From my experience, this form of listening is especially prominent if music is a major part in the person’s life. For example, I am in choir, and I have noticed that because singing is a big part of my everyday routine, I can easily notice the details in music, and sometimes even mistakes. Like Copland mentions in “How We Listen”, intelligent and educated listeners are constantly aware of harmonies, rhythms, melodies, tone colors, key changes, and notes, just to name a few musical devices. This type of listening simply depends on a person’s musical education and
Both from the later eras of the two different time periods, wrote secular songs based on melancholy whether it be from love or despair, and both composers used certain styles and changes in texture, range, melody to heighten these moods and emphasize the emotion that they wanted to portray. Both composers wrote in vernacular languages, French and English respectively. Unlike Dowland, Machaut accoladed a couple of songs to the Gregorian chant through a polyphonic approach. Guillame de Machaut and John Dowland were great composers with similar idealistic
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.
Both had rough times in their lifetimes and instead of letting these problems bringing them down they continued to write compositions and create amazing works. Their works changed through their careers and they used many different techniques to keep their compositions up to their standards and interests. Beethoven and Brahms influenced many composers years after their deaths and their works continue to be studied to this day. Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer during the classical period. He wrote 9 symphonies, 1 opera, 32 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos and many other works.
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).
After this crisis, Beethoven started to experiment with different types of powerful music, and began to make his living by writing music, becoming an icon for young composers and musicians. His new type of music started a trend in which is now called Romanticism, a music created from originality and
This paper examines Yeats’ influence on Philip Larkin. We know that Larkin was a national favourite poet who was commonly referred to as “England’s other Poet Laureate”. As Larkin has said that he spent three years trying to write like Yeats. Larkin imitated Yeats in a fairly direct way, admitting that he had been swept away by Yeats’ music, and appropriating the image as well as the romantic and melancholy tone of his early Celtic Period. Larkin’s early work shows the influence of Yeats.
Then he adopted light gray and elegant musical style that was really popular at the timer in Austria. During the 1760’s Joseph began to solidify and make his style of music better. Some of the books that he has wrote are London Symphonies, also the Complete Piano Sonatas. He had been a house officer. For a very long decade he had an even more chance to make his fame go further.
Music is generally made up with single rhythm repetition and iteration such as those of the compositions of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams. Not only the music but also the dance is influenced by Minimalism. The pioneers of the Minimalist dance are Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker and Lucinda
Ultimately, for a society to advance, composers must engage their distinctive voice to create a new society. Through a powerful voice in society, individuals are forced to reevaluate their current assumptions that were once believed. In society, Distinct ideas in society have the ability to change how individuals and societies’ ideas on important ideas and topics in a society which affect others. Through the composer’s voice, the audience is presented with new experiences in which they would not have been exposed to without the composer’s powerful presentation of ideas. This is made prevalent by composers such as Stanton in her feminist ideas presented in Solitude of Self.