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Dizzy Gelespie (John Birks Gillespie) - The people of today, raised by the sounds of The Beatles and Pearl Jam have forgotten all about the musicians that paved the way for these artists, and the musical styles that evolved into rock and roll, rhythm and blues and rap or hip hop. Unfortunately the music that once dominated the night clubs, restaurants, and radio stations is now heard only in elevators or when we go to a grandparents house to visit. What is left of jazz are small portions of the music that people take and sample with in a new song....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eddie Vedder Is A Vampire - Eddie Vedder Is A Vampire Although at first he may seem to be just your average angst ridden lead man for a popular rock and roll band, Eddie Vedder, the vocalist and lyricist for Pearl Jam, may very well be a vampire. Although it is impossible to tell, everything points to his being an immortal. An in depth analysis of his lyrics shows that Pearl Jam's second album, “Versus”, has been used by Vedder as sounding boards for the complex emotions and change of perspective that come with one's transition to vampirism....   [tags: essays research papers] 1819 words
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Ellington - An American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader, and pianist, composer of jazz music, I am all of this and probably more. I am Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington. I was nicknamed “Duke” by a boyhood friend of mine who admired my royal air. And the name stuck to me. I grew up listening to black music. At that time jazz was considered low and vulgar by most respectable and sophisticated people like myself. I was born in Washington on April 29, 1899. Born to the son of James William Ellington and Eliza Jane Johnson....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Examination Of Music History - A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become." - W.H. Auden. This quote best explains the complex art of music. Music is an elaborate art form that will always remain ever changing. Music developed drastically from it's beginning in the Prehistoric era to the 14th Century. The exact origin of music is unknown. It is known that music was used in prehistoric times in magical or spiritual rituals but no other use is known. This knowledge is borne out of the fact that music still forms a vital part of most religious ceremonies today....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Examine the role of processes in schools in producing different educational achievement among pupils from different social groups. - Examine the role of processes in schools in producing different educational achievement among pupils from different social groups. Differential educational achievement is unquestionable affected by different social groups however this is not the only factor that affects the educational success of students. Members of working class place a lower value on education, they place less emphasis on formal education as a means to personal achievement, and they see less value in continuing school beyond the minimum leaving age....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Frank Sinatra - Before Tim McGraw, Led Zeppelin, and even before Elvis Presley there was Frank Sinatra. The man some say "held the patent for the popular song". During his career Ol' Blue Eyes had cut some 1,800 recordings, gathered nine Grammys, and was considered by many critics to be the preeminent singer of this century (CNN, N.Pag). Durring his long career he became on e of the most successful pop music figures of the century. Sinatra’s sophisticated musicianship was evident in his many recordings....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Franz Haydn - Franz Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the classical period. He is often called the father of both the symphony and the string quartet, and he founded what is known as the Viennese classical school, which consisted of himself, his friend, Wolfgang Mozart, and his pupil, Ludwig van Beethoven. During his lifetime, he produced a mind-boggling amount of music. He lived from the end of the baroque period to the beginning of the romantic period, and presided over the transition between them....   [tags: Music Composer Haydn Biographies Essays] 1839 words
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History of Ballet - The History of Ballet The first experience of watching a ballet, for me or any little girl, can be fascinating and exhilarating. Wondering how a dancer can be so steady on her toes as she spins in circles and leaps through the air. Watching a ballet, there is a feeling of wanting to be graceful, as well as the warm sensation felt by a little girl as she slips into dream land. My mom had taken me to my first ballet when I was 11 years old. When we returned home home, she signed me up for classes at the local dance center....   [tags: essays research papers] 1090 words
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History Of Music - Music has been around sense the dawn of time. When man first started to discover music it was not the kind of music we have today. All it consisted of was grunts, moans, and banging things. Music has evolved just as much as the people that created it. From Chromagnum men to musician and from grunting too classical music, rock, and rap. The first people imitated music from nature. They mimicked the sound from their every day life. It had no rhythm, beat, or tune it was just noise, but later turned into what we now call music....   [tags: essays research papers] 1068 words
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Igor Stravinsky - IGOR STRAVINSKY Igor Stravinsky is considered by many the greatest composer of the 20th Century. Several composers have made breakthroughs and great accomplishments in the past 100 years, but Stravinsky has dominated nearly every trend set. He was born near St. Petersburg, Russia in Oranienbaum, on June 17, 1882. He was born to a famous Russian bass opera singer, Fyodor Ignatyevich Stravinsky. Igor Stravinsky was third of a family of four boys. He grew up hearing his father practicing his opera and attending local ballets....   [tags: essays research papers] 1204 words
