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The Priceless Sound of a Stradivarius Violin

- Whenever there is talk of violins, the name Stradivarius always comes to mind. Questions have been asked over the centuries as to how the violins have their unique sound. Is it the varnish. Is it the water. Is it the shape. Or is it perhaps the provenance. Scientists have studied the violins and musicians have studied and debated the sound quality and the superiority of the instruments for centuries. Stradivarius violins are commonly hailed worldwide as the best violins in the world. The sound quality of Stradivarius violins is of unprecedented superiority when compared to other violins, and it is commonly believed that no one has been able to match it in the past three centuries since their...   [tags: music, violin, uniformed density, biography]

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Physics of the Violin

- "String instruments have been played for more than a thousand years. Performance on string instruments has reached a level today that cannot be improved upon, and the quality of instruments built nearly three centuries ago is maintained in the best instrument made today" (Allen, 1). "The violin is a wooden resonance box that amplifies the soundwaves from the vibrations of the strings stretched across it" (Mandy). The most material for the construct the violin is wood; maple used for the back, ribs, and neck) and spruce for the top....   [tags: physics music musical instrument violin]

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Fantasy and Magical Realism in Violin

- Fantasy and Magical Realism in Violin     Violin is a novel by Anne Rice. The genre of the book is fantasy and the text allows for many comparisons to made between fantasy and magical realism.   I felt that there were a lot of fantastic elements in this book. An example of a fantastic element is when Tirana laid in bed with Karl after he died. She kept him in the house for about four days after his death because she didn't want the funeral parlor to burn him; she wanted to be with him forever (8)....   [tags: Violin Essays]

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The History of the Violin

- The invention of violin was recorded first in Europe during the Medieval ages. This instrument must have developed from the gambs family popular in the 15th century. The clear picture of violin as it is known today came into existence in the 16th century during the Renaissance period. The instrument like others developed steadily with time to a point when it was able to satisfy new ideas of sound. The same style that was used during the old musical periods is still in use today besides a few technical advancements (The History of the Violin....   [tags: music history, medieval ages]

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Film Critique: The Red Violin

- The movie The Red Violin is a drama written and directed by filmmaker Francois Girard, which follows the history of a mysterious and intriguing musical instrument over the span of 300 years. Francois Girard got the idea for the movie from events involving the legendary red Mendelssohn, a 1720 Antonio Stradivari violin which was purchased in 1990 by the grandfather of celebrated musician and heiress, Elizabeth Pitcairn (Fricke, 2010). The story is artfully and elegantly put together, and although the story is fictional the plot portrays what could be realistic characters, settings and life situations....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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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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Graduation Speech : Playing Violin

- University of Michigan I have a passion for each of the activities that I have listed. However, if I could only continue with one of the activities it would be playing violin in my school orchestra. This is because music allows me to be creative in an otherwise pragmatic world. By playing music, I can create something new and beautiful through my own ability. Additionally, I enjoy continuously improving my instrumental skills. This is because the satisfaction of perfecting a piece of music after practicing and refining my playing is matched by none of my other activities....   [tags: College, High school, Education, Secondary school]

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Comparing the Violin to a Puzzle

- Comparing the Violin to a Puzzle A violin can be compared to a puzzle. Each piece of the puzzle has a unique role in the outcome of the picture, or in this case, the overall sound. The pieces are brought together by both the violin's maker and its player. Just like a puzzle, different persons, when given the same pieces probably will not put them in the same order. This fact accounts for the differences in the designs of master violinmakers and the tonal differences between players. To quote Joseph Wechsberg, " The tone is of course created by the violinist ....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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- Violin Music and art, the feelings that go through a person while the music of Mozart and Beethoven are playing, are indescribable. Listening to music can take a person away to a different era. Music like Mozart or Beethoven can really take a person's imagination soaring in a whole new perspective. Composers throughout the novel, Violin were Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. Violin was a truly fabulous name for this story. It contains many fantastic elements as well as realistic elements; however, it should not be confused with magical realism....   [tags: Literature Music Composers Essays]

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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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What I Learned While Preparing to Play My Violin for La Boheme

