From the string quartet, to the modernization of the symphony, there are many different innovations that we owe to the Classical Period of music, which started in 1775 and ended in 1825. Although it was based on the humanistic principles of the Age of Enlightenment, it would still ultimately produce such amazing innovations as adding the choir to symphony pieces, and other advancements. Finally, it produced such amazing artists such as Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven, whose music is today revered and enjoyed all over the world. The Classical era in the history of classical music lasted from approximately 1775-1825. This title was given because during this era, many people were reading the classical works from Greco-Roman culture, such as books by Plato or Aristotle (Kansas University).
The classical era, with the progress of the classical music, at times was, irregular. The final result, however, was a logical order which made sense. Once the... ... middle of paper ... ...ury, where the music had become a series of clear events and not merely a cumulative flow, a powerful emotion or dramatic intensity could no longer rely on High Baroque (Rosen 154). Haydn learned from opera a style that could concentrate that force as he had never been able to do in the 1760’s. Mozart brought up in the more comfortable style and already the composer of music whose prettiness along amounted to his genius, arrived at the same point form the opposite direction (Rosen 154).
So it is only natural that Western music should also have been affected by religion. Western music, and its development by composers, has been strongly influenced by the Christian religion, especially in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The music in these periods laid the foundation for all the different types of music we enjoy today. During the Medieval period the Catholic Church had an enormous amount of power and control over the people of that time. The Medieval period began with the collapse of the Roman Empire around the year 450.
After this, he began creating a new style, folk opera. He create his piece called “Porgy and Bess” that withheld very popular songs during this time. The song, “I love Porgy,” is more enjoyable than “Summertime” because he added a little bit of beat, rhythm, and more of a jazz feel to the background adding texture to the piece. After doing work on Broadway, the brother duo took on Hollywood. Upon the arrival of Hollywood, they created a musical film, “Shall We Dance,” that included several new pieces of music.
Two styles that were a part of the Baroque era were known as the prima prattica stemming from the Renaissance era and the newer seconda prattica. “The rise of the seconda prattica and monody marked the beginning of a s... ... middle of paper ... ...al era differ greatly in regards to style and structure but both succeeded at impacting musical history. The greats that we acknowledge today stemmed from these very eras. The Baroque era ushered in the genre of Opera, while the Classical era introduced a new outline for structuring musical compositions. The Baroque and Robinson 6 Classical eras were powerful, influential, and musically stimulating to the masses, forever engraving themselves in history and time.
It was at this time and place that Haydn was “completely isolated from the world…he could experiment…improve, alter, add, or cut as boldly as he pleased. '; This was the start of a magnificent career. To understand why Haydn was a great classical composer, it is important to understand the certain characteristics and themes of the Classical Period. Unlike baroque music, classical was secular; it was non-religious and it resided more in the homes of nobles or in public works rather than in the church. There was the creation of symphonies, string quartets, and piano sonatas using a method called the sonata form.
Mozart also added to the symphony by contrasting memorable lyric themes in very full sounding orchestral settings. To satisfy the middle-class amateur, classic composers supplied a ton of new chamber music for all imaginable combinations. The piano sonata became a very important form of chamber music, especially after being refined by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. After 1765, the string quartet began to increasingly dominate the chamber music field. Unlike the concertos of the baroque period, the classic era mainly emphasized the solo concerto.
The ones of the famous great Classical music composers, Ludwig van Beethoven who is well known for his deafness and work which is Choral: Symphony No.9, Frederic Chopin for Minute Waltz, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Peter Tchaikovsky are influenced by one Classical music composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart did not only influence to Classical music composers, but also to modern music artists. Hip-Hop star, Ludacris, is also one of the musicians who is influenced by Mozart. Ludacris sampled Mozart's Requiem in D Minor in one of his works “Coming 2 America”. You will hear the very interesting tune in the music; it sounds weird that mixing up a Classical music and Hip-Hop music; however, those two total different pieces of music are uncomfortably matched.
Born in New York City, Artie Shaw would become one of the top bandleaders in the swing era. He began his musical career as a highly sought-after alto saxophone player in the New York area, and was able to benefit from the growth of radio and studio recordings. As he perfected his technical ability with various dance bands, he was still relatively unknown in the early 30’s when he began to focus exclusively on the Clarinet while Swing music began to grow in popularity. While we may carefully analyze the two pieces to satisfy our curiosity regarding musical evolution in Jazz, we should also not lose sight of the fact that these are two very enjoyable styles of music. From the lively swing orchestras inspiring large audiences to dance, to the softer Bossa Nova sound which is pleasing to hear in a relaxed setting, both have contributed to the growth of musical creativity in Jazz from the 1930’s through today.
The classical composers Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, and Darius Milhaud were all intrigued by the opportunities that ragtime offered to express new musical ideas. Joplin himself wrote ragtime operas. As performers began to rag both melody and accompaniment, ragtime began its transformation into jazz. As classic ragtime was meant to be played as written, these artists also moved toward greater improvisation. Jelly Roll Morton recognized the coherence of ragtime but gave it more freedom, especially in the bass line.