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Classical Music and The Era of Symphonies

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

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A History of Jazz and Classical Music

- Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong study of Jazz or Classical music, and a few exceptional musicians have actually mastered both....   [tags: Jazz Classical Music]

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The Similarities Between Classical Music and Ellington's Jazz

- One of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century can be seen in the debasing of the Jazz genre as a unworthy equal to it’s predecessor, European Classical music. This can be seen in various statements about Jazz, such as Boris Gibalin commit, “The “Jazz Mania” has taken on the character of a lingering illness and must be cured by means of forceful intervention.”1 This conflict can be traced through out the history of Jazz, as Classical composers have relatively disregarded this new type of music....   [tags: Classical Music Duke Ellington Jazz]

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Classical Music

- Classical Music n : traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste [syn: serious music] Classical music, as the name suggests, is a well-established kind of music, at least in the West. Classical music concerts take place in every cultural center, and they take many forms, from a solo to large symphonic orchestras, from a sonata to an opera. This kind of music has many fans, especially among circles of intellectuals....   [tags: Music Musical Classical Essays]

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Classical Music

- The classical music period extends from 1740 to 1810, which includes the music of Haydn, Mozart, and the first period of Beethoven. The classical period of music combined harmony, melody, rhythm, and orchestration more effectively than earlier periods of music. With the natural evolution of music slowly changing with the culture, the baroque era had ended. That era had left a structure, articulation and periodic phrasing of music which would shape classical music. Among the many musical types of the period, the classical period is best known for the symphony, a form of a large orchestral ensemble....   [tags: Music, Symphony, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven]

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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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The Effects of Classical Music on the Brain

- Researchers and neuroscientists have begun diligently studying the role of Baroque music in brain development (Coff). Many studies that have been conducted conclude that classical music intensifies the growth and memory retention of the brain (O’Donnell). The human body has also been proven to naturally respond to the beats and rhythms of music, whether positively or negatively. Music can affect the brain and body in many different ways. Classical music can increase learning abilities, change mood and spiritual awareness, and affect a person’s health....   [tags: Mozart Effect Essays]

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The Modern Perceptions of Classical Music

- ... Before this, classical music was the popular music; going to the symphony was a common activity among both the upper and middle class. One could argue that modern popular music is simply a revolution of classical music; for classical music has split into different genres over the centuries. The difference that many people do not realize is that classical music is still being composed and performed. Contemporary composers are still writing for the traditional symphony orchestra, concert band, and grand chorus; using the style of traditional music as well as new and interesting melodic themes....   [tags: performance, symphony, popular]

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Experiencing Classical Music in the Flesh

- On April 12 of 2014, a well-known group of singers known as Poperazzi joined forces with the Pueblo Symphony. The event took place at Colorado State University Pueblo in Hoag Hall. The symphony officially began at 7:30 p.m. however audience members began to arrive at 7:00 p.m. The conductor of the Pueblo Symphony is Dr. Jacob Chi, and the singers consisted of two tenor voices and one soprano. The names of the singers are George DeMott, Cody Shawn Gay, and Janien Valentine. The two tenor voices are the males, George and Cody Shawn....   [tags: Poperazzi, musical masterpieces concerts]

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Transformations to Indian Classical Music

- ... Hindustani classical music has historically been regarded as an entertainment solely for the Indian feudal aristocrats, who provided patronage for the musicians. The Indian aristocracy nurtured classical music as their own, with the millions of people beyond that context not exposed to the music (Ruckert 2004). The culture surrounding the music was submerged in traditional structures, with the musicians having definite social positions. In modern India, however, the traditional structures have become obsolete....   [tags: tradition, culture, hindustani ]

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Development of Western Classical Music

- Current western classical music did not occur overnight. It was a long process that had its beginnings in the sacred music of the Middle Ages. War, disease, famine, political unrest and advancements in science brought changes, to not only how music was perceived, but also in how it was presented, giving modern western classical music its rich history today. In medieval times the Catholic Church controlled every aspect of life. The church educated the nobles, advised the rulers, presided over judgments and was the spiritual guide for the people....   [tags: Melody, Harmony, Rhythm]

