With that being said, it also brings me to my next analysis. The Waltz of the Flowers composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was my most favorite pieces during the concert. This piece sounded magical and it got me in to the Christmas spirit. The song started off with the sweet and soft sound of the harp accompanied by the clarinets and after the generous cadenza the horns joined in. By the time the strings started playing I fell in love with this piece of music.
Beethoven knew his life was slowly approaching its end, starting with his hearing and instead of interacting and talking to people, he does what he loves which is creating beautiful music. What is also peculiar is the fact that Beethoven only has a certain amount of time left to listen to anything in the world, and he chooses to listen to the same waltz and make new variances of it. That proves how powerful and important music is to Beethoven, and the effect it has in his
In elementary school, I was a socially reticent kid who enjoyed building Lego airplanes, solving the Rubik’s cube, and had an obsession with astronomy. Unbeknownst to me, others felt that I lacked social skills, which led to a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. Asperger put me in the august company of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates, and Isaac Asimov. In middle school, I felt socially isolated and sometimes acted cool to fit in, which made me feel even more uncomfortable.
Shortly after George Gershwin’s premier of his iconic Rhapsody in Blue in 1924, a conductor named Walter Damrosch commissioned Gershwin to write a piano concerto that was based on a Classical concerto with orchestration. Like it’s rhapsodic cousin, this piece is a unique fusion of Classical and Jazz styles and is great fun to both play and listen to. Like the traditional concerto model from the 18th Century, this concerto was written in three movements in this order: fast, slow, fast. Another flashback to the past that is unconventionally evident in this concerto is “organicism,” which in music, means that all of the movements of a piece are thematically related.
During the Lego Brickumentary, different types of people such as: collectors, hobbyists, geeks, artists, architects, engineers, scientists, and doctors have found different uses to the actual Lego brick; whether it’s just for fun or to help shy and autistic kids with communicating. Lego has had an amazing worldwide cultural impact due to the many activities and events it has during the year. The Lego Company was created in 1930 in Denmark by a Danish carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen. At first, he made simple wooden toys and then changed after purchasing his first plastic molding machine at a Toy Fair in 1947. His son, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, was the one who came up with the system of the brick used today.
On Walmart’s website their toy section has many different filter options to pick from the first three being, category, trending, or by gender. Before I clicked on anything I scrolled to the bottom of the page where Walmart gives a little description of their toy sections, and to my surprise they included a statement that said “The most important aspect of a toy is that it appeals to your child, so let your child participate in picking out their next toy or game, whether it be a Lego Creator set or a Barbie doll”(Walmart 2016c). This gave me hope that they may be more diverse in their toy selections. I started with their gender section; which had two options boys or girls.
I walked into Organic Chemistry, laughing with my friend about an article we had read on how to levitate a frog with a magnet. We were hysterical just imagining what must have triggered an internationally respected scientist to turn the other and say “Dude, I bet we can’t levitate this frog with a magnet!” As team leader for our balancing equations group, “The Balancenators”, I asked the team to take our seats at the lab tables and remembered that we had a substitute from Ohlone College coming in to give us a lecture. He was a tiny, British guy with rolled up sleeves, and a strange obsession with stroking his beard, almost like a younger, shorter Gandalf.
As I hesitantly stack each Barbie away I reminisce about the years of entertainment, comfort, and creativity these dolls have provided. In the bottom of the bin, I uncover Rapunzel. My eyes swell with tears as my heart begins to pound. I am transported back to when I was six-years-old and she was my favorite Barbie. Her hair is in rats, her beautiful gown is tattered but her familiar smile is still visible.
Beethoven showed his musical talents at his young age. In 1792 he moved to Vienna and spent rest of his live there. He studied with Haydn and soon he gained his reputation as a virtuoso pianist that often showing his ability of improvisation during performance. Beethoven’s career as a composer can be categorized into three periods: (1) the peak of Classical period where most of his works shown influences of his teacher Joseph Haydn, as well as influences from other great musicians of all time such as Mozart.
I hAVE ALwAYS BEEN A mATh-ScIENcE girl. I sighed and sulked through classes on US History and French in eager anticipation of the formulas and applications I would be learning later in the day. I believe there are many factors which attribute to my success, two being my fascination and persistence. When I was seven I once asked what math was good for and why I should learn it. The answer I received simply does not do math justice, “One day when you’re in line at the grocery store the cashier will give you too little change and you’ll be glad you learned this.”
Mom echoed the words I did not want to hear, “It’s too expensive.” This episode was one of many during the decade in which my family’s income fell below the poverty line. Our socioeconomic status contributed to a rather unusual childhood. I was jealous of the Costco shoppers with carts full of spinach ravioli, cheeses, and avocados; their presence made me realize the disparity of my financial situation.
Personal Statement 1) As an individual I myself had trouble finding the inner leader I have within. Towards the end of my eighth grade year I was given the opportunity to learn about a program called C5LA. After going through the process of the application I was selected for an interview, and ended with a spot in the program. This program focuses on helping students become leaders. This is where I learned everything I know, as well as where I’ve experienced different leadership roles.
Ego Trippin’ I was born to sing. My beautiful voice sounds like a cheerful bird busily chirping in the early morning sun. I can dance just as well, with my feet gracefully sliding across the smooth floor like a tiptoeing butterfly. The piano that I play bows down to me as I gently push down each and every one of its soft, white and black keys.