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  • Art Song Recital Soprano

    and fortissimo, depending on what lyric the singer was singing, when the singer sung fortissimo my ears hurt a bit and this song would have been better if sung in mezzo-soprano or if a male sung it in tenor. I was unable to determine the beat and meter; the piece sounded like it was never ending and is through-composed form because each stanza sounded different from the previous. At first the piece was non-repeating, however later on when the singer began repeating certain phrases and alternating the key (theme variation) the art song became a complete mess to me. Maybe this coordinated with the “obsessed Duke” who was distraught with himself but I was confused because why use a woman to sing about a man’s distraught…

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  • Drake And Haydn Comparison

    “Classical music isn 't so far apart from pop music”. From last class we made a comparison that Jay-z between Haydn and who I believe that is similar to Franz Joseph Haydn is Drake. Drake comes from a musical family, but Drake grew up with music in his blood. For example His father, Dennis Graham was a drummer for legendary rock star Jerry Lee Lewis. One thing that they both don’t have in common is that Drake before he was a rapper, came to fame by playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks in seven…

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  • Reflection Of A Critique Reviewed By Sotto Voce

    The lady that composed this piece is actually the mother of the woman that was playing violin. I thought this was very cool and you could tell that this piece meant a lot to her. This piece is from the modern era as it was wrote in 2012. The piece itself was written to represent the landscape of Wallah Wallah, Washington. This was the place of a musical festival that she and her husband had founded. The landscape was supposed to be beautiful fields filled with golden grasses. The piece used…

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  • Mozart No. 9 Analysis

    mastery of all sorts of musical types, his piano sonatas capture distinct character paired with enunciated form in such a way that is very specific to his style. Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major is one of 18 piano sonatas in total, all of which were written in his adult years. Sonata No. 9 of K. 311 is presumed to have been written in 1777 and contains some quite distinguishable characteristics that categorize this piece in sonata-rondo form. In this essay, I plan to make clear why Sonata…

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  • The Argument Between Absolute Music And Program Music

    theorists argue that there is no “absolute” music truly exist because music always conveys musical ideas and emotions. In my opinions, I believe that absolute music can truly exist without containing any meaning program music is only narrative because of its title. If program music has no title and people…

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  • Importance Of Music In Our Life

    been some form of music made by these people, it’s safe to assume that even the first human beings had some form of music that they created and performed. Music can easily be compared to stories that have been passed down through time by storytellers who repeatedly told their stories to people for pleasure and entertainment. Music plays a huge part in everyone’s life, whether you perform it for a living or if you simply enjoy listening to it on a daily basis. We can…

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  • Country Band March Analysis

    a. As I observed Country Band March, I recognized that the arrangement of the march is relatively a five-part sectional form that brings back the opening march theme in diverse appearances, rather than what you would customarily find in a true march structure. Two groundbreaking and useful methods used by Ives were the high intricate webbing of tunes, which would generate the impression of an amateur band’s performance abilities by having musicians play out of tune, prearranged bad entrances,…

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  • Analysis Of The Architectonic Idea In Hanslik Is Nature

    these elements ranging from sounds to people to equipment to make sounds from. There are several arts, conceiving of things that do not exist in nature, but are rather inspired by them. Nature functions to supply models to art, while the function of art is to exemplify nature. Nature naturally happens 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…

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  • West Side Story Musical Analysis

    Jerome Robbins' suggested the idea of developing a musical based off of the story of Romeo and Juliet to Leonard Bernstein in January of 1949 (originally proposed title: East Side Story, set in the less privileged areas of New York at the concurrence of Easter-Passover celebrations). In August of 1955, a gathering with Arthur Laurents took place where another idea emerged -- two teen-age mobs as the conflicting groups, one of them newly-arrived Puerto Ricans, the other self-styled…

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  • Choppin Piano Sonata No 2 Analysis

    technical and expressive devices. His musical style can be described as unique because of his variety and complexity of compositional techniques. The Piano Sonata Op.35 No.2 is an illustration of Chopin’s musical style where he explores several elements found in the nineteenth century music such as the “idea of artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity. Furthermore, the nineteenth century music was a time of individualism and intense feelings where the literary movement,…

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