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Effects of Classical Music

- For five years, throughout middle and high school, Jennifer Seavey has persuaded her class to listen to Mozart or Beethoven while taking their vocabulary quizzes. One month after, her peers were reminding her to put on the classical music. They believed that listening to Mozart would give them a slight but critical boost to their quiz scores (“Mozart’s Magic” 1). Turns out, there are academic studies supporting that classical music improves intelligence temporarily. This phenomenon was coined as the ‘Mozart Effect’....   [tags: Mozart effect, relaxation, IQ, brain, education]

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Joseph Haydn's Classical Music

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

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The Classical Music Era

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

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Classical Music: Gustav Mahler

- Gustav Mahler is now a world-renowned composer of classical music. He wasn’t always looked upon as highly during his working career as he is now posthumously. From Austria and of Jewish decent, Mahler began his musical career like many composers do, with the piano. He soon took to a formal musical education and grew to compose twelve full symphonies among his various other works. Mahler’s music fell into a part of musical history called the Romantic Period. Ranging from 1820 to 1900, the later portion of this period captured his works....   [tags: emotions, love and loss, composer]

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Masterpieces of Classical Music

- Masterpieces of Classical Music Orchestra Research Paper Ludwig Van Beethoven is perhaps one of the best known composures in all of history. His legacy on the art of music is profound. He had a difficult, strict life, which morphed into tragedy as his hearing and health faded. Despite this complicated life, Beethoven’s works remain incredibly popular today. Beethoven was born in December of 1770 in Bonn, in present day Germany (Budden, 2014). Beethoven’s father, Johann, drilled Beethoven continuously and harshly in musical studies....   [tags: Orchestra, Ludwig Van Beethoven]

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Music During The Classical Period

- The term classical generally refers to something that has a wide and long lasting appeal. In music, it indicates the music written from about 1750 to 1825. Balance and order were two of the most important qualities of the music of this period. Simplicity, diversity and elegance prevailed in contrast to what was seen as the excessive, complex characteristics of Baroque music. The seeds of the Classical age were sown by a number of composers whose names are now, for the most part, forgotten. They were representative of a period which is variously described as rococo, a gradual move away from the Baroque style, or galante, a style characterized by symmetry and balance....   [tags: music]

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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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Ludwig van Beethoven, the Epitome of Classical Music

- Ludwig van Beethoven is the first name people think of when they are asked any question related to Classical music. His symphonies, piano sonatas, and choral works are still performed today, especially his symphonies. Beethoven’s symphonies are well known by all, a good example is his ‘knock-knock’ Symphony No. 5. The rhythmic pattern and minor third skip could be hummed and recognized by many. However, few people know of Beethoven’s masses, the Mass in C major Opus 86, and Mass in D, commonly known as Missa Solemnis, Opus 124....   [tags: notorious music composers]

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Beethoven and the Classical and Romantic Periods

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

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Modern Classical Music

- At the end of the Romantic period, everything shifted. Art started moving towards the different ‘isms’ and music developed into a time which many classified as “modern”. A movement that started in the 20th century, modern classical music took a turn that surprised many. After a look at the history, music, and composers during the Modern music period, one can better understand it. Similar to the path that modern art took, contemporary classical music broke away from tradition. The composers felt the need to express themselves in subjective forms....   [tags: irregular rhythms, lack of harmony]

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The Effect of Classical Music on Exam Scores

- ... Bock (2010) examined the connection between sensorimotor adaptation and serene music was tested. Bock preformed a quantitative study, which included 36 participants. He attempted to evaluate “whether this so called Mozart Effect extends beyond cognitive tasks and included sensorimotor adaptations” (Bock, 2010, p. 737). Bock tested this through a mood self-assessment before music was played, before beginning the adaptation task on a tablet, and after the twelve rounds of adaptation tasks were completed....   [tags: environmental noise, stimulation]

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Reasons Why It Is Necessary for Non-Music Students Can Appreciate Classical Music

- ... Just like the first music of this concert-長城, this music was introduced by conductor. He said the low pitch sound is represented back, gray and not shining color and high pitch sound is represented red and shinning color. The entire music is indicated someone is drawing or painting the picture ‘長城’. However, after this short introduction, I focused on its low pitch sound and high pitch sound and the comparison with high pitch sound and low pitch sound. After listening, I knew low pitch sound represented intense and darksome line in picture....   [tags: authenticity, message, sound, music]

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The difference between Classical music and classical music?

