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Form and Galant Schemata in Mozart’s Symphonic Minuets - My undergraduate dissertation, “Form and „galant schemata‟ in Mozart‟s symphonic minuets,” comprised an investigation into the conventionality of Mozart‟s uses of punctuation form in this body of work, focused specifically on how his uses of what Robert Gjerdingen has termed “galant schemata” function in formal manipulations. I had three main research objectives. First, I wanted to uncover how Mozart‟s use of punctuation form compares with conventional practice at the time, focusing particularly on the techniques he uses in manipulating the “rules” governing it....   [tags: mozart, galant schemata, symphonies] 3104 words
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Wolfgang Mozart's Requiem - Mozart's Requiem For over the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's death has remained a mystery. There are many theories on how the great composer died, some say that he was murdered, while others say that he was ridden with sickness and extremely exhausted. Historians established that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from different illnesses, but no one knows which one, if any, contributed to his death. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, to Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart, in Salzburg Austria....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mystery Death]
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Does Playing Mozart to Babies Make Them Smarter? - The Mozart Effect Resource Centre website, music educator Don Campbell made the claim that “classical music has a powerful effect on the intellectual and creative development of children from the very youngest of ages.” (Campbell, n.d.). To critically evaluate this claim a number of sources have been analysed. Through this analysis it was found that the claim cannot be supported by reliable empirical research and that classical music only produces short-term cognitive enhancement. This effect can be achieved by listening to any type of music....   [tags: mozart effect, classical music, child development]
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Biography of Mozart - Missing Formatting Biography of Mozart Mozart was born on January 27th, 1756. He was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart. He had a sister named Maria Anna Mozart, who was also musically talented. Mozart was a young boy who showed talent from the beginning of his life. He never attended a proper school, which was a custom for children of that time. Instead of going to school, he was taught by his father who was a respectable man in Salzburg. His father held many professions such as concertmaster for the court orchestra of the Archbishop of Salzburg; violinist, composer and author....   [tags: Mozart Musicians Composers Essays Biographies] 3840 words
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Life of Mozart - Outline I.     Biographical Info A. Early Childhood B. Teenage Years      C. Main Career      D. Late Career II.          Affects and Influences of Character A.     Influences on Other Composers B.     Personality Issues C.     Relationships D.     Music To Boost Brain Power E.     Study of Rats and Mozart F.     Ending Conclusion III.     Assessment and Evaluation A. Greatness of a Man B.      His Ideals C.      Mozart and Saleiri D. The Legacy Lives On. Chapter I Mozart’s Prodigious Life      Without a doubt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, was probably the greatest genius in Western musical history....   [tags: biographies biography Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]
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The Lasting Musical Impact of Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Many people compare the musical works of Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart because of the styles of music that they produced. They were also similar because of their age and the music period in which they created in. Throughout their lives these two composers had vastly different customs and behaviors. Each composer contributed to their own unique styles of music, however they continue to be a musical inspiration in today’s world. Many people of the early classical music period reacted differently to both of the musician’s works because of the unique way they chose to create and present their music....   [tags: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as he is generally known, was baptized in a Salzburg Cathedral on the day after his birth as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus. The first and last given names come from his godfather Joannes Theophilus Pergmayr, although Mozart preferred the Latin form of this last name, Amadeus, more often Amadé, or the Italiano Amadeo, and occasionally the Deutsch Gottlieb. Whatever the case may be, he rarely - if ever - used Theophilus in his signature....   [tags: Wolfgang Mozart Biographies Bio Essays] 1218 words
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Leopold Mozart - Leopold Mozart The rain poured down hard, flooding the suburban streets of Vienna. Thunder roared all around the funeral procession on December 6, 1791, as it laboriously headed for St. Marx Cemetery. As it reached the city walls of Vienna, the few friends who had accompanied Mozart on his last journey turned back, due to the unusually bad weather conditions. Such a scene is sadly appropriate in representing the tragic end of Mozart who had begun his life with such immeasurable promise. On January 27, 1756, Leopold Mozart paced up and down the hall of his home in Salzburg, Austria, in anticipation of the arrival of his seventh child....   [tags: Biography Biographies musician mozart Essays]
