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    Orfeo and the Magic Flute Compare-Contrast study of musical compositions of Monteverdi and Mozart Introduction: Composed in 1671, Monteverdi drew on the ancient poets of Virgil and Ovid to create the mythological narrative that is the opera Orfeo.1 His last musical work, Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) tests the limits of the high voice register in a ancient Egyptian plot about winning love with the help of magic.2 Signaling a major shift in accepted musical form, Monteverdi’s Orfeo concerns a painful separation of soon-to-be married Orpheus and Eurydice. At the height of the drama, Orpheus uses the power of song to win back his love from over the fabled river Styx. He is permitted to rescue her on condition that he does not glance…

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    herself, and there I take my stand.” - Susan B. Anthony One believes that the classic tale of prince charming saving the helpless damsel in distress is almost insulting to women — as if a women can’t save herself. Take the new Disney movie Brave for example, the protagonist female character is empowered, independent and saves herself and her mother without the help of any man. Basically, girls rule and they kick butt! However, the classic age-old tale of a damsel in distress being saved by…

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    Through sonic, visual, and textual means, Kenneth Branagh’s The Magic Flute explores two contrasting themes: strength and weakness. Throughout the entire opera film, we witness both the afore mentioned themes from a variety of characters, and the fate to which these attributes lead each individual. Mozart’s beautifully written music backs up this intriguing storyline, with well-placed arias, leitmotifs and an excellent score. As the story follows the adventure of Tamino and Papegano, many…

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    Orchestra Compensation

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    trombonist; possibly from the sound needed from the instrument in order for the orchestra to achieve a specific musical sound. As far as any other instruments compared with another, there could possibly be a lower or high demand for the instrument performer. The principle viola in comparison with the next highest paid viola has to do with the level of skill that is maintained by the performer. The "principle" instrument performers are those who simply take the lead like a team leader or…

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    Music is something we all enjoy and love listening to. It has shaped this country and the world as we know it. It is important we take a step back and examine how music of all types makes us feel. Histoire du Tango is a piece written for flute and guitar by Astor Piazolla (1921-1992). This piece of of music is very wonderful to listen to. The genre is classic tango but has hints of modernism with the way the composer wrote the piece. Piazolla is a big fan of using the guitar to play a rhythm…

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    the sky. The concert had only 6 musicians and one actor who would recite poems from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in between pieces. Most of the instruments were from the string family: three violinists, one viola, one cello, and one bass. The only other instruments involved were the piano, the harpsichord, and the flute. The first piece was from Arthur Foote titled, “Nocturne for Flute and Strings.” I really liked the piece. Each musician had a different part which, when combined,…

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    When people think of their mothers some think of memories, traits, or even looks. When I think about my mom I think about her work ethic, her love for family, and her constant support. My mom is one of the hardest working people I know. She never gives up and would always tell my siblings and me to do the same. One memory I have of her is all the many times she would be up late sitting in the dim glow of her laptop working on her masters degree. It took her 2 long years and many late nights…

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    guarantee of musicianship.’ It is hardly possible to live without hearing music in daily life, and people has been building musical identity since they are born by negotiating through it. Thus, music is a significant matter in personal identity and analysis of one’s life can reveal one’s musical identity. This essay will demonstrate the analysis of my musical identity based on my life. In order to make it clear, my life is divided into four parts: from kindergarten to elementary school, junior…

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    When I was a child, I was addicted to orchestral music, and I loved the sound from the flute. I think the flute performs the most wonderful music in the world. Afterward, I started to learn how to play the flute. Producing a sound from the flute can be a little tricky, so you should practice the correct blowing method first before you attempt to play any specific notes, and that’s also why I need more time to practice performing the flute. I spent two hours on practicing the flute a day, and…

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    to us. It 's hard to articulate the crushing feeling of rejection that comes with a botched audition, when the numbers don 't add up as high as they should and the boxes are filled with helpful comments that only show how big a screw-up it was. I would know, because I 've tried - and failed - to get into Allstate three years in a row. Even though I am also a vocalist, I 've always auditioned as on my flute. With good reason, the hardest instrument to get in for is violin, but the flute comes…

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