- In this essay I am going to look at the differences between Classical music and classical music. There are many differences between the two, one is an era and the other is a type of music. Classical is an era, it is from about 1730 to just after 1800. There are 5 different periods in time (for music), Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern (20th Century). At this moment in time, we are still in the Modern period of time even though we are in the 21st, not 20th century. A few people who contributed to the music in the Classical era are: Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Baroque Era of Music

- The Baroque period of music lasted from approximately 1600 – 1750 AD. It falls into the Common Practice period and was the most predominant style of writing after the Renaissance period and before the Classical period (the Classical period uses many elements from the Baroque period). The word Baroque means highly decorated and essentially gives us an insight into what the music of the time was like. Many pieces in the Baroque style have three or four different parts which work together to produce a melodic melody which modulates to relative keys....   [tags: classical music, classical musicians]

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Baroque and Classical Periods in Music

- “Music” as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is “vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce the beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Emotion, and the treatment of emotion, is indubitably an important aspect of music from all eras, but the manner in which emotion is expressed, has changed over time. Throughout the Baroque period (c. 1600 – 1750) musicians attempted to cause a specific extreme emotion in the listener, while during the Classical period (c. 1750-1825) composers sought to produce a balance of emotions....   [tags: artistic movements]

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Classical Music: The Mozart Effect

- The Mozart effect is a phenomena whereby listening to ten minutes of Mozart’s music, a person’s spatial IQ is boosted by 8-9 points (on the Stanford-Binet IQ Scale), in comparison to listening to ten minutes of a relaxation tape or silence (Rauscher, Shaw and Ky, 1993). This literature review critically assesses the key works and concepts concerning the Mozart effect, specifically its methodologies, its limits, and finally, alternative theories. While some academics argue that ‘listening to Mozart makes babies smarter’ is a valid claim (___,__;____,__), others denounce it (___,__;___,__)....   [tags: iq, listening, arousal theory, babies]

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Twentieth Century Classical Music

- The Twentieth Century saw many rapid changes in society with the industrial revolution, rise of capitalism, women’s suffrage, challenging of religious concepts and World Wars. These changes led to people questioning everything they had known, including music. The questions asked led many composers into developing experimental ideas that were radical and unusual which gave rise to the Modernism era of music. The earliest modernist movement is referred to as Impressionism. Closer to symbolism, impressionism is music that suggests and creates an atmosphere for listeners to come up with their own interpretation....   [tags: symbolism, impressionism, Debussy, Whistler]

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BeBop Jazz from the 1950's and Classical Music

- Classical and Bebop Jazz, while from two distinct musical structures share many similar musical features, such as; harmony, major and minor tonality, use of articulation, use of dynamics, polytonality, and rhythm. BeBop Jazz is a sub-category of Jazz originating in the United States from the 1940's. Bebop Jazz developed as a means to defy the principles of big band music. This genre of music was revered by many because of its freedom to improvise, which at the time was less characteristic of big band music....   [tags: Musical Structures, Musical Features, Harmony]

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Classical Music: Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven

- Although his exact birthdate is unknown, it is believed that Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. This date is assumed because the records show he was baptized on December 17, 1770 (“Beethoven’s childhood” 3). The custom at that time was to baptize children the day following their birth. Beethoven was born into a musical family. Beethoven was named after his grandfather, Lodewijk van Beethoven, who was a bass singer at court and later a maestro of the chapel. His parents were Johann van Beethoven, a musician in the Electoral Court at Bonn, and Maria-Magdalena Kewerich....   [tags: baptize children, neefe, deaf]

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To What Extent Did Nationalism Affect Music of the Romantic Period?