- Violin I played a total time of eight hours and 30 minutes on my violin. In my practice time I was able to practice La Boheme orchestra Act Four and get it ready for orchestra practice. I did this by focusing in on the challenging rhythm and speed sections. One section that was extremely hard for me was the runs going up or down. This was because there are many key signatures. A huge important counting thing I learned was to imagine a little movie screen dial going around the circle counting up while waiting for long rests....   [tags: personal reflection paper]

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Man Ray’s Violin D’Ingres

- Man Ray’s Violin D’Ingres is a perfect example of a modernist photograph. Man Ray pushes both how photography is perceived and what is possible within a photograph in this example. Man Ray himself was an American, born as Emmanuel Rudnitsky, but moved to Paris and engaged in very non-American photography. Europe lacked the American ideals about what “strait photography” should be. While American schools of photography believed that an art photograph should only be made with a large negative with maximum depth of field, Europeans were busy experimenting with new uses of the medium as well as experimenting with altering the image in serious ways to change the meaning....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Roberta Guaspari 's The Piano Program

- Roberta Guaspari herself is dealing with a husband who left her for another woman, as well as having to take care of two boys as a single mother. Although dealing with depression, she still wanted to make a difference in an inner city school in East Harlem. With no teaching experience, she persuaded the principal of the school to both hire her and create a violin program for the kids. Because she is considered a substitute teacher, she was the first to deal with budget cuts from the school board....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, Violin]

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The First Baptist Church Pasadena On 75 N

- On Sunday May15, 2016 at 2 p.m. the First Baptist Church Pasadena on 75 N. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 was scheduled to have a performance. Crown City Symphony provides free concerts several times each year at First Baptist Church Pasadena, as well as many other locations. Under the leadership of many highly regarded local conductors Crown City Symphony is an outstanding local symphony with a growing reputation in the community for presenting fine soloists and familiar standards as well as new music....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Concerto, Cello]

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Old African American Male Whom Is Homeless, Single, And Does Not Have Any Children As Reported

- Demographics Nathaniel Ayers, 64 year old African American male whom is homeless, single, and does not have any children as reported. No information received on employment. It was reported that he was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 31, 1951. No information received on his religious practices. It was reported that Nathaniel has completed high school and started college at Julliard on a scholarship where he played the double bass. Background It was reported that Nathaniel Ayers has two sisters, Jennifer and Delsenia, and a brother whom the family called “Tony”....   [tags: Schizophrenia, The Soloist, Jazz, Violin]

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Joseph Haydn, Composer of Classical Music

- Joseph Haydn was a composer born in Rohrau, Austria in 1732. He was the son of a wheel maker, whom taught himself how to play harp on an amateur and recreational basis. His family was musically inclined and Haydn was immersed in music since his early childhood as they made it a family affair to sing together and at times even along with neighbors. His father appreciated Haydn’s fine vocal ability and recognized that Rohrau was not an ideal place for Haydn to develop his musical skills. He was fostered under the care of their relative Johann Matthias Frankh at his request around the age of six, never to return home....   [tags: vienna, violin, opera]

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A Report About a Concert Attended

- I attended a concert that was a piano trio. The instruments were obviously a piano, a cello, and a violin. The concert was done by two adults and one student. The student played the cello. The concert was held here on Oklahoma State's campus at Willard Hall. The room it was held in was a relatively small room. It wasn't a real concert hall it was more of a small kind of parlor room. Piano trios are meant for smaller audiences, so it worked out well. There was about 30 people in the room attending the performance....   [tags: piano, cello, violin]

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Grete’s Violin And Dorotea’s Bundle As Symbols Of Humanity That Contrast With Pedro Paramo And Gregor’s Father’s Lack Of Humanity

- The novels of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, contain many familial relationships. Some of these relationships are good, and some are not. The fathers make the difference between the good relationships and the bad. Grete’s violin and Dorotea’s bundle symbolize the traits that Gregor’s father and Pedro Paramo lack. The author uses these symbols to show that humanity is not created through parental connections, but through compassion for one another. Dorotea’s mothering instinct for a bundle of a rebozo represents humanity and parental love....   [tags: Novel Comparisons, Humanity]

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Johann Stamitz: A Classical Era Composer