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Introduction to Provencal - Introduction to Provencal Provençal was originally used in all the south of France, as far north as Poitou, Limousin and the Dauphiné. Romance language descended from Latin. XIth century Earliest texts (3) survive from XIth century. La Chanson de Sainte Foy (1033) is the only one of real merit. XIIth Century Period of the early troubadours. Dominant genre lyric poetry, especially the chanson (love poetry); also important, sirventes (satire); moral and religious poetry and the partimen (debate poetry)....   [tags: essays research papers] 789 words
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Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz Biography - Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz was born on May 29, 1860 in Camprodón, the Catalan province of Gerona in northeastern Spain. As a child he was exceptionally gifted at the piano and gave his first public performance in Barcelona at the age of four. Two years later his mother took him to Paris where, for nine months, he studied privately with a renowned professor of piano at the Paris Conservatory. An attempt was made to enroll Albéniz at the Conservatory, but the boy was denied admission because he was too young....   [tags: essays research papers] 1047 words
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Johann Sebastian Bach - JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in the town of Thuringia, Germany where he was raised and spent most of his life. Due to a shortage of expenses, he was confined to a very limited geographical space, as was his career. This greatly affected his, in that his music was not as widley known as other composers of the time. On traveling he never went farther north than Hamburg or farther south than Carlsbad. To look back on the life of Bach many have referred to him as “one of the greatest and most productive geniuses in the history of Western music”, particularly of the baroque era....   [tags: essays research papers] 1321 words
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My Place by Sally Morgan, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, The Transall Saga and Pay it Forward - The Journey as Depicted in My Place by Sally Morgan, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, The Transall Saga and Pay it Forward The inner journey is a concept that has always been debated, and so has its meaning. The word ‘inner’ has the alternative meaning of personal. Moreover, the word journey has an alternative meaning of movement. So, the concept of the inner journey, customarily, has the meaning of a personal movement. Inner journeys have often been described as the metaphor behind a physical journey....   [tags: essays research papers] 1430 words
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Lenonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, just north of Boston, on Sunday, August 25, 1918. Bernstein was named Louis at birth, after his mother&#8217;s grandfather, but at the age of sixteen he had it formally changed to Leonard, or Lenny. As a child, Bernstein was sick very often with asthma and hay fever. Perhaps due to these and many other medical conditions, Bernstein preferred to be alone. He didn&#8217;t care to spend much time with his family or even with his peers. Most likely because of this self-isolation, Bernstein&#8217;s passion for music developed at a young age....   [tags: essays research papers] 1034 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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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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manic depression - MANIC DEPRESSION Estimates say that about 2 and a half million Americans suffer from manic depressive illness. Also called bipolar disorder, this mental illness involves episodes in which a persons mood alternates between extreme mania and depression. A person may experience pressure and racing thoughts and speech, and often uncontrolled reckless behavior. Two thirds of those who suffer from bipolar illness have numerous episodes of recurrences of alternating phases. Most people suffering from manic depressive illness experience extreme cases of up and Dow emotion....   [tags: essays research papers] 1085 words
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Marijuana - Marijuana To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated and scientifically proven to be incorrect still remain beliefs of our government....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Market Characteristics - MARKET CHARACTERISTICS The present market demographics focused on are the following: Size: Jewish and Jazzy’s macroenvironment is geared towards a specific demographic division of the population. Jewish and Jazzy is a product that will be most successful if geared towards the Jewish segment of the population. Since 2,500,000 Jews live in New York City, the major starting focus of Jewish and Jazzy’s consumer marketing efforts should be in New York City. Location and Density: The marketing effort focus will be towards the most highly dense Jewish communities in and around New York City; for example; Borough Park, Crown Heights, The Upper West Side, Yeshiva University, Etc......   [tags: essays research papers] 931 words
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Maya Angelou at Rutgers - Maya Angelou was raised in segregated rural Arkansas. She is a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director. She lectures throughout the United States and abroad and is Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina since 1981. She has published ten best selling books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations. At the request of President Clinton, she wrote and delivered a poem at his 1993 Presidential Inauguration....   [tags: essays research papers] 860 words
