1940’s Music The second world war was a turbulous time for the united states with lots of men being drafted away to the war in Europe. At home things were changing drastically with all the men away women began to take over jobs like manufacturing and office jobs alike. Hardships during this time included Rations that were imposed by the government and life at home became hard with that and the thought of a wife losing her husband plagued the minds of those at home. with world war II going on a lot of the musicians were drafted into the army to fight against the Nazis’, So music for a while was at a standstill in america.
With rich historical context and sharp rhetoric, Richard Taruskin argues against a misconception about the impending demise of Classical Music. In doing so, he exemplifies three authors who argue for the ongoing crisis in Classical Music and why in their minds, Classical Music should be preserved at all cost. Taruskin then methodically dismantle their attempts to save Classical Music and instead provide his own view and its place in society. His main thesis is that classical music is undergoing a change that cannot and should not be intervened. Instead, we should allow it, observe it, and be a part of it.
This essay analyses Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, and how this minimalistic piece of Steve Reich’s later days proves to be a work of an alternative paradigm to many of his other earlier works. Music for 18 Musicians is an alternative paradigm to Steve Reich’s earlier works in various aspects. These aspects include harmony, rhythm, and instrumentation, which will the elements described and explained in this
The music culture era of late Romanticism, Symbolism and Expressionism that began with the Vienna classicals during the 18th century had ended. The concert music culture of the high bourgeoisie especially in Germany and Austria had declined, (since the inflation in 1923), many high-society bourgeoisie members faced financial decline during the war, while those who gained wealth crowded concerts and operas. Rapid rise in laborer concerts showed after the war. Many professional musicians were soldiers and suffered greatly from such as the pianist Walter Gieseking (1895-1956), the violinist Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), Myaskovsky suffered shell shock and Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) - a pianist who lost his right hand on the Eastern Front. Musicians used to perform for high-rank officers during war, and the phonograph provided music and emotional bond for soldiers marking another new development in music history.
While he dictated, the culture of Germany was changed. Hitler wanted to make the population all think and be one certain way. To make this happen he made, “ Musical performances, movies, and other cultural public activities...all meant to make German’s brains exactly like the Nazi, eliminating any other thought of anti-government”(1). By controlling what people watched and read, Hitler brainwashed Germans to think positively of him and the Nazi’s. The population was not able to freely read or watch any sort of literature or other arts.
He sits in the street playing his cello, despite the chance that it could once again be bombed, or he could be shot down by a sniper. He knows won’t bring back the dead, and he doesn’t hope to save the living, his only motivation is to give passers by hope, and willingness to carry on their days. Every day he risks his life in order to give people the one thing he is able to provide, and the one thing they need - hope. Something as simple as a cellists music can provide enough beauty amidst the terror in Sarajevo to give a few citizens hope and comfort. He commits himself fully to playing, despite his own doubts of his ability, in hopes that others will do the same, and the spark of hope will grow and engulf
Introduction Roger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most well known films that many can admit to watching at least once in their lifetime. People all around the world have found this musical inspiring, as it documents growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. This incredibly well written film is based on the story of the Von Trapp family who escaped Austria when the Nazis invaded it during the war. Part of what made this movie so interesting on so many different accounts was the music that accompanied the vivid and exciting scenes. Without music, many could agree that our world would be a sad, quiet, dull and depressing place.
How Hitler Corrupted German Youth Imagine you are a 13 year old German girl in the year 1936. Your birthday is next week, and you 'll be 14 years old. Soon you 'll be in the League of German Girls. This is how it was for German children. Life was very different for children much like us during WWII.
" Juliek's music is unusually touching and heartrending because he puts his whole being into his playing. After being denied his life, humanity, and future by the Nazis and after having becoming emotionally numb from his time in the concentration camp, Juliek takes everything that has been denied him and infuses it into his music: "He was playing his life. The whole of his life was gliding on the stringshis lost hopes, his charred past, his extinguished future. He played as he would never play again. " The words "charred" and "extinguished" evoke the image of the fiery crematory and emphasize how crudely and barbarously the Nazis destroyed human life in the concentration
With such dreadful conditions, the Jews began initiating resistance and uprisings. Even though the prisoners knew loss was unquestionable, they fought bravely and certain. The Jews wanted the future generation to know that they would never give up without a fight. The Nazi officers kept watch of the prisoners every second; the inhumanity of the guards murdered the spirit of the Jews. Because of the environment of the camps, a countless number of Jews died every day.
By putting him in the concentration camp, the Nazis take his freedoms away, and knowing that his life would soon come to an end, Juliek fulfills his life’s purpose through his one standing passion: music. Juliek would not let his life end incomplete, as many Jews in Auschwitz did, so he lives out his losses on his violin. Many other Jews in the camp spend the time before their death saying Kaddish for themselves, but Juliek’s determination leads him to use music as a supplement to the remainder of the
Hitler was wrong to use German kids for his own pleasure, and protection for his army. These kids’ lives were changed for the worse. Many kids did not even get to finish their education. Kids did not even get to do anything fun, because Hitler banned it. Hitler used youth to ensure that his legacy would be carried on, because their minds are easier to manipulate.
On your belly!” I obeyed. I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip”(Wiesel 57). This quote helps explain the lifestyle in a concentration camp because in this quote it shows that if you leave your work their will be consequences. Wiesel left his work and heard Idek doing something so he went and looked to see what he was doing and since this wasn’t allowed he got punished by being whipped 25 times.