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The Mozart Effect - The Mozart Effect is a study that shows listening to classical music can have positive effects on learning and attitude. This occurrence is called the Mozart Effect, and it has been proven in experiments by many scientists. This research has caused much controversy between believers and nonbelievers, because The Mozart Effect is said to enhance the brain and reasoning; it is also used to reduce stress, depression, or anxiety; it induces relaxation or sleep; and the Mozart Effect activates the body....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Mozart Effect - The Mozart Effect It was proved in 1993 that students had a better score on their spatial IQ test after listening to Mozart´s Piano Sonata k 448. They scored up to nine points higher than the students taking the test using other methods. Mozart has a greater influence on the brain development compared to other composers such as better results when studying, memorizing easily, and better test scores. The University of California made a research trying different methods in students while taking their IQ test....   [tags: music, IQ]
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The Mozart Effect - It has long been believed that music can evoke specific thoughts and feelings from the listener. But can music –specifically the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- summon hidden intelligences within the human brain. That is the question scientists are trying to answer. In the mid-nineties, scientists, Frances Rauscher, Gordon Shaw and Katherine Ky, claimed that music could boost the listener’s intelligence up to 9 points (Steele 2). To many, this allegation seemed a bit far-fetched and soon other researchers began recreating the Rauscher, Shaw, and Ky experiment in hopes of discrediting their findings....   [tags: Music ]
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Mozart and Beethoven - Music Appreciation May 2010 Mozart and Beethoven Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven are two of the greatest composers ever to write music. Both men lived in the early 18th and 19th century, but their music and influences are still felt today. The men faced similar experiences, yet they both lead very different lives. All together the pieces that these men composed amounts to over 300 published, and unpublished works of art. The people of their time period often had mixed feelings about these men, some “complained that Mozart’s music presented them with too many ideas and that his melodies moved from one to the next faster than audiences could follow, yet the ideas thems...   [tags: Musical History ]
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The Mozart Effect and Infant Intelligence - In modern society intelligence is highly competitive and subject to scrutiny; therefore, it is understandable that a child’s intelligence is a primary concern for many parents. The Mozart effect, popularised in the 1990s, resulted in many parents believing that simply exposing their child to music composed by Mozart would improve their intelligence (Campbell, 1997). The claim was founded by research published in the journal Nature, which suggested that spatial reasoning could be temporarily enhanced by listening to one of Mozart’s compositions for ten minutes (Rauscher, Shaw & Ky, 1993)....   [tags: modern society, music, intelligence]
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Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Leonard Bernstein once said, “Mozart is all music; there is nothing you can ask from music that he cannot supply…bathed in a glitter that could have come only from the eighteenth century...It is a perfect product of the age of reason – witty, objective, graceful, delicious. And yet over it all hovers the greater spirit that is Mozart’s – the spirit of compassion, of universal love, even of suffering – a spirit that knows no age, that belongs to all ages” (Kenyon 19-20). Mozart’s effervescent spirit is apparent in letters that he wrote to his family and friends....   [tags: Child Prodigy, classical music]
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Classical Music: The Mozart Effect - The Mozart effect is a phenomena whereby listening to ten minutes of Mozart’s music, a person’s spatial IQ is boosted by 8-9 points (on the Stanford-Binet IQ Scale), in comparison to listening to ten minutes of a relaxation tape or silence (Rauscher, Shaw and Ky, 1993). This literature review critically assesses the key works and concepts concerning the Mozart effect, specifically its methodologies, its limits, and finally, alternative theories. While some academics argue that ‘listening to Mozart makes babies smarter’ is a valid claim (___,__;____,__), others denounce it (___,__;___,__)....   [tags: iq, listening, arousal theory, babies]
