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Conception of Love in The Kreutzer Sonata

- Conception of Love in The Kreutzer Sonata Perhaps Tolstoy's short story, “The Kreutzer Sonata”, truly captures one definite conception of love, albeit a very negative one. To understand more what is brought to light in this story, we need to take a look at it, more importantly at the character of Pozdnychev.    Pozdnychev has just spent several years in prison for the murder of his unfaithful wife, as we find out early in the story. His tale is a sordid one, as he relates his past life, before his wedding, the meeting of his wife, their marriage, their dreadful relationship up to the murder itself and the tribunal....   [tags: Kreutzer Sonata Essays]

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Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy

- 1) a. By having Pozdnischeff tell his story to someone else, Tolstoy allows the reader to interpret the information for themselves. If the story was told as a first person narrative, the reader would not have had the comparison of values between Pozdnischeff and the other people on the train. b. Tolstoy describes many aspects of the people on the train. He seems to emphasize on their faces and their reactions to the statments spoken by each other character. He does this so that the reader may get a clear representation of who the person is both internally and externally....   [tags: Tolstoy Kreutzer Sonata]

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The Kreutzer Sonata By William Tolstoy

- “We must understand the real meaning of the words of the Gospel,--Matthew, V. 28,--that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery '; and these words relate to the wife, to the sister, and not only to the wife of another, but especially to one 's own wife.” (Tolstoy 195). These were the final lines of text Tolstoy wrote as a part of the resolution to his short story, The Kreutzer Sonata. According to this verse, and the themes in several others of his other works, Liev Tolstoy provides us a display of his moral view of right and wrong in relation to desire....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Moral, Religion]

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the Kruetzer Sonata, A Doll House, Seagull

- The authors of the Realism era wrote most of their stories about everyday middle-class people. Many of the authors wanted to write a story that people could relate to, and make them feel like they were actually in their story. In Leo Tolstoy’s, “The Kruetzer Sonata”, Henrik Ibsen’s “A doll house,” and Anton Chekhov’s “Seagull,” all of the authors tell about the actions and choices that each person has in their lives is what will dictate how their lives will draw out. This in very many ways is something that real everyday middle-class people could relate to, and in doing so, hopefully they could take what they have read and apply it to their lives....   [tags: authors of the Realism Era]

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John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata

- John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata “On the other side of our barbed wire fence were twenty or thirty Aussie men – as skinny as us – and wearing slouch hats. Unlike the Japs, they had hairy legs. And they were standing in rows – serenading us.” John Misto created a written visual image that comes through in Act 1 Scene 7 (Page 52). This is brought up in the play when Bridie and Sheila are being interviewed by Rick (Host), they were originally talking about the conditions that they were in, how they were starved and the lack of nutrition, this then moves on to how they sang through the hunger at Christmas....   [tags: Misto Shoe-Horn Sonata]

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Review Of ' The Heavens Are Telling ' From Franz Joseph Haydn 's The Creation Of A Sonata Form

- “The Heavens Are Telling” from Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Creation does not appear at first glance to be structured in a sonata form. There are many elements an observant eye will see are missing if it searches for standard clues of a sonata form. However, the connections between the sections convey a modified sonata form, as do Haydn’s choices in regard to text setting. In this paper the deviations from the standard sonata form are illuminated, and the evidence which supports the labeling of this piece as being in a modified sonata form are presented....   [tags: Sonata form, Tonality, Key signature]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Moonlight Sonata '

- Ludwig Van Beethoven, a German music prodigy, composed a variety of music, from symphonies to sonatas that are still popular to this day. Beethoven is famously known for the “Piano Sonata No.14 in C# minor ‘quasi una fantasia’”, or as others may know this piece as “Moonlight Sonata”. I am going to focus on the first movement in this piece that lasts for approximately six minutes, and discuss my opinions and findings. This homophonic piece as a whole has a steady tempo in quadruple meter, with the bass accompanying the main melody....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano]

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Review Of ' Sonata ' D '

- Sonata in D This piece originally composed by the talented Italian composer, Nino Rota around the 20th century. Rota was a well-renowned music composer and an enthusiast of Viola. He dedicated most of his compositions to his fellow music composers. Notably, Rota composed the second Sonata to Piero Farulli. This particular piece of the composition contained three different movements under the C major. The movements were such as Allegretto scorrevole, Andante quasi Adagio, and Allegro scorrevole....   [tags: Music, Tempo, Musical notation, Jazz]

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Chopin Sonata NO. 3

- MUS 404: Keyboard Literature June 22, 2010 Piano Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin Chopin’s third sonata is a masterwork filled with pianistic elements, daring harmonies, experimental form, and a wealth of expressivity. In this four-movement work, references to other Chopin compositions and influences from fellow composers are found. At the same time, there is a progressive element; it looks forward to the heights which would be achieved by Chopin and later composers. Background Chopin wrote the Sonata, Op....   [tags: Music]

