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Julliard to Skid Row: The Soloist

- Both the book and film are set in Los Angeles and tell a story of a homeless paranoid schizophrenic named Nathaniel Ayers. Throughout the film The Soloist directed by Joe Wright, it explains what happened to Nathaniel and his love for music; some of those events happen in the book; The Soloist by Steve Lopez. Nathaniel loves music but has a mental illness, while Mr. Lopez is a columnist for LA Times. While both the book and the film tell the same story, it is the book that is far more effective because it gave more characterization and detailed plot....   [tags: Steve Lopez book, Joe Wright film]

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Music: Niccolò Paganini as the Soloist

- ... By 1800 he and his father had traveled to Livorno, where Paganini would perform. In 1801 Paganini and his father returned to Genoa. That same year, on September 14, Paganini and his older brother Carlo Paganini, another violinist, went to Lucca to play at the festival of Santa Croce. The performance was a great success and Paganini was then appointed first violin of the Republic of Lucca's national orchestra. Although that was his official occupation, Paganini spent a lot of time freelancing....   [tags: performance, church, italy]

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The Soloist, By Nathaniel Experienced

- In the movie ‘The Soloist,’ Nathaniel experienced mostly positive symptoms. Ronald Comer, ‘Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, defines positive symptoms as “pathological excesses,” or bizarre additions, to a person’s behavior, thoughts, and emotions, and negative symptoms as a deficit of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Nathaniel Ayers displayed signs of an abundance of excessive thoughts, emotions, and behavior. One example was when he initially met Steve Lopez; Nathaniel was extremely verbose and illustrated symptoms of disorganized and rapid speech patterns....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Hallucination]

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Nathaniel Ayes' "The Soloist" and the History of Schizophrenia

- Schizophrenia is one of the most well known and surprisingly frequent psychological disorders today. Patients who have this disorder have problems separating reality from fantasy or delusion. Typically, the person with schizophrenia starts off with a small paranoia about something or someone and continues to get more and more problematic until he/she has trouble functioning in the real world because of emotional, physical, mental, or financial reasons. Because of this, most people who end up homeless have Schizophrenia because they are unable to keep a job, Nathaniel Ayes in the book The Soloist....   [tags: Schizophrenia, psychology, Nathaniel Ayes, ]

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Michael Fuchs 's A Piano And Organ Soloist

- On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:30 pm, the Clayton State University Visual and Performing Arts presented the Clayton State University Chorale. Michael Fuchs conducted and Grant Jones performed as a piano and organ soloist. There were four parts in that performance. Part I included “Dies Irae from Requiem Mass in D minor, K.626” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Hor che ‘l Ciel e la Terra” from Claudio Monteverdi. Part II was “O Schone Nacht” from Johannes Brahms and “Standchen” from Franz Schubert....   [tags: Baroque music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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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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David Garrett's Performance of He's a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt

- The orchestral piece, He’s a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt is the main theme from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This song was performed David Garrett, who is a professional musician. David has also performed the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which has some similarities to how he performs the piece to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Both songs have some differences and similarities about their performance quality even though they are both classical pieces come from a different time periods....   [tags: Main theme of Pirates of the Caribbean]

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Individuals Can Benefit From Having Multiple Literacies

- ... A company member is expected to participate in company classes on a regular basis. Most of these classes are not technically required, but attendance has a major impact on performance opportunities. In the case of Dean Holt, her first contract with the Houston Ballet was a soloist contract, while most newly hired dancers received the usual “corps de ballet” contract. A soloist dances the solos in the ballets, unlike the corps, which is where dancers dance as one large unit. One role is not more difficult than the other, both require many years of training ¬- but, to be a soloist, one must able to devote more time....   [tags: Music, Art, Performing arts, Performance art]

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My Personal Favorite Of The Dances

- ... Later on, they changed into outfits such as overalls, ratted dresses, and switched a couple of times between these two broad costuming themes. The combination of ensemble and soloist created a ‘call and response’ kind of movement—for instance, the ensemble would encircle the soloist, creating a dancing response movement out of her, causing her to either join their circle or run the other way. They emphasized the need to stay grounded to the floor, and they showed how to contract and change different parts of the body at different, or the same, times....   [tags: Dance, Choreography, Performance, Modern dance]

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Significance of Music Used in the Movie, A Clockwork Orange

- The use of music as a motif in (Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange 1962)] creates a lens so that the viewer is able to recognize the trend that violence has to destroy an individual’s identity. Although Alex (Malcolm McDowell) clearly associates violence with his own individual identity and sense of self, he consistently reveals the impossibility of remaining an individual in the face of group-oriented violence. The images that music create coincide the destruction of Alex’s identity, either through compliance to a group’s style of violence or through failure to embrace the similarity of group actions associated with violence....   [tags: films, cinematography]