- Johann Stamitz: Classical Era composer Born as Jan Václav Antonin Stamic and later Germanized as Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, he was an influential composer and violinist. He was born on June 19, 1717 in Deutschbrod, Bohemia, now called Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic. Stamitz received a musical education from his father from a young age, and attended the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Prague for the academic year of 1734 – 1735, and shortly thereafter left the university to become a violin preformer....   [tags: violin, orchestral crescendo, music]

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The Music Of The Symphony Orchestra

- On Sunday, April 19 2015 at 2:00 pm in Carnegie hall, the American Symphony Orchestra performed five pieces by various composers. The pieces performed at the American Symphony Orchestra include Alleluia, Dream-king and his love, Symphony NO.2, Music for Cello and Orchestra, and Cantares. Various well-known composers such as Randall Thompson, Horatio Parker, George Rochberg, Leon Kirchner, and Roberto Sierra composed the pieces included. All of which have an amazing skill and talent in composing music, which has been demonstrated by the American Symphony Orchestra....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Music, Symphony]

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Biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams

- Early Years and Family Ralph Vaughan Williams was born in The Vicarage, in Down Ampney, on October 12, 1872 to Arthur and Margaret Vaughan Williams. Ralph’s father; Arthur was the vicar of the All Saints Church in Down Ampney in 1868. Through his mothers side Ralph had two famous great-great-grand fathers; Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of the pottery at Stoke-on-Trent, and Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin. In 1875 Ralph’s father suddenly died, when he was only two years old. His mother moved him and his two siblings to the Wedgwood family home: Leith Hill Place, in Surrey....   [tags: violin, great war, opera]

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The Philadelphia Orchestr An American Symphony Orchestra

- The Philadelphia Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their concert hall is at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, where they perform for their patrons during their main season, September to May, in Verizon Hall. This has become the orchestra’s performance hall since 2001, since they also own the Academy of Music, which is the oldest operating opera house in the nation since 1957. The orchestra also performs for its Philadelphia audiences during the summer at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Philadelphia Orchestra, Music]

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Graduation Speech At The San Jose State University

- I was attending the San Jose State University: The Listening Hour on February 16, 2016 that took place in San Jose State University Concert Hall. The program was part of the San Jose State University School of Music and Dances: The Listening Hour. I had been attending a few Listening Hour in the past few weeks, but this concert, which performed by one of the best violinist, Dr. Alejandro Drago, was the best by far. I rarely attended a concert in the past, not to mention a classical music concert....   [tags: Performance, Music, Violin, Musical notation]

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The Music That Comes from Instruments

- ... This helped him in the creation of the Saxophone. “Sax noticed that the brasses were overpowering the woodwinds, and the winds were overpowering the strings. He saw the need to come up with a new instrument that would create some form of balance between the three sections (brass, woodwinds and strings). The sound that he was seeking would lie between the clarinet's woodwind sound, and the trumpet's brass tone. Sax combined the body of a brass instrument and the mouthpiece of a woodwind instrument, and the saxophone was born ("The History Of The Saxophone").” Personally I find that this instrument is very unique and obtains a beautiful quality of sound....   [tags: violin, saxophone, accordian, express, sound]

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The Green Violinist By Marc Chagall

- The Green Violinist In this paper I will discuss the print called The Green Violinist. This painting was created by Marc Chagall in the years of 1923 and 1924. It is quite a large painting since it is 78” tall and 42 ¾” wide. It is an oil on canvas painting. The main figure in the painting is a strange looking man playing a violin. He has green skin and a black beard. His face is painted at an odd angle. His facial features are contorted at various angles. He is holding his violin and bow in his hands....   [tags: Color, Color wheel, Green, Violin]

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Graduation Speech : My Life

- Ding, dong, dong, ding, G, D, A, E. Those four notes have become engraved in my head. I have been playing the violin for the past 10 years; which when I come to think of it, it makes up almost half of my life. To this day in college I find myself getting lost in the passion for music my heart desires. After spending such a large fraction of my life on this hobby, I can finally say it is not just a hobby, but a part of who I am today. Without music, I would not exist as a whole. But it is not just notes and rhythms that make up the musical part of me, but experiences, coaches and inspirations, that allowed that part to grow and complete my life....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Learning, Middle school]