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Mozart's Requiem at the Hall Auditorium - ... Unlike non-oratorio opera whose main topics include romans, death and also history. Oratorio performances are mostly reserved for concerts and cannot be performed in theatre like the opera. Due to the success of Opera songs in Italy in 17th century, the churches had to come up with their own version of opera whose message was appropriate for the church. This is what led to emergence of oratorio pieces, which borrowed heavily from the opera pieces but their message was confined to the gospel of the church....   [tags: concert report ] 1034 words
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Biography of Johannes Wolfgangus Mozart - Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg Austria. Mozart was an esteemed composer, widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Unlike other composers in musical history, he wrote in all the musical genres of his day and excelled in every one. His taste, his command of form, and his range of expression have made him seem the most universal of all composers; yet, it may also be said that his music was written to accommodate the specific tastes of particular audiences....   [tags: composer, music, opera]
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The Mozart Effect: Don Campbell - The correlation between music and individuals is a very heavily researched topic. This literature review will critically evaluate the claim made by Don Campbell (1997, p.24) that ‘playing Mozart makes babies smarter’. This review will look at the history of the Mozart effect and also look at a range of sources that support and also go against the claim that the Mozart effect makes babies smarter. These claims will be analysed through the three main measurements in relation the Mozart effect these are spatial reasoning, arousal and also mood....   [tags: music, individuals, classical music]
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The Mozart Effect of Boosting IQ - ... Will patterns within music in some way stimulate the brain by means of triggering comparable actions which are associated with neural clusters. (Chabris, Christopher F. 1999) Shaw later on joined up with two other experts, Frances Rauscher and Katherine K, in order to get results in the research which they have called “Mozart Effect”. They ended up publicizing a overview of the results off their test. They had 36 college students in which they designated to of the three groups. Than each on of this students done the exact pretest....   [tags: music, intelligence, experiment] 851 words
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The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - ... In March 1773 that was the last time Wolfgang and his father travel to Italy, that when he became an assistant concertmaster. Before the age of 21 he developed a passion for violin concertos. In 1776 his passion turned to piano concertos. That went him culminating number 9 in E flat major. In 1777 he turns 21 that when he felt like he wants more from life. So Wolfgang and his mother set out for a better opportunity. Him and his mother travel to Mannheim, Paris, and Munich. Where he got several employment positions that seamed promising, but all fell though....   [tags: composer, violinist, master] 893 words
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Mozart's The Magic Flute - On September 28th, 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his second to last piece with the support of Emanuel Schikaneder, a well known theatrical figure. The premiere took place two days after Mozart completed this work (Kennedy Center). The Magic Flute, one of Mozart’s most praised works, is an enduring allegory about the dichotomy of good versus evil. This well-known opera tells the story of a young prince who searches for true love, while another character, Papageno, acquires pleasures such as food and wine to gain happiness (Sherrane)....   [tags: opera analysis] 919 words
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Psychology: The Mozart Effect - ... A collaboration of sixteen studies has shown that the Mozart effect does not have an overall improvement on cognitive ability, but rather a marginal enhancement of spatial reasoning due to the music induced stimulation of the right cerebral hemisphere. This an area of the brain, associated with cognitive arousal and complex visual transformation processes involved with mental rotation of three-dimensional shapes and similar difficult spatial tasks (Chabris, C. 1999). Thus extrapolating that the Mozart effect does not ‘make babies smarter’, it only marginally improves a participant’s spatial intellect immediately after music stimuli....   [tags: human brain, babies, music] 1334 words
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Mozart and his Audience - In order to make Le Nozze di Figaro appeal to the tastes of opera buffa audiences, Mozart and Da Ponte used familiar operatic conventions as well as clever, innovative musical techniques. The opera contained elements which would be familiar to many audiences, such as the use of stereotypical opera buffa characters, as well as the continuation of a plot from a previous successful opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia . Furthermore, Mozart used several inventive musical techniques to sustain the dramatic momentum all the way through the opera and ensure musical and dramatic continuity....   [tags: figaro, da ponte, opera]