- Introduction “Nationalism” is defined as “A social and political outlook insisting that the state should embody a national community united by some or all of the following: history, ethnicity, religion, common culture, and language” . Essentially, nationalism is an intense pride for ones’ country caused by a push for national unity. Nationalism was stirred due to the sense of loss in national origin. During the 1800’s, a ruling power, often imperialist, imposed their culture, language, and history onto their empire....   [tags: Classical Music]

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Does Music Help Students While Studying or Doing Homework?

- ... The goal of this lab is to evaluate the effect of different music on test subjects taking math and literature tests, and see which music is the most distracting and the most helpful for subjects. . The objectives of this lab are to observe the effect that the pop, country, rock, and classical music have on the test subjects, and to measure the amount of problem marked wrong against the amount of problems not completed during the task. They hypothesis of the experiment is if the test subject is listening to their favorite genre of music, than the amount of problems marked wrong will be greater than if they were listening to their least favorite music....   [tags: mozart, classical music, brain]

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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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The Extraordinary Effects of Music on Different Areas

- ... Slow tempos and descending melodies often cause feelings of sadness and depression. Some explain this effect on the body by comparing the music to a mirror of the body's motor responses. When a person feels depressed he moves slowly, while when he is anxious his heart and respiration rates race (Lefevre, 2004). Furthermore, music has been found to produce a relaxed mood and stress reduction, making it a plausible way to accommodate coping with pain and anxiety (Hendricks, Robinson, Bradley & Davis, 1999)....   [tags: classical music, short term memory]

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The Anxiety- and Pain-Reducing Effects of Music Interventions

- People mostly define entertainment as fun. However, entertainment is more than fun as people’s choice to have pleasure in their leisure time is entertainment. People look for doing two activities together. They wish to have pleasure and meanwhile seek for beneficial activities to contribute their quality of lives. Music is a tool to help people for expressing their feelings. In addition to that, music can help listeners. People listen to music since they are experiencing some emotional situations but benefits of listening to music are not just about emotions....   [tags: stress, anxiety, entertainment, classical music]

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On Classical Music, Heavy Metal, and Parenting

- On Classical Music, Heavy Metal, and Parenting You know, much to my parents’ chagrin, I used to hate classical music. In retrospect it makes perfect sense. I would get up on weekends, and when I’d come downstairs, instead of being whisked away by the light, airy strings of The Red Priest, I would instead be jolted awake by the sound of my dog’s howling. Soon thereafter we got a second dog, and then, not only were the decibels doubled, but the howling of two dogs would beat together as their respective sound waves mingled....   [tags: Non-Fiction Essays]

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Music Styles in the Renaissance Era

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

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The World of Music Begins

- The World of Music Begins Imagine spending the majority of a lifetime dedicated to music and then going deaf. This would create quite the obstacle, but Ludwig van Beethoven made it through it. His talent and love for music helped him overcome the problems. Not only the bad things, but one could also say he overcame the world of music. There were many things Beethoven did in his career that influenced the music of today. Overall, Ludwig van Beethoven overcame the music world by becoming a musical prodigy, influencing much of the classical music of his time, and continuing to compose his great works despite the many obstacles....   [tags: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Music, Classical]

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The Mozart Effect: Don Campbell

- The correlation between music and individuals is a very heavily researched topic. This literature review will critically evaluate the claim made by Don Campbell (1997, p.24) that ‘playing Mozart makes babies smarter’. This review will look at the history of the Mozart effect and also look at a range of sources that support and also go against the claim that the Mozart effect makes babies smarter. These claims will be analysed through the three main measurements in relation the Mozart effect these are spatial reasoning, arousal and also mood....   [tags: music, individuals, classical music]

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On the Chopin ballade in g minor

- The purpose of this end-of-course article is to offer a comprehensive analysis of Fredyryk Chopin’s Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23., Nr. 1 as edited by G. Henle USA. This article will discuss the comprehensive elements of Chopin’s Ballade in G minor and will consider the issues of form and tonal schemes. Said to have been inspired by the poet Adam Mickiewicz, 1 Chopin composed the Ballade in G Minor between 1835-36, during his earliest tenure in Paris. Chopin’s Ballade in G Minor has been one of the most popular and more frequently programmed of his four Ballades and exists as a staple for many of the greatest pianists of today....   [tags: Classical Music]

