Benny’s huge success during the Swing Era is what led Time magazine in 1937 to name him the “King of Swing”. The next year, during the peak of the Swing Era, Benny Goodman’s band, with musicians from Count Basie and Duke Ellington’s bands, reached a big milestone to be the first ever jazz band to play at the esteemed Carnegie Hall in New York. After the concert, the Benny Goodman Band went through a few changes in cast. The swing era came to a close as World War II raged on, and that aided a change in styles. Benny continued to play swing style
The dialogue and lyrics are straightforward and full of ironic elements, which bring a lot of fun to enjoy. The transition from lines into a song is pretty smooth. For example, when Shrek is “hurt” by what Fiona says and his anger reaches a climax, he naturally starts to sing to express his emotion. In addition, the music, which embraces several styles such as pop, rock and jazz, also add dynamics into the show. So in sum, the writing of the show is appealing.
This song remained the biggest hit of his career. Soon following this overnight fame, the show La, La Lucille, which was entirely composed by George, premiered and became an instant hit. Several more hit accomplishments preceded George’s fame famous work of Rhapsody in Blue. During the premier of Rhapsody, George claims to have had included some of the notes that he had previously removed from the script. Fortunately the other performers followed along and George’s improvisation skills proved to be effective.
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.
The fact that he has consistently had at least on show running on Broadway since 1979 is an incredible feat in itself. Many composers are lucky to have just one or two shows run. We do not know what is yet to come from the brilliant Andrew Lloyd Webber, but if it is anything like his past productions, I do not think we will be
The dialogue and lyrics are straightforward and full of ironic elements, which bring a lot of fun to enjoy. The transition from lines into a song is pretty smooth. For example, when Shrek is “hurt” by what Fiona says and his anger reaches a climax, he naturally starts to sing to express his emotion. In addition, the music, which embraces several styles such as pop, rock and jazz, also add dynamics into the show. So in sum, the writing of the show is well-done.
He produced his first play when he was only twenty years old and his next two plays followed right after. With every new play, he became more famous and Rostand’s name began to attract distinguished actors and actresses to star in his productions. In 1897, Rostand produced Cyrano de Bergerac. The play was a huge success. Late nineteenth-century theater had been based on realistic stories and unsentimental characters.
“Broken-Hearted melody” by Vaughan is an upbeat piece that details a story of lost love. She is trying to forget about her past love but something keeps reminding her of him. The meaning of the song completely contrasts the music. The message of this song is heartbreak, but the music reflect a happier tone making this a piece that shouldn’t make sense, yet it does and quite well too. Based in a shoo-wop style, this is definitely more of a pop tune for her.
The song, “Good Old Days,” by Macklemore featuring Kesha gives listeners a unique, deep emotional connection with one’s past and future in a simplistic, but pathos way. The lyrics are very simplistic which helps to make the song relatable to its listeners. Good lyrics are the reason for a top hit song.
Flaws by Contrast Comparisons and contrasts play a huge role in literary works, especially between characters. Not only do they show similarities and differences between various characters, but they also bring out specific qualities that make a character unique and help guide the readers towards a common conclusion. In the popular Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, the protagonist and hero, Beowulf, is emphasized for his extraordinary greatness. Throughout his story, he, as an advocate of good, encounters many opposing forces in the form of other characters. In a society where heroism and bravery are honored as essential aspects of culture, the contrasting values of these characters, or foils, help define Beowulf as the model hero.
John Simon, a drama critic said he was "as long on talent as on legs", which would prove to be true in the years to come. After his Broadway debut in Baker Street, Tune’s career took of and didn’t ever seem to slow down. Tommy Tune worked again in the chorus of A Joyful Noise in 1967 and then again in How Now Dow Jones
David talked about a famous composer Leonard Bernstein’s work from a British perspective. For the British, they thought those American composers just too much praise how great they were in their work. Leonard Bernstein the American composer who were multi talented in musician. For his pieces Candide and West Side Story which performed in London, but those pieces received opposite comments. They thought Bernstein and American musicians had not lucid between ‘light’ and ‘serious’ music, and they did not respect music, because they did many musical and symphony together.
The Well Tuned Piano is a piece for solo piano and the entire duration of the work is 6 and a half hours. The music is composed of Just Intonation and is improvised by the composer La Monte Young. The composer also performs himself. During the song, the modern concert grand piano is played in just intonation pure toning. The sounds are completely controlled, and the composer exploits the constitution of pitch.