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Mozart and Die Zauberflöte - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Austrian wunderkind, was an accomplished and magnificently gifted musician. He is attributed with the composition of 22 operas in his 35-year life, but his most successful theatre work was his last. Die Zauberflöte, completed in 1791, was written specifically for the Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna. The theatre housed a troupe of actors led by Emmanuel Schikaneder, a versatile actor and writer who crafted the libretto of Zauberflöte and portrayed Papageno at its premiere....   [tags: Music] 1357 words
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A Brief Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, a part of current-day Austria. He was baptized the following day as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart in Rupert’s Cathedral. His family consisted of his parents, Leopold and Anna Marie Pertl Mozart, and his older sister, Maria Anna, who was nicknamed “Nannerl.” Mozart was the youngest of seven children, but only Nannerl and he survived. The other five siblings died in infancy. Mozart’s father was a violinist, composer, and music instructor....   [tags: music, education, austria] 1375 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart lived from January 27, 1756 to December 5, 1791. Mozart was a very influential and prolific composer of more than 600 works, including symphonies, concertante, chamber, piano, opera, and choral music. Regarded as a child prodigy, Mozart composed and performed in the European courts from the age of five, and was engaged at the Salzburg court at 17. Mozart’s musical style can be classified as Classical, although he learned from many of his contemporaries throughout his musical career....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life Of Mozart - My book report is from the biography of Mozart written by Robert W. Gutman. It was illustrated by the Jacket art courtesy of Music Lovers Society and was published by Harcourt Brace and Company. It was printed in New York City and the year of publication was 1999. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, the son of composer, musical author, and violinist, Leopold Mozart and his wife, Anna Maria Pertl. His given names were Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus, the last of which is Gottlieb in German, and Amadeus in Latin....   [tags: essays research papers] 1025 words
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The Genius Career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - ... At the young age of 35, the famous composer died in 1791 (Famous Composers and Their Music). In his numerous musical pieces, Mozart utilized a style which fully represented the Classical style. Writing in almost every possible genre of his time including the symphony, opera, solo concerto, chamber music, string quartet and quintet, and the piano sonata, Mozart used all available recourses of his time. The piano concerto was developed and made popular mainly by Mozart. Although his mostly delicate compositions consisted of clarity, balance and transparency, some of his fine masterpieces were sometimes said to have a certain demonic power....   [tags: composition, music, influence]
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History and Overview of Mozart's Magic Flute - On September 28th, 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his second to last piece with the support of Emanuel Schikaneder, a well known theatrical figure. The piece was completed only two days before the premiere took place (Kennedy Center). The Magic Flute, one of Mozart’s most praised works, is an enduring allegory about the dichotomy of good versus evil. This well-known opera tells the story of a young prince who searches for true love, while another character, Papageno, gains his happiness by acquiring pleasures such as food and wine (Sherrane)....   [tags: Historic Operas, Cassical Musicians]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The youngest child of Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertl, Wolfgang Amadeus was born in Salzburg on January 27, 1756. Considered by many to be one of the greatest musical prodigies in history, by the age of three he was already a keyboard-player and violinist. By five he was composing symphonies. Leopold Mozart (1719-1787), his father, undertook complete responsibility for the tutoring of Wolfgang and his elder sister Maria Anna ('Nannerl'), an extremely gifted keyboard player in her own right. Mozart spent from 1774 to 1777, as Konzertmeister at the Prince-Archbishop's court in Salzburg....   [tags: Biography] 1338 words
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Mozart and Beethoven: A Comparison of Lives and Music - Mozart and Beethoven: A Comparison of Lives and Music In 1747 Leopold Mozart married Maria Anna Pertl. Leopold and Maria Anna would have seven children, two of who would survive. Maria Anna born in 1752 who the family called Nannerl . Then in 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus who was nicknamed Wolfgangerl. Wolfgang Amadeus was not his original birth name it was shortened to this from Joannes Chrisostomos Wolfgangus Gottlieb. It is little wonder even two of the children survived; “Given Leopolds insistence that they be brought up on a diet of water and gruel, the wonder is that any survived at all.” (Siepmann, Mozart His life and Music) Leopold Mozart was very musical himself and was a skilled violinist,...   [tags: Music History]
