He is one of the most popular singers of this time; I can’t even describe the amount of fans that were there! After the war music was reshaped for the better because now we have the beautiful music of rock and roll. Rock and Roll artist’s especially Elvis contributed African American music and blues to create a unique sound. Elvis challenges the old belief of separating white and black music as he combines them together. Elvis also challenges the social and racial blockades of this times he fosters an new American music and popular culture.
Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé many times. The piece received its show in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music which was held on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano. After the great success of an experimental classical-jazz concert held with singer Eva Gauthier at Aeolian Hall on November 1, 1923, band leader Paul Whiteman decided to attempt something more exciting. He asked Gershwin to add a concerto-like piece for an all-jazz concert he would give in Aeolian Hall on February 1924. The song itself had no words, it starts soft, then gets loud, then keeps rotating between the two.
I had heard of The Beatles throughout the course of my life but knew nothing about them; the only thing I was aware of was that teens still embrace them now as well as elderly folks. Out of all talented bands, The Beatles was the one that stood out to me not only because of their name, but because once I read a bit more about how they started and and their style characteristics, I was quite surprised. The fact that they were able to deliver music that “it was evident that their talents as composers and instrumentalists were expanding furiously, as they devised ever more inventive melodies and harmonies, and boosted the fullness of their arrangements” (Unterberger). Something that I had never heard before was that they were a one of a kind
Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29th, 1958. Since his death he still manages to astonish and elude us. Since his death it has become increasingly hard to contextualize Jackson’s legacy as one of the most biggest and most controversal pop stars. Michael Jackson is the greatest legacy because his music and story lives on, he had the greatest pop songs, and he had his own signature move “Moonwalk”. Michael Jackson knew how to get a crowd going and a party jumping.
The Queen granted Handel a pension of 200 pounds for his performances and appreciation for the work he was doing in London. Compositions of Handel in London had great influence on the love for operas and oratorios since they were full of style and high quality, and his style is adored all over the world. George Frederic Handel was born on February 23 in the year 1685 and realized that he had a talent in music at very tender age. He loved to sing and hoped to become a famous musician one day and leave a great record.
Kubrick uses the background score of the film to set the mood of the respective stories that are finally proven to be coherent with each other. The background music changes as per the narratives shown on the screen. The filmmaker has also exceled in the use of jump-cuts in this cinematic work. Since the narrative ranges over time and space beyond centuries, jump-cut was the only viable option for the auteur to portray the timeline with ease. The filmmaker succeeds in his endeavor as the film appeals right from the very inception to the very end of the narrative.
During Sousa’s 40 years of composing he had many different musical pieces he wrote. One of his most popular pieces was a march called “The Washington Post”. Another one of his wildly popular pieces included a patriotic march called “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” John also wrote a few operas including his most famous piece, his third opera, “El Capitan.” These three pieces are all important pieces from Sousa’s life.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky once said that, “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy”. Composing dozens of notable pieces, it is recognizable that Tchaikovsky was a man who poured his soul and life into his passion of music. The book, The World of Great Composers, states, “Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky remains the most famous and most popular of all Russian composers. The fact alone is a distinction not easy to ignore, especially in view of the vicissitudes through which this composer’s music has passed in the half century and more since his death. There has been no one in music quite like him, and certainly there had been no music with so remarkable a history of fortune and misfortune” (The World of Great Composers).
Tyler Perry is considered a successful man who has touched others with messages of getting back on your feet when you fall and the importance of family with his entertainment in books, movies, and live plays about the African American culture. Since his movies have been successful with a strong message of family, faith, and forgiveness. You may think that since Tyler Perry has it made in the Hollywood life, his life must have always been perfect. Actually, that has not been the case.
John Williams was born on 8 February in 1932 in New York City, United States of America. He is an Americans musician, film composer, conductor, and piano player. Prestigious in music for over six decades as a composer and conductor of numerous movies are renowned. The movies which he composed is the soundtrack for such: Star Wars, Superman, three episodes of Harry Potter , Jurassic Park , Jaws, E.t. the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler's List, Raiders of the Lost Ark including many others of the movies soundtrack under the production of Steven Spielberg.
Originator Of the original composers we discussed in class, the one that stands out the most for me is Alfred Newman and his music score for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I have discussed this in an earlier paper, but the music used in the movie and in particular, the scene where Quasimodo is placed on display in the public square and is ridiculed by the villagers is the most memorable. The scene has very little dialogue, save for Quasimodo (Charles Laughton) begging for water. As the villagers mock his cries for help, the music comes in and suddenly captures the scene perfectly as the noise of the crowd fades out.