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Compare and Contrast: Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Rachmaninoff

- Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Rachmaninoff are considered two of history’s greatest classical music composers. While some similarities between Bach and Rachmaninoff are evident, the differences are pronounced. Bach is considered to be one of the greatest composers of the baroque era. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Probably the greatest similarities they have in common are their great love and passion for music, and their desire to share it with the world....   [tags: classical music, composers]

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Malevolent Upbringing Increases the Posibilities for Children to Become Criminals

- It is widely known that the upbringing of a child plays a large part in how they turn out as a teenager and also how they turn out as an adult. In fact, many parents like to expose their children to the music of Mozart and other classical composers and engage them in as many activities as possible in an effort to increase their chances of becoming successful and well off adults. However, this has the potential to go both ways, and when faced with a violent and often malevolent upbringing, the possibility of the child turning to criminal behaviour increases....   [tags: parents, classical music, violence]

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Classical Period of Music

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

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Biography of Johannes Brahms

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

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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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Ludwig van Beethoven

- Some of the most well known composers came to be in the in the classical music period. Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the composers, along with other greats of the time like Haydn and Mozart, which helped to create a new type of music. This new music had full rich sounds created by the new construction of the symphony orchestra. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in the town of Bonn, Germany on December 16 of 1770. Bonn is located in western Germany on the Rhine River. Beethoven showed an affinity for music at an early age....   [tags: music composers, classical music]

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Beethoven and Bach

- Classical music can be best summed by Mr. Dan Romano who said, “Music is the hardest kind of art. It doesn't hang up on a wall and wait to be stared at and enjoyed by passersby. It's communication. Its hours and hours being put into a work of art that may only last, in reality, for a few moments...but if done well and truly appreciated, it lasts in our hearts forever. That's art, speaking with your heart to the hearts of others.” Starting at a young age Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven have done just that with their musical compositions....   [tags: Classical Music, Differences]

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Does Classical Music Have an Effect on Infants' Brain Development?

- Does Classical Music Have an Effect on Infants' Brain Development. In 1998, Zell Miller, the governor of the state of Georgia, started a new program that distributed free CDs with classical music to the parents of every newborn baby in Georgia. Why did he do this. He certainly was not just trying to be nice and win a political statement; instead, his idea came from a new line of research showing a link between listening to classical music and enhanced brain development in infants. (1) So, what evidence was there for this governor to make a $105,000 proposal to give classical music for the newborn babies....   [tags: Research Science Essays]

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2001: A Space Odyssey

- The genius in not the music used in "2001: A Space Odyssey", but what Kubrick does with that music. He reduces each musical score to its essence, and leaves it playing long enough for us to contemplate it, to listen and watch as the movie progresses, which is mostly silent; this technique helps it inhabit it in our imaginations. Among science-fiction movies, perhaps “2001" is the only movie in which the director, in this case Kubrick, is not concerned with thrilling us with his music choice, but with inspiring our awe when listening to and watching the movie....   [tags: music choice, kubrik, classical music]

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John Adams, An American Composer

- ... In the era of late 1960’s Adams attended Harvard University and appeared as a Clarinetists along with the band named Boston Symphony. John Coolidge Adams is an American music composer, who gained popularity for his composing music lyrics. His words are well expressed and in the past 25 years he changed the music composition to a new expensive as well as expressive language. He was born and grew up in the New England. In the early days of his life when he accompanied his father, le learned about the marching bands and orchestras....   [tags: classical music, minimalist or post-minimalist]

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The Life and Work of Ludwig van Beethoven

- Ludwig van Beethoven Section 1: Time line Ludwig van Beethoven was a revolutionary artist of his time, the late 1700s to the early 1800s. He refused to conform to traditional musical standards and didn't finish a piece until it reached perfection. The German instrumentalist and composer experienced much misfortune and loss throughout his life. Regardless, he is considered to have “created the bridge” transitioning from the Classical era to the Romantic era. The Classical Period came right after the Baroque period, and lasted from about 1775 until about 1825....   [tags: classical, composer, music]

