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    "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof while in the shower. Ever since my first musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, seven years ago, I have been obsessed with the telling of stories through melody and verse. My heart leaps when I see that Phantom of the Opera is coming to the local theater, or when Guys and Dolls is appearing on television at one in the morning. Music is the most beautiful and powerful way to relate emotion. Thus, the entire structure of a story is enhanced by presenting action and dialogue

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    Music In Italy

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    Era, madrigals began to disappear as opera came into play. Inspired by the Greek's staged works with musical context, the Italians created opera. Venice, Rome, and Naples were the three key cities in the start of opera. Musical Baroque also began showing up in the 17th century as well. Musical Baroque, instrumental and orchestral music grew in popularity. Alessandro Scarlatti and Antonio Vivaldi were very important composers during the Baroque Era. Opera houses were constructed in Naples and

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    The Phantom of the Opera rapidly became “the highest grossing staged musical in the entire world, with over 80 million audience members producing a profit of 3.3 billion dollars.” (Shelokhonov, 2017). It has run longer than any other Broadway musical, with multiple revivals and recorded performances, as well as the 2004 movie and even a musical sequel, Love Never Dies, composed by, of course, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. “For some, Phantom forged a path for a new kind of populist opera that could survive

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    Italian Music

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    performers in Little Italy, Manhattan seems to be Italian-American. When Italian immigrants came to America, many were not welcomed in the communities of the Germans and Irish. The neighborhoods that the Itali... ... middle of paper ... ...from opera, Italian folk music, Italian-American, Italian techno, to instrumental classical. As with all music influenced by immigration, Italian music will continue to expand, evolve, and remain a prominent part of American culture. References Harr

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    The History of Music

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    flood of composers during the Renaissance. The Renaissance The Renaissance began in the year 1420 and ended in the year 1600. The Renaissance meaning rebirth was a time of... ... middle of paper ... ...bert Palmer in Rock & Roll an unruly history “Of necessity, then, rock and roll’s original audience was in many respects a secret audience teenagers gathering after school, cruising in their cars, or lying awake under their bedclothes deep in the night, their ears pressed to tiny little transistor

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    Phantom of the Opera,” you think a brilliant musical, on Broadway but the story begins way before then. The well-loved story went through many different stages before it became a musical. Shall we look at the various ways this timeless tale has been told over the years? It first was a novel by Gaston Leroux. In 1909, the complete “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” was published as a book. Though the book did not sell very well. Leroux said he was inspired to write the novel after a trip to the Opera house in Paris

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    says Irish singer-songwriter Bono of the rock band U2 and if anybody’s music ever changed people it was the music of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was one of the best composers in his time and he changed music forever. He composed at least 48 compositions in his lifetime. When people think about Mozart they usually think about his famous symphonies and piano concertos but Mozart's genius was so versatile that he also composed a wide variety of operas that are still, 200 years after his death

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    Musical Theatre Essay

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    films brought in much needed money into the industry, with films including: Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Fame- and many more. Together with this, musicals began to push the concept of the songs in them, with a wave of new styles being written. Rap musicals such as ‘Hamilton’ and ‘In The Heights’, Pop musicals including ‘Waitress’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and Rock musicals of ‘American Idiot’ and ‘Spring Awakening’. Together they pushed boundaries of a ‘traditional’

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    music. Often people who do not have any musical background might think that classical music is boring and only for more mature audiences. In fact, the sales of traditional Western classical music albums are decreasing and many symphony orchestras and operas are struggling to find endowments and audiences. It is considered that classical music today occupies a position similar to that of religion, as a form of art rather than entertainment or just a background noise (Johnson, 2002). Unlike popular music

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    I like novelty in the music I listen to. Every holiday season, the same songs are played over and over, covered repeatedly but sounding nearly the same. I can appreciate some covers that break the mold, such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s holiday rock opera. Yet, the vast majority of holiday music just seems too commercialized and the substance of the original song just seems lost. There are good ways to cover music, such as an artist performing one of their favorite songs, or a song that really inspires

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