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The Classical Sonata Form

- The Classical Sonata Form From the Classical period and onwards, sonata form became the basis for most instrumental music. Sonata form became established as the clearly defined structure of the first movement of instrumental compositions. This form consists of three sections: exposition, development, and recapitulation. If you have studied anything about story form, you know a lot about Sonata form, because they are identical in their purpose. The exposition (same word is used in music and literature) sets the scene....   [tags: Music]

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Classical And Romantic Era Of The Moonlight Sonata

- Ludwig van Beethoven was an exceptional composer and musician in his time period for numerous reasons. He produced countless symphonies, sonatas, masses, and even an opera. He was a very talented man in the Classical and Romantic era, and he will be remembered for many centuries to come. One of his works that intrigues me the most is his Piano Sonata No. 14, otherwise known as the Moonlight Sonata. Not only is it a hauntingly beautiful piece, but it is also very historically significant. Completed in 1801, the Moonlight Sonata stretched the boundaries of music in Beethoven’s time period....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano]

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Moonlight Sonata

- Vienna, Austria Thunder on a cold rainy night. Dreary tears falling on washed away dreams of what was and what could have been. The applause of a crowd, their nameless faces float through the forgotten memories amidst the labyrinth of life. Whispers, like curses in the twilight hours, “Play for me maestro!” One solitary voice heard above all others; her voice. As beautiful as a sunrise, as haunting as a lonely cry upon the hills, deep in the recesses of night. Yes. Play for her. One last sonata by the moonlight....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Shoe Horn Sonata

- The Shoe- Horn Sonata *** "The Shoe- Horn Sonata" is a play by John Misto that gives an insight into two lives of two female POWs in WW II and is a vector of Misto’s thoughts. It explores the little known and often terrible events associated with female prisoners of war. The play follows a friendship of two women through the war to a point of tension that’s beyond what any normal friendship would have to deal with. Misto engages his audience by using a multitude of mediums to portray his story creating a truly multimedia performance....   [tags: John Misto]

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Mozart's Piano Sonata in A Major

- Mozart's Piano Sonata in A Major The recognised style in the classical period in which this was written was to write sonatas in Sonata form- the concept of a recapituation, development and exposition. Indeed, the majority of Mozarts other sonatas were written like this. However, this sonata has a different but very distinct form. The first movement is a theme and a set of six variations. Each variation aswell as the theme comprises of four four bar phrases, as illustrated below....   [tags: Papers]

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Sonata Allegro

- Sonata Allegro form was a development of the classical era. It represents a more open form than many of the earlier Baroque forms such as fugues, rondeau form, etc. While there is a formula that can be applied, there was not a rigid, formal concept for the form. Rather it evolved over the classical era and beyond. Haydn was one of the early exponents of this form. It was named "Sonata Allegro," because the final Allegro movement of a Sonata was most often created in this form. It is by no means restricted to this general rule, however....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sonata Allegro Form

- Sonata Allegro Form The roots of this form can be traced to the simple binary form of the baroque era. With binary, the two sections are thematically similar with a sameness of texture and theme throughout the movement. The term sonata originally referred to instrumental music, not a particular form of composition. The Baroque sonata can be traced back to an instrumental song of the late Renaissance called canzon da sonar. This leads eventually to the trio sonata, for four instruments despite its name, which consisted of two melody instruments, a chord playing instrument, and a basso continuo....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mozart's Sonata k331

- Mozart's Sonata k331 The first movement of Sonata K331 is comprised of a theme, six variations and a coda. The theme comprises of 18 bars: four times four bar phrases with an 'extension' tacked onto the end. Mozart followed this strict binary theme but this does not mean that the music is at all predictable; he uses different techniques to bring the best out of this form, as detailed later. The extension is an example of Mozart surprising the listener and enhancing the journey to the end of the theme....   [tags: Papers]

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An Injustice for All in Sonata Allegro Form

- An Injustice for All in Sonata Allegro Form Wideman’s quotation from Brothers and Keepers could be interpreted to say a number of different things. The interpretation I could make is no person could explain the reason things are the way they are in life. In trying to come up with a logical answer they dwell on it and it becomes even more confusing. Afterwards they settle upon the conclusion that things happen for a reason and not in any kind of order....   [tags: Papers]

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Mozart k310 sonata (2nd movement)

- Mozart k310 sonata (2nd movement) Analyzation The 2nd movement of the Mozart k310 Piano Sonata resembles standard sonata form in many ways. It opens with a first theme in F (same as key signature). The theme is four bars long; two bars of antecedant, two bars of consequent. Mozart then starts the first theme again with a 32nd note run pick-up instead of the 16th note arpeggio pick-up in the the begginning of the piece so we are prepared for variation in the second statement of the first theme....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa´s Tokyo Sonata: Family Values in an Increasingly Modern Japan

