Not only did he play and compose for the piano, but he did so for many other instruments as well, including the violin and viola. The viola isn’t a particularly brilliant-sounding instrument compared to the violin. However, it wasn’t until Mozart wrote his Sinfonia Concertante in 1779 that he made equal the brilliance of the two instruments. He used a trick called transpositione scordatura, where the player plays as if the piece was written in the key of D but it sounds as if it is in E-flat. “The key gives the viola greater volume and much more brilliant tone, and three of the four viola strings reinforce the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes of the key … the viola’s prominence is underlined by sheer performance, and the two instruments become true equals for the first time in musical history” (Johnson 33).
Some people who perfected this were Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Chick Webb. In many instances, Duke Ellington had many hit songs that really pushed the Harlem Renaissance along with the tone and sensation that it would provide to the listener. One of these songs, In a Sentimental Mood, really showcases his technique and style of music and how it attaches to people's mood. The tone of In a Sentimental Mood expresses the baffling times of pain and depressing ambiance. Another musician, who could do this was John Coltrane, with his reverent music and flair that really drove the point of inequality and the necessity of equality to those of every race.
“What a Wonderful World” was played by six instruments: the violin, the flute, the drum, the double bass, the trumpet, and the harpsichord. All of these except the flute were played throughout the song. The flute was played at a specific time though. This song made new fans of all generations, all over the world Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was ahead of his time as he moved from bebop to a new style cool jazz. Miles Davis was the most prominent trumpeter in the cool jazz musicians.
Though, he had no desire to exterminate communism, he purposely intended to waste two years in Sarkhan, until federal judgeship opened up. After all, Louis Sears is a prime example of an imprudent and unaccustomed human, and the authors chose to characterize him this way because they wanted to demonstrate the uselessness of some
Due to this, they will lose passion to create, and will only consume and follow what the World State commands. Moreover, the World State never teach history during the conditions because it offers them an alternative. Because they are not aware of the notions of right and freedom, they do not rise for revolution. “‘You all remember,’ said the Controller, in his strong deep voice, ‘you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk. History,’ he repeated slowly, ‘is bunk.’” (BNW Ch3).
He began from here experimenting with this new sound which was stressed on sonority of instruments. This eventually evolved the transformation of the sound of brass instruments through the use of newly modified mutes.Saxophonist Russell Procope said that "Mood Indigo" was the band 's greatest popular number, and they played it every night for twenty-eight years. It is a sincere tone poem, and its original sound shaped the
Lincoln freed slaves where he had no power and did nothing where he had power. He never intended to free slaves, at least not immediately, and had suggested a system of apprenticeship. In his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, Lincoln said he would recognize any rebel state in which one-tenth of the voters took an oath of allegiance to the United States and renounced slavery, but he said nothing of the blacks. At the unveiling of Lincoln’s monument after his death, Frederick Douglass told of Lincoln’s white supremacy by saying that he was devoted to the welfare of the white men, and he was willing to sacrifice the rights of colored people to promote the welfare
During this time period he start to work with a pianist named Bill Evans, who collaborated with Davis to make the sub-genre of jazz know as Modal Jazz. Modal Jazz focuses on using scales that are different from standard major and minor scales. Another unique factor of Modal Jazz is that it often uses unchanging harmonies throughout the entire song (Yudkin, Jeremy. “An Analysis of Miles Davis's Kind of Blue.”). With the development of this style, Miles Davis and Bill Evans created one of the most famous jazz albums of all time called “Kind of Blue”.
Though he may not have composed many pieces, and the majority of them being for the piano, the ones he did compose are very famous to this day, especially his Nocturnes and Preludes. The majority of his compositions being Nocturnes, Preludes, Polonaises or Mazurkas, his pieces are usually not very long. In his music, he explored a range of moods, his Preludes, for example, being at the same time, ecstatic and melancholic. He also expressed his love and longing for Poland in his music in his Polonaises and Mazurkas. Although added by publishers, Chopin himself did not give his pieces titles because he didn’t like the idea.
He composed over 200 songs, a number of shorter orchestral works and several choral pieces (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). TRANSITION: We are going to look at how Ludwig Van Beethoven continues to impact the world today. Final Reflection How people play the piano today wouldn’t be the same without the influence of his music (Britannica School). People continue to listen to his music today (Britannica School). Nearly all later composers of concerti had to reckon with the innovations of Beethoven’s 4th and 5th concerti (Britannica School).