Recall that the audience had a widely distributed age variance from undergraduate students to senior citizens. I also said that classical music composed by Beethoven was modernized to fit 21st century expectations and it was combined with an appropriate outdoor atmosphere (despite it being muddy). Lastly, the emotional response I felt was that it made me acknowledge that music originally composed for a particular instrument can be morphed to fit the tonality of a different instrument. I consider that very creative and intriguing. Overall, I recommend this concert to my peers where UCI performers play variations of Beethoven musical pieces using string instruments and do so in a lively manner.
George Gershwin was one of America's most well-known composers and respected pianists that introduced the sounds of Broadway and Hollywood together. He coordinated the elements of classical music style and the robust sounds of American jazz; Gershwin created a musical style that made the music of jazz acceptable to the classical listeners, and brought in American music into the mix. “Gershwin wrote mainly for the Broadway musical theatre.” He blended, in different variations, techniques and forms of classical music with the stylistic hints and techniques of popular music and jazz. George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 26, 1898 to Russian immigrants. George always knew he wanted a career in music.
This same year, Gershwin also completed his first Broadway show La, La, Lucille. During the 1920's, Gershwin's popularity grew as he began writing successful musicals f... ... middle of paper ... ...iteman and his jazz band. This piece of music had a classical form in which Gershwin applied the jazz idiom. Gershwin wrote on his greatest operas in 1922, called Blue Monday. This piece was written for an African-American opera called George White's Scandals.
Occurring after the Classical Music Period and from 1825 to 1900, the Romantic Music Period was a flourishing time of new music, styles and composers. Some of the important and majorly influential composers were Beethoven’s late style, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and many others. Along with the others, these composers utilized the new emotional styles that had emerged with help from musicians such as Beethoven. Instead of creating all their music for patrons and the church, composers of the Romantic Era supported themselves with the money they made from pleasing common people. With new technical styles come new forms of music which became evident in the Romantic Period.
The risk taking and ingenuity Sondheim brought to the art of the musical gave others permission to experiment with non-traditional plot structures, more serious topics, the use of ambiguity, or anything else they could think of in musical format. One writer in particular, Jonathan Larson, was influenced by Sondheim. Larson was personally mentored by Sondheim, and Larson’s hit musical Rent, which featured a group of poor, AIDS stricken artists, may have never been possible if Sondheim had not brought similar, grave topics to the Broadway stage first. The same can be said for many more recent musicals, such as Wicked, Parade, and The Last Five Years (“The
Finally, his parents found the renouned piano instructor, Charles Hambitzer, who said in a letter to his sister,"I have a new pupil who will make his mark if anyone will. The boy is a genius." During his sessions with Hambitzer, he was introduced to many famous works, including pieces from Bach and Lizst. Through out his musical career, Gershwin studied with many instructors. Early stages of Career At age fifteen, Gershwin quit school to follow his dream of being a professional pianist.
Improvisation was his thing and he was very good at it. Armstrong also introduced scat singing to the jazz world by accident during a recording. Musical theater became an important development to the 20th century. This type of comic opera depended on romantic plots, appealing melodies, choruses and comedy. Composers like George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Stephen Sondheim brought the genre to new level of sophistication.
The next song is a suite from Girl Crazy, great song, i can even imagine the dance sequences in my head through this piece. All the rest of the songs on this cd, are taken out of Gershwin's musicals. Conclusion: In my opinion, the second cd of this compilation is much better then the first one, because i enjoyed listening to the classic songs from Gershwin's musicals. The first half of the first cd, is enjoyable with songs like "Summertime", "S' Wonderful etc. In my opinion the other songs just repeat themselves.
This opened up a the worlds of Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Schoenberg (Ewen 58-60). Gershwin was offered a job at Remick’s Music Publishing House in Tin Pan Alley. Gershwin jumped at the opportunity to become the youngest pianist ever employed at the popular music capital of the world. Gershwin , at the young age of fifteen, quit school and became a song plugger. (Schwartz 21).
George Gershwin was born Jacob Gershowitz on September 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York. George began his professional career in "Tin Pan Alley," a location in New York City where aspiring composers and songwriters would bring their scores to a publisher trying to sell the tunes for cash. Two years after he started work for Jerome Remick, George had his first song published. "When You Want 'Em You Can't Get 'Em" was not an instantly famous, but it did begin to attract the attention of some of the Broadway composers of the day. During this time of professional growth, George kept his job as a rehearsal pianist and studied piano, theory and orchestration with the best of the best.