- ... As a former director in a large company, Ryuhei expects more meaningful employment, yet struggles with accepting his fate as a simple mall janitor. All of these obstacles take their toll on the character as observed in his attitude towards the family, whether it is with his wife, or with his sons. A horrible consequence of Ryuhei’s rage presents itself when the family receives a letter from their younger son’s (Kenji) teacher asking for them to allow him to attend music school. Kenji ultimately ends up in the hospital due to his father’s overwhelming rage....   [tags: event, secrets, values, obstacles, viewer]

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The Life and Works of Ludwig van Beethoven

- ... A string quartet consisted of two violins, a viola and a cello. It consists of four movements which are, fast, slow, minuet or scherzo, and fast. Hayden had a huge effect on Mozart and Beethoven in the classical period. Hayden was the “First great master of the string quartet” (Charlton 133). Beethoven's sixteen string quartet, was one of his most popular works in his latest period as a composer. Furthermore, these three composers also shared many differences. (Charlton 2007) Beethoven brought light to classical forms and their techniques....   [tags: composer, sonata, deaf]

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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra With The Molto Allegro

- On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. the Charlotte Symphony performed seven compositions by various “maverick” composers. Halton Theatre at Central Piedmont Community College’s central campus was pack to near full capacity. The program included the Molto Allegro from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G-Minor, Warehouse Medicine by Mason Bates, Apotheosis by Austin Wintory, Cielito Lindo a traditional Spanish copla, Oaken Sky by Chris Rogerson, Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel, and the 4th movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No....   [tags: Orchestra, Symphony, Sonata form]

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Several Terms to Describe The Musical World

- There are several terms to describe the musical world throughout the years. Some of these terms are Sonata Form, Polyphony, and word painting. The terms from the twentieth century seem to be the most frequently used because they are more modern than the previously mentioned terms. These terms are Impressionism, Expressionism, and Minimalism. There are various composers that have implemented these terms into their music. Claude Debussy used Impressionism, Arnold Schoenberg used Expressionism, and Steve Reich used Minimalism....   [tags: sonata,expressionism, impressionism,minimalism]

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Concert Report On The Concert

- Concert Report On November twenty-second, the concert that I attended was the APSU Wind Ensemble at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall. The conductors of this concert were Gregory Wolynec, Christopher Dyel (graduate) and Sarah Turner (graduate). I have been to numerous concerts but never like this. When I first got to the concert I expected to hear the first instrument in the wood wind section; the flute, but unfortunately I was in shock because the musicians begin with a bass sound; the trumpet....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Sonata form]

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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata: A Story of Passion

- Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes The Passion of the Moon Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes (The Passion of the Moon) The piano sits peacefully near the corner, its rich mahogany wood reflecting the bright moonlight streaming in from the rooms only open window. The rest of the chamber lies shrouded in shadows, hiding the plush carpet, embellished furniture, and the expensive artwork hanging on the wall. Somewhere out the window an owl hoots her wisdom into the night. The door slowly creaks open and a tall, dark figure slips into the room....   [tags: Classical music, history]

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Mozart 's Symphony No. 40

- Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed an exemplary piece of classical music that can be seen in television and films of the twenty-first century. Mozart would hear a complete piece in his head before he would write it down. He created pieces that had simple melodies, but also the orchestration sounded rich. Out of the forty-one symphonies Mozart composed, I have chosen Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor or better known as The Great G Minor Symphony, written in 1788. Mozart’s Symphony No....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony, Sonata form]

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Biography of Giovanni Gabrieli

- Born in 1556, Giovanni Gabrieli was an Italian composer who worked for the St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. During his time there, he composed works for separate choirs for both vocal and instrumental performers. One of his most famous pieces comes from his Sacrae Symphoniae completed in 1597; the Sonata Pian e Forte. Gabrieli was both a composer and organist in Renaissance and Baroque transitional period which caused elements of both periods to be demonstrated within his compositions. With instrumental music becoming more popular, it was becoming quite common during this time to have a composer who also played an instrument, especially the piano or organ....   [tags: italian composer, sonata pian e forte]

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The Music Of Beethoven 's Twelfth Symphony 1st Movement

- Completed in 1808, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony 1st movement could arguably be considered his most popular and well known works of art. The impact of this powerful symphony has left distinct emotional reactions upon the listener for many centuries. Beethoven utilizes rhythmic energy in connection with a passionate contrast of vibrant melodies to produce a phenomenal masterpiece. After many years of musical instruction, I have heard this piece multiple times and have become very familiar with it, especially the first four opening notes....   [tags: Sonata form, Musical notation, Musical form]

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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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The Hidden Homo By Leo Tostoy

- The Hidden Homo In Leo Tostoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata Posdnicheff is experiencing what can be best described as a dysfunctional relationship. After murdering his wife, many things come into play: the question of love, jealousy, and the idea of marriage itself. But one thing I found the most engaging is Posdnicheff’s homosexuality. Posdnicheff’s jealous rage and poor relationship with his wife and all women in his life are result of his own homosexual emotions. Posdnicheff is gay because there is no way he sees equality in women....   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Sexual intercourse]

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Censorship During World War II