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music in africa

- Music and dance are so related closely in African thinking that it is difficult for them to separate song from movement or speech from playing the drum. In this case, the arts are a part of everyday normal life. Life cycle events including, but not limited to, birth, puberty and death are celebrated with a musical performance. Because music is so integral to society, everyone is expected to be able to sing and dance at a certain level of proficiency. Beyond that, certain people are selected for special musical training....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symphonies And Their Composers During The Nineteenth Century

- Symphonies and Their Composers Early Eighteenth Century the term “symphony” was applied to the instrumental preludes and postludes of vocal pieces such as arias and songs. By derivation the word means simply “a music ensemble”. Today, we apply the term to a much more larger composition such as an orchestra (typically in three or four movements). The symphony can also be defined as a sonata for orchestra. Symphonies of the earlier era, the Classical Era, were mostly simpler, and followed a smaller scale....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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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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My Life Trip : Roller Coasters

- ... My elementary teachers all remember me by my achievements throughout their classes, but also as the little girl who always wore a sundress and pigtails to school. My favorite subjects in elementary were math and reading, and I really enjoyed the typing tests that we had to take. Oh, and of course, I loved nap time in Kindergarten. Middle school quickly approached, and I was in honors math and English courses. It was in middle school that I found my love for show choir. Every Saturday all winter long, I traveled with my oldest brother to all of his show choir competitions, and eventually become just like him, spending all of my high school years as an elite show choir member, involved in...   [tags: High school, Middle school, College]

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Film Analysis: Beautiful Mind

- Movies and other forms of popular entertainment sources have often presented varied information and as well as misinformation about schizophrenia, most specifically in regard to its negative portrayals, which can lead to confused public opinion. In summary, majority of movies and popular entrainment media sources portrays people with schizophrenia as violent and with homicidal and suicide thoughts. In addition, most characters in these media sources are portrayed as Caucasians, males, and with supernatural abilities (Gaebel, 2011)....   [tags: schizophrenia, mental illness]

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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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Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange

- Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange Linking the fundamental conflict between individual identity and societal identity with musical imagery in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange creates a lens through which one can recognize the tendency that violence has to destroy an individual’s identity. Although Alex clearly associates violence with his own individual identity and sense of self, he consistently reveals the impossibility of remaining an individual in the face of group-oriented violence....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays]

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The Purpose of Music Conductor

- Purpose of a Music conductor In your early childhood have you ever needed direction for something you understood, but needed guidance on how to do it. This is the life of a musician under a conductor. Musicians look to the conductor, as a child looks up to his or her mother and father. Conductors specialize in educating, teaching, and instructing Musicians to become better players. Without a conductor a music ensemble could not be successful. Becoming a music conductor is a very competitive task....   [tags: educating, teaching, and instructing musicians]

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Bells and Beats: Dido's Aria

- “When I am laid in earth” is an aria written in the Baroque period. It is a lament featuring the character Dido that directly precedes her death. The aria it is written in repeated binary form, and the repetitions in this piece reflect the style of Purcell and of Baroque music as a whole. The aria is written in 3/2 time and the tempo marking is “larghetto.” The meter allows the piece to have weight, and this combines with the slow tempo is appropriate for the heavy emotion required in a lament....   [tags: Baroque period music]

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Concert Review of the Cabana Boys

- Concert Review of the Cabana Boys The Concert involved a variety of instruments performed by the "Cabana Boys." Each of the band members included: alto and tenor saxophones, a trombone, a trumpet, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, and percussion. In the beginning, four songs were performed by "Bravo!" All of which were from the Disney motion picture soundtracks which included: "Circle of Life," "A Whole New World," "Colors of the Wind," "Bells of Notre Dame," "Out There," and the finishing of "Circle of Life." Two of the songs involved two soloists, one of the songs included three soloists, the other included one soloist, and the song "Out There" involved four so...   [tags: Music, Rock and Roll, Beatles, Latin American Musi]

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What´s Swing Jazz?

- Swing Jazz, a subgenre of Jazz, was an unprecedented sound that has skillfully created an effect on the way we live today. In an article from a devoted Jazz website, Just the Swing, it is presented how Jazz was “revolutionary in its time period.” This is shown through how it was the first outlet that expanded into African American culture after desegregation was officiated. A corroboration within this statement is shown on Swingmusic.net’s : The History of Jazz Music Part II. This article adds to the idea of desegregation but concludes the idea of the “eclipsing” nature is what led to its success....   [tags: music revolution, sound, effects, culture]

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The Classical Era Of The Baroque Era

- The Baroque era spanned the times of about 1600 to 1750 and was characterized by ornate melodies and characterized by the many religious musical forms such as the oratorio and cantina. The Classical era spanned from about 1743 to about 1820 and more or less built upon the previous period, the Baroque period. Instrumentally the Baroque era introduced the sonata, symphony and concerto in which there was a small group of instruments accompanying several soloists. On the other hand within the classical period the configuration of the concert was that of a single soloist with and orchestra consisting of strings and brass would accompany this soloist....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera, Baroque music]

