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  • Duke Ellington Biography

    “Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered.” These words were written in the autobiography of a man who meant these words when he said them ( Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, who is popularly known as Duke Ellington, is the man being talked about here (Encyclopedia). Duke had a warm childhood, a busy adulthood, and a legacy that will never be forgotten which included him composing the song “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” ( Duke Ellington…

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  • Analysis Of Shostakovich's Song Of The Forests Op. 81

    Shostakovich composed the oratorio Song of the Forests op. 81 after he knew Stalin’s Great Nature Transformation Plan from poet Yevgeny Dolmatovsky (1915-1994) around the spring of 1949 when they were on the Red Arrow train from Moscow to Leningrad. Owing to the fact that they had already had a collaboration in the past, Shostakovich asked Dolmatovsky to write the poems for the oratorio. After Dolmatovsky completed the poems, Shostakovich composed the music for the poems during the summer of…

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  • A Dancer In The Dark Analysis

    She loves her son very much but is not able to buy him presents because she wants him to get eye surgery so he does not have to go through the same struggles she does. One of her biggest flaws may be what makes her the happiest, her passion for musicals. This passion often causes her to get distracted in her own word and gets her into trouble. Bill is the antagonist of the story. Though he is a cop and should be honorable and honest, his fear of losing his wife drives him to do terrible and…

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  • Analysis Of The Architectonic Idea In Hanslik Is Nature

    before art, it is the supplies of art, the crude elements which man transforms for a musical note. True music is created with an element to please to ear, as that is the channel that we experience music through. True music is not found in nature as we furnished with material for the production of material. Nature is the primary…

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  • Spamalot Musical Theatre Analysis

    There is a line in the musical Spamalot where Sir Robin sings to King Arthur; “In any great adventure, if you don 't want to lose ... you won 't succeed on Broadway if you don 't have any Jews!" (PBS, Broadway Musicals). If you can look past the sweeping generalization, Sir Robin’s surprising lyric turns out to be very true about musicals. Historians have recognized that Jewish immigrant culture heavily influenced the content of musical theatre when it was popularized in America during the early…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Four Passions In The Classroom

    Learning in my classroom is the combination of acquired skills (critical thinking, singing in tune, and good string technique) and the development of a learner’s character. I know I have taught a student successfully when the student has developed a musical skill,…

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  • Of Mice And Men: A Comparative Analysis

    “Of Mice and Men” was also adapted to theater in both The States (2014) and Spain (2012). The Broadway version is something which caused a ripple of fame for director, Anna D. Shapiro. Spanish director Miguel del Arco presented his version of the novel as a play in Madrid in 2012, where it was also surrounded by amazing reviews. One might wonder how such a short novel could have inspired a chain of successful interpretations all over the world, but the answer lies in the simplicity and…

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  • Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra Concert Report Sample

    concert, I was an amateur, listener to this type of music. I had never witnessed a live performance of this musical style before. I would consider myself to be a passive listener. I listened to the performance with great effort and tried to pick out detail. Due to my lack of knowledge before participating in this course, I was unable to precisely, dissect and have full understanding of all the musical detail displayed. I feel that this experience exposed and enhanced…

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  • Fairchild Theatre Concert Report

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Artist-Faculty Recital Series at the Fairchild Theatre on MSU 's Campus. The concert featured a multitude of pieces ranging from the Baroque and Classical music periods to modern day compositions. Several of the pieces were played in a piano-trombone basso continuo and the last piece was played by a trombone choir with two featured soloists. Going into the concert I did not know what to expect. I had listened to classical music in my MUS…

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  • Essay On The Phantom Of The Opera

    The Lubbock Moonlight Musicals in partnership with Texas Tech’s School of Music definitely did not disappoint with their amazing performance of Phantom of the Opera. This is one of the most well know and classical musicals but doesn’t fit into any specific category. It is not exactly classic musical theatre due to the music being for classically trained singers, but it is not exactly an opera either because it has dialogue while an opera is traditionally completely sung. This makes for a…

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