Much of Strauss 's motivation in his conduct during the Third Reich was, however, to protect his Jewish daughter-in-law Alice and his Jewish grandchildren from persecution. Both of his grandsons were bullied at school, but Strauss used his considerable influence to prevent the boys or their mother being sent to concentration camps. In 1938, when the entire nation was preparing for war, Strauss created Friedenstag (Peace Day), a one-act opera set in a besieged fortress during the Thirty Years ' War. The work is essentially a hymn to peace and a thinly veiled criticism of the Third Reich. Productions of the opera ceased shortly after the outbreak of war in 1939.
Inspiration came when he wrote his famous Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. Today it is his best-known work in the United States, and also, my personal favorite I love how lively and upbeat it is... So he continued composing and went on to write his Symphonic Dances and his Symphony number 3. sadly Symphonic Dances were his last completed work. Because he fell ill in the concert tour of 1943. He was diagnosed with lung cancer and was thought to be triggered by his heavy smoking.
At that time, his father forbade him from to study Wagner’s music until he was the age of 16. While studying the genius of Wagner, he attended the Bayreuth Festival for the first time in 1882. He would debut there as a conductor with his Opera “Guntram” in 1894. Strauss would eventually would soon free himself from his father’s influence when he met Alexander Ritter, a composer, violinist, and the husband of one of the nieces of Richard Wagner. Soon, Strauss left his father’s conservative writing style and began writing symphonic tone poems.
From the first glimpse of the cover, it looked as if it were to be a love story filled with high values, beautiful people, and adoring fashion. However, when the time came to close the novel The Great Gatsby, it had yet to captivate me as ‘Great’. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896, where he coined the name ‘jazz age’ and created a novel that was influenced by this era, through a generation seen to be godless and free. The first publication was in 1926, where the novel’s theme took place in the roaring 20s, a time when people were finally coming out of hardship caused by World War 1, where everyone created new identities for themselves. Americas most famous jazz age novel, explores major concepts such as the American Dream and The Hollowness
Why? Mentioned before, Domat was a royally appointed writer and he owed his position to King Louis. Therefore, his duty was to help people realize that King Louis XIV is a great leader, and that the new government is a change going towards the right direction. Since he worked under the king, he wrote “On Social Order and Absolute Monarchy” knowing that he would be able to convince France to accept not only their new king, but the absolute monarchy government. He proved to be very successful once this was read by his attended audience.
The Odyssey is one of two epic, Ancient Greek poems written by Homer, author of the first known literature of Europe. Believed to be a sequel to The Iliad, also written by Homer, it focuses on the Greek hero, Odysseus and his treacherous journey home after the events of the Trojan War. It takes Odysseus twenty years to return to his home, Ithaca. During this period, it is assumed that he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of suitors, willing to take Penelope’s hand in marriage. Two themes that are evident in The Odyssey are hospitality and religion (threskeia), which both play a significant part throughout the novel, giving modern readers an insight into the Homeric world and also form the morals and ethics
Alban Berg began to write lieder in 1901 but first in 1904 he started taking lessons with Schönberg, first in counterpoint and harmony, and since 1907 in composition. In 1910, Schönberg wrote in a letter to his publisher about Berg’s talent: “One (Alban Berg) is an extraordinarily gifted composer. But the state he was in when he came to me was such that his imagination apparently could not work on anything but Lieder. Even the piano accompaniments to them were song-like in style.” As the correspondence between them shows, Berg was committed to Schönberg’s ideas: “Advocacy for Schoenberg’s doctrines and beliefs is the single most important leitmotif in the correspondence. Almost everyone mentioned, however prominent in his or her own right, is seen as a believer or a detractor.
Jim likes having Tom at the warehouse because they were both acquainted in high school, and that acquaintance reminds Jim of his glory days. The closing lines in the play relate to Tom’s nostalgic memory of Laura. He says it so that he can be free from his haunting memories of Laura: “I speak to the nearest stranger – anything that can blow your candles out! For nowadays the world is lit by lightening! Blow out your candles, Laura – and so goodbye…”.
As seen in these two pieces, Beethoven copied the notes and story told in Mozart’s sonata. The characters created are close replicas and line up precisely, which demonstrates Mozart’s huge influence on Beethoven’s First Sonata. There are several other smaller elements that Beethoven borrowed from Mozart’s sonata. Mozart employed contrasting dynamics to produce a more dramatic mood, which Beethoven copied to create drama between his characters. His angry character stays at a forte (loud) throughout the
In 1873 he became an overnight success with his recitation of an elegy at the funeral of the poet Marino Jose de Larra. He was an improviser who made his name with his leyendas (legends). His greatest success was Don Juan Tenor (1844) which was one his most popular and well known play of 19th century Spain. Zorilla was considered one of the best play writers of the Spanish romantic theater. Introduction The Romantic