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Progressive Movement In America - There was a great need for the progressives during the early 1900s. In 1900 America’s population was around 76 million, and one out of every seven of those 76 million was foreign. By 1915 there were 13 million more immigrants. If that wasn’t enough of a drastic change in America’s culture, there was another huge change taking place. America was switching from small personal businesses, to the big business type of economy. Newer and bigger businesses meant different working conditions, different working classes as well as economic classes, and completely new jobs that hadn’t even existed before....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Relationships - How have three texts you have studied enhanced your understanding of relationships. Refer to Maestro and two other texts of your choosing. Relationships are a complex part of today’s society and affect all areas. All relationships are different, and they influence the decisions made by people and others around them. The three texts ‘Maestro’ by Peter Goldsworthy, ‘Dead Poets Society’ directed by Peter Weir and ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ by Michelle Magorian all enhance the understanding of relationships....   [tags: essays research papers] 1409 words
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Rock - Rock Later styles of heavy rock music in the 1990s, such as grunge (the typical example being Seattle's Nirvana), show influences of heavy metal but are typically not labelled sub-genres of heavy metal, as opposed to thrash metal and hair metal. The general absence of virtuosic guitar solos is perhaps one reason grunge bands haven't been considered heavy metal bands. Another key artist during this time was Megadeth, which combined the relentless, speedy thrash metal riffs with the fancy guitar soloing of speed metal ala Judas Priest....   [tags: essays research papers] 1545 words
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Rock Bands - There have been all kinds of different types of rock bands throughout the years. Most of the bands have had a different type of style. All of these different types of style are what has shaped today’s music. Some of the bands from the earlier times were: The Beatles, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and the Bee Gees. The Beatles were the greatest and most powerful act of the rock era. They introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. The Beatles grabbed a hold of the attention in 1964 and never let go for the next six years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1705 words
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Richard Wagner - Richard Wagner TIME LINE: Wagner’s Life 1813: Wilhelm Richard Wagner is born on May 22. Wagner’s father dies on November 23. ;1814: Wagner’s mother remarries § 1815: Wagner’s mother has a daughter Cacilie § 1821: Wagner’s step-father dies § 1829: Wagner composes his first music: two piano sonatas and a string quartet § 1830: Writes a piano arrangement for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony § 1832: Begins work on first opera, Die Hochzeit § 1833: Begins work on Die Feen § 1836: Marries Minna Planer § 1839: Flees to London to avoid creditors, then to Paris § 1847: Takes an interest in Greek plays § 1857: Begins work on Tristan & Isolde § 1858: Minna finds love letter Richard wrote to Mathilde § 1859: Moves to Paris with Minna and completes Tristan & Isolde § 1862: Richard and Minna separate and Wagner moves to Vienna § 1864: Wagner begins affair with Cosima Von Bulow § 1865: A daughter Isolde is born to Richard and Cosima and he moves to Switzerland § 1867: A second daughter, Eva, is born to Richard and Cosima § 1869: A son, Siegfried, is born to Richard and Cosima § 1870: Richard and Cosima finally get married § 1878: Begins writing a series of reactionary essays § 1883: Richard Wagner dies of a heart attack in Venice on February 13....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Colin Stanley and Colin Wilson's Works - I am extremely indebted to both Colin Stanley's The Work of Colin Wilson and Howard F. Dossor's Colin Wilson: The Man and His Mind. This is a fairly comprehensive list of all of Colin Wilson’s major works, although those seeking an impeccably complete reference should consult with Colin Stanley’s book, and its recent supplement. I have also appended a list of his shorter fiction. Wilson has also penned literally hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines, and he has provided introductions to dozens of other authors’ books....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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Serialism - Definition: Serialism is a rigorous system of composing music in which various elements of the piece are ordered according to a pre-determined ordered set or sets, and variations on them. The elements thus controlled may be the pitch of the notes, their length, their dynamics, their accents, or virtually any other musical quantity, which, in serial terms is called a parameter. More generally, serialism is any music which uses any ordered sets applied to any musical element. Whilst researching serialism I came across a quote which I find very relevant to our studies at the moment....   [tags: essays research papers] 921 words
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Schoenbergs Response Towards The Progressive Music - The eighteenth centuries are reasonably described as an era of musical common practice, when composers of different nationalities and temperaments nonetheless wrote music that was stylistically and structurally similar in important respects. however, in contrast, the twentieth century has been a period of great and increasing diversity of both style and structure. More specifically, music criticism has divided twentieth century music into two opposing groups; the neoclassical and the progressive.This view has remained influential up to the present day....   [tags: essays research papers] 1297 words
