This essay is intriguing for many reasons, first of all Stravinsky himself is a fascinating composer. You could say that Stravinsky is one of the most influential 20th century composer but still today we hear Stravinsky’s works being played and performed still today, this suggests that his music is important but his music also left a lasting effect on his audiences and musicians throughout the years. According to Encyclopædia Britannica Stravinsky's work “ had a revolutionary impact on musical thought and sensibility before he died and World War 1” this just goes to show how much Stravinsky accomplished and how much he influenced others with his music. Igor Stravinsky was a very talented Russian composer, it is unknown exactly when he was born
This period began when the Renaissance period of music – a period of music full of choral music and chants – began to change. The Baroque period brought with itself key devices such as variation in musical compositions, the enlargement of standard scales and chords and the process of varying one or more properties within a piece; that are used today. In contrast the renaissance period of music whereby music was often sang, contained simple rhythms and melodic lines and was mostly for the purpose of praise, the Baroque period of music started off the use of distinct melodies and harmonies opposed to the polyphony used in the Renaissance period. This new music was then called “…expansive and dramatic”. Famous composers and performers of this period include Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi and many others.
As time passed by newer instruments were invented and introduced as well into orchestrations, the characterization of the Baroque music was said to be by the increased use of organs, harps, harpsichords, and early variations of violins and bass. Many of these instruments were sparsely available if at all during the earlier period. Baroque music had a hand in reflecting the increased possibilities of orchestral compositions and arrangements, where we have on the other hand, the renaissance era music took a stand in remaining a single tempo for the duration of the piece, later baroque introduced much more inventiveness into the compositions with tempo changed being a common characterization, composers of the baroque era such as Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel, were more into expressing their much than their forerunner. Depth was not necessarily found at baroques era of music more than the earlier renaissance period music, but orchestrations were more compound given the extension in the types of available instruments. Furthermore, the renaissance period accompanied in greater creativity, but was more limited technolically.It is given that common lack of technological sophistication is that the music was hard and complex as it was speaks to the intelligence of the composers of the period of
In the U.S., that time was known as “the roaring 20s”, marked by a modernist sensibility in the arts, especially after the world war when things were changing at a very fast rate. It meant something different in the 30s-50s, and especially in the late 50s-70s, when some musicians expressed political statements with their music. This referring to Max Roach (We Insist Freedom Now), Sonny Rollins (The Freedom Suite), Charles Mingus (Fables of Faubus) and so on. This was not abstract. These were explicit musical statements about segregation and civil rights.
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat. Exceptionally melodic the primary theme of the movement start with an authoritative leap of an octave in the violins.
Programmatic music has a long-standing history stretching back to the renaissance period of music. It wasn’t until the romantic period that it truly flourished and developed to be an influential form of music. The types of programmatic works include concert overtures, tone poems and programmatic symphonies. A programmatic work, simply put, is a piece of work that is narrative in nature. It uses musical ideas to represent concepts without having to use sung words.
Musical theatre is able to address important and controversial topics such as racism, women’s rights, and violence in an entertaining and fresh way. Audiences can relate to characters who embody American life and values. American musical theatre positively affected and reflected the culture of 20th century America by addressing the social issues of each generation. One of the most pivotal musicals of the 20th century was Show Boat which helped make theatre what it is today. Show Boat, composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened December 27, 1927, and was the first musical to be based off of a novel (Show Boat Introduces American Musical Theater).
By looking back in history, we cannot avoid applying our own filters and regimented classifications when in fact this was a continuum of steady evolution with no clear start and end. But for the purposes of looking back, it is helpful nonetheless to classify time periods in a general sense to limit the scope, even if it means imposing artificial classifications like "early romantic guitar." Back then, they were writing "contemporary" and "modern" music. It is only later on that we have imposed these artificial classifications upon this time
Music Assessment Task 5 Research Project Sungbum Park Beethoven was viewed as a transitional figure of composer between the Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. During the Classical era, the forms such as the concerto and sonata were more heavily defined and given more specific rules. Since Classical era, the Symphony was generally divided into four roughly equal sections, making the use of sonata form more effective. The Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67, known as Beethoven’s fifth Symphony was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven during 1804 to 1808. It is the one of the well-known composition in classical music and one of the most frequently played Symphonies.
• He was born on 22 January 1904 in St. Petersburg, Russia. • The son of a composer, Balanchine studied piano from the age of five and had a robust understanding of music. • In 1914 he was accepted by the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg at the age of 9. • Later while still continuing to dance he studied at the Petrograd Conservatory of Music. • His extensive music taining enabled
Classical music consisted of a variety of trends after the year 1945, which were distinct from classical music during prior periods. During the period after 1945, classical music included trends such as sound complexes, chance music, minimalism and post modernism. Sound complexes in classical music during this period can be described as a technique that was used to bring up a sense of exploration in new sonorities. This new technique included noises, unexpected new sounds squeezed out of old instruments and new music materials which were produced by electronics not instruments (Kerman, 360). Chance music can be characterized as a musical style where composers moved in the opposite direction, giving up some of their control over the elements of music and simply leaving them to chance.
Copland on Americanism Music of the twentieth century received a great amount of attention, acting as a voice that would reflect the wants and needs of a changing nation. Where words failed, music spoke, and as a powerful voice for socioeconomic and political spheres, composers drew attention to prevalent nationalistic styles coming out of their homeland. One of the most notable American composers of the early twentieth century was Aaron Copland. As a contender for “America’s Greatest Composer”, Copland strived to integrate various images of America into his music that would be understood in the minds of audiences around the globe. Copland was born in 1900 to a mother and father of Lithuanian decent, the mother of which grew up in the
At the end of his life Bach had composed over 1,000 works and was a major influence on Haydn and Mozart. Franz Joseph Haydn great composer during the Classical period and was highly influenced by the Strum und Drang movement. During this time the Strum und Drang movement invented a new approach composer were taking to composing music, for the first time composers were focusing on free expression and implemented strong emotions into their works. Joseph Haydn’s most important contribution to German music was his major work the Emperor Quartet, this composition used over ninety string quartets and was latter renamed Song of Germany and adopted as the German national anthem. Haydn was employed by nobility and
(Jazz Standards.com) The 1920’s centered around these tunes more than others, but that doesn’t mean they were hated they just weren’t as popular; but despite the rankings the pieces affected the entertainment in the 20’s for the best. The first great wave of American influence that came on Japanese popular music came before the Second World War and the rapid expansion of Japan’s record industry began in the late 1920’s. Imports of American records, and songs brought a wide amount of music into the culture of Japanese music creating mesmerizing pieces of Japanese popular