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Essay on Music

- From the rock and roll music of today, to the jazz and big band music of the thirties, all the way to tribal drums and the chanting of monks, music is ever present in society. What is it about music that allows it to transcend time. Music is not something that can be easily explained. How would one define the way simple rhythms and melodies can create an entire world. Music is free and undefined. It is not hindered by language barriers, and its only boundaries are within the imagination of the musician or composer....   [tags: Music Musician]

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Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev

- Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev A Dance Magician Many believe music is a universal language. Regardless of ones nationality or background we can all recognize and be touched by the power of music. Makhmud Esambayev, a Chechen dancer born with an exceptional ear for music, devoted his life to touching others with his own power. Esambayev was born in 1924 in the small Circassian village of Stariye Atagi, which is located on the foothills of the Caucasian mountains. Stariye Atagi, about twenty km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya....   [tags: Dancing Art Dancers Essays]

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Miles Davis: One of the Greatest Jazz Musicians of All Time

- It would be an understatement to say that Miles Dewey Davis III was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Widely considered one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in the history of music of the twentieth century, Miles Davis has played an integral role in shaping the sounds of jazz, one of the few uniquely and entirely American genres. Needless to say, the brilliant artistry that coolly flowed from his trumpet speaks for itself and clearly shows what a phenomenally inventive and talented musician he was....   [tags: Jazz Music Essays]

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Lessons At Wake Tech Brought On The Music Department

- On Tuesday, March 8th, I attended a Mid-semester Showcase at Wake Tech brought on by the music department. The event took place in an auditorium; with an audience consisted of mostly college students. Most students seemed to be intrigued by the performers and their choice of music and style. The program consist of a guitar quartet, six solos, vocal ensemble, and a chorus; most being accompanied by a piano. The first piece played was Snowflight by Andrew York; performed by a guitar quartet. The quartet was set in the middle of the stage, sitting down with no accompanying instruments....   [tags: Music, Performance, Performing arts, Audience]

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I Was The Best Way For A Service

-   I was at an impasse on how to complete this assignment. I had been looking and researching all the different world religions in my area and none were meeting regularly. There is only a Jewish Temple within 100 miles of Stanton, Texas. This being the case I was able to find a list of Shabbat services on YouTube. As I got permission to use this source, I then had to decide what would be the best way to choose on a service. I could have gone and looked at multiple services, but that seemed to be handpicking....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Jewish services]

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Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s

- Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s Music is an art that has been in this world for tens of thousands of years and has proven its abilities to bring people together and sometimes even make people happy. Although the jazz era ended almost a century ago, this time influenced by Louis Armstrong was a huge cultural shift that still remains in our society in which African-Americans are a vast part of our music industry amongst pop, rap, reggae, and more. Jazz was a unique form of music, there had never been anything like it before....   [tags: trumpeter, african-american culture]

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The Philadelphia Orchestr An American Symphony Orchestra

- ... David Kim has had recitals, speaking engagements, and appearances with orchestras across the United States, and he has launched the first annual David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University in Philadelphia. He appears as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season as well as other orchestras worldwide. Mr. Kim also appears around the world at festivals such as Grand Teton, Brevard, MasterWorks (US), and Pacific (Japan) (The Philadelphia Orchestra, 2016). David Kim was awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern University in Philadelphia, the University of Rhode Island, and Dickinson College....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Philadelphia Orchestra, Music]

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The Violin and the Hardwood Floors

- Quietly and carefully the young woman climbed into the car, she checked to make sure her long honey coloured gown didn’t get caught in the door, just like she made sure it didn’t drag on her way down from her apartment to the car. “Good evening Yara.” Joon-Ho spoke politely, when the car door closed. Yara looked at him and nodded to him as politely as he had spoken. “Good evening, how are you?” Joon-Ho smiled at his partner, they were going to perform for which ever charity Yara decided on for this month....   [tags: short story]

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Presentation Of The Concert Report

- Kanishk Chaurasia Mr. R. Kinnett Music 1306 S75 04 December 2014 INDIVIDUAL CONCERT REPORT I went to the Dallas Chamber Symphony concert. I got to experience three lovely composers Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Charles Ives and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The instruments consisted in the Ralph V Williams’ The Lark Ascending were mainly solo violin, flute like instrument and piano for providing the background to the solo violin. The Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3 “The Camp Meeting” included instruments such as mainly the violin, flute, strings, trombone and bells, whereas, the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No....   [tags: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chamber music]

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Can Music Control Teens?