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Handel 's Messiah : A Collaboration Of The Kansas City Symphony And The Independence Messiah Choir

- Handel’s Messiah I attended a collaboration of the Kansas City Symphony and the Independence Messiah Choir. Together they performed George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. The performance was an oratorio, which is a musical piece that is typically lengthy, tells a story, is based on Biblical or religious events, and is performed through voice and orchestra. I was a perceptive listener during the performance, as I was not just only basking in the delightful sound, while having associations for the music, but I was also constantly seeking understanding, and working through reasonings and answers about it, while creating a deeper appreciation for it....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Singing, Double bass]

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The Musical Aspects And Themes Of Jennifer Higdon 's Amazing Grace

- On November 4, 2016, Gwynedd Mercy University students and community members were given the opportunity to hear music from the Fairmount String Quartet. The all-female group played pieces by female composers, which was refreshing to see considering female music composers have never received as much attention as males. This paper will focus on the musical aspects and themes of Jennifer Higdon’s Amazing Grace, Ethyl Smiths 4th Movement in E Minor, and Fanny Hansel-Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E Flat Minor....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Tonic, Violin]

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My Experience At The Concert

- I was six when I first fell in love. Music had always been a huge part of my family; my mother a pianist, my dad a drummer, my big brother played guitar. It was never a question of if I would pursue learning an instrument, but rather a question of what instrument it would be. As many young music students do, I began by having piano lessons. Mum was my teacher, and after my years of begging, lessons begun when I turned five. I liked the piano, it fulfilled a part of me I knew that only music could fulfil, however I never craved the piano under my fingers....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Musical instrument, Piano]

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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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My First Live Concert At The Lone Tree Arts Center

- My first live concert was held at the Lone Tree Arts Center on September 9th. The venue was a modern performing arts center built in Lone Tree, Colorado. The event hall was fairly simple, there was a small stage for the performers in front of a large window overlooking the outdoor concert terrace. The green grass and the swaying trees and plants in the background gave the performance a wonderful backdrop. The ceilings were tall, and the entire room was very brightly lit. There were four performers from the Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Stacey Brady, playing the Baroque Violin, Emily Bowman, playing the Baroque Viola, Sandra Miller, with a 5-string Baroque Cello, and Frank Nowell on the Harpsic...   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque music, Violin]

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The During The Virginia Symphony Orchestra With The Lead Of The Conductor

- In the 15th of September the Virginia Symphony Orchestra with the lead of the conductor Benjamin Rous presented Under the Starts Symphony in Riverwalk, Yorktown. The performance was inspired by the water and James river particularly. we came in early to find a parking space and a place to seat ourselves in the area preserved to the concert’s guests, since we already knew it is going to be crowded. We also dressed casual, and brought our own chairs because it is a free outdoor concert. There was a pre-concert program, Fifes and Drums of York Town, lasted less than 30 minutes, after that the program started with the National Anthem, followed by the musical pieces that were on the program....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Key signature, Hector Berlioz]

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Analysis Of The Piece ' The French Horns '

- The first instruments heard in the piece are the French horns. The piece then moves onto being played by the cellos and double basses. These instruments introduce the first theme by plucking the strings of their instrument which is also known as pizzicato. The bassoons then play octaves of alternating notes. The bass drum is then introduced establishing the tempo of alla marcia, meaning that the tempo is played in a march-style manner. The theme is then played in molto marcato. Following this comes the piano playing the key of B minor....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Violin, Orchestra]

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- Paganini “This man with the long black hair and the pale countenance, opens to us with his violin a world which we had never imagined, except perhaps in dreams. There is in his appearance something so supernatural that one looks for a glimpse of a cloven hoof or an angel’s wing” Paganini remains one of the most famous virtuosos in the history of music. His concerts were not only astonishing, but controversial. People could not believe what Paganini was able to do; consequently, they explained such virtuosity with diabolic myths, finding in the musician the protagonist of a bizarre tale....   [tags: Musical Instruments Violin]

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A View of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins

