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Romantic Era Music

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Music is multicultural, fun, effortless, relative, and emotional. Music crosses all borders of the imagination, even the music that seems boring past a certain decade. Children born in the 1980’s hated rap, children born in the 1990’s hated disco. Each generation has its own flavor and appeal, in comparison, to the Baroque, Rococo, and Romantic eras. These eras brought many songs and rhymes into modern-day films such as: Die Hard, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and far out films like The Crucible. Each decade influences the components of sound into a film, the culture surrounding the film, and its admiration of the film. The Baroque period happened around the same time as the others, in the mid to late 1800’s. It was a time where music…show more content…
Unlike the early Baroque where the music is churchy and neat, small hints of despair and raw emotion emerge. Rococo is still light, and clean like the Baroque, but because music is turning into more of an experiment for composers, it has more emotion to it. For example, if listening to “Kiss the Girl” from the movie The Little Mermaid, the melody is fun and uplifting. Of course, there are instruments unheard of in the Rococo period that are used in the song, but the composers are moving away from nice and slow. “When 's it my turn? Wouldn 't I love, love to explore that shore up above? Out of the sea, wish I could be, part of that world” (Menken). This song, “Part of that World”, also becomes more romantic and surreal. Movies such as these create knights in shining armor, a handsome squid fighter to defend the ultimate treasure, love. There is no greater story than a man rescuing and falling in love with even a little mermaid. Rococo influences inspire young girls to dream of love, to dream of hope and even faith. The idea of a fantasy, or imaginary friends is key to child development, even if it is disguised as fun. In brief, the Rococo era paves emotional progress to the futuristic…show more content…
Finally, in the Romantic period, music becomes melodramatic, graceful, speedy, and even witty. The most common films that can be described for a musical romantic theme is: Fantasia, Cinderella, and in small portions, the SpongeBob SquarePants show. After the Baroque and Rococo experiments, music became more dramatic and quick. Think of ballet, and the dancers that stand on the tips of the toes. The most common artist of this time is Beethoven, one of the most important composers of the romantics. “This film was surely different. The Disney Company went out of their comfort zone and did something entirely new and refreshing. Though it was not a huge success when it debuted, this is a true Disney classic. The film was remade in the year 2000 with even better and stronger animation techniques. The sequel to the timeless classic was equally captivating but far more successful” (Hurd). Aside from the animation, the fluffy and fun music that captures each short clip in the film creates imagination for even the coldest of exteriors. Romanticism reached all corners for lasting impact. Music would be played at weddings, in general the mood was happier so people in turn would feel good. Pushing apart the Baroque, Rococo, and Romantic aspects, in general, music is influential in and of itself. Rock n’ Roll arose from Country, and Blues, Rap arose from Blues and Pop. There is a lineal progression in any influential aspect that involves music and time. In 2017, music is taught in
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