- The importance of teens and their music is what get teens through their day. Everyday traveling down the halls of school there are hundreds of people with headphones. Teens listen to music everyday and most teens can not live without it. Music is what teens understand and it does not matter what type of music it is. What types of music do teens listen to. Some music that teens listen to are rap, rock, country, gospel, contemporary christian and much more. Do particular music genres affect teens and their attitudes....   [tags: Music Genres, Gospel Music, Teens]

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Comparing Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit

- Comparing Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit, all are wonderful musical pieces in their own distinctive way. Jaco sounds like it derived from the traditional percussion music; yet, this particular piece created its own unique style of percussion. In fact, all of these musical pieces modified traditional music, and left a lasting impression on the music industry and on society, in general. Each piece makes one want to explore its origins and analyze the true meaning of its poignant message....   [tags: Papers]

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The Concerto

- The Concerto Since the Baroque era, the concerto has played a vital role in the music world. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a concerto is “a composition for one or more soloists and orchestra with three contrasting movements.” There are two main types: the concerto grosso and the classical concerto; both will be discussed later. While the term concerto is relatively easy to understand in context, when put into use the term becomes more complicated to define. The basic elements that make up a concerto include three movements with one movement usually dedicated for a solo instrument such as the piano or violin with orchestra accompaniment....   [tags: Music ]

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Fall Concert Review

- On Thursday November 19, 2013 the UNG Singers and Le Belle Voci presented their Fall Concert under the direction of Dr. John M. Broman with accompanist Mrs. Mary Beth Hutcheson. This was their second performance of the week and it took place at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church in Dahlonega, Georgia at eight o’clock pm. The concert presented many pieces sung by either the UNG singers or Le Belle Voci. However each group had one piece and composer that they mainly focused on. Presenting them with as much passion and feeling as they could....   [tags: UNG Singers and Le Belle Voci]

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Music : The Music And The Musicians

- The university Jazz combos concert did not focus on formality the way I originally believed it would. Instead of walking into a concert hall to see the performers dressed in black, already set up, and just finishing tuning I was met with a shocking amount of color, styles of dress, and a flurry of movement. My experience from the last concert lead me to believe that a recital would be just as formal and put together as a symphony performance. In fact, the entire atmosphere of the recital hall was more relaxed than that of an orchestra concert....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music, Classical music]

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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

- The Fort Wayne Philharmonic chamber orchestra brought the Baroque and Classical eras to life at the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, with their orchestral rendition of Royal Mozart. The orchestra provided the audience with a night full of compositions from prominent musical composers such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Beethoven’s Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117, begins energetically with brass instruments, such as the trumpets and french horns, opening the piece in forte, followed by the string instruments....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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The History of "America’s Musical Landscape" by Jean Ferris

- In the text book America’s Musical Landscape by Jean Ferris, the book takes us through the history of the evolution of American music. The book delves into the different time periods of America’s music beginning with early North American music all the way to today’s modern music. Additionally, the book also explains how music, theater and film intertwine to provide some spectacular art. Jean Ferris finishes the book by exploring America’s concert music. Let us now take a closer look into the different time periods brought out in the book....   [tags: America’s Musical Landscape, Jean Ferris, ]

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Michael Jackson: The King Of Pop

- In the documentary “The Michael Jackson Story (1985-2009) BBC Documentary” it explains the life of Michael Jackson as a famous artist. Michael Jackson was born on August 29th 1958 and he is now a world known artist. He is also known as the “King of Pop”. From his early ages as a child to the day of his death, June 15th, 2009, he has inspired many other artists with ideas for music videos, music styles and even dance styles. During his lifetime, he faced many obstacles. Michael’s path towards fame was not very easy from the start....   [tags: Musicians]

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You Play the What? Euphonium

- As a musician one of the most frequent questions that I receive is, “What instrument do you play?” When I answer, the look on the persons face is a face of confusion. “What’s a euphonium?” they ask. This occurs not only to me, but to every euphoniumist who is ever asked this very question. Although the word euphonium is foreign to most people, the instrument is not. The euphonium, with its beautiful rich tone is the chief tenor soloist in the military and concert band. The euphonium is a conical-bore, baritone voiced brass instrument that derives its name from the Greek word euphonos....   [tags: uncommon instruments, history and use today]

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The Louis Armstrong Discography

- about the discography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDEMAN 1923-25 HOT 5 & 7 1925-28 STARDOM 1929-32 THE 30'S 1932-42 WAR YEARS 1942-46 ALL-STARS 1942-56 PURE GOLD 1956-63 TWILIGHT 1963-71 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Evolution of the All-Stars feedback credit where it's due other links to louis (c) 1999 scott johnson The Louis Armstrong Discography Most historians agree; when it comes to influential musicians in this century, one name stands above the rest....   [tags: essays research papers]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Research Project

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” takes place in the 1920’s portraying the Jazz Age, Prohibition, Organized Crime, also showing several examples of women and their attitudes/role in society. All four of these topics are tied together in some way shape or form in reality, whether it be women going against prohibition by buying alcohol off gangsters and going to speak easies or Americans completely changing all their basic roles in society in general. Women wore their tops much lower, skirts a lot shorter, and their hair was bobbed....   [tags: historic and literary analysis]

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University of North Texas Wind Symphony

