The same country dance dancing and just animate titan Prometheus people are in the final of the ballet "The Creatures of Prometheus." The theme of the symphony ingeniously varied by changing the tone, tempo, rhythm, orchestral colors and even the direction of motion, compared with the initial theme polyphonically developed, the new - in Hungarian style, heroic, minor, using polyphonic receiving double counterpoint. As he wrote with some surprise one of the first German reviewers, "the finale is long, too long; skilled, very skilled. Many of its more hidden virtues; something strange and badly ... "The dizzyingly rapid code again heard rumbling passages to open the final. The powerful tutti chords complete holiday triumphant
Even though string instruments are used in both symphonies, Beethoven 's symphony also uses the piano in his composition and Mozart also uses percussion. Beethoven 's ninth symphony written in a major key which makes it seem happy and joyful. The symphony 's name "Ode the Joy" already gives the listener a hint. Mozart 's fortieth symphony is written in a minor key. Minor keys are often used for sad song, as well as for passionate love songs.
It is undeniable that Stravinsky was ahead of his time in this regard. Serialism takes Stravinsky’s dissonance idea to the extreme, even basing pieces on dissonant intervals. This comes about after many composers, including Igor Stravinsky, adopt a neo-classicism style where they adopt older forms - such as modifying a folk tune or compositional form to suit their needs. All through his Russian period and Neo-classicism, dissonance plays a big role in the development of serialism which many composers during this movement solely
When looking at the periods of dance it can be separated into Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Pre-Romantic, Romantic, Russian Classic, and Ballet Russes before we reach the Twentieth Century. Ballet began during what is known as the Italian Renaissance, and permeated French culture by Catherine de Medici’s marriage to the King of France. The very first endorsed “ballet”, Le Ballet Comique de la Reine performed on October 15, 1581, marked the beginning of theatrical and technical dance performances. During this time our first prominent ballet masters came about, including; Balthasar Beaujoyeaux, Pierre Beauchamp, Domenico of Ferrara, and Guglielmo Ebreo, to name a few. These early ballet masters created and built upon social dance and turned it into a technical spectacle.
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was born on 18th of June, 1882, in Oranienbaum. The environment he grew up affects him greatly in his future as an influential musician. His was quite familiar to Russian operas because of his father, Feodor, who worked at the Imperial Opera House, as a famous and well-known bass-baritones during those days. His parents decided to let him to continue his studies in the law’s field at the University of St. Petersburg, but he actually pursued advanced studies in music. At the age of 28, Serge Diaghilev, an impresario attracted by Stravinsky’s music and recruited him to write music score for ballet work, The Firebird ( L’oiseau de feu ).
“Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a ballet to Prokofiev 's music and this was premiered at Covent Garden in 1964, with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. Since then it has become a much–loved part of the ballet repertoire.” Finally, also Westside story is based on the Shakespeare play from 1957 by Leonard Bernstein. The themes stay consistent, however, strangely, although the play is supposed to be a tragedy it often seems more comedic than several other plays that Shakespeare wrote. This may be because it has more in common with the other comedies that Shakespeare wrote than the tragedies. One could say that Shakespeare wrote the ultimate piece when he mixed tragedy and comedy into one.
When Mozart was only three he began to look at chords on a harpsichord. His father, Leopold, noticed his son’s extraordinary musical gifts when Mozart was only five, because he could not only play but also compose music. Leopold took his son to the Bavarian Court, the first place Mozart performed (Hume 1). Leopold educated Mozart by introducing him to French and German writers and philosophers; Mozart was immersed into the Enlightenment by constantly learning about different thought processes and patterns of music (Goldfarb 57).
Whereas Dufay, to whom his music was greatly compared, impressed by his use of the musical elements and “the grace, majesty and great clarity”, Ockeghem presented a different approach. Ockeghem’s music was noted to give a different musical personality such as it being “moody, flamboyant and enigmatic”. Some of his most noticeable mass compositions are: “Missa pro defunctis (Requiem)”, “Missa Au travil suis”, “Missa Caput”, and “Missa cuiusvis toni”. He also composed chansons: “O rosa belle”, “Aultre Venus estes”, “Les desleaus ont la saison” and “Ma bouche rit”. (Web.
Claude Debussy grew up in Paris and was taught piano and composition at the Paris conservatory. He began composing in 1879 and worked with Nadezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky’s patron. In 1888, he traveled to Bayreuth to listen to a Wagner opera, and realized the power of his music and his need to avoid being influenced by it. In 1989, while attending the World Fair in Paris, he discovered Asian music. Debussy’s introduction to Asian music was important, because he used Asian scales and Javanese gamelan in many of his works.
Beethoven’s works can be divided into three periods, Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) belongs to his early period. It is one of a dedication to his principal patron - Prince Karl Von Lichnowsky during Beethoven was residing in Vienna in his early years. Although the Pathétique Sonata is likely listed into the Classical period in the technical aspect, it consists lots of romantic elements as well. Additionally, Beethoven has high admired to Mozart. It is believed that Mozart’s K. 475 piano sonata inspired Beethoven a lot.