- Antonio Vivaldi is a famous Italian baroque composer, known by most Suzuki violin students who study his concertos or by audiences everywhere who have heard and love his composition of the Four Seasons.  Having grown up as students of the Suzuki Violin Method, we recognize this composer and have experience performing his pieces.  In addition to his many concertos written for solo violin, Vivaldi composed many concertos intended to be performed by two solo violins, accompanied by a small orchestra....   [tags: Music]

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The Wizard Of Oz : The Terror Munchkins And The Violent Scream Of Violins

- Not many childhoods start off with a flurry of scarlet smoke, the terror munchkins and the violent scream of violins. It’s a peculiar way to begin a life, but, it was the most defining moment in my nineteen years. When I was somewhere near two years old, give or take, my father left for a hunting trip that November. He left my mother to deal with my brother and I for the weekend in our house on the corner of West Street, and sometime in that brief period of his absence, I fell in love. I met a girl— she was a witch....   [tags: The Wizard of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]

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Stradivari, Hermes and Apollo

- Antonio Stradivari, the most famous violin-maker in all the human world, was a favorite of both the god of Delos, the fair Apollo, and of the trickster god, Hermes. His creations sang with the lilt of dance and with the song of birds; many of the Olympians would stop their affairs to listen for even a hint of Stradivari's sound. In short time, it came to be that both Apollo and Hermes would covet a violin from the luthier and both came down in their human forms one day to make their request of him....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Pain and Suffering of "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare

- When Orsino sends Viola-Cesario to woo Olivia in his name, he does not think any more of it. When Viola-Cesario goes to woo Olivia for her master Orsino, she starts to woo her using the first person, referring to ‘me’ and ‘I’, under Olivia’s request. She continues using the first person throughout this wooing, where she tells of Olivia’s beauty and her person through her perspective instead of Orsino’s. This wooing becomes vital to the plot and the theme of love throughout the play, because this wooing causes Olivia to fall in love with Viola-Cesario instead of the Duke Orsino....   [tags: orsino, cesario, violia, olivia]

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The Science of Sound and Music

- When a person places ear buds into their ears and presses play on their phone or mp3, they suddenly get a rush of electrical signals generated by their device. With the signals flowing through the copper wires that connect the device to the ear buds, the vibrations emerge from the ear buds into the ear canal. The vibrations are then transported through the auditory system to the brain to be transposed into what people call music. These signals and vibrations are called sound waves. But what really is music....   [tags: sound waves, vibrations]

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Music And Its Influence On The Music

- Music is timeless. Its evolution constitutes part of history and through its creation history is created, as well. Music can be used to trace tendencies all around the world for each period since it has been one of the ways through which the humans have been able to express themselves. Music has also served as the tool to identify certain periods of time, that way, each generation is influenced by the iconic musical styles that prevailed during the previous one. However, the so known classical music, which is comprised by the work of great composers like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, or Brahms starting from the 11th century to the present day and includes the Classical period and several other, h...   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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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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Why do Muslim Women Cover their Body

- If someone was to look up the meaning of veil in a dictionary the noun would state that it is “ a piece of material worn by women to protect or conceal the face” while the verb is describes the action as a way to “partially conceal, disguise, or obscure.” Unfortunately, in today's society both definitions have meaning when it comes to the veil and it’s role in Muslim culture. Whether or not women want to accept it the truth, still remains that the veil is a form of gendered violence. Even though people seek to reclaim it’s meaning they cannot change its origins and the reason it was established in the first place, to conceal and control Muslim women....   [tags: gender violen, muslim culture, veil]

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Analysis Of ' Winter ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The first thing that the listener notices upon the beginning of the song is the aura of tension that is displayed. The beginning starts off slowly and crescendos until the feeling is resolved. Immediately after violins start to sound erratically. The aesthetic of “Winter” paints the aesthetic of a man leaving the safety of his home and searching for firewood in the harsh winter. The turbulent violin runs represent the fierceness of the storm and the struggle to survive it. The constant sounding of low strings represent the stamping of feet, and the dissonant sounds represent the chattering of teeth due to the cold....   [tags: Relative key, Key signature, Minor scale]

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The Performance Of The Kadima String Quartet At Los Angeles Mission College