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Biography and Important Work of Johann Sebastian Bach

- Johann Sebastian Bach Biography and Important Works Born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia , Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach had a prestigious musical lineage and took on various organist posture during the early 18th century, creating famous compositions like \"Toccata and Fugue in D youngster .\" Some of his best-known compositions are the \"Mass in B Minor,\" the \"Brandenburg Concertos\" and \"The Well-Tempered Clavier.\" Bach died in Leipzig , Germany, on July 28 , 1750. Today, he is considered one of the greatest Western composer of all time....   [tags: classical music, musician, composer]

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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata: A Story of Passion

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

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Edward Benjamin Britten

- Edward Benjamin Britten is an iconic figure of 20th-century British classical music. His works range from orchestral and chamber compositions, to full operas and other vocal music. Some scholars view Britten’s operatic works as masterpieces, and applaud him for his sincere ability and interpretation of theme, characterization, and melodic contour. An opera that is taken from an already whimsical Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is of valuable evidence that Britten embodied a rare type of ingenuity when composing for the stage....   [tags: british classical music, vocal music]

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The Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach

- It has been said multiple times that Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most influential composers of all time. I have to strongly agree with this statement. The opinion of who was most influential differs from person to person because each individual has his or her own opinions and things that influence them. To me, Bach has been one of the composers that have seemed to have a large influence on my life and in the time that I was partaking in piano lessons. As a former piano student I have seen, heard, and played many of Bach’s pieces and compositions....   [tags: influential Classical music composers]

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Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- Leonard Bernstein once said, “Mozart is all music; there is nothing you can ask from music that he cannot supply…bathed in a glitter that could have come only from the eighteenth century...It is a perfect product of the age of reason – witty, objective, graceful, delicious. And yet over it all hovers the greater spirit that is Mozart’s – the spirit of compassion, of universal love, even of suffering – a spirit that knows no age, that belongs to all ages” (Kenyon 19-20). Mozart’s effervescent spirit is apparent in letters that he wrote to his family and friends....   [tags: Child Prodigy, classical music]

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The So called Late Beethoven

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

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Does Playing Mozart to Babies Make Them Smarter?

- The Mozart Effect Resource Centre website, music educator Don Campbell made the claim that “classical music has a powerful effect on the intellectual and creative development of children from the very youngest of ages.” (Campbell, n.d.). To critically evaluate this claim a number of sources have been analysed. Through this analysis it was found that the claim cannot be supported by reliable empirical research and that classical music only produces short-term cognitive enhancement. This effect can be achieved by listening to any type of music....   [tags: mozart effect, classical music, child development]

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Handel's Oratorio: Messiah

- Handel’s Messiah No. 9 (measure 107-138) Handel’s Messiah is a Baroque-era, awe-inspiring composition; rich with history, profound in meaning, and intensely intimidating when asked to dig deep into its inner workings. When first receiving this assignment, I was overwhelmed by what I was being asked to do. But after analyzing and critiquing the melody, adding figured bass symbols, macro-analyzing the chords, adding roman numerals, and commenting on the voice leading in chords moving in root position, I feel as if I have only scratched the surface of all Handel put into the Messiah....   [tags: Classical music analysis]

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Richard Strauss

- Richard Strauss was born in Munich, Germany on June 11, 1864. He was born to Franz Joseph Strauss, who was regarded as one of the best French hornists of his time, and Josepha Pscorr. Strauss composed Don Quixote, technically known as “Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character, in the year 1987 and it was first performed on March 8, 1898 in Colgne, Germany and was conducted by Franz Wüllner. It is based on the novel “El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Moncha”, which was written by Michael Cervantes and published in two separate parts, the first in 1605 and the second in 1615....   [tags: classical music, opera]

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Claude Debussy and Ludwig van Beethoven

