Unlike typical chamber music, the violin and cello shared equal parts in Duo for Violin and Cello (1932). The piece overall, as the Parnas sisters explained prior to playing, has remnants of Asian texture and tonality and is very dynamic and rhythmically driven. This became very clear in the first movement. As a member of the audience I was captivated. The movement sounded almost violent and rugged while being played allegretto.
Dido’s Lament The Baroque period was a significant turning point for music; it began to be a separate form of art and not purely based in religion. The use of Recitative and Aria became a critical key factor to the development of opera, and is clearly used in “Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell. To enhance the characteristics of the Baroque opera, many techniques for manipulating Pitch, Duration and Dynamics were used. With these techniques it created more emphasis of the text with the use of word painting and string instruments. Throughout this piece the Recitative of the song is mainly sung in speech form, creating emphasis on specific parts of the text.
Through Masha’s green oak song, musical stage directions and Masha’s and Vershinin’s nonsense song Chekhov gives insight into the intricately linked lives of all his characters and their respective relationships, allowing the reader to peel back the layers and discover what truly lies underneath. The role of music in the stage directions of the play is particularly distinctive. Most notably musical motifs such as strains of song heard in the distance, guitar playing and characters singing or humming, are manifested in several ways that largely contribute to the musical undertones of the play. These instances of music suggest a musical dialogue between the instruments which is characterized by an inner rhythm. One such instance occurs in Act II where Chebutykin reads aloud a segment from the newspaper to Irena: “Chebutykin: (reading from paper) Balzac was married in Berdichev Irina (hums quietly) Chebutykin: I'll even enter it in my notebook.
Because of this experience, I was able to “hear” what was being described about the work of these composers, starting from Vivaldi’s “strident strength” to Brahm’s “passionate sweetness”, The majority of the poem depicts the beautiful sound of the violins. For example, Updike writes, “…seemed to such with their passionate sweetness”, “the music surged; the glow became milk a whisper to the eye, a glimmer ebbed until our beating hearts, our violins were ceased in thin but solid sheets of lead.” The descriptions aroused images of milk being a pure mixture with a smooth flow when poured. Thus, the sound of the violin seems pure, smooth, and flowing and is nice and pleasant to the ear. One of the most “catchy” phrases of the poem for me was the line “so that the listening eye saw
At the beginning of the story, Hannah was so in love with the idea of becoming a professional pianist. Hannah shows her love for music by playing day and night, because she knew that’s what Tante Rose wanted. Jillian Horton’s use of characterization to reveal how difficult making decisions, was shown in Hannah’s thoughts and actions. What Hannah was thinking of doing, was a lot different than what she was actually doing. The author showed us how hard her decision was to make and made it clear what the pros and cons were.
The character of Blanche in William’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is a complex one. She has countless unusual and intriguing traits which not only interest an readers but also influence a lot of the action of the plot, causing numerous tensions and moments of drama throughout the story. It is undeniable that Williams presents the character of Blanche in a fascinating way, especially when the reader makes their first impression of her in Scene One. Upon her entrance, Williams describes the character of Blanche as having a “delicate beauty” which “must avoid a strong light.” He also makes a very thought-provoking comparison, where “her uncertain manner, as well as her white clothes… suggests a moth.” Williams is depicting her as a fragile creature, accustomed to darkness but attracted to light which may be seem as her downfall, as she may be seen to be seeking out a better life in New Orleans with Stella, but is in fact walking right into an even worse situation, of tension and heart-ache. She later backs this portrayal up by hysterically saying, “And turn that over-light off!
The theme of conflict is prevalent in these two texts, as well as another one of Dawe’s poem “Victorian Hangman tells his love” (“Hangman”). Both composers deal with these issues in quite different manners, however, both imply that a greater understanding of our life experiences can be achieved through a sense of connection. Everyone needs to
Question before the Procession Shirley Jackson’s use of literary techniques in The Lottery is a true work of genius. She strategically uses irony in many places such as the story’s title, the setting an even in certain character’s personality traits. Another important literary technique used by Jackson is symbolism. The black box and the story’s title seem to create a range of associations outside themselves such as the importance of questioning irrational traditions and the unexpected nature of death. With the use of these two literary techniques, (irony and Symbolism) Shirley Jackson is able to emphasize important dramatic events within the plot.
The central character, Lewis, blossoms the most dramatically. Initally, _______(quote and explain)__________________ It is in these opening scenes that Nowra ensures the audience focuses on the “silliness” of attempting to perform an opera, in Italian, like Cosi Fan Tutte as Roy approaches “looking at Lewis as if he’s mad” and then pompously sprouts “What planet are you from?” Combined these show Lewis’ attitude at this stage of the play, However, Nowra engineers a change in Lewis’ character as he comes to respect the patients and finds Julie attractive. Lewis and therefore the audience come to see that loyalty and love are paramount. This is best illustrated when Lewis confronts Lucy about her affair with Nick ( quote his question, note the stage directions and explain) These show Lewis’ absolute change as Lucy responses (
The play portrayed a vivid illustration of each myth’s theme such as greed or love. The style of the play was a mix of classical and contemporary because although the play is speaking about the past, the myths and morals are accepted in the present as well. For each myth, there would be a narrator who explains the background of the characters, the events during the scene, and the