Amadeus is a 1984 American drama film, it is directed by Milos Forman. This film is a fictionalized biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The two main characters in this film are Antonio Salieri and Mozart. Mozart is a very smart, creative, hardworking guy and has God gifted natural talent. He amazes every individual with his magical composing techniques.
Mozart left over 600 symphonies, concertos, chamber music, operas, and many other forms of music of his time. He was the master of every genre during his time. He left an enormous mark in the world of music, and will never be forgotten. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the best composer to live and play. Even with other composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn, Mozart exceeded expectations.
The melodies in The Magic Flute always linger on hours after I have listened to them. What is more, the conductor of the version I listened to, Riccardo Muti and the Wiener Philharmoniker excellently executed performance of this beautiful,masterful work. Lastly, The Magic Flute contains one of my favourite arias ever written because of how dramatic it is but more importantly how technically demanding it is and it is none other than the famous Queen of the Night aria (translated to English), ‘Hell’s Vengeance Boils In My Heart’ and specifically the version sung by Edita
As a musical that is created based on a blockbuster, the basic story framework is without novelty – an ugly but kind-hearted ogre experiences lots of dangers with a friend, saves the princess like a hero and wins her heart in the end. However, I have to admit that Shrek the Musical does a fantastic job to convert a movie into a Broadway show, considering the high level of complexity and difficulty for a team to humanize animated characters and imitate scenes. There are a lot of details, including Pinocchio’s growing nose, in the musical that show off the elaboration. Undoubtedly, the scenery is one of the brightest spot in this musical.
This was a huge problem as he did not have any money to treat her. In the time Constanze was sick, Mozart grew ill himself. He knew he was dying because he had collapsed on his own desk, the same desk he wrote his music on. His final masterpiece which was unfinished was called Requiem. Mozart gave all the required information about Requiem to his student, and told him to finish it after he dies.
Handel could have easily kept the king of kings section the same note every time but it wouldn’t be as great it is with the different variations of the notes. Also, up until this point before the king of kings section, you have accented every part of the word hallelujah possible with the different voice sections as separate parts but the pinnacle point of the whole piece is when everyone goes into unison and accents all the parts of hallelujah together (NPR,2008). This ending, is quite beautiful and
Sebastian Pennett Bryan Braint (Alix, Section 8) English 160 A October 3rd, 2014 Critical Essay Part One: Aaron Vs. Cassius In the play Julius Caesar and Titus Andronicus there are two very similar characters in both plays, yet at the same time surprisingly different.
The music and sound is very fitting for the era (music from the past) that the film is made in. It starts off with music and this gives the film a powerful beginning and entry. The music in the beginning already sets the atmosphere and scene which is Great Gatsby’s big party. When Gatsby ring comes into focus there is a chime of some sort – something sounding like glass being tapped or a bell being hit – this is non-diegetic sound (the sound on screen does not match the scene), we do not see the actual chime taking place. Jazz music which is known as aged music which aids in the time frame of the movie.
At the same time, Richmond is approached by ghosts that will guarantee his victory after he says a prayer. This scene shows how the alliance with prayer and religion ensures victory in the play. As the play comes to an end, Richard is met by the ghosts of the people he betrayed. The individual ghosts sentence him to death on the battlefield. In Act 5, the ghost of King Henry VI condemns Richard for killing and puncturing the body of "God 's King".
However, after Macbeth kills the king Duncan. He is so unnerved that he cannot move. Staring at his bloody hands, he tells his wife that as he left the King's chamber, he heard two men in another room: "There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried 'Murder!'" (2.2.20). To him, it's as though those men, even in their sleep, could see his bloody murderer's hands.
The focus on Mozart in the film as opposed to Salieri in the play The character of Mozart undergoes the most significant change from stage to screen. On stage he is portrayed as a genius composer but he is also is crude, vulgar, and a tactless young egotist who has absolutely no modesty with regard to his talent. Not only is he the centre of drama but he is shown as innocent and naïve to the devious world of court politics and too insensitive to veil his contempt for the court and Salieri’s music. It is partly due to the influence of Milos Forman that Mozart’s character was changed so drastically in the film.
The piece that was played during this particular piece was titled “Miracle of the Ark”. This particular piece was rather ominous and made the seen overall seem very suspenseful in the build up to the ark finally being opened. The actual moment that the ark is opened in the movie the orchestra quiets down and the string instruments play a rather fast suspenseful note while everyone looks on to see what is in the ark. It is then that the scene gets more intense with ghosts guarding the ark and melting anyone that looks at them. To make this scene seem more intense and powerful the orchestra really matched that and grew in volume.
Secondly, Staryhorn’s work often contained greater tenderness. As the saying of bassist Aaron Bell, a one time Ellingtonian, “There’s so much more sensitivity and complexity in Strayhorn’s composition than Ellington’s”. The lyrics of “Lush Life” demonstrated the born sensitivity of the song writer. They created a worldly despair so vivid and touching that it was hard to believe that the song was written by a 16-year-old teenager. Being a trio-minority-African American, gay, and open about his sexual orientation, Strayhorn lived under pressure and had his own
However, filmmakers were not the only ones receiving attention. Playwriting and music composing also became a new sensation during this era. The most popular would have to be Eugene O’ Neill’s play, The Hairy Ape and George Gershwin’s music that merged classical with jazz. All of these aspects of entertainment
The once repressed Beethoven then began to express his rage and other emotions into his music into many political symphonies like Bonaparte (Erocia), named after Napoleon (Kerman & Tomlinson 225). What was unique about Beethoven’s music was the fact that it was centered around the feelings and spirit of the composer, which was unlike much of the classical music before his time. It was almost as if Beethoven was starting his own revolution. Beethoven’s self-expression music was said to be the start of Romanticism age in music because of how it centered around personal passions, instead of pleasing God or audiences.