Kreutzer sonata Essays

  • Conception of Love in The Kreutzer Sonata

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

  • Analysis Of The Kreutzer Sonata Posdnicheff

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    The Hidden Homo In Leo Tostoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata Posdnicheff is experiencing what can be best described as a dysfunctional relationship. After murdering his wife, many things come into play: the question of love, jealousy, and the idea of marriage itself. But one thing I found the most engaging is Posdnicheff’s homosexuality. Posdnicheff’s jealous rage and poor relationship with his wife and all women in his life are result of his own homosexual emotions. Posdnicheff is gay because there is

  • the Kruetzer Sonata, A Doll House, Seagull

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    In Leo Tolstoy’s, “The Kruetzer Sonata”, Henrik Ibsen’s “A doll house,” and Anton Chekhov’s “Seagull,” all of the authors tell about the actions and choices that each person has in their lives is what will dictate how their lives will draw out. This in very many ways is something that real everyday middle-class people could relate to, and in doing so, hopefully they could take what they have read and apply it to their lives. In Leo Tolstoy’s “The Kreutzer Sonata,” he tells about Pózdnyshev telling

  • Crime Against True Beauty

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    or that beauty is not limited to appearance but is infinite in definition; reaching to the content of a man's character all the way to ones soul. Leo Tolstoy once said, “ It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness(The Kreutzer Sonata). Perhaps if the current culture can ever fully grasp the wisdom in Tolstoy's words a revolution of our ideology on beauty would take place and two less girls buying popcorn would have scars to hide. Works Cited Dove Self-Esteem Fund

  • Comparing The Kreutzer Sonata 'And Ivan Turgenevs'

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    In Leo Tolstoys’ the Kreutzer Sonata and Ivan Turgenevs’ First Love the text uses the struggle of recognition in order to show superiority and inferiority amongst the characters. This is displayed throughout the master slave dialectic in the characters relationship with their beloved in order to acknowledge the roles of master and slave.In the Kreutzer Sonata Posdnicheff thinks he is the master and tries to prove it to his wife by stabbing

  • The Death of Ivan Ilych

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    through the pain and turmoil into the "light" as Tolstoy concludes The Death of Ivan Ilych with Ivan Ilych having a sudden revelation to the wrongdoings he had so strongly justified. Bibliography Tolstoy, Leo. "The Death of Ivan Ilych." The Kreutzer Sonata and Other short Stories. Trans. Louise and Aylmer Maud. New York: Dover Publications, 1993.

  • Analysis Of The Kreutzer Sonata By Liev Tolstoy

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    '; and these words relate to the wife, to the sister, and not only to the wife of another, but especially to one 's own wife.” (Tolstoy 195). These were the final lines of text Tolstoy wrote as a part of the resolution to his short story, The Kreutzer Sonata. According to this verse, and the themes in several others of his other works, Liev Tolstoy provides us a display of his moral view of right and wrong in relation to desire. He uses marital affairs & human desires as a tool to explore morality

  • John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata

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

  • Janacek And Stravinsky: Cyclical Forms

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    Cyclical structures were used by different composers in the 19th century such as Wagner (programmatic dramatism) and Dvorak and Brahms (make whole and create logical structures). Once again in the 20 the century, Debussy, Bartok and Stravinsky were drawn to cyclical structures to create a systematic formal coherence on a larger scale. This can especially be seen in the neoclassical masterpieces of Stravinsky (Oedipus Rex, 1927) and Bartok (4th string quartet, 1928). In these two works a typical modern

  • Mozart Music Analysis

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    a creative composer of the Classical era. Wolfgang Mozart’s piano sonatas present a particularly neat picture. During the Classical Era, the type of piano which was the fortepiano was extremely different than today’s modern piano. That being said, the use of dynamics was crucial and affective in the classical period. I noticed that each of his sonatas has its own character, story line, dialogue, and meaning. In Mozart’s piano sonata in B flat major, K. 281- first movement, there is dialogue between

  • A Feminist Journey through Beethoven's Musical Structure

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    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

  • Sonata Allegro Essay

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    Sonata Allegro form was a development of the classical era. It represents a more open form than many of the earlier Baroque forms such as fugues, rondeau form, etc. While there is a formula that can be applied, there was not a rigid, formal concept for the form. Rather it evolved over the classical era and beyond. Haydn was one of the early exponents of this form. It was named "Sonata Allegro," because the final Allegro movement of a Sonata was most often created in this form. It is by

  • Mozart k310 sonata (2nd movement)

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

  • The Mozart Effect

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    IQ test after listening to Mozart´s Piano Sonata k 448. They scored up to nine points higher than the students taking the test using other methods. Mozart has a greater influence on the brain development compared to other composers such as better results when studying, memorizing easily, and better test scores. The University of California made a research trying different methods in students while taking their IQ test. The group that used a Mozart Sonata scored eight to nine points higher than the

  • Franz Joseph Hayden’s Symphony No. 95

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    first movement would have a fast tempo with a sonata form. Then the second movement is a slow movement that would have a slow tempo with a sonata form. Following the second movement, the third movement also known as a Minuet would ensue containing a moderate tempo and a minuet form. Lastly the fourth movement is classified as the closing and would contain a very fast tempo with a sonata form. Sonata form is what all composers used to compose music. Sonata is what is used to ‘’open the first movement

  • Moonlight Sonata Analysis

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    symphonies to sonatas that are still popular to this day. Beethoven is famously known for the “Piano Sonata No.14 in C# minor ‘quasi una fantasia’”, or as others may know this piece as “Moonlight Sonata”. I am going to focus on the first movement in this piece that lasts for approximately six minutes, and discuss my opinions and findings. This homophonic piece as a whole has a steady tempo in quadruple meter, with the bass accompanying the main melody. Upon first listening to “Moonlight Sonata”, I felt

  • Reflection of John Brahms Cancert

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    two versions of this work –one for two pianos, the other for orchestra- both of which consist on a theme on B-flat major, eight variations and a finale in passacaglia form. The night started with Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No.90 in C Major, a piece in sonata form composed for one flute, timpani, viola, cello, bass and two oboes, bassoons, horns, trumpets and violins. The first movement –the Adagio- introduces, the listener to the piece by a sharp contrast between forte and an eight descending notes in

  • Mendelsohn as a Master-Craftsman in the Art of Instrumentation

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    but Mendelsohn used Sonata form for his Hebrides overture (a common decision to make in this Classical period). It could be argued that Sonata form is indicative of Mendelsohn's relative conservatism as it has a fairly strict pattern to follow, both in terms of form, key and temperement: It is clear that Mendelsohn did indeed use three contrasting passages with the addition of the 52 bar long Coda (normally a more brief concluding passage at the end of a work). Sonata form has many positives

  • Beethoven's Seventh symphony

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    mention the impact he had on music. Beethoven served as a bridge between the Classical and Romantic era and helped pave the way for the Romantic composers that came after him. He is most famous for his symphonies, even though he produced more piano sonatas during his career than symphonies. This is due to the fact that Beethoven made his symphonies stand out from other composers such as Haydn and Mozart by maximizing all the musical elements associated with the symphony and making them more intense

  • Mozart Horn History

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    organize this piece how to play. I will focus on the historical of horn, classical period and the rhythm, form textual, harmonic analysis and phrase structure about this piece. The first movement of this piece is a sonata form. In this research paper, I will talk about how Mozart puts sonata form in first movement and the key relation.