I had heard of The Beatles throughout the course of my life but knew nothing about them; the only thing I was aware of was that teens still embrace them now as well as elderly folks. Out of all talented bands, The Beatles was the one that stood out to me not only because of their name, but because once I read a bit more about how they started and and their style characteristics, I was quite surprised. The fact that they were able to deliver music that “it was evident that their talents as composers and instrumentalists were expanding furiously, as they devised ever more inventive melodies and harmonies, and boosted the fullness of their arrangements” (Unterberger). Something that I had never heard before was that they were a one of a kind
The band consisted of 3 members; Johnny Dodds, the clarinet player, his younger brother, nicknamed “Baby”, who played the drums, and Joe Oliver, the cornet playing leader who had been acknowledged as the Crescent City’s top brass man. They often did duets with Louis Armstrong. One of the most celebrated musical events of the decade was the premier of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at Manhattan’s Aeolian Hall in the winter of 1924. It was so popular that there was a mob of people outside of the hall who were fighting to get in. Deems Taylor said that the Rhapsody revealed “a genuine gift and a piquant and individual harmonic sense.
His ability to demonstrate multiple extraordinary talents in a single performance made him a huge hit, and anyone he performed with was no doubt a hit themselves. Along with his many other innovations, Armstrong even created his own style of singing, scat. This was another improvisational method. With this he was able to make almost anything he performed his own(aside from what actually was his own). What was even more amazing was that Armstrong's career lasted from the thirties until the year before his
The piece is simultaneously light-hearted and stunningly sophisticated. “Handful of Key’ shows of Waller’s virtuosic talent as well as his slick and illustrious style. In a similar manner to how Waller defined jazz piano improvisations of the time, Krupa defined jazz drum improvisations. As showcased in Benny Goodman Orchestra’s “Sing Sing Sing” Krupa used a new drum set up that allowed him to create a new pounding and heavier sounding style. Krupa’s work on “Sing Sing Sing” is significantly ahead of its time, his drum work in the piece sounds like it could be taken out of a number of song written decades after Krupa’s time.
The roaring twenties was a time when the nation's wealth doubled between the years 1920 to 1929. Men and women celebrated this time by enjoying parties and gatherings every so often. Women also were ecstatic since they were able to vote due to the 18th amendment. However, since the economic growth there were many conflicts rather than celebration. Women at this time had many advantages, they were becoming free.
They are passed down, interpreted different ways by each person that hears them, and can change the entire course of someone’s life. Music can have the same the same impact. In the 1920’s, Jazz and the blues became increasingly popular because of the freeing feeling young people got from listening and dancing to it. The new sound was shunned by the older generation because of the ““vulgarity” and “depravity” (and the “moral disasters” it supposedly inspired), but many in the younger generation loved the freedom they felt on the dance floor.” (History.com Staff) This type of music has lasted through almost a hundred years now, and still brings people the same freeing feeling it did when it was first discovered. Jazz is a type of music that is improvised.
The drama, in its truest sense, combines all other forms of art (music, vocal, dance and design) to represent and effectively convey a message to its audience, be it heroism, romaticism, chivalry or just a mere reflection of ordinary life. The ability of the drama to deliver a subject matter to the audience with a tied up emotional bearing made it a popular entertainment during the Renaissance period- the rebirth of classical values (NAXOS.com, 2015). Rossini is one of the most celebrated composers of all time. His heroic melodrama, “Tancredi” (first staged in 1831) was written when he was twenty (Classical.Net 2015) and was considered as a remarkable representation of his youthful creativity. Accordingly, his contemporary and biographer Stendhal remarked that “Tancredi” was the composer 's most genius work amongst all his works and claimed to be the "genuine thunderbolt out of a clear, blue sky for the Italian lyric theater” (Gosette and Brauner 2001).
Music in the 1940s also shaped People in WW2, soldiers used to sing songs such as “All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor” by Ella Retford or “A Lad From Lancashire” by George Formby. These songs helped Keep the moral of the soldiers on the battlefront high and ready fro battle so they could eventually come come and see the “loved ones” they sang about. The 1940s Was a turbulent time for music and the events that happened in that decade shaped what we would know as music even
From receiving heavy criticism due to a variety of factors to being the most popular musical genre for Canadians during the Great Depression, jazz music has been responsible for uplifting people’s spirits, shaping cities and changing the face of music. Prohibition and racial tensions in the United States attracted talent, whether immigrants were seeking employment in film or pursuing a career in jazz. The Golden Age of Radio also contributed to jazz’s success, leading jazz to be the most popular genre of the 1930s. It is often forgotten that Canada is home to some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, like Oscar Peterson. Jazz is not only an American concept, contrary to popular
In the Victorian Age, music was a prominent form of entertainment for all families. Whether it was making their own music, sitting around singing songs together, or having dances, music was a very important part of the Victorian Era. Although there were differences in social and economic classes, everyone knew how to have fun in their own ways. Music in the mid 1800s has shaped the way that music is made today as well with new techniques being discovered. With this being said, music in the Victorian Era has inspired much of our music today, has become a very important form of entertainment, and has been used in many dances and parties.