- On Thursday November 7th, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony performed a fantastic concert that incorporated pieces from many different styles and cultures. The ensemble’s ability to express the emotions and distinctive settings of each piece far exceeds its high reputation. The band began with Anthony O’Toole’s “Fanfare to ‘The Hammer’” (2013). The piece is a tribute to Hank Aaron or “The Hammer” an African American, who despite living in the time of segregation and racial uproar, rose up to become a professional baseball player....   [tags: concerpt report and review]

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Louis Armstrong And Bix Beiderbecke

- ... Bix Beiderbecke had a totally different life from Louis Armstrong growing up, he didn’t have as many struggles as Louis. Bix grew up in a middle class family and his parents were the ones who pushed him into music and playing the piano. However, Bix didn’t take the classes for that long because he was not very well at listening and his parents wanted to fix that so they sent him to a private school to try and fix that. This didn’t seem to work because he would still go and sneak off campus to go watch different jazz artists like King Oliver, Jimmy Noone, and Louis Armstrong....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Cornet, Bix Beiderbecke]

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Harmony and Howling — African and European Roots of Jamaican Music

- Harmony and Howling — African and European Roots of Jamaican Music English colonial rule began in Jamaica in the year 1655. The growth of a plantation culture in the West Indies quickly changed the need for labor in the area. Between 1700 and 1786, more than 600,000 African slaves were brought to Jamaica. These slaves were required to work for their English colonial masters who would purchase them from slave traders at various ports around the island. Slaves were abducted from various regions of Africa, and brought over to the New World in large boats, packed to the teeth with the Africans....   [tags: essays papers]

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Miles Davis and the Evolution of Jazz

-      Who was Miles Davis and why was he such an important element in the music of Jazz. Miles Davis, as we would know him, was born Miles Dewey Davis in Alton, Illinois on the 25th of May 1926 to a middle-class black family.. A couple of years later, Miles went on to St. Louis where he grew up. Since he was a youngster, Miles' hobby was to collect records and play them over without getting tired of them. Since his family knew Miles was so interested in the music of his time, primarily Jazz, for his thirteenth birthday Miles received his first trumpet, although he had been playing since the age of nine....   [tags: The Jazz Revolution]

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A Concert Performance to Remember

- Teacher Comment: As a part of the requirement for this course, each student must attend two live performances and submit a concert report on each. The reports should demonstrate “Active Listening” and not be merely reviews or critiques. I am interested in the student’s experience at this particular performance. There is no obligation to use fancy terminology. Just tell me what happened, how it affected you, how this experience will influence your plans for future concert attendance. I am particularly moved by a report that helps me to relive the concert or one that makes me sorry that I missed it....   [tags: Journalistic Descriptive]

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Life is Music

- Life is music. Overflowing with fervent emotions, life is one, powerful, grand symphony. Every human organization, ranging from a group in a language arts class to a country, is an orchestra. Each person plays a different part of the song, with a unique flavor and purpose. If one asks any orchestra player what an orchestra is, one will most likely hear the words “selflessness,” “respect,” and “consideration.” Professional conductors, or leaders of any organization, do not glare at a player for missing a beat or playing a wrong note....   [tags: Music]

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A Complete Analysis of The Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 26

- The Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 26 is one of the most famous violin concertos over the musical history. It is also considered to be the most renowned work by the German composer Max Bruch. I will begin with a short explanation of why I choose to analyse this piece followed by what makes this piece so remarkable. I will then present the musical context – German Romantic period – in which this piece was composed and discuss how it is representative of this period. Also, I will present briefly the biography of the composer and relate his life and style with this particular piece of music....   [tags: Music]

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How My Current Extra Curricular Activities Will Help Me Achieve My Goals

- Ever since I was a little girl, music has always been incorporated into my life one way or another. When I was younger, the sounds of my mother playing a complex Chopin melody on the piano always filled our home with such a warm vibrancy, and I can also recall in vivid detail my five-year-old self twirling inelegantly with my mother in the kitchen to the fixed rhythm of a Selena track as we made dinner. Being exposed to these moments in my life is what prompted me to join orchestra in the sixth grade and start the road to becoming the endowed violist that I am today....   [tags: the road to medical school]

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Is 40 Degrees - It Is A History Of A Great Love

- 40 Degrees – it is a history of a great love that condemn to destruction. Two people are walking on the ice holding hands, remembering the past moments of life. They decided to take a picture, and suddenly he falls down under the ice. She began to scream and cry and call him back, but he went under the water. All this can be seen in the music video of Svetlana Loboda named “40 Degrees.” 40 Degrees was filmed in the best traditions of Nordic cinema, and can safely initiate a new genre called dramatic thriller....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Cello, Song]

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Nike Vs. Nike : The Brand Of Athletic Shoes, Equipment, And Sportswear

