments like the harpsichord, flute and violin to create a melodic conversation. Bach’s Bradenberg Concerto No. 5 in D Major is a particularly unique piece as it is the first to feature a keyboard solo. In this composition, the harpsichord stepped into the spotlight and ditched its normally supportive role. The three movements…

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    It was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The piece is from the Baroque era and its genre is partita. Partita is an instrumental piece composed of a series of variations, as a suite. In the title, it states that the composition is for "solo violin" but it was performed by an undergraduated…

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