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The Dark Life of Mozart in the Movie Amadeus - ... His belief that Mozart is wasting his talent is what drives him to his breaking point. Throughout the entirety of the movie Mozart is portrayed as a childish, arrogant, and plain out obnoxious. But also, the story is being told from the perspective of Saleiri, so though it might be true Mozart were all these things, Saleiri’s tremendous hatred towards him probably exaggerated Mozart’s character and his memories. They are really over the top and tainted by his hatred and sanity. I would’ve been tempted to hate him too, were it not for his playing....   [tags: abuse, music, saleiri]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - For over the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s death has remained a mystery. There are many theories on how the great composer died, some say that he was murdered, while others say that he was ridden with sickness and was extremely exhausted. Historians established that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from different illnesses, but no one knows which one, if any, contributed to his death. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, to Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart, in Salzburg, Austria....   [tags: requiem, mystery, death]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - ... With no prospects of a job, Mozart dejectedly returned to Salzburg in 1779 and became court organist to the Archbishop.”(Sherrane, 1.2) Somewhere around 1782 he married Constanze Weber as compensation for their alleged intimacy. Mozart was originally affectionate for Constanzes’ sister Aloysia, however their love didn’t last due to Mozart leaving for France to perform. It is said that his mother in-law had schemed around this event and encouraged their marriage. Leopold was angry and didn’t consent to the marriage....   [tags: music, requiem] 687 words
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Mozart's Requiem Analysis - ... And let St. Michael, Thy standard-bearer, lead them into the holy light which once Thou didst promise to Abraham and his seed” (“Full Text Lyrics,” n.d.). I was asked to explain why the Corni di Bassetto is the only instrument not in the key of Bb/g. This is because the Corni di Bassetto, a basset horn, is in F, a perfect fifth below concert pitch. Everything the Corni di Bassetto plays sounds a perfect fifth below the written note. Getting down to some smaller details, I have Neapolitan chords, nonchord tones, voice leading, sequences, elisions, and imitation to discuss....   [tags: music pieces analysis]
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An Austrian Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - ... (Spaethling) By the end of his career, Wolfgang had written symphonies, operas, concertos, quartets, and cantatas. If you look at his rough drafts of scores and compare them to the final score, you will find very little change, which shows just how brilliant he was with his music. (Epstein) Many people from the past and today look up to Mozart as an inspiration, but he was not always known as the nicest person around. It was known to a lot of people that although Mozart was a genius, he was very stuck up and often acted childish....   [tags: keyboard, musical genius, symphonies] 1175 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his 40th symphony in the summer of 1788, one of three symphonies he wrote between June and August of that year. Louis Biancolli considers these three symphonies the greatest Mozart composed. In writing this amount of music in a relatively short period of time, should it be considered a masterpiece. Qualities in the first movement will be under consideration for this determination. David Dubal tells us that a true work of art should “not only add something new”, but “transmit and enrich the old”....   [tags: Louis Biancolli , cultural biography]
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Mozart In 1788 - With over two pages of compositions finished in 1788 you would figure that this year was an extremely busy and prosperous one for Mozart, when in fact his "situation both publicly and privately became critical" (unknown). Up until this year the information revealed in Mozart's personal letters has provided great insight about his private life. A peculiar thing about letters from this year is that there appears to be none written after August (Keys 210). One possible reason for this could be that Mozart was again living at home and thus he was living with the person that he would normally be writing to....   [tags: essays research papers] 1375 words
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The Mozart Effect - The Mozart Effect Ever since human intelligence has been a factor for survival, people have been trying to think of new, innovative ways to increase their mental capabilities. In the past, people have taken pills, prepared home-made concoctions, and have even shaven their heads to clear their minds. Even now, new ideas, such as magnetic mattresses for better blood circulation to the brain, are patented and sold promising mental wellness and stability – and making money for the inventor. When scientists find something that enhances intelligence the general public is interested....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Haydn and Mozart - Between the years 1782 and 1785, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote six string quartets which were dedicated to his friend and fellow composer, Joseph Haydn. These quartets, known as the "Haydn Quartets," were among Mozart's "first six masterpieces in the medium" (Keller, 64). In composing these works, Mozart was inspired by Haydn's recently published Opus 33, which is also a set of six string quartets. When Haydn wrote his Opus 33 in 1781, it was the first time he had written for the string quartet in a period of ten years....   [tags: Music] 1988 words