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Analysis of Scott Joplin's Songs - Analysis of Scott Joplin's Songs Incomplete Essay Scott Joplin - 1896: In 1896, William George Crush, an agent of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas line (the Katy), noted how many spectators showed up at train wrecks. He convinced the line to stage a collision with him as the promoter. After months of hype on posters spread throughout northern Texas, the event came to pass on September 15, 1896. There were about 40,000 paid spectators who came by Katy excursion trains for a nice picnic lunch. It took hired law enforcement several hours to push the onlookers back far enough from the planned point of collision....   [tags: Scott Joplin Musicians Music Essays] 3672 words
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The Baroque Concerto - The Baroque Concerto Table of Contents Section Page Number Introduction 3 Emergence 3 - 4 Corelli 4 - 5 Torelli 5 Conclusion 6 Bibliography 7 Introduction In simple terms, the word “concerto” translates into “concert.” Motets by Vidana, madrigals by Monteverdi as well as works by Corelli and Torelli are all described by their composers as ‘concertos’....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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 Music of Isaac Albeniz - Isaac Albéniz was a nationalist composer, and one of the greatest composers Spain has ever produced. Among the many musicologists who have researched and written about the music of Albéniz, and the many pianists who have had occasion to comment on it, there is universal agreement regarding the artistic merit of his magnum opus, Iberia. Its rich harmonic vocabulary, rhythmic complexity, extensive dynamic range, and the ambitiousness of its architectural design are indeed praiseworthy; and in most respects, Iberia is a quantum leap forward from Albéniz's earlier works in the nationalist style....   [tags: essays research papers] 1722 words
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the russian americans - The Russian-Americans As of the last released comprehensive United States Census listing all nationalities, in 1990, there were over two million people claiming Russian ancestry living in America. Not included in this number was over one million people who were born in Russia. Sixty-six thousand entered the U.S. between 1980 and 1990 over 120,000 entered before 1980, slightly over 123,000 were naturalized citizens, and over 71,000 were not considered citizens of the United States. When it comes to income and occupation the Russian-American ranks higher on the socio-economic ladder then many minorities....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tribute To Shakespeare - Tribute to Shakespeare Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet. He is generally considered the “greatest dramatist the world has ever known” and the “finest poet who has written in the English language” (World Book Encyclopedia). Shakespeare has also been the world's most popular author. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries. Many reasons can be given for Shakespeare's appeal. But his fame basically is on his understanding of human nature....   [tags: essays research papers] 952 words
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Web Radio - Web Radio Instant global radio, or Web radio, is the latest manifestation of the Internet's multimedia successor, the World Wide Web. Improved technology and content are turning Web radio into a mass medium. (Hickman 30) The Web radio concept is mainly underlined by the concept of Webcasting, or broadcasting station content over the Internet. Online users who visit the Web pages of Webcasting stations can find archived and live audio covering news, business, sports, and many different types of music....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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What Is Heavy Metal - For thousands of years music has been a major highlight of every culture around the world. Music has been used in diverse ways, ranging from worship to gods, holiday celebrations, to even national identity as in the case of national anthems. Music is without a doubt, man’s best friend. It is present in every scenario of human life. It can be heard in the house, in the car, at work, at the store, at church, even to the extent that it is used in the bathroom. Its emotional influence in the lives of people has been enormous, resulting in desires for glory, love, peace, unity and many other aspects of life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1041 words
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Music Copyright - Music Copyright What is a Copyright. Music Copyright is a very important aspect of the music industry. The Copyright law was established to preserve the creativity and rights of authors, composers, performers of expression. Copyright is the law that protects the property rights of the creator of an original work in a fixed tangible medium. (http://askjeeves.com/copyright/html) A fixed tangible medium is something substantial like copying lyrics on paper or putting a song on tape or CD. Copyright can be seen every where in the music industry....   [tags: Copyright Laws Music Industry Essays]
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What is the federal theatre project - What Was The Federal Theatre Project????. Throughout the late 1920's an important theatrical movement developed: The Workers' Theatre Movement. In the end, it diminished around the middle of the 1930's, and one of the developments aiding the decline of the Workers' Theatre Movement, was the creation of the Federal Theatre Project. The Federal Theatre Project was the largest and most motivated effort mounted by the Federal Government to organize and produce theater events. Once the government took on the duty of putting people to work, it was able to consider the movement....   [tags: essays research papers] 1129 words
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Dance: My First Love - Dance has been a part of human history since the earliest records of human life (Praagh 30). Cave paintings found in Spain and France from 30,000 -10,000 BC had life-like drawings of dancing figures participating in rituals. They illustrated the prominence of dance in early human society. Later in the Renaissance Era a new attitude towards the body, the arts, and dance was originated. The courts of Italy and France became the center of new developments in dance, providing support to dancing masters and musicians who created large scale social dances for the acknowledgment of celebrations and festivities....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative]
