Compare and contrast Western Classical Music 1600-1899 and Music on the 20th Century There are many contrasts and differences between Western Classical Music and Music in the 20th Century. Just one of these differences was the instruments used. The instruments used in most classical music were largely invented before the mid-19th century, while the instruments in the 20th century were largely the same, yet perhaps more varied as the musicians now had access to a wider range of instruments. Because of this, composers had more creative freedom, and during this period, the percussion section grew and instruments that weren’t used before were utilized by composers. 20th century music took full advantage of new technologies as they became available.
An artist people love to jam to during this period of time was a popular artist who is well known today as James Brown. James Brown was an artist who added a new twist to Hip Hop which focused more on groove versus the melody of music. James Brown wrote songs that uplifted people and put them in a mood to dance and mingle. James Brown was known as the “King of Soul”. Classic Rock was created to reach the
Other minimalist composers include Philip Glass and John Adams. Listen to some of their work to get inspiration for your compositions. Electric Counterpoint (third movement) by Steve Reich Electric counterpoint was written for the famous jazz guitarist Pat Metheny who gave the first performance in 1987. It is in 3 movements. Instrumentation • This work is for live guitar, accompanied by parts for 7 guitars and 2 bass guitars that have been prerecorded.
Opera in the Baroque Period Opera is an aesthetic art form of the highest quality because it incorporates music, literature, acting, dance, costumes and scenery all delivered through a performance. Opera was created to unify words and tones, play and music. But what are the origins of opera as we know it today? To answer this question one has to go deep into the roots of music history, specifically the baroque period (1600 – 1750). The setting of opera is credited to a group of intellectuals to whom history has given the name of the Camerata.
MU104 Music History I: 18th and 19th Centuries: Assignment 1 Review of a Recording of Haydn’s String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33 No. 2, Mvt IV ‘The Joke’ Franz Joseph Haydn was a hugely prolific 18th Century composer, whose original and innovative style was to render him one of the most important figures of the Classical Era. Haydn became a great influence on future composers and to this day he remains a significant and appreciated individual. Haydn produced a huge musical output and he played a vital role in establishing and developing many of the main classical forms, such as The Symphony, the String Quartet, The Concerto and The Sonata.
A court musician is an individual that plays for hire. Court musicians usually shared their abilities off during banquets, weddings, and other events. Mozart was among one of the most versatile composers of his time. During his early travels, “he became a master of opera undermining other musicians with his supreme abilities to coordinate music and stage routines” (Music 179). “From 1762 to 1791, Mozart traveled to other countries and nations such as London, Berlin, Munich, and
It is said that this musical genre started as spontaneous rapping along with existing music at parties by the DJs. Even though Hip Hop came before the introduction of rapping, the majority of the music is now made alongside rap vocals. In the 1970s, Hip Hop was described as much like dub music because it started as a form of electronic music made by DJs. Later, its beats have evolved into beats that uses a lot of acoustic drum like sounds and sounds that sound like shuffling with up-beat tempos accompanying it. Usually, there aren’t actual instruments like guitars or pianos played on the track but these sounds are recorded and enhanced or changed to give it a new sound.
Famous Composers There are several famous composers that created musical pieces just for the Soprano voice, which is so widely loved by all. Two of these great composers are Verdi and Mozart. Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer. During the 1960’s, she played Violetta in Verdi’s opera La Traviata. She was also the High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida.
I believe what makes him a successful composer is that he is always evolving and changing with the times. He is keeping peoples attention. 2. Are there any common themes that run through the subject matter of his different productions? What sort of connections, for instance, might we make between Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, and Evita?
For centuries many musicians have relied on some form of psychoactive drug to open new windows of surrealism and euphoria. The mind altering and addictive substances used by many artists from various backgrounds produce new outlooks and visions; real or not isn’t the case, for in their mind it was all an even broader opening to reality. The world in the 1960’s was bombarded with bands who introduced the ability to create lyrical throes of ecstasy through the use of LSD, ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, alcohol and other mind inhibiting substances including prescription medication. The decade’s talented artists had produced a whole new genre of music through their experiences with drugs. Although drugs do affect musicians’ abilities to write and perform along with distorting the state of mind, it in no way indicates the quality of their music.