- Censorship has also shown its mark on politics throughout history. Socrates, who was a Greek philosopher, was executed in 399 B.C. for teaching unconventional views to his students. Though that was a long time ago, censorship still shows its mark in today’s government. Many authoritarian governments will prevent access to forms of information because of censorship. Because of the government controlling what information is being posted, many times they will also change the truth. Along with that, anyone who disagrees awaits punishment....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Reflections Of Society In Literature

- Structure and characterisation The structure of the play The Shoe-Horn Sonata is divided into two acts: the longer Act One, with eight scenes, and a shorter Act Two, with six scenes. It follows theatrical custom by providing a major climax before the final curtain of Act One, which resolves some of the suspense and mystery, but leaves the audience to wonder what direction the play will take after the interval. The action cuts between two settings: a television studio and a Melbourne motel room. The opening scene, with Bridie demonstrating the deep, subservient bow, the kow-tow, demanded of the prisoners by their Japanese guards during tenko, takes the audience straight into the action....   [tags: Shoe-Horn Sonata Analysis John Misto]

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Johannes Brahms

- Johannes Brahms was a German Composer, Pianist and conductor of the 19th century or the Romantic period. He was one of the 3 B's or the Big three: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Johannes was a very self-critic man he burned many of his pieces before he could get anyone's opinion on them and he burned all of his compositions that he wrote before the age of 19. Johannes Brahms was born on Tuesday 7th may 1833, in the city of Hamburg the birthplace also of Mendelssohn. Johann Brahms was himself a musician, and played the double bass for a time at the Karl Schultze Theatre, and later in the Stadttheater orchestra....   [tags: biographies bio biography musician]

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The keyboard sonatas of Haydn and Mozart

- I. Haydn Haydn has a special preference for writing music in a bundle of six. Each of the six pieces has its individuality while sharing many common features at the same time. Haydn’s solo keyboard sonatas show striking diversity in type and style. They often could be categorized by their style periods and each of them reflects a corresponding social background. Sonatas composed from 1773 to 1784 were intended as “public” works from the very beginning, with a clear conception of the taste, preferences, and instruments available to the musical public of Vienna....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mozart 's Mozart, Concerto, And Sonatas

- Mozart The life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may not be well-known as to his musical career. Mozart’s work portrays his ambition, loneliness, and perseverance throughout his life. A child prodigy for his excellency in memorizing compositions and technicality on the piano, Mozart’s life growing up was not as rewarding as his childhood. The effort into each composition exhibits the lifestyle Mozart had to endure. Mozart is famous for his compositions during the Classical Period. This period occurred from 1775-1825 where many other great musicians dominated, including Franz Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Beethoven and the Classical and Romantic Periods

- Out of all of Beethoven’s one hundred and ten works, he wrote thirty-two piano sonatas. Of those thirty-two piano sonatas, the thirty-first piano sonata was one of the most important and was composed in the year 1821towards the end of Beethoven’s life. It is one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s final sonatas for the piano, given the full name: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, op. 110. I am writing about a video performance – found on YouTube – by Richard Goode in 1993. The performance piece is a sonata which is defined by Kerman as “a chamber-music piece in several movements” (Kerman, 427) The thirty-first sonata came to be in an interesting way....   [tags: Beethoven, Piano Sonatas, Classical Music]

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A Powerful Impact: The Baroque Music

- Hello, this paper is boring. If you don’t like reading about music stuff, go read The Three Little Pigs. But if you do happen to be one of those people who love to read about boring music people then please, be my guest and read these outrageously long pages filled with outrageously, hard to comprehend words. So either goodnight or good luck. The Baroque music period was a time for great composers. Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel were two of the most talented musicians that lived during the 1600-1750s....   [tags: concertos, grossos, suites, and sonatas]

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Beethoven, Berloiz, and Chopin

- Beethoven, Berloiz, and Chopin Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethoven's love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner of his household by the time he was 18 years old....   [tags: Papers]

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Ensemble Music During the Baroque Period

- Baroque Period (1600-1750) Ensemble Music During the Baroque period, instrumental music was written for every conceivable size of ensemble. On the smaller side, the Baroque sonata offers one of the finest examples of chamber music. Two types of sonata are found during this period: the sonata da chiesa (church sonata), and the sonata da camera (chamber sonata). The sonata da chiesa was more somber, while the sonata da camera was, much like the suite, usually comprised of dance forms. The gigue from Corelli's Sonata for 2 violins and lute is a fine example of the sonata da camera The term sonata was used during the Early Baroque to denote musical works to be played instead of sung (cantata)...   [tags: Music ]

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Joseph Haydn And Ludwig Van Beethoven

- Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven. Two composers who marked the beginning and the end of the Classical Period respectively. By analysing the last piano sonata of Haydn (Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-flat major (Hob. XVI:52)) and the first and last piano sonatas of Beethoven (Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 2, No.1, Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111), this essay will study the development of Beethoven’s composition style and how this conformed or didn’t conform to the Classical style. The concepts of pitch and expressive techniques will be focused on, with a broader breakdown on how these two concepts affect many of the other concepts of music....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Mid 1700's Music Composers and the Operatic Reform

