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    Alexander Dumas: The Pioneer

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    Alexandre Dumas is a man who lived his life in a time when racism ran quite rampant. Today, Dumas is known by his constant work toward a literary movement that is recognized even today. Dumas frowned upon an era known today as the “Age of Wit” ("Introductory Lecture on the Neoclassical Period in English Literature”) and advocated a new writing style, which managed to grow prominent throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.. Despite his racial and writing criticisms, Alexandre Dumas engages

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    The Romantic Movement

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    THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT I. INTRODUCTION In an attempt to analyze music in the Romantic Movement we will look at the following areas: the effects of the Industrial Revolution in music and instruments, the rise on the middle class and its effect on music, interest in nationalism and exoticism, the romantic style and expression in music and the role of men and women in music of the nineteen century society. II. ROMANTIC MOVEMENT The dawning of the nineteen century brought with it a change

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    The performance that I attended was of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra playing the Overture to The creatures of Prometheus, by Beethoven, the Concerto for Orchestra by Kodaly, and Harold in Italy, by Berlioz. The orchestra was conducted by David Currie, and I think that they played very well overall. The stage was brightly lit from both on stage and the front of house and the musicians were arranged in a semi circle around the podium. The back rows of the strings section were mounted on risers and

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    Franz Peter Schubert was born on January 31st, 1797 and grew up in a suburb outside of Vienna. Schubert was a very talented musician and received a musical education at Stadtkonvikt, a school for young singers which was meant to feed into the Imperial court chapel. His teachers applauded his talent as a young musician. He sung in a court choir until his voice broke and he could no longer sing. His father who was an educator pressured Schubert into following his footsteps. Even though Schubert was

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    Lord Byron Influences

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    Lord Byron There are a wide range of poets and authors who are able to move readers with their writings and life stories. For many centuries, poets have been able to express countless emotions and convey unbelievable stories in the readers’ head. People throughout the world in the early 1700’s until now, are moved by his variety of writing techniques and depth in romance. George Gordon Byron also known as Lord Byron became known as a poetic leader of his era. Incorporating his secret love affairs

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    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

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

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    Romantic Era Essay

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    The Romantic Era began in the late 18th century. It was a period of literature and arts. Romanticism is described as the basis of the fact that reason cannot explain everything. Romantic artists tried to reach their audience through a deeper and an enhanced emotional appeal. The Romantic Era was seen as a rebellion towards the Enlightenment. Romantic thinkers created a different idea to the middle ages than enlightenment thinkers. They used this time as a way to expand their knowledge and become

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    The Moldau is a beautiful piece of instrumental music with a flair for nationalism from the Romantic period. It is program music that describes the river Moldau. It is a symphonic poem in structure and form. It is an orchestral arrangement that is broken into sections rich in musical concepts. Smetana’s The Moldau is very representative of late 19th century music. Romantic Period – The Moldau demonstrates Smetana’s own personal feelings about his homeland of today’s Czechoslovakia. He is able

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    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

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