Some people who perfected this were Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Chick Webb. In many instances, Duke Ellington had many hit songs that really pushed the Harlem Renaissance along with the tone and sensation that it would provide to the listener. One of these songs, In a Sentimental Mood, really showcases his technique and style of music and how it attaches to people's mood. The tone of In a Sentimental Mood expresses the baffling times of pain and depressing ambiance. Another musician, who could do this was John Coltrane, with his reverent music and flair that really drove the point of inequality and the necessity of equality to those of every race.
Love & Espionage Formerly screened in New York on November 1942 and largely released in January 1943, Casablanca, a moving love story consisting of many emotional turns and slightly similar to the chaos surrounding WWII. A mixture of Love, politics, and war was the atmosphere created by the Director Michael Curtiz. Three of the top screenwriters of all times, Julius Epstein, Philip Epstein and Howard Koch wrote this award-winning movie. Casablanca was adapted from the stage play Everybody Comes to Ricks. The movie’s lead actors were Richard ‘Rick’ Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid).
Rip Van Winkle could attract the attention of the other famous personality from Europe whose name was Jean Robert Planquette, French composer. He was very famous due to the songs. At the same time he was author of famous operettas. But Rip Van Winkle, theatre single, brought him reputation all over the world. He worked in accordance to Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by Washington Irving which reworked by Dion.
There was rock, folk music, and many more. But, in the late sixties Rock n Roll, commonly reckoned as the golden age of rock and roll when it attained a maturity unimaginable for the delinquent rebellion of the fifties, there are numerous references to the Vietnam War. The criticism of the war is submerged in or displaced by the politics of sexuality, lifestyle, and drugs. Rock music of that time period celebrated anti-materialism, spiritual awakening and social disengagement (James pg 133). Like the social movement it made possible, hippie music was ideologically and economically assimilable.
Billie Holiday’s biggest influences in music were Bessie Smith and Louis “Pops” Armstrong; she admired the power that Smith had to interpret a song, and Armstrong’s music style. “Lady Day” became famous in 1939 when she recorded “Strange Fruit”, which is song that protests against the lynching of African Americans in the United States (The Biography.com website). A year later, in 1940 she recorded a new version of “All of Me”. This song which was written in 1931 by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks, is one of the most popular songs from the 1930s. When we listen to Holiday’s version of the song, we are able to hear her ability to tell her own story through the lyrics of the song.
Before anything else, let me take a moment to praise my favorite composer and conductor Joe Hisaishi. Spoiling us with a surrealistic, eargasmic soundtrack I was more than content with it. To get my point across, let's look at and listen to one of the most well-known songs in the soundtrack, 'Merry Go Round of Life'. [IMG=Y9X] [C]A breathtakingly beautiful orchestral score, with a repeating theme that gives you chills. The piece initiating with long-winded adagio, it soon masterfully transitions to swift allegro.
Gilmore states that the people would try to please “the warrior’s heart”(27). In addition, a “laurel wreath [that] is ready” hints at a victory; victories come from conflicts (Gilmore 19). Since Gilmore composed the piece during the Civil War, this evidence reinforces the relationship between the war and the song (“When”). Thus, the conflict initiated the hope for the return of a soldier, Johnny. The conflict and the war created the emotions in the song, forced the people to hope for Johnny’s return, and provided a reason for Gilmore to compose the piece.
“One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism” (Blair ). “Strange Fruit” was written by Abel Meeropol and published in 1937. Billie Holiday then went to to sing “Strange Fruits” in 1939, it quickly became one of her most requested songs. Abel Meeropol had once witnessed seeing a photograph of a lynching, aghast by what he had just seen, he decided to compose a poem about it. My overall response to the poem was stupefied because of how people could carry on lynching other humans for their race.
Young ladies sing for it; ladies pray for it; young men are dying to fight for it; old men are ready to demonstrate it.” South Carolina was ecstatic and had a positive outlook on the war. Both sides felt that the war was going to be relatively short. Russell also noted “States’ Rights are displayed after its legitimate teaching, and the Palmetto flag and the red bars of the Confederacy are its exposition. The utter contempt and loathing for the venerated Stars and Stripes, the abhorrence of the very words United States, the intense hatred of the Yankee on the part of these people.” The South perceived the North as a tyrannical power, and South Carolina’s secession emphasizes the relationship between the right to revolution and separation from the Union paying homage to the American Revolution. The Union’s defeat furthered the
People started to realize the potential in music and its ability to express deep feelings and ideas. Although we have seen many pieces linked to wars and conquests, written to celebrate victories and to keep spirits and morale alive in dark times such as Wellington 's Victory by Ludwig van Beethoven, or even Tchaikovsky 's 1812 Overture, we have to understand that wars also created unique antagonists who transform their empathy, concern, anger, and other emotions into poetry or prose. This was especially heard during the 1960s, in light of the Vietnam War. Coincidentally, during this period, technologies such as the AM radio, and the turntables were made easily available and affordable. While concerts still held
I believe that one reason for some of these positive inaccuracies is to glamorize what happened to York, especially since unrest in Europe had began already signifying what would later become World War II. Hollywood used this film to press on the hearts of many Americans that would join the military after watching