Ludwig von Bertalanffy

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  • American Composers: John Cage's Music Of Change

    John Cage was an American composer that experimented with the very nature of sound and developed new ways of notating music. Cage’s ideas on composition influenced many artists such as painters, musicians, and chorographers. Cage questioned the musical preconceptions that was left from the 19th century. Arnold Schoenberg, a teacher of John Cage, called Cage “not a composer, but an inventor of genius” (Hicks, 1990). Many musicians, and to much of the public, thought Cage’s compositions…

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  • Bela Bartok Research Paper

    The History of Bela Bartok The composer that I will be writing about in the paper will be Bela Bartok. Bartok was born on March 25, 1881 and he died on September 26, 1945. He was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He along with another composer named Liszt are known as Hungary’s greatest composers. What I found really cool during my research was that he was musically talented at an early age. He was able to play 40 pieces on the piano at the age of 4. I don't know any 4 year old that can play 40…

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  • Christian Cannabich Research Paper

    Biographical Christian Cannabich, who was the son of the flautist and composer Friedrich Cannabich was born in Mannheim in 1731. A pupil of Johann Stamitz, Christian Cannabich entered the Mannheim court orchestra as a 'scholar' at the age of 12 (1744) and in 1746 he was formerly chosen as a violinist. The Elector Carl Theodor contracted him an electoral salary to study in Italy and in the fall of 1750, he then started a course of training with Jommelli in Rome where he endured until 1753. He…

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  • Early Verdi: Italian Opera

    EARLY VERDI In his early works, Verdi was known for using canons and fuges and also to have written vocal music, band music and chamber works. In his early opera he uses standard elements of Italian opera content of the period. Amongst the essential elements are the aria, the duet, the ensemble, and the finale sequence of an act. The aria format, involved three sections, a slow introduction, marked typically cantabile or adagio, known as the cavatina, a tempo di mezzo that might involve chorus…

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  • John Adams Dr Atomic Analysis

    I decided to rent Doctor Atomic by John Adams. Doctor Atomic is an English language opera that portrays the anxiety and tension felt by the scientists involved in the creation of the atomic bomb in 1945. I read the synopsis of several concerts and operas and they all were appealing, but then I read the description for Doctor Atomic and knew I should critique it. I am a chemistry major and the summary of this opera intrigued my scientific side. I also felt that I would enjoy this English language…

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  • Beethoven Symphony 3 Analysis

    In Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, the author of this article, Julia Duvall believes that the second movement is based heavily on the people of Paris, the Holy Roman Empire, past ideas, and a mixture of all three! Whatever the possibilities may be, Beethoven was politically influenced by something, a group of people, etc....... Musicians are in dispute over what/who the movement could possibly be about, however the author is confident that her beliefs are the most accurate of all…

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  • George Gershwin Research Paper

    George Gershwin was born on September 26, 1898, in Brooklyn, New York. George The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, George began his foray into music at age 11 when his family bought a secondhand piano for George’s older sibling, Ira. George was a natural talent with piano so eventually he began studying with the noted piano teacher Charles Hambitzer and impressed him so much that he wrote a letter saying that he found the new pupil who will make it successful and he was a genius. Gershwin…

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  • William Tell Overture

    Introduction The William Tell Overture is an overture to the opera, William Tell, which premiered in Paris on August 3, 1829, and was described by Hector Berlioz as a “symphony in four parts”. However, unlike traditional symphonies with distinct movements, the transitions in this overture were without breaks. This piece was composed by Gioachino Antonio Rossini and was the last opera he composed. Rossini was a transitionary figure of the Classical and Romantic period, well known for his operas…

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  • Vernacular Music Analysis

    The style of vernacular music is powerful you can feel it in your voice, the crowd and the musician. Cultivated music is soft, elegant and high pitched rhythm and uses various instruments. In the second half of the nineteenth century the separation of the two types of music took place. The separation occurred because songs were taking more of a syncopated and rhythmic feel. Also, during that time marketing and promotion affected people’s listening style. One of the many vernacular songs I chose…

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  • Analysis Of Stephen Foster's Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair

    Jeanie with the light brown hair (published in 1854) by Stephen Foster is performed by a tenor with piano accompaniment. The piano introduces the work with a short prelude starting on a high note then descending in conjunct intervals, briefly ascends from a low note to a note close to F. The piano then varies the prior phrase by descending from a high note with eighth notes then sustaining a note close to A. Following the prelude, the tenor begins the first section on with “I” on the high note…

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