- ... Lofton Shaw challenged their team to identify their core female customers, which turned out to be women participating in team sports, which was all well and good for their first women focused campaign. The problem that arose was the discovery that only a small amount of girls who participate in team sports play in college, and even less play an organized sport after college. Their research also presented another challenge. Most women viewed their brand as something for elite athletes, which meant that they needed to work to reposition their products in the customers mind....   [tags: Female, Male, Woman, Gender]

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Alice Herz-Sommer: The Oldest Known Survivor of the Nazi Holocaust

- The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, died at 109 and minus the two years in the concentration camp in Terezin, she went on to live a fairly good life. At 109, Alice Herz-Sommer is known as the oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust. Alice Herz-Sommer was born on November 26, 1903, to Friedrich and Sofie Herz in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She died on February 23, 2014 in London, England, United Kingdom while she was in the hospital. Alice’s dad died before the Holocaust....   [tags: SHOAH, history]

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Concert Analysis: A Concert Featuring Lola Astanova and Gerard Schwarz

- ... The second piece was Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, opus 35. Little of his music is well known outside of Russia, which is surprising since it’s beautifully written. His operas are almost never performed in the West, and we seem to know him best through his students. He heavily influenced orchestral instrument coloration, and we can see that through other Russian composers’ music. His ability to create music by blending colors remains the greatest part of his legacy. Scheherazade was finished in 1888 and was first performed in Leipzig the following year....   [tags: music, operas, the tsar]

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The Role of Keyboard Instruments in Three Romantic Symphonies

- The Role of Keyboard Instruments in Three Romantic Symphonies A discussion on the role of keyboard instruments in three Romantic symphonies: Neils Gade’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor Op. 25 (1852), Camille Saint-Saëns’s Symphony no. 3, ‘Organ’ in C minor Op. 78 (1886) and Vincent d’Indy’s Symphony on a French Mountain Air (Symphonie Cevenole) op. 25 (1886) The keyboard instruments have been largely associated with solo repertoire since its genesis. While rarely used in the orchestra, a keyboard instrument can be an effective tool to add colours to a Symphony....   [tags: Music, Orchestra]

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Marching in the Inaugural Parade for Barack Obama

- Music is the expression of passion, emotion and opinion through the harmony of melody and song. As I reflect on my educational and social journey, I begin to understand how my experiences are like a musical masterpiece, composed of intricate and dynamic passages and movements. I was first introduced to music in the fourth grade and as I matriculated my passion for music grew quite strong. In middle school and high school, I participated in various musical ensembles on colleges campuses and competed as both a soloist and in a quartet....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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African American Influence on Society during the 1920’s

- African Americans struggled for years, and they finally made a comeback in the 1920’s. The African Americans during this time period had a huge influence on the American society. The Great Migration had a great impact on African Americans moving to the north to find work, in the industrialized areas. The Harlem Renaissance era showed how blacks had an influence on American literature, music, and arts. The Jazz Age was another great event that occurred during this time period. The Jazz Age showed how African Americans’ abilities in music spread to whites, which was a first for whites, to appreciate black culture....   [tags: Harlem Renaissance, Jazz Age]

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Early Jazz and How it Affects Music Today

- Jazz has been a style of music for about a century. It is one of the only types of music that has changed with the times. It has created so many subgenres with itself, like Funk Rock, Swing, Bebop and many others. Many schools even have a Jazz band for the students. That is just one-way how Jazz music effects music today. There are also many other ways that Jazz has affected music today, like without it, African-Americans would not have the same rights as whites, because Jazz was one of the things that helped with the Harlem Renaissance, and the Harlem Renaissance is what started the pathway to civil rights for African-Americans....   [tags: genres, influence, melody]

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Creole Musicians in New Orleans and Jazz Music

- “If you don’t feel it, you’ll never know it” – Louis Armstrong. Different kinds of music have been heard throughout centuries and the ever-changing sounds of music continue to appease mass audiences today and do not seem to slow down in sight. One type of genre that emerged in this case was the improvisation of black, white, and Creole musicians in New Orleans of what became known as Jazz. Jazz, which had international connections from Africa and European-derived music, emerged somewhere between 1890 and 1935 as a wide-ranging form of black expression of arts in the community, consisting of the blues and works of the spirituals....   [tags: music, audiences]

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Louis Armstrong : A Man Full Of Surprises

- Louis Armstrong: a Man Full of Surprises Louis Armstrong was an amazing trumpet player. Not only did he play the trumpet, he also was a bandleader, an amazing composer, singer, soloist, and comedian and also starred in films. One of the songs that Louis Armstrong is recognized for his recording of “What a Wonderful World”. Armstrong defined what it truly means to play Jazz. Armstrong was born on August fourth of 1901. Many biographies have the wrong date on Armstrong’s birthday being July fourth of 1900....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory]

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The Packed Recital Hall By Johann Sebastian Bach

