Music is not unlike a metronome. It frequently swings back and forth between the emotional and the reserved, each stroke propelled by the one before. The weight of the last affects the momentum of the next. In the mid-eighteenth century, the music shift was in full swing, transitioning from Baroque to Classical. One may observe this change through the music’s purpose, style and via the composers of the time.
Beethoven and Brahms Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms were two great composers during very different times of musical periods. Although Johannes Brahms was born 5 years after Ludwig van Beethoven passed away, many have considered Brahms as Beethoven’s musical heir. Ludwig van Beethoven lived and wrote compositions during the classical musical time while Johannes Brahms wrote during the romantic musical time, although there is this time gap between the two Brahms is considered to be one of the more classical of the romantic composers. The two musical artists created many compositions over the years of their 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.
There have been so many incredible instrumentalists, composers and theorists that have left marks that influence people and the music that is produced still to this day. Johann Sebastian Bach can be considered one of these composers and is one of the greatest composers of Western musical history. Some of Bach’s musical compositions still inspire and survive, in fact there is more than a thousand that are still around. Some examples of Bach’s pieces could be: Art of the Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations of Harpsichord, and the Mass in B-Minor. Bach has even influenced many notable composers such as Mozart and Beethoven.
Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
INTRODUCTION N oise is acoustically made up of numerous sound waves with anarchically distributed amplitude and phase ratios, causing an unpleasant sensation1. Noise can be continuous - when there is no variation in terms of sound pressure nor sound spectrum; floating - when it presents variations in terms of acoustic energy in function of time; or impact noise - with acoustic energy peaks lasting for less than a second, at intervals greater than one second2. Impact noises are usually produced by quick gas expansion, such as that produced by firearms or bomb explosions. These types of sound can reach intensities of 140 dB SPL (sound pressure level) in frequencies around 2 and 3 kHz and, for this reason; they are harmful for human hearing3.
Even though I was born with perfectly normal hearing I am now far from it. As an infant, and even to this day I suffer from chronic ear infections. By the age of two I was using my first set of hearing aids to help make up for my sensorineural hearing loss. As time went on and my hearing continued to diminish, from mild, to moderate, and now sever to profound hearing loss, my hearing aids quickly became too weak to work for me. I am currently on my fourth set of hearing aids, the most powerful that exist as of now.
Sound Waves, Frequencies, and Human Hearing By: Hanan Sabovic Sound is made up of vibrations, or sound waves, that we can hear. These sound waves are formed by objects vibrating. Sound waves travel through air, water, and solid objects as vibrations. When they reach our ears, these waves make the skin of our eardrums vibrate.
Ludwig van Beetoven LV.3 630 words EMMA BOYCE Ludwig van Beetoven was a famous german composer and pianist. He was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany. He died on the 26 of March 1827. Beetoven was one of seven children, but only three boys survived. Ludwig was the eldest child.
Imagine planning the perfect world for your child, telling yourself that you will do whatever it takes to make sure your child has a good life no matter the circumstance. But, then, life hits you in the head with a brick and that perfect little life you had planned for your child is the complete opposite of what you imagined. The doctor tells you that you are pregnant with a child that has an extra chromosome that will cause your child to live with Down Syndrome. On the contrary, imagine being the expecting parent in a doctor’s office for a six months checkup and then your doctor notifies you that your baby will be born deaf. Can you imagine?
For our required novel this semester, we read A Tale of Two Cities. This novel was published in 1859 when music wasn’t nearly as large of an industry as it is now. As something that is constantly changing, but listened to all of the world, music is said to be the universal language. It can be played during all times, happy, sad or indifferent, and on all occasions. Keeping this in mind, music is constantly changing and that was no different almost 160 years ago in 1859.
ABSTRACT This is an essay portraying one of the modern composers of current times. Not only was he a composer but he was a conductor, arranger, educator, songwriter, pianist, TV/radio host, and an author. He wore many hat throughout his career. What were his early influences?
“The Selma of the Deaf:” A Historical Analysis In the words of Maya Angelou, “history, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” This statement is rich, as it discusses an emotional of experience, which cannot be emulated by ‘textbook-history’, but also mentions one of the most commonly perceived purposes of ‘textbook-history’: that history ought to be studied and preserved for the benefit of mankind in order to avoid repeating past mistakes. This is a valid reason; however, history is also a valuable format for teaching about the human condition, cultivating an appreciation and understanding of the present, and analyzing patterns to better predict the future. Essentially, history