- ... As stated before, Christoph Willibald Gluck instigated the Operatic Reform and reintroduced opera to the libretto being the servant of the music. Gluck combined French and Italian elements for more dramatic, less diva-based operas. “This German born composer who trained in Italy sought to restore opera to being the art of combining music with poetry as the servant and not as the vessel to display only virtuosic ability.” Gluck wrote a few operas including Orpheo ed Euridice which revealed the fusion of music being the servant of the lyrics....   [tags: expressing dramatic truth]

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The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras

- Before the Baroque era, music was rarely written specifically for instruments; most often, music played on instruments was originally for voice. The Baroque Era last from 1600 to 1750. During this time, instruments were improved, and composers began to write pieces for specific instruments. Music became more popular with the middle class, and amateur musicians became to sprout up, separate from the church and the court. Instrumental music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras were called sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias interchangeably....   [tags: History, Baroque Era, Music]

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Franz Joseph Hayden’s Symphony No. 95

- Franz Joseph Hayden is one of the greatest composers of his time. Hayden was a well-known composer in his era. He was a teacher to Beethoven and was friends with Mozart. Hayden has composed over a hundred pieces that were well known and loved. One of his successful symphonies was Symphony No. 95. This piece contains four movements that contrast each other but yet compliment. This piece also contains many style characteristics and formal structures that can be found throughout these movements. In order to be able to identify these styles and structures, one should understand the meanings of the different forms and the patterns of these pieces....   [tags: music, composer, bethoven]

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The Greatest Composer Of All Time

- Composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven, considered the greatest composer of all time, was born in Bonn on December 16, 1770. His father, a tenor, had ambitions to create in his second son a prodigy like Mozart. On a daily basis, Beethoven was flogged, locked in the cellar and deprived of sleep for extra hours of practice. Beethoven studied the violin and keyboard with his father and additional lessons from organist around town. Whether because of his father’s strict method, Beethoven was a prodigiously talented musician from his earliest days....   [tags: Key signature, Relative key, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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The Emotional Impact Of Ludwig Van Beethoven

- In many of his works, Ludwig van Beethoven expresses dynamic emotions that emerge from personal experiences and events that take place in his life. In particular, Beethoven portrays the sorrows of farewell in his Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major ("Les Adieux"), Op. 81a. This sonata was written when the French army invaded Vienna, during which an important friend of Beethoven’s had to flee the city. The emotional impact that this event had on Beethoven is thoroughly reflected by the musical composition of his sonata – Les Adieux, specifically in the first movement....   [tags: Key signature, Relative key, Tonic, Musical keys]

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The Importance of Function Over Form in the Classical Concerto

- In the 18th century, the concerto was transformed into a viable instrumental genre to both demonstrate virtuosity as well as a cohesive character that embodied the natural. Though the series of changes from the Baroque concerto grosso to the Classical concerto were gradual and cannot be attributed to a single composer, the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a skillful representation of the genre in that era. Of particular interest in this concerto is the treatment of sonata form in the first movement....   [tags: Classical Music]

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Music Styles in the Renaissance Era

- Renaissance era or rebirth ear brought a new attitude towards music. It started in Europe, Italy to be exact, from the fourteen to the sixteen century. Italians wanted to bring “the rebirth of their past” (Kerman, p.65).This period brought the rebirth of humanism and acceptance of diversity of cultures. Music was made to be played in the church during prayer times. When church lost power and control, music moved to the courts. Artists and musicians had more freedom and individualism to create music of their choice....   [tags: Rebirth Era, Music, Classical Period]

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The So called Late Beethoven

- The so called “late Beethoven” style is usually referring to the works the composer wrote from 1817 on. It’s clear that Beethoven’s music underwent a strong transformation during the last decade of his life. It was not an abrupt change of direction, of course, and many foreshadowing elements of particular aspects of the late style can be found in works written in early 1810s already. But it’s well recognized that the last phase of Beethoven’s creative life , within the “fusion of retrospective and modernist tendencies” ,expanded the way art would express and represent state of beings to extents that never have been experienced before, transforming the Classical structural models and “prepa...   [tags: beethoven´s music, classical music]

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John Cage and Revolutionary Music

- John Cage and Revolutionary Music An Avant-garde is someone who is ahead of his time. He is a person who is willing to cross new boundaries and to try new things. The meaning of an Avant-garde is a group or an individual who is active in the invention and application of new techniques in a given field. Who else could this definition fit better than John Cage himself. He himself believed that he was someone who wanted to invent new music. ?Cage considered himself a musical inventor. (Page 83, 20/20)....   [tags: Papers Music John Cage Essays]

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Classical Musical Culture: Piano Art

