“It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.” (Italo Calvino) Italo Calvino was a famous Italian writer who wanted his life to be known and wanted the people to be interested in his stories. It was not only about what he wanted, it was about what the people wanted to hear. He did not just want to make his stories, he was striving to catch the eye of the readers. Italo Calvino’s writings were inspired mainly by his experiences in the war and acquaintances.
The Renaissance was a time for human achievement, art, and literature. The effects of the Renaissance can still be seen today, and it changed man greatly forever, hence Renaissance meaning rebirth. Prior to the Renaissance, however, the Middle Ages occurred. The Middle Ages were a time of war and conquest after the fall of Rome, lasting from about 500 to 1300. Throughout Europe, a system referred to as Feudalism was in effect, and the Roman Catholic Church was the dominating power. Serfs worked for nobles on their land, and were said to be bound to the land. Feudalism was highly reliant on the social pyramid and the system of working for superiors, but this all eventually changed. The Renaissance was a time after the Middle Ages for man to
Michelangelo has been regarded as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance time period and a famous figure for artists in modern day. He was a sculptor, painter, and architect widely known to humanity. Not only did Michelangelo excel in his artistic expertise, he also became strongly influential to Renaissance society.
How was Irving Berlin impactful? Many of Broadway composers or lyricists have changed and made musicals that became famous because of their own unique style of work. Irving Berlin was one of the most popular composers and lyricists throughout the 1900s and still known for his impact on people and musicals that still resonates throughout America. Either known for his unique style of how he played the piano (only in black keys), how his music in theater translated to the people during times of war, he lived a long and fulfilling life.
During the Renaissance courts and churches were highly concerned in arts, and they hired composers and musicians with the purpose to write music and to entertain. Musicians were constantly moving along different courts, trying to find the best salary. This exchange allowed them to learn new styles and genres. Also in this era, the end of the hundred years of war marked a strong presence of England culture in France, this would carry an influence in the composers writing. As a result music had significant changes that left away the medieval traditions.
He passed away in July 1993, but his music and influence lives on. He was an accomplished musician by the age of nine playing with the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra. While is Cuba, he studied under some of the best Cuban musicians, including Antonio Maria Romeu and Lázaro Herrera. At age 19, he moved to New York, and switched his focus to the trumpet and big band swing music. His formal music training, understanding of traditional Cuban music, and love for jazz allowed him to play a key role in the integration of Afro-Cuban music and jazz in the 1940s. He is a known as the founding father of Latin
The Renaissance era was the period immediately following the Middle Ages in Europe that involved the great revival of interests in the classical learning and values of ancient Greece and Rome. During the early Renaissance era, there was art. Art from the Renaissance period emphasized values from the Greek and roman cultures with creating the nude as an ideal figure, in order to somewhat capture the natural representation some ideals from classical Greek based on balance and proportion. Three renaissance works that demonstrate these influences are done by Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo.
Josquin was most famous for his world wide western music. He was born in duchy of burgundy, in belgium. Josquin was mainly living in various Italian cities trying learn the art of music. His nationality was french. In one his many years he was a singer in milan from 1459 to 1474. Then josquins father had passed away, his aunt and uncle had taken him in their for he had earned his surename called, Lebloitte.
Symphony Six was written between February and August of 1893 by Pyotr-ilyich Tchaikovsky (“Symphony No. 6”). Tchaikovsky is “widely considered the most popular Russian composer in history. His works include The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker” (“Pyotr-ilyich Tchaikovsky”). Symphony Six by Pyotr-ilyich Tchaikovsky was a collaboration of political views, cultural influence, and personal experience. Tchaikovsky pushed against a prominent cultural theme of his time, nationalism by writing songs based on a timeless ideaology not related to national ideology. He seperated himself from the government through his music. Passion is one of my most significant themes in his work.
How did the Italian Renaissance ideas spread northward and how were they transformed in France or England?
When the six major powers of Europe get in war, it is not like any other war. Early in 1914, France, Britain and Russia formed the Triple Entente, and declared war against the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy), which was later known as the World War I. The Cultural Impact of World War 1 during the war and immediately after it, was more significant than any other war. The Horrific and senseless World War I reported around 37,468,904 casualties (Encyclopedia Britannica), this seriously influenced talented artists, writers and musicians around the world who had answered their nations' call to join the Army, or suffered directly from war terrors at their hometowns.
Renaissance is a time period which people wanted to went back to the ancient world. In the ancient world, most of the pictures are about people and their life. Through these pictures, we could discovered that humanity is the main idea of the ancient world. Later in the medieval world and expanding world, religion had more effect in people’s life when the Roman Catholic Church was grew up. People were under controlled of the Church and should obey them. Around 12th centuries, the cities growth. More and more people became wealthy because trading. Their successes made them believe that they have personal values and strength. Patrons, the wealthy, hired and supported artists. By reason of this, artists could continue their works and spread their
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia. He was widely known as the most popular Russian composers of his time. He and the Five Russian composers (Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Balakirev) attempted to create music that was totally Russian in character and style. Tchaikovsky was more cosmopolitan and looked to western European traditions for their inspiration while still incorporating Russian elements into their music. (Charlton, 195-196). His most famous works include, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake.