Schnittke 's music comprises of a distinctive feature, the polystylistic idiom, which can be found all over his extensive repertory. Towards the latter years of his life, Schnittke suffered a series of strokes, but notwithstanding, his compositional creativity did not falter, rather, it flourishes even more. Assessing Schnittke 's extensive oeuvre, one would not pick up on his serialism, but instead, will perceive the eccentricity of his style. "I set down a beautiful chord on paper—and suddenly it rusts." Said Schnittke once.
I feel that John Lennon has been most influential on the genre of music I enjoy and play, which is rock and roll. John Lennon's choppy rhythmic up strumming accented Ringo's drum patterns which provided accurate timing, giving the Beatles music a strong spiritual feel. In my opinion, the Beatles wouldn't have had a heart beat without John navigating the rhythm section on guitar. I think what made him inspirational to many is the fact that he turned his negative experiences in early life into a positive unique style and sound. Before I learned to fluently hold the major open chords properly on guitar, I remember listening closely to rhythm guitar progressions being played on FM radio while tapping my foot to rhythm for the duration of a rock song.
(2) 2nd period where Beethoven began to lose his hearing, his music changed as he expanded the traditional style forms and let it sounded emotionally more powerful and full of boldness. (3) He strived to search for new sounding and he restudied Bach’s work in hoping to absorb the polyphonic color infused in his later works. The Violin Sonata No. 6 was published in 1803 and dedicated to Czar Alexander I of Russia. The work displayed Beethoven’s middle period compositional style that shows great advance in terms of musical and writing style for the violin.
A revolutionary composer could be understood as someone who breaks a status quo and sets a framework for others to follow. Between Schoenberg and Satie, Satie was more revolutionary in term of purposes of music, musical expression, and the role of the composer. Alex Ross quoted, “Satie was, in a manner of speaking, starting European musical history all over again” (The Rest is Noise, p. 49). Schoenberg was considered a revolutionary composer due to his invention of a musical method, the twelve-tone technique, that escapes the traditional structure. However, it did not seem as revolutionary as it appeared to be, because the only difference between the twelve-tone method and the old traditional one is the notes arrangement; in other words, Schoenberg built his technique basing on the traditional, instead of breaking it.
For Vince, that passion runs his life and is everything he thinks about, and that is also true for music in Beethoven and Katherine’s lives. Music is great to listen to, almost everybody can agree with that, but the way people use music is definitely the most amazing component of it. Music can be used to pass time, to have a good time, and also
Marlos Nobre‘s musical style could be described as unique because of the variety and complexity of compositional techniques, that he uses in his compositions. The Piano Toccata No.1 Op.45a is one of the most played piano pieces currently and the performance of the piece is three minutes and thirty-five seconds long. The Brazilian music history reveals a significant influence of the popular music on the way Brazilian composers develop their compositional style. According to musicologists, nationalism and religious beliefs had a huge impact on how Brazilian composers developed their musical ideas. Several other composers influenced the development of Nobre’s musical style, such as Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, and Bela Bartók.
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
Just as I thought music class couldn’t get any more interesting, it surprisingly did. The countries we have been exploring and learning about, prior to chapter 11, were very intriguing and their music are very different from what we would hear on the radio on a day to day basis. Although, I did find this specific chapter on Latin America extremely captivating. It consists of a lot of great information from Latin America’s history and how certain music became what it is. There are a variety of forms mentioned and explained; and to my beliefs, I was able to engage more with this chapter because I was familiar with a lot of the topics that were mentioned.
Quite obviously of the concerto genre, it is a very popular violin concerto and an important part of the violin repertoire. The concerto was written as a result of his friendship with his orchestra’s concertmaster, Ferdinand David, who had inspired Mendelssohn. The piece was therefore essentially written for David, him being the soloist at its premiere. The concerto is structured in three movements, each of which is in a different form. The first movement begins in sonata form, the second movement is in ternary form and the third movement is in sonata form.
Jazz of course, never seems to be the same. B.B. liked to tell stories and talk to his guitar Lucille, but he set a great example for young guitarists all over the world. Something else that I believe is important in the evolution of jazz is the ability to read and understand musical notation. I was surprised to find out how many rock musicians were classically trained.