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    Performance. Hannah performed the first two pieces of her recital solo, and was then accompanied by Polina Khatsko, an instructor of Piano at the University of Northern Iowa, on her third and final piece. The pieces performed were all four movements of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005; the first movement, “Ballade”, of Eugene Ysayë’s Sonata No. 3 Opus 27; and all four movements of Gabrielle…

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    One of the most famous people that brought light into darkness was Johann Sebastian Bach. He was referred to as the musical giant; a name he held for many years. When he was a young he was very religious, and he considered every piece of music he wrote a prayer. He was an organist. Bach made a vast number of keyboard notes, though his most famous key was the D minor, because of this key he is so famous. He made the well tempered cavalier. People liked that song so much that there were over…

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    Technology through the years has changed the way that music is acquired and enjoyed. In history, music evolved over time and the introduction of instruments began humans’ love affair with music. Recorded music has changed significantly over the last few decades. People express themselves through music. Music can describe or explain who you are as person. Changes in sound have changed society. In history, in 325 C.E. Constantine declared Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire…

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    Concert Report Essay

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    organ, I could feel that I was putting a lot of energy in this piece to make it dramtic. Just by the way he would hit the peddles it resound in the Hall. The musical composition I liked the least was Prélude et fugue en mi mineur composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The style period of this composer was the Baroque period. I disliked this composition since I did not feel that the flow of music was very good. The music was unstable since the pattern of the harmony would constantly change (Talking…

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    The period from the middle of the 18th century to the early 19th century was the time that contained great historical changes over the world. In the 18th century, a new idea of the economic system was claimed by Adam Smith and people started to be concerned about broader educations. Because of this reason, a humanitarian movement was led by French philosophers, such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau, which is known as the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment aimed that individuals had rights,…

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    Juxtaposition In Vivaldi

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    instances of juxtaposition, which Bach used in his composition. First one is simultaneous juxtaposition is where the two voices play at the same time and can be heard as two contrasting sound. Bach registered this mostly on his organ pieces, which many of the other composers did not do that much. He also used the simultaneous juxtaposition for an instrumental ensemble. Doubling the instruments was a common composition technique in the Baroque orchestra. Bach was thinking more of the…

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    played very emphatically, and there was emphasis on notes throughout the composition with a backdrop of contrast between melodic chords and syncopated notes. The next piece, Bachianas Brasilerias #5 was a tribute to the baroque period, specifically J.S. Bach that was originally written for an arrangement for 9 cellos. The piece is homophonic (with a bass line and melody on top) in texture in order to mimic the baroque period but it incorporate syncopation as a part of the Brazilian culture. The…

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    Concert Reflection Essay

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    Last week I had the privilege of witnessing an hour performance of “Cello Suites: Bach and Britten” at hosted by the Canadian Opera Company at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitehere at the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts. The performance consisted of Joesph Johnson, the principle cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The program that afternoon, Johnson produced intense sounds for an hour by performing two pieces cello solo works of inspired from the Baroque period and the 20th century.…

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    Antonio Vivaldi, writer of several unique musical pieces throughout his career, was a composer most commonly associated with the Baroque period (ca 1600-1750). He is seen as one of the many artists that helped contribute to this specific era of music. Throughout his career as a composer, Vivaldi did not fail at attempting to incorporate the Ritornello form, seen throughout the majority of the Baroque period, into many of his works. Vivaldi is most commonly known for his violin concerto “Spring”,…

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    Renaissance Art

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    Myriads of characteristics defined the art and music of the Renaissance. It was a time of exploration in both canvas and composition. First and Foremost, the Renaissance was a time where thinkers began to question the church, as well as rediscovering the roman idals. The art of the time period is the best physical example of this change. Looking from Medieval art to the art produced in the Renaissance, there are definitely extreme visual differences that set the Renaissance artists apart from…

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