Writing is not a challenging task for me but it does demand a certain imaginative spark that I find in music. When I had to write an essay about an extremely serious car accident I was in, I chose a strictly instrumental arrangement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. I found that it helped me get through the emotion of explaining something so traumatic. With this piece playing in my ears I was able to write my essay in half the time I would have expected. I was able to hold back most of the negative emotions brought on by having to describe the trauma of the accident, and it enabled me to create an essay unlike anything I have ever written.
Before this music was made, there are conflicts going on with World War II and then after that people are started to think that they should celebrate it with joy and honor to the countries that were saved. So, to them writing music is something that was symbolic to them, and it is especially great when it comes to that. That’s why; Aaron Copland started to work on his Symphony No. 3 commissioned by a conductor Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This ends up becoming Copland’s word that would “reflect the euphoric spirit of the country at the time”.
Vienna recognized Beethoven as a great pianist and he became very popular. In 1795, he wrote his first works with opus numbers which were the three piano trios. He supported himself by giving lessons, selling his works, and gifts from aristocratic patrons. This was very unusual for musicians of his time because they normally joined the church and became clergy to gain income. In 1801 Beethoven started loosing his hearing.
Maestro Quotes (p3) “…a boozer’s incandescent glow…an old man’s moist wobbling jellies.” (p8) “You are going to be better than me. Much better.” (p13) “I find it hard to understand how much I came to love the man, to depend on him.” (p27) “I’ve been re-enrolled in kindergarten.” (p31) “Is water at fifty degrees half-boiling?” “What is the difference between good and great pianists?” “Perhaps there can be no perfection. Only levels of imperfection.” (p36) “The keyboard was uneven, and the mechanisms had a life of their own…” (p41) “Only those who are dirty need to wash.” (p42) “I, too, wanted the spotlight. Centre-stage. Up front.” (p43) “Here’s to a wonderful talent…” “The boy is too given to self-satisfaction.
Throughout the entire musical there was a significant job by the brass as a whole and I loved how it added to the show. The warm tone of the trumpets and trombones added to the dark and casual atmosphere, and was far more effective than a woodwind instrument as the lead, for this would create a sharp and often light hearted feel to most songs. The entire orchestra did a great job adding the background and really enhanced the emotion behind the musical. They mostly kept in the background, instead of being overpowering, keeping the focus on the play, not the music. Without an orchestra, a musical would just be very plain and boring due to the fact that the catchy tunes kept me
It’s dynamics, or volume, are extremely appealing to me. I enjoy how the music can suddenly fall to a piano or soft volume and gets gradually louder, or crescendos, to end with a bass drop that makes you want to start dancing. Some of my favorite djs include Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Tiesto, Fedde le Grand, and David Guetta. Most of the songs these djs produced have themes, or the important recurrent melody of the song, that attract many listeners. For me house music is not just a sound, it’s a feeling.
Alex McKenzie Music History III Mid-Term Paper 10/8/09 The Rach Sergei Rachmaninoff is considered to many people as one of the last, if not the last, true link to 19th century Romanticism in music composition. He was known for his stern manner, huge hands that helped in his piano playing, and for his few, but exciting compositions. Many at the time he was alive did not like his music because they thought he was behind modern composition, but the remaining romantic composers and fans of romantic music praised his works. To this day the last great romantic’s pieces are played and loved by many. Born 1 April, 1873 in Semyonovo, Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff was the son of Vasily and Lubov Rachmaninoff.
The music then was not as energetic but it seemed strong because it had a full orchestra which told me that Frodo along with everyone else were ready for whatever was to come. Thirdly I want to talk about the background music during the fight scenes. Now the fight scenes were my favorite, not because it had a lot of sword fight but the music made it
The three pieces that were played were Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite, Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, and Beethoven’s Overture to “Egmont.” Before I go into any analysis of the performance I will begin by saying this was the best music concert I’ve been to all year. I really liked the three selected works and think that they complemented each other well. The conductor, John finney, was very charismatic and spoke to the audience between the pieces. I found him to be very engaging and I like that he gave us some background on each piece before the orchestra played for us. I have heard all three pieces before, but never from a live orchestra.
In fact, the smoother, more complex progressions classical pianist composed are known to sharpen the mind, increase focus, and encourage a more introspective train of thought. Classical music is much more intricate than modern pop music. Classical music is known to have a relaxing effect. The smooth tones and rhythms allow a person somehow enhance cerebral skills enable a person to concentrate more, the “Mozart effect”. Many people choose to play classical music as they study or do work because they believe it increases their productivity.