Elie Wiesel, in his novel, Night writes about how during the Holocaust, Jews faced brutalizing and had to overcome tremendous difficulties. He adopts a mournful tone in order to explore the idea that the Nazi persecution was atrocious with struggles in humanity. Through personification. Wiesel implies, trying to find strength from within can lead to isolation of the soul.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well known Classical composers in music history, born into a family of musicians and was seen by his father as a profitable prodigy and had several of his piano compositions published by the age of twelve. He was the first successful freelance composer and changed the way music was composed and performed as he composed pieces that defied the standard ways of composing during the Classical era by using an expanded form structure, larger orchestra, dramatic themes and replaced minuet and trio with scherzo and trio making the third movements of his symphonies faster than traditionally performed. He also treated instruments as individuals instead of grouping them together such as the bass instruments which originally formed the Basso continuo. Beethoven experimented with the ways an instrument could be played , creating new sounds, and would have large pitch ranges between instruments which aided in the expressiveness and drama of his pieces. Beethoven was also a bridge composer between
For example, we hear church bells in the beginning demonstrating the feel of tolling the death knell which indicates that some one died,while the timphony demonstrates anger towards the end and then there is a piccolo/ flute solo at measure 78, and the brass section demonstrating rage and anger towards the end of the piece. Adding on that, there is a unique oboe part too. This piece also gathers a wide variety of dynamics and expressions making it interesting to play. For example, in the first few measures it starts slowly and softly which gives a sad, funereal feel, then when the alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, and clarinets join,they begin piano then transition to mezzo forte and then returns to piano again. This process gives a feeling of how the sister feels guilty and angry and upset all at the same time for not being able to support her sister before she died. The composer also used a minor key, to give an atmosphere where the mood is sort of bitter, and desperate. It was really fun to try a different key and try the new notes and sounds, and explore the expression that a single note can change how the whole phrase sounds like. It was further interesting to play this piece because of experiencing new time signatures and key signatures. I really enjoyed playing and experiencing this piece and I am really pleased that this peice guided me to a passion for the
Another composer who played an important role in the development of the Symphony is no other than Joseph Haydn, the ‘Father of Symphony’. One of his works, Symphony no. 92 in G Major, Hob I:92, composed in 1789, will be reviewed. “Oxford” Symphony was commissioned by Count d’Ogny for the Loge Olympique Concerts in Paris. It is known as “Oxford” because Haydn presented this symphony at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University in July 1791, where he was awarded a honorary doctorate degree. This symphony displays Haydn’s mature style of composition, presenting his capability to utilize thematic development, counterpoint and a mixture of distinctive moods. This work calls for flute, pairs of oboes, bassoons, horns in G and trumpets in C, timpani, and strings.
Schumann’s Op. 94 Romances were composed in 1849, during a time when his mental health was deteriorating rapidly. Originally written for the oboe, the first performance featuring the violin and piano was given by Clara Schumann and François Schubert in a private concert. The three pieces are all written in ABA form, the typical form for songs, and feature lyrical, heartfelt melodies that evoke storytelling and vivid imagery.
Richard Strauss (1864-1949), was a leading German composer and conductor. His orchestral compositions and operas have made him one of the best known composers of the late Romantic and early modern eras. While Strauss did not pay much attention to his chamber music in his later life, in earlier years he tried to compose several different types of chamber works such as a string quartet, two piano trios, a piano quartet and several instrumental sonatas. Now I will introduce his last work of chamber music, the violin sonata.
The Violin Sonata No. 6 was published in 1803 and dedicated to Czar Alexander I of Russia. The work displayed Beethoven’s middle period compositional style that shows great advance in terms of musical and writing style for the violin. Overall, the 2nd movement was well-proportioned. Occasionally, the piano part is more complex than the violin part however the principal theme is shared between the Violin and Piano.
In William Cullen Bryant’s “Thanatopsis,” Bryant speaks of death, saying that it is just a part of nature, as if he is trying to tell us that we should not be afraid of dying. When analyzing Bryant’s “Thanatopsis”; I find that there are many different ways that Bryant’s poem can be interpreted, and I can see that the shift, attitude, connotation, and meter are all big factors in his poem.
This spiritual poem is a metaphor of the events in the funeral that shows another face of death which it is another image of transformation, that led to positive
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat.
As gruesome war can be, and how beautiful music can be, the two are undoubtedly associated with each other. It is almost as if war and music have been constantly impacting each other, resembling Sir Isaac Newton’s Cradle, for over the past several centuries. Music’s impact on warfare can be seen on and off the battlefield. In both of these instances, it was mainly used for communication purposes and as a psychological weapon. On the other hand, war has impacted music in several different ways. For example, the violence of warfare has molded many of the musical artists’ emotions and attitudes, which has resulted in powerful, upbeat music or dark, depressing music. War has also mixed many different cultures’ music as a result
The painting shows a human figure, screaming in despair. The man depicted in the sky. which is a blood-scarlet. Also generalized landscape background in present. Red, fiery hot sky covered with cold fjord, which in turn creates a fantastic shade, similar to a kind of sea monster. Voltage destroyed space, the line broke, the colours do not match, the prospect is destroyed. The unviability of the flat is only a bridge, which are characters of the film. He contrasted the chaos in which the world is immersed. Bridge- barrier separating man from nature. Protected civilization, people have forgotten how to feel, watch and hear. Two indifferent characters at the background, did not react to what is happening around, but underscore the tragedy of the story.
IC2016 World Premiere Concert has given me a wonderful experience of magnificent pieces of music works. Among those amazing works in the concert, the masterpiece of Prokofiev’s, Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B was the one who caught my attention the most. This report will discuss how Prokofiev evokes the elements of romantic music in the movements of Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B by looking at each of the movements.
What is the role of heroism? The definition of heroism has changed over the years. In early ages, a hero is defined as somebody that is willing to die for someone or something, but in modern times, it is thought unnecessary to do so.