The music in the baroque period was a new age experience for all and has even influenced modern music today. The style and influence given has progressed music in ways that many do not even know. A prime example of this is ornamentation. This simple concept is preceded by the new ways that people of the baroque period have changed the theory of music as well as how the instrumentation, rhythmic, and tonal structure. These small changes have changed everyday aspects of music, everything from the classic musical periods after to everyday pop and rock and roll.
I. Introduction How do Bizet and Tchaikovsky adhere to the traditional elements of folksong in their nationalistic music for orchestra? During the 19th century, music had changed in style, that they broke the form and freely composed the music that we call it romantic era. The music in Romantic era has large difference from the strict classical era, it became more expressive and use wide range of emotions. It expanded the orchestra, providing the depth on timbre.
The symphony has evolved over the different time periods to become a standard genre in music. Different composers from different musical time periods have pioneered certain elements that have aided in the evolution of the symphony. One of these composers is Beethoven. He was considered to be a transitional composer between the Classical and Romantic musical eras. Beethoven added innovative compositional techniques to the symphony that later composers have adopted.
His work advanced the forms of those genres, most notably the concerto. Mozart’s presence and renown reputation throughout time in Western Classical culture reflects the perfection and clarity of his works and demonstrates his impressive legacy. Since his childhood Mozart showed a strong
Symphonies were traditionally composed for orchestras and were structurally divided into several major sections that were each written to exhibit their own unique characteristics (Forney et al. 2015). A key feature of the classical-era symphony was that it brought music into the public sphere (Cuyler 1995). Whereas previous genres of music relied heavily on the church to provide performance space, the classical symphony allowed for the general public to attend concerts in open performance halls (Cuyler 1995). The fact that music became more accessible to the general public could possibly be an additional reflection of the emerging philosophical ideas of Beethoven’s time that promoted social change and emphasized freedom of thought.
The worldview of the time, stuck to what was mostly agreed upon. Regardless, Salome was a hit. The opera did not follow common norms of classical music at the time, and it even opened with a piece including a key change a tritone away, the diabolus in musica (Ross 7). The sudden shift from the key of C# major accompanied by Gershwin-esque melodies to a key a devil’s tone away,
Music is found in every known culture, past and present, and comes in various styles and forms. Styles and forms that have continued to evolve throughout the beginning of time. The cultivated piece I chose for my musical critique is Beethoven’s 5th Symphony
In 'So What', the horn section plays the same role. In this piece, and in most Cool Jazz pieces, the homophony proves as evidence of the simple structure. (4) In 'So What', there is a bass motif that forms which can be compared to the many bass ostinatos found in Baroque music. (1) Also another comparison is that both Bach and Davis use the harpsicord/ piano as a means of improvisation, which is very common is both cultures. (2) Another smaller musical link that I have realized is the instrumentation.
The Baroque Period, starting from the beginning of the 17th century to mid 18th century, was a period that continued to build upon the individualism of the Renaissance period and discover new ideas. From new and significant discoveries in science from people such as Galileo, to mathematical advances from people such as Isaac Newton, people were transitioning from being oblivious to the world to being more aware of the world around them. The music of the baroque period reflected the ambition of the new and radical changes. Well known composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi were writing in newly unheard and revolutionary musical concepts, and were popularizing genres such as opera, and emphasizing the use of instruments barely used before such as the harpsichord, and the woodwinds. Their musical legacy continues to live on to this day, and is a wonderful discovery of beautifully composed compositions that continues to be performed worldwide by professional orchestras and bands.
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).