Salieri was financially well-off, he was the composer of the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones), but not so talented. On the other hand, Mozart was not so financially stable, but immensely talented. He had to work very hard to make a survival. In my opinion talented people are admired and appreciated, but everyone is keeping an eye on them. A little mistake can bring their reputation down and there are many more people who are plotting against them to make sure that they do not miss that opportunity and drag them down.
Igor Stravinsky is quoted saying, “I never came across anyone who had any real attraction for me” when he mentions his lonely schooldays. His parents were never supportive of his music because they wanted him to study law. Then, his father died from cancer, in 1902. This was the year he started taking lessons from Rimsky-Korsakov, but six years later, Rimsky-Korsakov dies too. This strongly affected him because Rimsky-Korsakov was such a major influence in his life.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, and died on December 5, 1791, in Vienna. He had composed numerous piano concertos, however, this essay would be discussing the social and historical factors that has influenced Mozart to compose one of his famous piano concertos in C Major, K.467. Mozart had arrived in Vienna in 1781 in search of a better musical platform. The musical life in Vienna during the 1780s was one of the world’s greatest then. Mozart was greatly confident that he would be able to make his mark in Vienna, as he knew that he had experience from all over the world, however, it took him a long time before he could make it big there.
9 in D minor opus 125, represents the height of Beethoven’s creativity and intelligence and in a sense can be regarded as a culmination of the trauma he endured because of his loss of hearing. Furthermore, the work is a very powerful force and especially if it is experienced live. One understands and appreciates the sheer genius that was Ludwig van Beethoven and this work, even though it is over 190 years old, is still able to resonate with audiences all over the world. The last movement is one of my favourite pieces of music to listen to and analyse because of the emotional, creative and intellectual thinking it entails. The recording I listened to was the Folsom Symphony and Sacramento Master Singers "Glorious Beethoven" March 25, 2012.
The second theme and also a motif in the novel is “Classical music”. Burgess was also a composer. He even considered himself a composer more than a writer. Therefore, he often uses music as a motif in his works. The work which was frequently alluded to was Beethoven’s ninth symphony, Ode to Joy.
He left an enormous mark in the world of music, and will never be forgotten. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the best composer to live and play. Even with other composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn, Mozart exceeded expectations. His musical prowess was one-of-a-kind, and he was brought up as that. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a phenomenal violinist, and great performer.
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat. Exceptionally melodic the primary theme of the movement start with an authoritative leap of an octave in the violins.
“Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a ballet to Prokofiev 's music and this was premiered at Covent Garden in 1964, with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. Since then it has become a much–loved part of the ballet repertoire.” Finally, also Westside story is based on the Shakespeare play from 1957 by Leonard Bernstein. The themes stay consistent, however, strangely, although the play is supposed to be a tragedy it often seems more comedic than several other plays that Shakespeare wrote. This may be because it has more in common with the other comedies that Shakespeare wrote than the tragedies. One could say that Shakespeare wrote the ultimate piece when he mixed tragedy and comedy into one.
One such Broadway pioneer, Stephen Sondheim, develops a style that relies on wit and shock factor to make statements about American society. Unlike the musical comedies that initially set a precedent for their gaudy numbers that highlight the performers, Sondheim’s musicals contain strong plots and characters that highlight the plot. The songs contribute to the setting and situation of the musical instead of distracting from the story. Audiences initially meet his musicals with mixed opinions: some love them for their intellectuality, but the musicals shock others with their bold themes. Presently, audiences increasingly respect Sondheim’s musicals for their innovative themes and formats.
In the beginning, he struggled to make his voice heard. For example, in 1924, Armstrong was dismissed by his bandleader Fletcher Henderson when he asked to sing on a record, and this negative reaction was seen through most of his early career. He had an untrained voice, one with a limited range and a gravelly quality, and was not recognized as a singer until long after establishing himself as an instrumentalist; ironically, today, he is one of the central singers in pop and jazz history with many well-known singers molding their style after his.
Before reading this musical, I did not have good idea of what it was about. I thought it was a comedy in some ways, but I did not except it to be so dramatic. This musical touches on subjects that are very fragile. I did not expect the son to be a ghost, and to have died when he was younger, and he is a ghost in the musical. With the musical being so emotional, there is a lot of adult content.