- In the packed recital hall, an orchestra performs their warmup rituals. The venue boasts of chandeliers, perfect lighting, cushioned seats and richly carpeted aisles leading to the stage on which, in front of the orchestra, stands a Steinway grand piano. The pianist and conductor mount the stage. The soloist bows while the audience claps. Silence descends on the room and the performer takes a seat at the piano. Strains of beautiful music emanate from the instruments and fill the room. The pianist’s fingers fly across the keys....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque music]

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Review Of ' Revelations ' By Alvin Ailey

- Revelations is a contemporary style dance that tells the story of African-American faith and tenacity from slavery to freedom through a suite of dances set to spirituals and blues music.This choreographic work was first performed in New York City on January 31,1960 at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and later recognized to be a signature piece for the theater. Alvin Ailey is the original choreographer of the masterpiece titled “Revelations” and also the founder of the dance theater where the piece Revelations is mainly showcased, Ailey was an African-American born January 5,1931 in Rogers, TX , only 29 when he decided to develop this dance piece....   [tags: Dance, Choreography, Slavery in the United States]

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Music And Its Influence On The Modern World

- Have you ever wondered how music, melody, or simply playing any instrument became dynamic to the point that classical music could become a thrilling experience to the audience. One man or rather adolescent have changed how the world has functioned through the sound and mind of his very own creation by almost creating a new realm between the real world problems to his own fantasy musical realm. This adolescent is known by the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or Mozart for short. He was born in the year of 1756 to Leopoid Mozart and Anna Maria, at Salzburg....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music, Opera, Salzburg]

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The Music Of The Renaissance And Baroque Periods

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756 amid a period of transition in central Europe. The music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods was moving towards more full-body compositions and complex instrumentation. Wolfgang was the only son that survived of his father Leopold and his mother Maria. Mozart’s father was a successful composer violinist and was the assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. At the age of three Mozart demonstrated an understanding of music, chords, tonality and tempo as a result of observing his father teaching his older sister to play the keyboard....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera]

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Attending A Local Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra Concert

- ... The programs for this performance contained some interesting information on the composers that were being played along with their pieces. It also contained background information on the Symphony itself, the conductor David Bowden, the soloist and gave the names of all the members of the Symphony. The program notes contained a lot of descriptive information on each of the pieces. The Herold piece description included the fact that even though it is of darker subject material Zampa is considered to be a comic opera based upon its musical tone and the fact that the dialogue is spoken....   [tags: Music, Orchestra, Symphony, Tempo]

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Decaying Log : A Life Than I Am

- ... Also the question in general is interesting* because it implies that someone who doesn 't identify as bisexual could actually understand bisexuality better than someone who actually identifies as that, which is bullshit. *Interesting here to be read as 'fucking awful '.” In case you can’t properly distinguish between the two answers, one is non-existent and the other has a basic underlying text of ‘fight me’ over and over again etched into it. The saga of survey questions continues with… How a decaying log would have answer the question: Do you consider asexuality to be a real sexuality....   [tags: Question, Answer, Sexual orientation]

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The Ballet Physique as Molded by Media

- “mass media is one of the principal factors behind body dissatisfaction, concerns about weight, and disordered eating behavior”( Levine, Murnen 2009). The media acts as an influential force where society’s views of body image and health are used to brainwash the minds of its consumers. The constant pressure exuded by the media affects many individuals in society. Whether it is an ad on a passing bus, or a commercial broadcasted into family homes, the media finds its way to penetrate and convey certain perceptions of body and health....   [tags: Psychology]

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Love in Preacher’s Kid, by Stan Foster

- “Daddy, can I come back home?” A repetitive quote in the heart-warming movie, “Preacher’s Kid”. Directed by Stan Foster, the film guides viewers through the rough life of this preacher’s kid. Angie King (LeToya Luckett), daughter of the bishop, Mr. King (Gregalan Williams), endures a rollercoaster ride as she leaves home to pursue her music career, as well as, pursue a romantic relationship with her bad boy, Devlin Mitchell(Durrell “Tank” Babbs). As Angie travels around the world, she begins to experience the trial and tribulations the real world brings, changing the way she feels about being away from home....   [tags: film]

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Do It!: Play in Band Method Book

- On the surface, Do It!: Play in Band appears to be a great resource to implement in the beginning band classroom: music of many different styles, time periods, forms, and nationalities is incorporated into the method book, it includes not one but two CDs of accompaniments for students to play along with, and opportunities to improvisation using different methods abound. However, upon digging deeper into the text, one may find that the book is flawed in several critical ways. This text contains both good and bad elements of a beginning band method book, and if an instructor is willing to supplement the book with their own exercises and sequencing, the book could yield positive results for you...   [tags: method text review]

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What Jazz Techniques Did Sidney Bechet Use

- My research question was, what jazz techniques did Sidney Bechet use and how can I use these to compose my own clarinet piece. There were different research processes used to find the answer to my question and they were: the internet, books, an interview, videos and music. These processes were useful to me as the information was accessed easily and effectively. Each process was used to find a different aspect of my research and allowed me to discover different angles and opinions on the topic. Using books, interviews and videos were new research processes for me and I discovered that they are very useful when conducting the research for this topic....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Jazz, Meter]

