Hanslick was a firm believer in absolute music. Absolute music can be defined as instrumental music created purely as music and without the intention to represent something else. Hanslick’s article can be broken down into two main ideas, the value of music and absolute music. I agree with Hanslick’s ideas on how society should criticize music, however, I don’t always agree with his opinion on absolute music. Through the analysis of Brahms’ Symphony No.4, IV, Allegro energico e poassionato, and Strauss’ Don Quixote, Themes and Variations, 1-2, I have concluded that programmatic should be valued not on the program but the craftsmanship.
Mozart, however, changed the mold. He incorporated an emotional side into his works and emphasized music based off of sound, notes, tone, and pitch as a form of art outside of religion (Brown 55). Music became more broad and open to all. In addition, Mozart had extraordinary performance skills thus, leading to his honor as an embodiment of classical movement (53). “Despite Mozart’s uncouthness and immaturity, he produced one work after another that seemed divinely sponsored as they transcended his own personality.
All of this put together brings attention to the importance, the happiness, that real and live music has on people’s lives. Which happens a lot in real life, since people usually have a special connection to music especially when it is from someone they used to admire. Also since A Mighty Wind is a satire to real documentaries the director makes it a point to mimic real documentaries, so by mainly using diegetic sound they can make this film truer to the structure of an actual documentary. Thus achieving a better film that follows guidelines to make the film easier to understand and keep up
Music is universal, and we all use it for different reasons. It can help you get through a bad day, cheer you up, and it even enhances the mind. What about literature? Usually, when an author refers to a song in literature, the reader doesn’t think too much of it. However, a closer look at the text may change your view.
The combinations composed individual performances that were favorite to his fans. • Duke Ellington’s music had exceptional musical personalities, whom he had recognized their talents and exclusively wrote for them. This made his sounds unique, and could never give the same resonance when played by other bands. • The music was rich in harmony, a characteristic that was uncommon in the music produced in the Swing Era. Ellington managed to develop unique harmony with unusual chord progressions.
The Conspirator was written with an intended audience of people interested in history and the philosophy of historical events. The music was simple cords played to add drama and move the movie from scene to scene. Solomon stuck to the facts; the audience had to come up with our own conclusion of guilt or innocence. Solomon did not add a lot of unnecessary drama he did however add social events and dialog between the main players to give perspective on society’s beliefs and customs in 1865. The story is told from the perspective of Frederick Aiken, Surratt’s lawyer but we do not lose sight that the story is about Mary Surratt, the legal system and culture of the
For Torn Curtain (1966) Hitchcock wanted a score that would rather complement and accompany his film and have a sellable tune, rather than add meaning and intensity. However, interdependence between image and sound was one of the reasons for successful interdependent creative partnership between the two people (Allen, Ishii-Gonzalès 150). This previous interdependence and recognition of each other’s “views” had been replaced by Hitchcock to formal “requirements” (Sinyard). Without the commitment to talk, or at least collaborate like it had been done previously, Herrmann and Hitchcock lost not only their shared vision, interdependence and trustful relationship, but also the established role framework, moving from
This article expresses Purpose, emotion, and other points of views besides himself. The authors purpose of this article is to resurrect the idea that liberal arts are not dead. The idea is expressed as liberal arts are not dead because there are other people who do not want to acknowledge it as an art that has any purpose to people. The ones who oppose seem to be closed minded and not except the idea that liberal arts are everywhere. The author wants people to support his idea because he knows the impact that liberal arts make in the world and how common the arts are used and are implemented in our daily lives and speech, without realizing it.
In addition, I would not jump in time, as Jason does throughout the piece. I would revise it in chronological order. That way it will be easier to follow through. After reading this piece and analyzing it, I have come to conclusion that there is no such a thing as limit to creativity. Science writers like to get creative and use different methods, which Mr. Fagone did in this chapter.
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.