- Dmitri Shostakovich, a 20th century Russian composer and pianist, once said, “A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one." Is this why composers can compose many pieces in such a short life span. Take Claude Debussy for example. He composed 141 pieces even though he only lived for 56 years. And what about the great Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed 138 pieces although he only lived for 56 years and despite the fact that he began to lose his hearing at the age of 29....   [tags: music, composer, classical, masterpiece, jazz]

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The SUmmer of a Jupiter Symphony

- The Summer of a Jupiter Symphony The year is 1788 as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began to work on his last three symphonies during a time of strife for musicians as the Austro-Turkish War continues to war on in Austria. Tired from moving his family from central Vienna to the suburbs of Alsergrund all while in debt to his ears as he continued to borrow money from friends including a fellow mason, Michael Puchberg, Mozart finished his final symphony on August 10, 1788. This piece, nicknamed the “Jupiter Symphony,” coined by impresario Johann Peter Saloman, was Mozart’s longest symphony with a total of four movements, a typical symphonic form during the Classical era....   [tags: Wolfgang Mozart, Music Analysis, Classical]

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A Feminist Journey through Beethoven's Musical Structure

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

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The Classical Sonata Form

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

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Johann Sebastian Bach

- Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a family of musicians. It was only natural for him to pick up an instrument and excel in it. His father taught him how to play the violin and harpsichord at a very young age. All of Bach’s uncles were professional musicians, one of them; Johann Christoph Bach introduced him to the organ. Bach hit a turning point in his life when both of his parents died at the age of ten years old. Bach’s older brother Johann Christoph Bach took him in and immediately expanded his knowledge in the world of music....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach Biography Classical Music]

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Two Giants of the Classical Period

- Two Giants of the Classical Period What does perfection sound like. Does it even have a sound. Is there such a thing as perfection in an art form that, by its very nature, is asymmetrical. How do you express beauty in music. There are, of course, no definitive answers to these questions. If we were, however, to begin a quest for answers, the first place to search would be the music of Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, two great masters of the Classical period. These composers and their music have a lot in common....   [tags: Music History]

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Classical Counts

- The music sways and sweeps itself through the mind of the listener. The piano, percussion instrument, violin and other choice instruments come together to form a musical fantasy. The positive effects of classical music on a person’s mental well-being can be shown through a fetus in the uterus, premature infants, and developing children due to the Mozart effect assisting in providing benefits that positively influence human life. So for an individual to help his or herself or their future child place in a Mozart mix and let the stress stray away and the rhythm and music of classical music seep into the brain’s pores....   [tags: Music]

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The Great Classics of the Classical Period

- ... 27) Music in the Classical era mainly consisted of 3 particular forms; sonatas, symphonies, and string quartets. These three forms brought out and made the greatest composers of the Classical period, shine. The father of the Classical era, was no one else other than Joseph “Papa” Haydn. He occupied the position of royal court musician at Esterhazy’s castle for over 30 years. In that time period, Haydn single-handedly standardized the structure of the symphony and the string quartet. (CMFD, pg....   [tags: composers, instruments, music]

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Comparing the Baroque Era and the Classical Era

- Comparing the Baroque Era and the Classical Era There are two distinct eras in music that have impacted it immensely throughout time. They are known as the Baroque era and the Classical era. These eras have helped mold and elevate music, building creative pathways that still hold a strong effect in present day music. The differences in both the Baroque and Classical eras are quite immense but they both hold equal importance to the history of music and are high in their overall influential worth....   [tags: Music Eras, Music History]

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The History of Music

- Music has been with people for thousands years. Since it can be easily spotted in Greek mythologies as well as in the Bible, music is one of the aspects that humans cannot forget or eradicate from this world effortlessly. Since the creation of music, many different “eras” of music became apparent in the world such as Medieval era including Marcabru, Solage, Renaissance era with Josquin des Prez, Baroque era like Francesco Cavalli, Classical era of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Leopold Mozart, Romantic era incorporating Franz Schubert and Frédéric Chopin, and finally 20th century music of Claude Debussy and Arnold Schoenberg....   [tags: classical era, bible, greek ]

