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
Mertz, Pujol and Downland History and Music Johann Kaspar Mertz, perhaps more than any other Central European musician of his time, was associated with the guitar, both as a composer and performer. He was a virtuoso player of the first rank, regularly touring Europe to great acclaim, and an esteemed composer whose guitar works are still highly regarded today. Johann Kaspar Mertz was born in Pozsony, Hungary, on August 17, 1806. He exhibited remarkable talent as a child on both the guitar and flute, but the family's dismal financial circumstances inhibited his development. By 12 he was contributing to the family income by giving music lessons.
“Kitos” means ‘hole’ in Greek, so “kithara” means ‘cavity with strings’. The kithara was very popular in Greece and was often used as an accompaniment for the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. The “kithara” of the Greeks then traveled to Rome, which was then renamed Roman “cithara” in Europe. The Romans then brought their string instruments to Hispania, currently known as Spain. The Roman cithara then evolved into the three stringed “Guitarra latina” after the fall of the Roman Empire.
In Star Wars: A New Hope, John Williams brought back the film score renaissance, shifting perceptions of greatness back in the direction of large orchestras. Star Wars was significant in the history of film and art because it gave prominence to the beginning of a neoclassic era. Star Wars appeared in 1977, when sound film was exactly 50 years old. Star Wars embraced the traditions of the past and generated its musical score from westerns, medieval romances, martial arts films, and romantic comedies. Instead of employing a theme song or popular music for the movie, John Williams wrote traditional symphony orchestra in a fascinating style.
“Sonata form in the Classical Era” The Classical era a huge time period that is considered one of the most important in music history. Some of the most famous compositions, music ideology, and composers have advanced at this time. One of the most important things that was mastered at this time was the use of Sonata Form. To bring everything into context it is important to look at Sonata Form as the structure its self and how some of the best composers at this time take this form and used it to create their own master pieces. Form is one of the most important variables that distinguish the Classical era in music to others such as the Baroque, where form was used still but not as distinguished, and the Romantic where composers began to slowly step away from the concrete structured systems.
Robert graves, the distinguished poet, novelist, and historian, was born in England, went to Oxford University, served as a captain in World War I, and was a professor of poetry at Oxford. In 1960, He wrote Greek God’s and Heroes, 27 classical myths about Olympians and Greeks. This book provides an equally fascinating and entertaining experience. In Greek mythology, Alcestis was one of the daughters of Pelias. She was the most beautiful of King Pelias’s daughters (Graves 112).
Aaron Copland Aaron Copland was one of the most respected American classical composers of the twentieth century. By incorporating popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk into his compositions, he created pieces both exceptional and innovative. As a spokesman for the advancement of indigenous American music, Copland made great strides in liberating it from European influence. Today, twenty two years after his death, Copland’s life and work continue to inspire many of America’s young composers, which shows the true power of his musical skill. Though Copland began writing his music in the mid 1920s it was in 1935 with “El Salón México” that Copland began his most productive and popular years.
The Ancient Greeks continue to influence our lives today in three prominent ways: architecture, politics, and medicine. In present day, Western architecture owes a heavy debt to the classical styles of Ancient Greece. Ancient Greeks started building temples of worship to their gods at about 600 B.C. One defining feature in these temples was the distinctive column styles known as Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. These can be most easily defined and identified by each column’s capital.
Wynton Marsalis is a popular jazz and classical musician who has traveled around the world spreading the jazz and classical culture. Marsalis has performed various styles of music ranging from classical to funk. Since early childhood, he has had a great interest in music, which lead to his ability to play numerous instruments. Wynton has played over 100 performances all over the globe in countries such as Cuba, Spain, England, Italy, and many more! Wynton Marsalis is a musician who encourages others to learn the roots of music and culture.
November, 2008 Theatre Arts Research Investigation How would the Chorus in Antigone physically perform within Greek theatrical conventions? Word count: 2499 words Tragedy as a form originated in ancient Greece, where it was performed to honor gods. The first tragedian that gave her the place it deserves, the staging, actors and limitations was Aeschylus. Even today he is considered as one of the greatest tragedians ever. Coming to the definition of it, tragedy is a literary piece of work, usually written to be performed on stage, in which tragic hero withstands a good deal of misfortune.