- Piano art is one of the most significant areas of classical musical culture. The history of solo piano keyboard culture has been more than five hundred years. Periodization of piano culture is divided into several periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century. I have played piano for many years and have always been interested in the development of Western classical piano compositions and pieces from classical period to the present day so I decided to do my investigation on this topic because I always wondered how piano solos have developed....   [tags: mozart, keyboard]

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The Classical Music Era

- Introduction The Classical Era was a time of great change in both culture and music. Previously, the Baroque Era had been influenced mostly by the Catholic Church and the conservation of aristocracy. Their architecture was very ornate and was meant to impress visitors. Baroque palaces would usually have courts, grand staircases and reception rooms to show how wealthy they were. The Classical Era, on the other hand, was focused on a philosophy called “enlightenment”. The main idea of enlightenment is that by reason, balance, and logic, man could accomplish anything....   [tags: Musical Form, Composers, Development]

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The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven

- The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the ranks of history's greatest composers was paralleled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair. Beginning in the late 1790's, the increasing buzzing and humming in his ears sent Beethoven into a panic, searching for a cure from doctor to doctor. By October 1802 he had written the Heiligenstadt Testament confessing the certainty of his growing deafness, his consequent despair, and suicidal considerations....   [tags: Biographies]

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Classical Music Experience At The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

- Classical Music Experience Have you ever attended a classical music concert. I had lucky enough to attend a wonderful concert for the first time on Sunday, October 23, 2016. This concert is called “Sundays Live”, and it also starts every Sunday at 6pm. “Sundays Live” is a free Chamber Music Concerts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and it presents weekly by premiere professional artists from Southern California and around the world. Last Sunday, violinist Yueun Kim and pianist Sung Chan performed the concert....   [tags: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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A Feminist Journey through Beethoven's Musical Structure

- A Feminist Journey through Beethoven's Musical Structure Traditional analysis of Beethoven's use of Sonata Allegro form tends to focus on harmonic or melodic movement and key relationships. This study stretches such investigations to include questions of historical context and philosophic motivations that drive a composer to structure music in a certain way. Ultimately this leads to an inquiry about how these traditions affect us as listeners, and more specifically how they relate to gender issues in a musical tradition primarily made up of male composers....   [tags: Music Composer Classical Essays]

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Billy Adams : Viola And Piano Duet

- On Thursday, October 27, 2016, Auburn University’s music department presented a viola and piano duet in Goodwin Recital Hall. This duet featured Jacob Adams on viola accompanied by Angela Draghicescu on piano. The first two pieces, Dumka and Romance, both composed by Leos Janacek are sonatas traditionally written for violin, but Jacob Adams arranged them for voila. The next pieces included works from George Gershwin, George Enescu, and Otakar Zich. To begin, the soloist and his accompaniment are both well known in their respective fields....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Performance, Opera composers]

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Symphony No. 6 by Beethoven

- Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770. His works are traditionally divided into three periods. In his early period, he focused on imitating classical style, although his personal characteristics of darker pieces, motivic development, and larger forms are already evident or foreshadowed. In his middle period, he is beginning to go deaf, and has realized that he cannot reverse the trend. His works express struggle and triumph. He stretches forms, with development sections becoming the bulk of his works....   [tags: Musical Analysis ]

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The Baroque Masters Lecture Performance By Dr. Yelena Grinberg

- The Baroque Masters lecture performance by Dr. Yelena Grinberg showcased a selection of keyboard works composed during the Baroque Ear (1600-1750) by t Baroque Masters George Frederic Handel, Domenico Scarlatti, and Johann Sebastian Bach. The ideal of the Baroque period was that music should not only be pleasing, but it must also induce very strong, visceral emotions and stir the passions of the soul. Some important features of the Baroque ear are the precise and elevated rhythms, clear and defined meter, irregular or embellished melodies, and an enriched and unified texture which was he together by the ongoing ground bass known as basso continuo....   [tags: Baroque music, Johann Sebastian Bach, Music]

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Prokofive's Symphony No. 5

- Gestated on the heart of World War II, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 is a representation of originality as well as pure expression, or in Prokofiev’s own words “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.” This paper focuses on discussing the relevance of this symphonic work in regards of the contrasting events on its historical context, the connection with the personal life of the composer, and the combination of compositional devices used to create a tension and ambivalence throughout the work....   [tags: musical analysis, great musical works]

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Full Symphonic Orchestra with the four music families.