- On Wednesday, October 19 at 4:00 pm I had attended the performance of the Kadima String Quartet at the Campus Center at Los Angeles Mission College. The Kadima Conservatory of Music, Inc. is a non-profit organization that that subsidizes grants to impede scholars of the Kadima Conservatory’s Music School. The reserve will offer the quality musical training for children whose parents could not manage. For the reason for subsidizing scholarships, giving work to musical encounters for underserved groups and propelling traditional music wherever workable....   [tags: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Baroque music]

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St. Louis Symphony At Powell Hall

- On December 4, 2016 I went to the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall in downtown St. Louis. My fiancé and I saw Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker preformed at 3:00pm. Music from Borodin and Tchaikovsky was played. They played pieces from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Initially when we walked in we were amazed by how grand the facility was. The white walls with the intricate detailing and the gorgeous red carpet, it felt like something you would see in Hollywood. The atmosphere was very formal it almost felt stuffy....   [tags: Music, Sound, Orchestra, The Nutcracker]

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Stradivarius: Unsurpassed Artisan or Just Lucky?

- Stradivarius: Unsurpassed Artisan or Just Lucky. There are about seven hundred Stradivarius violins still intact from the 17th century, and they are among the most sought-after instruments in the world (3). Most, if not all, of the greatest violinists of modern times believe that there is something in the Cremonese violins that provides superior tonal quality to all other violins. Skilled violinists can even distinguish between different qualities in the sound produced by individual Stradivarius violins....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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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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An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle

- An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle   Gwendolyn Brooks' "First fight. Then Fiddle." initially seems to argue for the necessity of brutal war in order to create a space for the pursuit of beautiful art. The poem is more complex, however, because it also implies both that war cannot protect art and that art should not justify war. Yet if Brooks seems, paradoxically, to argue against art within a work of art, she does so in order create an artwork that by its very recognition of art's costs would justify itself....   [tags: First Fight.Then Fiddle]

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Classical Music Concert Report

- The Los Angeles Philharmonic Classical Music Concert Report I attended the Los Angeles Philharmonic classical music concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday 29 November 2013. The classical concert started at 8:00pm to the enjoyment of the huge audience that had been waiting for this amazing music extravaganza. Classical music concerts always offer magnificent entertainment and the audience in this concert was expectant to derive such entertainment or more. In attendance were Christian Zacharias who was the conductor and Martin Chalifour who was the LA Phil commanding Principal Concertmaster and Bach violin player....   [tags: music, concert, audience]

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Communication and Support

- In The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, Gregor’s evolution to an insect symbolizes the loss of thorough communication, representing the disconnection of the individual from his family and his surroundings. Through this metamorphosis, the once loving family begins to remove itself from any past interactions with Gregor. In addition, the setting and surroundings of Gregor completely overcome him and persuade him to lose hope. The family and surroundings, not the change to an insect, lead Gregor towards death....   [tags: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis]

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Significance of Music Used in the Movie, A Clockwork Orange

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Electronic Recording And The Performance Of The Music

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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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Concert At Barge Music Concerts

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The Glorious Stradivari Revolution

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Themes and Variations of the Trout Quintet

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Jewish Music in New Orleans: A Look at the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars

- On Halloween weekend, 2009, I had the opportunity to attend a major music festival in New Orleans – Voodoo Experience. Prior to this assignment, I had no intention of going to this event. However, as I began to piece together my topic and goals for this project, this became my best opportunity to experience what I have set out to understand. The purpose of this music-culture research report is to chronicle Jewish music in New Orleans – specifically the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. I gave up the typical Halloween experience in order to seek out a band that seemed to be the ultimate blend I was looking for – a Jewish klezmer band that is distinctly New Orleans....   [tags: Music]

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Piano Performance And Music : My Life And Soul For The Last Twenty Years

- I am majoring in violin performance and music has been my passion, life and soul for the last fourteen years. I am devoted to study violin in order to develop all the necessary musicianship, techniques and skills to become a well rounded and solid professional in music with specialty in violin performance. I feel proud to have grown up in a musical environment, as my grandfather was a professional musician who played in several professional symphony orchestras, my mother learned violin from my grandfather, then my older brother from her and then I did....   [tags: Music, Orchestra, Musical ensemble, Musician]

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Review of "The Clockwork Three" by Matthew J. Kirby