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Life Of Mozart - The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) is regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived. He began writing minuets at the age of 5,and by the time he died in 1791 at the age of 35, he had produced 626 cataloged works. “ Mozart has enriched the concerto form with a larger number of masterpieces than any other composer.”1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is said to be the greatest genius in western music history. Wolfgang Amadeus was born in Salzburg, Austria January 27, 1756 his parents were Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertl....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Spears or Mozart - Spears or Mozart _"Consider, for instance, one of Mozart's compositions, one that is retained stably in our concert repertoire... The persistence with which a Mozart symphony reappears in our concert programmes is solely a consequence of its high selection value. In order for this to retain the effect, the work must be played again and again, the public must take note of it, and it must be continually re-evaluated in competition with other compositions." (Dennett, 348) _The first thought to develop in my mind after digesting the above passage was this: Mozart achieved notability and longevity in the field of music, and so did pop queen Britney Spears....   [tags: Music Compositions Composers Singers Essays]
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The mozart effect - The Mozart Effect Does classical music really help you study better. Many recent research studies show that music idoes in fact improve cognitive thinking. In 1993, researchers at the University of California at Irvine discovered the so-called Mozart Effect - that college students “who listened to ten minutes of Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D major K448 before taking an IQ test scored nine points higher” than when they had sat in silence or listened to relaxation tapes. Other studies have also indicated that it doesn’t matter the artist; people retain information better if they hear classical or baroque music while studying....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Music Affects Cognitive Function Only if it is Experienced Personally - In the early 1990’s, parents feared missing the window of opportunity to maximize their children’s brain-function. This belief was known as “infant determinism” and was later disproven (Helding 475). However, strings of this belief still linger today. The media explosion of the “Mozart Effect” has left a legacy long after the theory has been disproven. Of course parents want to ensure that their baby will have the best possible brain-function. Intelligence is essential to be successful in the world....   [tags: the Mozart effect]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Musical Prodigy of the 18th Century - When applause erupts for an orchestra in a concert hall, the audience is usually enveloped in admiration for the musicians’ talent. However, the composer of the music rarely receives recognition even though he is the actual mastermind behind the beautiful music. One of the most influential composers of the 18th century was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born to Leopold and Anna Maria on January 27, 1956 in Salzburg, Austria. Historical records show that Mozart acquired his initial musical knowledge from his father and his older sister, Nannerl....   [tags: Music History]
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Life of the Great Composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven were both child parodies. Their fathers were the ones who cultivated their gifts which led them to becoming two of the most famous classical music composers of all time. Between the both of them they composed over a hundred masterpieces that are still being played around the world today. Some of their works includes concertos, quartets, sonatas, symphonies, songs and operas. Although having many things in common, their lives and style of music could not have been more different....   [tags: mozart, bethoven]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Spirit That Knows No Age - Leonard Bernstein once said, “Mozart is all music; there is nothing you can ask from music that he cannot supply…bathed in a glitter that could have come only from the eighteenth century...It is a perfect product of the age of reason – witty, objective, graceful, delicious. And yet over it all hovers the greater spirit that is Mozart’s – the spirit of compassion, of universal love, even of suffering – a spirit that knows no age, that belongs to all ages” (Kenyon 19-20). Mozart’s effervescent spirit is apparent in letters that he wrote to his family and friends....   [tags: Biography, Love Story]
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