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How We Listen - How We Listen In his essay “How We Listen,” Aaron Copland classifies and divides the listening process into three parts: “the sensuous place, the expressive plane, and the sheerly musical plane” (1074). I believe by this mechanical separation, Copland succeeds in discussing difficult topic, so natural that most people tend to by pass it. He uses analogy and sometimes stresses on certain situation where these planes are abused or become a cause of a problem. The main purpose for Copland to separate the listening process is for the reader to learn and study how they listen....   [tags: essays papers]
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John Keats Speech - John Keats Speech The writer I have chosen to speak about is the romanticist John Keats. I chose this particular poet as I believe his ideas are the best expressed of the composers we have studied. I have looked at "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode on Melancholy" and "Ode to Autumn" and I think some important comparisons can be drawn from them. Each poem has been chosen because I think that the ideas conveyed in them are among the more significant in Keats's works. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" discuses the idea of immortality in a picture, and how if a moment is captured on an urn then does it exist always....   [tags: essays papers] 794 words
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Comparing poems from different cultures. - Comparing poems from different cultures. Many poems deal with the theme of cultural identity. I have chosen three to compare, they are: Search For My Tongue, by Sujata Bhatt Half-Caste, by John Agard and Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan, by Moniza Alvi. I chose these three poems because I feel that they all deal with different aspects of cultural identity. For example Search for my tongue covers the aspect of losing your native tongue and using a ‘foreign’ language, Half-Caste addresses the point of racism and stereotyping, whilst Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan highlights the issues of alienation and not being able to fit in with either side of your family....   [tags: English Literature] 881 words
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Black Music as a Reflection of History, Culture and Politics - Missing Works Cited Black music has historically reflected the African American experience, illuminated the evolution of the mass black consciousness, and served as an aesthetic form of communication among its people. A rich variety of musical styles have mirrored the range of experiences that African Americans have encountered while living in white America; they have served as a metaphor for historical events and played a special role in the formulation of the black American psyche. Music provides a means of expressing the paradoxes and contradictions found in the different dimensions surrounding the lives of black Americans....   [tags: African American Music] 10347 words
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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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Examining the Music of Big Fish and Cold Mountain - Concerning the genre spectrum, Big Fish and Cold Mountain are miles apart. The first is a magical assortment of reality and fantasy driven by a man running from a loved one; the second is a historical fiction propelled by a man seeking a loved one. In addition to the dramatic and thematic differences, the underscoring of both films is opposing in the methods used to achieve similar ends; namely, serving the five functions. Danny Elfman, the composer for this Tim Burton film, interlaced an intricate and organized underscoring for the film, forming a piece that rivals that of Edward Scissor Hands....   [tags: Film] 1395 words
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Prokofiev's Summer Night Suite - Prokofiev - Summer Night Suite Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev is considered one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. Not only was Sergeyevich an accomplished pianist, but he was an outstanding and famous conductor as well. He was infinitely skilled at a wide range of musical genres, including symphonies, concerti, operas, program pieces, film music, and ballets. His works were considered both ultra-modern and innovative for their time. Ironically, Prokofiev died on the same day as Stalin - 05 March 1953....   [tags: Music] 614 words
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Analysis of Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' - Tchaikovsky is one of the most popular of all composers. The reasons are several and understandable. His music is extremely tuneful, opulently and colourfully scored, and filled with emotional passion. Undoubtedly the emotional temperature of the music reflected the composer's nature. He was afflicted by both repressed homosexuality and by the tendency to extreme fluctuations between ecstasy and depression. Tchaikovsky was neurotic and deeply sensitive, and his life was often painful, but through the agony shone a genius that created some of the most beautiful of all romantic melodies....   [tags: Music Ballet] 1503 words
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An Oedipal Relationship in Beneix's Diva - The relationship between Jules and Cynthia Hawkins in Jean-Jacques Beneix's Diva is uniquely complex and vaguely oedipal. For Jules, the diva represents musical perfection, and he is completely in love with her. However, her relationship to him is somewhat maternal. Jules's obsession with Cynthia Hawkins is rather unhealthy, and he violates her purity. However, her maternal attitude towards him allows for reconciliation despite his mistakes. From the very beginning of the movie, the voice of Cynthia Hawkins pervades everything....   [tags: Film] 609 words
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