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The Impressionism Period For The Longest Time

- The Impressionism period for the longest time was considered to be the first distinctly modern movement in painting. The Impression period first started in Paris in the 1860s and its influence spread throughout all of Europe and eventually made it’s way to the United States. The originators of this time period were artists who rejected the official; government subsidized exhibitions, or what the French would call, “salons”, and they were consequently shunned away by powerful academic art institutions such as the, “Acedémie des Beaux Arts" (Academy of Fine Arts)....   [tags: Impressionism, Claude Monet, Impressionist music]

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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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African Aesthetics Of America 's Finest City

- ... One woman dressed in black with a blue and green striped skirt comes to the middle of the grassy stage, front and center to perform a mini solo in the halfway point of the routine. Her arms gracefully rotate up and over her head, creating an arc-like picture, several times at an even pace with the live musicians while her legs move at a pace twice as fast underneath her. The woman’s lower body shuffles across the natural, green landscape, with such control and energetic execution. The other performers and musicians join in with cheers of encouragement and enthusiasm, telling me that they are just as happy performing, as I am watching them dance....   [tags: Dance, Performance, Aesthetics]

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Agnes De Mille : An American Dancer

- ... Agnes de Mille toured the country with a stage director and a well-known dancer Agnes de Mille Biography, (n.d.). She received many awards for her choreography. Agnes de Mille does have a philosophy. Mille was highly intelligent. She never gave up and followed her dreams. Even though she couldn’t peruse dance when she was younger, she did it, as she was older. Usually when someone can’t find employment they gave up or find a new interest, but she didn’t. When her film was cut she still went on with her theater career....   [tags: Dance, Choreography, Performance, Martha Graham]

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Ephesians 6 : 1-3 ( Niv )

- ... “Be ye holy as the Father in heaven is holy”, Matthews 5:48. God set the standards high on being holy. Committing fornication, ending up pregnant with a child out of wedlock was nothing to be considered close to holiness. Other scriptures such as, Deuteronomy 23:2 (NIV), “No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord, not even in the tenth generation”, Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service....   [tags: Pregnancy, Family, Prenatal development, Marriage]

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Baroque Was A Period From 1600- 1750

- ... The famous piece was Canon, wrote by Johann Pachelbel. Canon is not a piece name, it is a form style. He used the basso continuo and ground bass to create this piece. Harpsichord was the important instrument in this period. It can be a solo instrument or a accompany instrument. Baroque music was luxurious. Composers in this era added more dressing notes to make music more deluxe. Strong rhythm, short and moving melody were the representative style of this period. Polyphony still was important....   [tags: Baroque music, George Frideric Handel, Baroque]

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The Modern Drum Kit ( 1861-1865 )

- ... As a result, the concept for the drum set was born. Soon, immigrants began to arrive in the United States in record numbers. Many of the ethnic instruments they brought with them were adapted into the drum set: gongs, “Chinese” cymbals, tacked tom toms, Temple Blocks, Woodblocks and Cowbells. Greek immigrants contributed a small musical disc known as the “Greeko” cymbal, and a Turkish immigrant family named Zildjian brought with them an ancient technique for manufacturing high-quality, hand-hammered cymbals that would shortly make them a household name among drummers around the world....   [tags: Drum kit, Drum, Percussion instrument, Bass drum]

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The Life of Georg Fredric Handel

- Georg Fredric Handel Eccentric art and musical styles it what comes to most minds at the mention of the Baroque Era, and for good reason too. This was a time when many renowned composers and musicians, such a Bach, Handel and Strozzi were in their musical prime. The era itself was named for the differing musical styles that were emerging during it, that consequently changed how music was both played and written for the world after. Handel was among one of the most recognized and accomplished composers of this time, completing hundreds of compositions in differing styles in record time....   [tags: Biography]

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Dmitri Shostakovich and the Soviet State

- Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. He achieved fame, but with much hardship along the way. He was censored and threatened with not only his life but that of his wife and children by playing the role of a public figure in Soviet Russia. The question is was he a committed communist or a victim. The events in his life, good or bad, shaped the music that he created and led to one of the greatest symphonies of the 20th century, his Fifth Symphony. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia on September 25, 1906, Shostakovich was the second of three children born to Dmitri Boleslavovich Shostakovich and Sofiya Vasilievna Kokoulina....   [tags: Soviet History ]

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Inspirational Native American Women: Maria Tallchief

- Maria Tallchief was an inspirational Native American woman for all people to look to as a role model. As a child, she was incredibly gifted in the arts. However, by growing up in an Osage family, she had to endure hardships, like bullying, that no child should ever go through. Her dreams, on the other hand, took her places when she got older. She is credited with being the first Native American prima ballerina. Because of her worldwide productions and success, Tallchief met many people and received numerous awards....   [tags: prima ballerina]

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