“Take The ‘A’ Train”- Duke Ellington, 1939 Today; I am going to write a little comment, about an old song, it has two variations, which is “Take the ‘A’ train,” according to (JASON PARKER • APR 3, 2014.))) It has written by Billy Strayhorn for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. This song signature for the Duke 's name tune. Ellington is considered feasibly the best composer and dance orchestra leader in the history of jazz, having passed his big band for half a century, touring the world constantly and turning out a body of work that holds no equal. In fact, many put Ellington in the same year as Beethoven and Mozart as a composer.
After playing this folk setting several times as a piano encore, he eventually had the score published. The piece broke composition sales records and paved the way for his popularity in the future. Chorale and Alleluia by Howard Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) Howard Hanson is a well-known American music theorist, composer, conductor, and educator. He has composed many pieces and received the Pulitzer prize for his fourth symphony. Besides being an established composer and conductor, he was the director of the Eastman School of Music for over forty years.
Antonin Dvorak was a famous Czech composer who incorporated Bohemian styles into his own pieces. He put together various operas, concertos, and chamber pieces. Most importantly, the romantic composer orchestrated five well-known symphonies, including New World Symphony. Due to unclear notes that were uncovered after his death, many have hypothesized that this particular symphony could have been the fifth, eighth, or ninth. However, eventually it became known as his ninth symphony, and his last completed one.
It remains quite repetitive until the end of the piece. “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla” is a piece of art that is performed in an instrumental fashion by an orchestra. Listening to this song reminded me of someone enjoy a day, and suddenly something goes wrong which inflicts a sense of fear. The music was quite soothing in the beginning, but towards the end began to put listeners on edge by the eerie sounds being produced. I think this was a great choice for the opening piece because it captured the listener’s attention.
Berlioz produced Traite d’instrumentation et d’orchestration modernes (1844) as handbook for orchestration which served to later generations an introduction to the expressiveness that’s in music (Jaquez Barzun). Berlioz was a leader of the Romantic Movement, as he truly embodied the expressiveness and dramatization that the movement held key. He was able to create unique works and never repeated himself. The innovation of symphonies, expression in music, and true variety were all the edge Berlioz had. Even in his time it can be seen how he influenced others like Wagner with his style.
Polymodality in Dave Brubeck’s Compositions After returning from the army service in 1946, David Warren Brubeck (1920-2012) enrolled to study with Darius Milhaud (who he met before enlistment) at Mills College in Oakland, California. Through Milhaud, Brubeck became involved with polyrhythms and polymodality, and they developed a relation of friendship until Milhaud’s death in 1974. Brubeck emerged as one of the most significant figures in West Coast jazz of the 1950s and beyond. Deborah Mawer states, “Brubeck returned to California for more academic study, ‘determined to get his still-evolving, polytonal, polyrhythm but not-bop music accepted in the jazz community and to make it a part of the American musical mainstream’.” Brubeck experimented with polymodality in improvisation and composition, “Paul Desmond remembered that Brubeck had confounded him on their first meeting by asking to
They changed the way music itself was created and the way it was presented to people listening all over the world. There are few artists in the world that have been able to have the success The Beatles did, their musical achievements truly were one of a kind
His father Leopold was a composer and had been training him since he was three years old. “...he studied hard under his father to learn the techniques of established masters including Bach, Handel and Haydn” says [ citations]It is said that he began to compose music when he was five years old, so we could assume that his father heavily influenced his earlier work. During his tour around Europe along with his father and older sister, he had the opportunity absorb different styles while performing. while on his tour he had the priviledge to meet Johann Christian Bach who impacted the ideals of young Mozart. Mozart was also able to get familiar with the work of various composers such as Haydn and also Gregorio Allegri, Mozart was able to write the entire score from memory and only making minimal
George Gershwin is one of the best composes of the 1930s because of his successful compositions. After performing a show entitled “Blue Monday,” the pit leader Paul Whiteman asked Gershwin to compose a piece to heighten the genre. Supposedly, he forgot about Whiteman’s request until he saw in a newspaper that Whiteman’s concert would be premiering a new piece by Gershwin. He began to write at a frantic pace until A Rhapsody in Blue was complete. (Gershwin, Biography) This is Gershwin’s most famous and arguably his best work.
Despite being unpatriotic, Stravinsky wrote some wonderful pieces of music based on many different cultures. Though he 's considered to be a Neoclassical artist, his works included Russian folklore-based music, jazz, 30 's American-commissioned pieces, and 40 's Russian and French traditions. Stravinsky was seen as very versatile, and had many contradicting styles. His first piece, The Firebird, consisted of comlex rhythms and dissonance that had never before been tried in public. The energy in his music impressed his audience, so he moved on to even more shocking experiments.
The effect was huge to musicians. Due to the technology, jukeboxes, talkies, and radios had made musicians wealthy and famous, but it also made some musicians became unemployed. Bars and ballrooms started to use jukebox instead of hiring musicians. During 20s, musicians were hired to perform at the radio station, but during 40s, most of the radio stations were devoting airtime to records. Thus, the first recording ban happened in 1942 and lasted for two years.
After The Juilliard School of Music created the drama division the institution altered its name to The Juilliard School [Juilliard] as a result of the school 's various divisions and programs. In 1969, The Juilliard School relocated from Morningside Heights to its present home in Lincoln Center New York City and is currently managed by its sixth president Dr. Joseph W. Polisi (Par. 4-5). In 1926, The Juilliard School of Music emerged as the finest institution solely for gifted musicians. After a century of advancement, designing and
The piece that was performed started off as a long somber melody that gives off calming sensation. Under this melody was a trilling sound made from thee violinist. This underlying sound keeps changing through the piece, it kept descending and ascending like it was fading in and out of this piece. This calming sensation gives the audience more of a chance to take in the melody and the rhythm of the piece being played. Along with the somber melody, throughout the piece there was a prolonged ringing type of sound as the undertone that gives the piece an interesting contrast.
In 1944 he traveled to New York to learn more about music at Julliard School. During his time there he collaborated with Charlie Parker and other musicians with whom he helped form the basis of bebop (“Miles Davis”). Davis eventually left Julliard to explore his own voice and came across a composer named Gil Evans and they began to exchange ideas. They were looking for something other than swing and bebop and formed a style called “cool jazz” (Kirker, Tim). This new style was evident in his album Birth of the Cool which was performed with a nine-piece band that included artists such as Max Roach, John Lewis, Lee Konitz, and Gerry Mulligan (Macnie, Jim).
Beethoven was influenced by many but the main people who influenced Beethoven were Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph-Haydn, and George Frideric Handel. Beethoven is viewed as a transitional figure between the Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. , Beethoven 's innovation was the ability to rapidly establish a solidity in juxtaposing different keys and unexpected notes to join