- The Furman Symphony Orchestra, along with Thomas Joiner the conductor and David Gross, pianist showcased Bartok and Beethoven on October 29th, 2002. This was my first time going to an actual performance with a full symphonic orchestra that included the four music families. The four music families were the strings, Brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments. The setting was in an auditorium and the conductor and all the performers were dressed in a formal manner, which is considered being black and white suites and dresses....   [tags: strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion instrument]

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The Viennese School

- The Viennese School      The Viennese School is the reason for some of today's most popular classical music. This school of composers started during the Classical Period, 1740-1825. At the time the Austrian capital of Vienna was the musical center for composers, which soon became reason for many of the changes that were made to musical style. Composers came from all over Europe to train in Vienna in the classical time period. One of the great composer that came to Vienna is Franz Schubert he soon started a style of music called Viennese School that made many changes to the style of music as well as changes to instrumentation....   [tags: Musical Composers Classical Style Essays]

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The Performance I Attended For The Concert Critique

- The performance I attended for the concert critique was a senior recital for Teresa Norton and Tracey Barnes. They played violin and piano respectively. The concert was at Goranson Hall and I immediately felt a sense of closeness and intimacy due to the smaller size of the concert hall, which added to the sentimental value of such a special performance. They played a total of three pieces, which included Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler, Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola by Antonín Dvorák, and Sonata for Violin and Piano, No....   [tags: Music, Tempo, Violin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Music Elements Were Analyzed And Understood

- This semester various music elements were analyzed and understood. Through the usage of various musical elements each piece was able to express the composer’s emotions and ideas. The first concert that was attended was composed of classical compositions. It was called: solo and chamber concert. The second concert or performance I attended was Pinocchio. In these concerts various instruments were used to play and express the piece. In addition, singers had their voices accompanied by the piano. The first two pieces were very short....   [tags: Key signature, Relative key, Chord, Music]

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The Music Of The Classical Era

- The music of the Classical Era was the beginning of a shift away from the focus on authority of the church and intellectual scientific study. The focus now turned to the betterment of society as a whole by calling for change in education, politics, and public conduct. The unfairness and divisions in society were particularly attacked during this period as people were tired of not being able to enjoy music and arts simply because of their station. The role religion played in the development of music and arts also began to diminish as people started to turn away from the ruling forces of the church....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony, Music]

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Teaching the Philosophy of Science with Non-Scientific Examples

- Teaching the Philosophy of Science with Non-Scientific Examples ABSTRACT: This essay explores the benefits of utilizing non-scientific examples and analogies in teaching philosophy of science courses, or general introductory courses. These examples can help resolve two basic difficulties faced by most instructors, especially when teaching lower-level courses: first, they can prompt students to take an active interest in the class material, since the examples will involve aspects of the culture well-known to the students; second, these familiar, less-threatening examples will lessen the students' collective anxieties and open them up to learning the material more easily....   [tags: Education Philosophical Papers]

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Aesthetic Perception of Music

- Aesthetic Perception Dear friend, how are you. The reason for writing this letter is to give you an insight of what music really is. For the past few months, I have learnt a lot and as a result I have come to love music so much. It is my sincere hope that, after reading through this letter, you will consider taking a chance in music. Dear friend, this is a decision that you will never regret. Let me share with you what I have learnt so far. What makes music distinct is the quality that differentiates it from other types of art....   [tags: letter to a friend]

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Analysis of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

- Introduction Felix Mendelssohn was one of the most famous composers during the 19th century. Although in his music he did show some features of romanticism, he was strongly influenced by traditional genres such as counterpoint etc. In this essay, the biography of the composer, background of the genre and analysis of the piece will be investigated Biographical Sketch of Mendelssohn Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg in 1809. His father Abraham Mendelssohn was a banker, while his mum Lea Mendelssohn was a highly educated artist and musician....   [tags: work, style, genre, piece]

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Beethoven's Seventh symphony

- Music historians have debated on whether Beethoven’s music fits more with the Romantic or the Classical era. Beethoven was a student of Haydn, which makes his roots clearly classical, but he does not fit the mold of a classical composer. Due to his lack of reverence to musical form, allegiance to the cult of the individual, and innovative use of musical concepts, Beethoven is seen as the bridge between the Classical and Romantic era. In the case of the seventh symphony I would classify it as more romantic than it is classical....   [tags: music, music history, romantic era, symphonies]

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Comparing Chopin's Piano Music with Schumann's

- When comparing the piano works of Frederick Chopin and Robert Schumann, it is important to take into account the number of works each wrote in comparison to their other outputs as a composer. Chopin wrote almost exclusively for piano but this was far from the case with Schumann. The important piano works of Chopin include sonatas, preludes, etudes, polonaises, mazurkas, waltzes, nocturnes, scherzi, and ballades. Thematic development and structure are considered to be Chopin's weak points in his compositions and this is thought to be especially true in longer pieces such as the three piano sonatas....   [tags: Music]

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A Recital By Aubrey Leaman On Piano, A Spectacular Event

- This senior recital by Andrew Connolly on Saxophone, accompanied by Aubrey Leaman on piano, was a spectacular event. It entailed two pieces, a sonata by Camille Sain-Saens and a Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud. The two instruments complemented one another beautifully to create this magnificent masterpiece. They started with the sonata. First they played the Allegretto portion of the piece. Both instrument started this section together. Then the saxophone took the melody and the piano played accompaniment....   [tags: Music, Homophony, Polyphony, Harmony]

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Mendelsohn as a Master-Craftsman in the Art of Instrumentation