- For my book report, I will be doing a book called “The Clockwork Three” by Matthew J. Kirby. It was first published in 2010. This story occurs in the early twentieth century in New York City. The main characters are Giuseppe, Hannah, and Frederick. Giuseppe is an eleven-year-old boy who parents had died and he was soon was kidnapped. He was taken away from his family in Italy to New York City when that happened. Hannah is a twelve-year-old girl who loved school, but had to quit and become a maid because she had to earn money for her family since her father, who used to earn money for the family, but got very sick....   [tags: Kidnapped, Children, Adversity]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Night Elie Wiesel '

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Twelve Year A Slave By Solomon Northup

- Assal Al Janabi Fred Jordan History-2010 May 3, 2015 Twelve Year A Slave by Solomon Northup Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave narrates the author’s life story as a free Africa-American man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South. Northup was born and raised, lived, worked, married, and raised a family in New York as a free black male. Northup was a farmer, and a multi-task laborer and also a talented violin player. In the year of 1841, two scam men offered him profitable work playing violin in a circus, and then Northup think about the offer and traveled with them to Washington, D.C., where he was drugged, and sold as a slave into the Red Riv...   [tags: Slavery, White people, Black people]

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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 Musical Instrument Of An Instrument

- Learning to play any musical instrument, benefits an individual in all aspects of life, whether it 's academically, socially, physically, or emotionally. Instruments that were created to make musical sounds are categorized into five main groups; strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and keyboards. And all it takes is dedication and admiration in order to successfully learn how to play an instrument. I believe that musicians, those who have musical ability, have an advantage over other individuals who don 't have the knowledge to play an instrument....   [tags: Musical instrument, Music, String instrument]

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Classical vs. Modern Music

- Classical vs. Modern Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was born to an overbearing and ambitious father, Leopold, who was more than anxious to exploit his son's extraordinary musical gifts. Mozart began composing at an early age, and he began touring around the same time. Throughout his life, Mozart made many enemies, many his own fault, through his naive arrogance and harsh critique of his musical contemporaries. He worked feverishly, composing symphonies and operas, as well as touring constantly....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Musical Piece, Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme by Tchaikovsky

- The infamous story of Romeo and Juliet has been replicated in many mediums. Tchaikovsky created his own version of Romeo and Juliet in his music piece entitled Romeo and Juliet Overture: Love Theme. Tchaikovsky chose to divide his piece into different sections representing parts of the play. This beautiful piece provides an accurate representation of Romeo and Juliet in a different medium because of Tchaikovsky’s dynamics, his choice of instruments, and the sound of the music. Tchaikovsky’s first movement within the play represents when Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time....   [tags: movement, instruments, turmoil]

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Music and the Mind

- ... To do this, he used certain classical music pieces from the Baroque period that contained the 60 beat per minute pattern in his lessons. Through his method he proved that foreign languages can be learned with 85 - 100% efficiency in only 30 days with these pieces. What they found, was that even after 4 years of not reviewing the material they were taught, students still had a recall accuracy of 100%. It has been proven, that people who’ve had musical training are able to pick-up second languages much faster....   [tags: einstein, mozart, spacial reasoning]

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Analysis of Columbus State Musical Concerts

- ... The first recital I attended was performed by the lovely Hannah Evans on Saturday October 5th, she was playing the viola. Her performance really struck me as very smooth and elegant, she started her arrangement very soft and mellow which seemed to sooth the crowd. Her performance tone to me was one of a kind, her composer and her play on the instrument itself was amazing. The viola looked very similar to the violin but sounded a tad bit different. While listening to her play I found myself asking what the difference between the two instruments is, and this is what I found....   [tags: recites, musicians, performances, music]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183

- “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183” The classical era lasted from the 1750s to the 1820s, during this period the progression in instrumental music depended greatly on the influence of three master composers. The three were Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven (Kamien 156). Like the period before classical music, instrument has become just as important as vocal music. But, unlike the baroque period, the classical period music incorporated more movements, had more than one central mood, rhythm was flexible, the texture was centrally homophonic, and other characteristics....   [tags: master composers, music prodigy]

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Instruments Of The Orchestra