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The History of Indian Music

- Indian Music: History: The history of the Indian music is based on the classical music as well as the art of the music of their traditions which related to the subcontinent of the Indian music. We can found the origin of the Indian music which is based on the Vedas this is the popular place of the Indian music from where the traditional music was started. The Indian music has the demand in the all over the world and they promote their music in the international level as well as used their traditions in it....   [tags: classical, traditional, hindustani]

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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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Music is a Huge Part of Our Lives

- Whether we realize it or not, music is a huge part of our life. I love listening to music; I listen to it in the car, between classes, during gym, at home, basically everywhere. Music can influence us to feel a certain way. It can make us sad, happy or to cause us to reminisce. Musically, I am very narrow-minded; I only like a couple of genres, and the rest I do not really care for. One of the genres I have never really liked is classical music; it either makes me feel sleepy or very bored. However, I feel like I have never really given it any chance since I have always heard from people that it is kind of boring....   [tags: classical, genres, orchestra]

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Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith: Two Legendary Classical Blues Artists

- The blues emerged as a distinct African-American musical form in the early twentieth century. It typically employed a twelve-bar framework and three-lined stanzas; its roots are based in early African-American songs, such as field hollers and work songs, and generally have a melancholy mood. The blues can be divided into many sub-genres, including Classical, Country, and Urban. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the careers of two of Classical blues most influential and legendary singers: Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith....   [tags: music, musicians]

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A Closer Look At Classical Conditioning

- Classical conditioning is a part of everyday life, and it has been around for as long as living organism have been around. Most people have no idea that classical conditioning occurs on a daily basis. It can happen anywhere, our homes simply watching TV, or being outside in the public. Classical conditioning is a way of learning that happens when two stimuli are presented together, which then become associated with each other. Classical conditioning was first discovered by Ivan Pavlov, and it is so closely associated to him that it is sometimes even called Pavlovian Conditioning....   [tags: Classical Conditioning Essays]

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Notorious Classical Composers: Johannes Brahms

- Romantic music was the favored genre of the nineteenth century. There were a variety of elements that influenced romantic compositions during this time - some factors were nationalism, pride, money and social constraints. There was also an introduction of newer, move varied orchestration. also, one characteristic that implied a work of music was romantic was that there was a tension in the climax rather than a release. One composer that stood out during this period was Johannes Brahms, a traditionalist who wanted to honor German musical customs while creating innovative romantic symphonies....   [tags: romantic music from the nineteenth century]

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The Effects of Music

- Music is one of the few things that has remained constant through the centuries this world has existed. Not only does music provide entertainment, it also has several effects linked to it. Music allows emotions of happiness and sadness to arise. From those emotions, physical effects, negative or positive, can occur. Music has a profound effect on the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical aspects of a person. Emotions are easily affected by outside forces. Music can provoke emotions of sadness, grief, joy, and even ecstasy....   [tags: Music]

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The Power of Music

- “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” These were the words of Sergei Rachmaninoff, a Russian composer and pianist who was very influential in the twentieth century. Sergei’s perception of music was accurate because he understood the impact and significance music can have. Everybody knows what music is and they all have heard a form of it but most people underestimate the value and power music has in our everyday lives. Whether they know it or not music plays a vital role in the lives of people today....   [tags: Music]

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Spanish Flamenco and Indian Classical Kathak Dance

- DANCE INVESTIGATION Spanish Flamenco and Indian Classical Kathak Dance The Indian Classical Kathak dance and the Spanish Flamenco have striking similarities even though the location and culture of their origins greatly differ. HISTORICAL CONTEXT ORIGIN Kathak (Sanskrit translation: ‘Katha’- story; ‘Katthaka’- story-teller) can be traced to as far back as the 3rd century and is one of the eight Classical dances in India. It originated in Northern India -Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar-Pradesh....   [tags: music, technique, costume]

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Music: It's a Way of Life

- After a rough day, when you come home from work, you need something that will make your day better. The best choice you will have is listening to your favorite type of music. You can just turn on your compact disc player and have a great time listening to your music collection. Everyone has a music collection or at least a favorite genre. Did you know that just for English music there are over 10 genres. There is one for everyone. We all have different choices for music, none is better than the other....   [tags: Music]

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