- Mendelsohn as a Master-Craftsman in the Art of Instrumentation Mendelsohn wrote the Hebrides overture in the summer of 1829 in response to seeing and walking in the Hebrides and in paticular visiting Fingal's Cave on an island in the outer Hebredies. Like Mozart before him, he was regarded as a child prodigy and composed several works before he was seventeen. Therefore when we consider the question posed, we must acknowledge Mendelsohn set about writing his concert overture with an esteemed background....   [tags: Papers]

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The History of Chamber Music

- The History of Chamber Music What is chamber music. It is ensemble instrumental music for up to about ten performers with typically one performer to a part. Since circa 1450, there has been instrumental music designed for private playing. These pieces used many instruments and (in Germany) it was common that the folk songs would contain 2-3 countermelodies to expand and elaborate the whole, and to arrange the outcome for groups of instruments. Although the pieces were never written for particular instruments, we can, through art/paintings, reasonably guess that the viol was a predominant early chamber music instrument....   [tags: Papers]

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The Man Who Had The Biggest Impact On Young Beethoven

- Beethoven is known for all his famous work but, do we know who he really is. Beethoven “was born around December 16 1770 in the city of Bonn in the Electorate of Cologne.”(Bio par.2) There is a little fun fact about Beethoven birth “he was baptize 24 hours after he was born. It was a law and custom for all babies to be baptize right after they are born.”(Bio par.2) Beethoven wasn’t the only child either “he had two younger brothers, Caspar who was born in1774, and Johann born in 1776” (Bio par.4) Beethoven mothers full name was “Maria Magdalena van Beethoven” And his father name was “Johann Van Beethoven and his father court singer but he was also known for his alcoholism.”(Bio par.4)...   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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The Classical Romantic And Modern Era

- Ludwig Van Beethoven piano compositions were published at the age of thirteen. He took a simple ideas creates his works of music creates into large masterpiece. His life was plagued of having several tragedies mother was critically ill and father becomes alcoholic and 1ater they decided to dismiss his father from court choir. Personal life was marked by a struggle against deafness and some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life, when he was quite unable to hear....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Joseph Haydn : The Classical Period

- Joseph Haydn is one of the greatest composers during the Classical Period. He was born in the town of Rohrau which is located in Austria. His early years were very important to the beginning of his long life in music. His beginning in music started at such a young age that he carried throughout his entire life because of his love for it. Haydn’s young years formed him into the Classical composer that he is known for today. He really shaped an important part during the Classical Period, he was the creator of “the most influential structural principle in the history of music” ("Franz Joseph Haydn")....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Joseph Haydn's Classical Music

- Call him Father You probably have listened to classical music. But was it really classical music. Strictly speaking classical music was music written during the classical period (c. 1750 to c. 1830). Music from this period was characterized by structural clarity. This was also the time when different musical genres began to proliferate. Years might have passed, but music that started during this period still remains relevant today. Among the types of music that started at this time was the sonata....   [tags: composer, concerto, musician]

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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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Classical Music and The Era of Symphonies

- In the classical era Symphony was the time when live concert where perform more often. The concerts that during the past millennium, classical music has been created by some of the musical mind the world has ever seen with Beethoven, Mozart and many more. The wide of Range of genres that these great artist composers, including orchestral, instrumental, choral and opera. The era’s the music used the two theory of natural and pleasing variety and The two ideas that can be traced in all the elements of musical technique rhythm, dynamics, tone, melody, texture and form....   [tags: Music, Classical Era]

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Mark Zeltser, Pianist

- Music Appreciation: Mark Zeltser, Pianist Mark Zeltser was presented in concert Friday April 6, 2001 at the Perot Theater. This concert was a part of the 200-2001 Perot Theater Series. Dr. and Mrs. George Bohmfalk, The Wednesday Music Club and the Charles N. Temple Memorial Fund were the sponsors of this event. Mark Zeltser is a classical pianist who has performed in such venues as New York City and London. Texarkana was very fortunate to have a pianist of Zeltsers ability to perform. The first Sonnet performed was a very light and airy piece....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Classical Period of Music

- The Spirit of the Classical Era : The Classical Era saw the convergence of two opposing schools of thought in society. The first was the leftover from the Baroque Era, which said that the nobility had absolute power of society. The second was from the middle class, who said that the nobility had gone too far with their power and should give some of their power over to the middle class. The result of this was many opportunities for composers. Not only could they have theirtraditional occupations as servents to various noblemen who served as their patrons, but they could also make a fair living performing their work at public concerts, an innovation of the time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography of Johannes Brahms

- Born on May 7, 1833, Johannes Brahms is regarded as the foremost romantic composer of instrumental music in classical forms. He composed virtually every variety of music except opera. Although his music was the object of attacks by followers of Richard Wagner, and Franz Liszt, his popularity grew over time as a great composer of unique individuality (Weinstock 456). His life, influences on him and his music, and his outstanding musical works all take a part in the history of this famous composer....   [tags: romantic composer, classical music]

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