Michael Jackson a Guilty Plagiarist Sherry Bolden Michael Jackson a Guilty Plagiarist It is hard to believe one of the world’s most talented musicians of our time was accused of plagiarism. The late Michael Jackson was found guilty by the courts in Rome Italy in May of 1999. His song “Will You Be There” from the album “Dangerous” released in 1993 was compared to the song “I Cigni Di Balaka” meaning “The Swans of Balaka” by the Italian composer Al Bano Carrisi recorded in 1986. The prosecutors provided proof that Jackson’s song was almost one and the same to Carrisi’s song in “melody and harmonic structure, with a sequence of 37 out of 38 notes identical.” Plagiarism is a criminal offense in Italy. Michael Jackson’s fine was suspended because he had no other convictions.
His influence upon later composers is immeasurable; Haydn's most illustrious pupil, Beethoven, was the direct beneficiary of the elder master's musical imagination, and Haydn's shadow lurks within (and sometimes looms over) the music of composers like Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Franz Joseph Haydn is the composer who, more than any other,
| Corinthian The Corinthian style is not that used in the Greek world, but often seen on Roman temples. Its top is very elaborate and decorated with acanthus leaves. | | | | | | The Greek Theater was a central place of formal gatherings in ancient greece. Not only did the structure serve as the stage for Tragedies and Comedies, but it also provided a forum for poetry and musical events. Parthenon at Dusk: Completed in the middle of the 5th century BCE, the Parthenon is the centerpiece of the Acropolis and is often regarded as the masterpiece of the Doric order of architecture.
That figures from Greek mythology were still being represented artistically in Homer’s time shows that the people still respected the tales after centuries had gone by. Homer also described great palaces belonging to kings and heroes, enormous structures the like of which was unknown in Greece in the eighth century BC. Such opulence and extravagance had not been seen in Greece since the twelfth century BC, not long after Troy was said to have fallen and Homer is describing a world of which his audience would have no experience (BHAG, p. 41 – 42). From archaeological remains of eighth century settlements, homes were much smaller
They also had a political purpose as they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride, or offer thanksgiving to the patron god of a city for success in war. Ionic Doric The earliest monumental buildings in Greek architecture were the temples. Since these were solidly built and carefully maintained, they had to be replaced only if destroyed. There were two main orders of early Greek architecture, the Doric and the Ionic, and their lasting example tended to make Greek architecture conservative toward changes in design or in building technology. The Doric style, which originated around 400 BCE brought rise to a whole new type of building technique and style, and was used in mainland Greece and spread to the Greek colonies in Italy.
In Boeotia, the homeland of Hesiod, a tradition persisted that the Muses had once been three in number. Diodorus Siculus quotes Hesiod to the contrary, observing: Writers similarly disagree also concerning the number of the Muses; for some say that there are three, and others that there are nine, but the number nine has prevailed since it rests upon the authority of the most distinguished men, such as Homer and Hesiod and others like them.  Diodoros also states (Book I.18) that Osiris first recruited the nine Muses, along with the Satyrs or male dancers, while passing through Ethiopia, before embarking on a tour of all Asia and Europe, teaching the arts of cultivation wherever he went. The Muses, the personification of knowledge and the arts, especially literature, dance and music, are the nine daughters of Zeus
The Twelve Modes of Jazz The twelve modes of Jazz are some of the oldest written pieces of music that we still have and use today. They consist of the modes Lydian, Dorian, Locrian, Myxolydian, Phrygian, Ionian, and Aeolian. They are the basis of all music that we listen to and love today. The history of the 7 modes dates back the Greek Pythagoras who defined the notes A-B-C-D-E-F-G as the notes used in the Greek musical system. The seven modes that the Greeks developed each used their own tonic note which is a note that is flattened or sharpened in order to make the mode sound Minor or Major.
This movement shows itself in the painting and sculpture of Michelangelo, the plays of Shakespeare, and in both the sacred and secular dance and vocal music of the greatest composers of the era. During this period, people in the world when their own lives and their music reflected the exciting discoveries. Beginning of this period;the renessiance mostly used for religious purposes but at the end of this period,the renessiance was more mundane purposes,has become an entertainment tool. I think that The Renaissance,is the most lyrics periods in the history of western and artists of all kinds in Western Europe became more aware of the classical past and the world beyond the narrow confines of medieval theology.In this
Project 1 Greece is one of the most important and treasured cultures in the world history. In addition, Greece also has brought many important contributions to our today’s lives with their traditions, food, religions, cultures, and even careers. The Greeks revolutionized the word of psychology from many years ago known as the Classical Age of Greece with such of important ancient philosophers as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, etc. Alexander the Great was another important and key man in the history of Greece that carried the culture to many other countries such as Egypt, India, and Persia. We understand and have observed their history and significant contributions through books of history and philosophy, perhaps this period was the most interesting time of Greece.