- Instruments of the Orchestra Strings: The viola is an important member of the orchestra, but is not often heard by itself. Because it is bigger than the violin, with longer strings, it makes a rich, warm sound that is lower in pitch. In contrast to the viola the violin is the smallest member of the string family. Because its strings are the shortest, it produces the highest sound. The viola is a little heavier, and its shape is slightly different, too. But it is still played on the violist’s left arm, just like the violin....   [tags: essays research papers]

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School Funding Cuts By Pastateea Contains Interviews Of Multiple Teachers, Parents, And Students

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Irish Music : Music And Touch On Other Subjects Regarding Irish Dance Music

- In Europe, Irish music has become the most popular traditional music. Irish dance music originated from the Gaelic speaking of the 18th century. The skills and the agility of the Irish dancers while they dance to the music are greatly admired. In this essay I am going to talk about how this music is considered “World Music” and touch on other subjects regarding Irish dance music. At the end of cul-de-dac in Dublin, Ireland’s largest city, is a quiet pub. After 9:00pm, several men bring pints of beer and gather around tables with their musical instruments....   [tags: Music, Musical instrument, Recorder, Flute]

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The History of the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival

- Since the early twentieth century, the role of music contests and festivals has been integral to the growth and development of school band programs, and parallel to this role has been the discussion of the function of competition in these events. In a study of the first national band tournament Holz (1960) asserted that “[The contest] provided the occasion and the reason for the merging of musical, educational, and commercial efforts in a common cause – the simultaneous democratization and artistic improvement of instrumental music in schools”....   [tags: Music]

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The Supernatural: An Exploration of the Romantic Medium

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Biography and Important Work of Johann Sebastian Bach

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Mt Concert Experience to Beach Cities Symphony

- Beach Cities Symphony The magnificent concert named “ Beach Cities Symphony,” which I attended on Friday, January 24,2014 at 7:30 – 10:30 took place at Marsee Auditorium, at El Camino College. The Pre-Concert Lecture, which described the history of this organization started at 7:30.The address of the college is, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506. The program had two different parts. The first part was the Pre-Concert where the audience got informed about the 64th concert season of the Beach Cities Symphony....   [tags: auditorium, music, instruments]

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Analysis Of Johann Sebastian Bach 's Life

- Alberto de Miguel Listening to Music November 2014 Ben Brody JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Johann Sebastian Bach was born at Eisenach, in the region of Thuringia, Germany, in 1685. He was a composer and musician of the Baroque period. Bach was born in a family of long musical tradition as his antecessors had been professional musicians for several generations. Johann Sebastian grew under a strictly musical environment. All of his closest relatives were musicians, and by being surrounded by these influences, the young Johann Sebastian developed his musical and instrumental skills....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque music, Bach family]

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The Orion String Quartet and Nash Ensemble: A Concert Review

- “Mozart for Four Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K 590 Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K 478 Performed by the Orion String Quartet and the Nash Ensemble” ( For the purposes of this assignment I choose this particular concert because I find Mozart’s music to be intellectual and engaging, requiring deep concentration and an open mind to be able the comprehend the depth of his musical visions. In this paper a will attempt to explore the qualities I like and dislike in the pieces presented in this concert and endeavor to analyze the “Piano Quartet No....   [tags: Music]

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The Autobiography of Jeffery Culverson Jr

- The autobiography of Jeffery Culverson Jr Ever since I was a little boy, I had dreams of becoming someone great in life. I always imagined myself doing wonderous things and traveling the world. I was born Jeffery Lawrence Culverson Jr on July 29th, 1980 to Tammy Collins and Jeffery Culverson in Las Vegas, Nevada. All though I had big aspirations as a little boy, I learned quickly in life that what you want is not always what you get. My parents had three children; two girls and myself, but they were never together while I was growing up....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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Love and Death

- Fugitive Pieces is a subtly crafted and beautifully honest novel about love and death, and how the two complement and conflict with each other in a magnificent dance that makes up human life. Jakob, the main character in the first part of the novel, loses his entire family at a very young age. The assumed, but never confirmed, death of his beloved sister haunts him for years. He is so consumed with the loss of the only people he has ever loved that at times, he does not notice the people who are pouring new love into his life....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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