It uses musical ideas to represent concepts without having to use sung words. Prominent examples of a programmatic works include Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony - where it is a musical description of ascending and descending a mountain, Modest Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – inspired by the paintings and watercolours of artist, Hartmann who was a close friend of Mussorgsky. The piece in focus would be Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. We will be focusing on his artistic influences from literature that influenced the story of his Symphonie Fantastique. When Hector Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique, or Fantasy Symphony, in 1830, he was greatly inspired by Shakespeare 's work, Hamlet but more specifically, he was swept away by the likes of Irish Actress, Harriet Smithson.
In Peter and the Wolf, the main character or message is simply the triumph of good over evil, so it is understandable why the piece has a tempo in Allegro and is in a Major key. Peter is represented as a String and the dynamics at the beginning are in Mezzo Forte and feature small gradual crescendos. Then gets very quiet all at once in Piano then quickly crescendos again. As the piece goes along Peter is introduced to many different “animals” or instruments, such as the Flute from the woodwind family, which represents the Bird. Then came the duck played by the oboe, which featured a melody in Legato and a tempo in moderato.
The use of shapes and flats embodies the interned mood. Schoenberg-A survivor form warsaw, Op 46 This piece translates sound in to visual interpretation. The story telling of the vocalist correlated with the music. I like the concept of the musical interaction with the story. Webern- Five pieces for Orchestra, Op.
Oratorio originally meant prayer hall. The cantata is an extended piece consisting of succession and recetivies and set pieces such as aries, duets and choruses. The sonata is used to describe several types of pieces in the baroque era. The term sonata most commonly was used to label a work in several movements for one or more instruments and basso continue. A sonata for two violins or other treble instruments plus bass was called a trio sonata.
Romanticism led to looser and more extended musical forms, including the symphonic poem, the expressive miniature for piano, the art song in which great emphasis was placed on the music’s detailed expression of the verbal text and the symbolic meanings, the fates of national or religious groups or events in exotic, far-off settings.Another manifestation of Romanticism is found in the exaltation not only of the composer but of the virtuoso performer. A further aspect of Romanticism is found in the search for national identity, often through their history and folk music
The Poem for Flute and Orchestra (1918) originally written for Georges Barrère demands high lyrical virtuosity from the performer. Technical aspects of performance all should serve to interpret the lyrical characteristic of the piece. Poem was first performed on November 16, 1919 by the New York Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Damrosch with Georges Barrère as the flute soloist. The atmospheric opening is heard as a refrain throughout the work, there are sections of dense chromatic language, polymetric dance, and enlivening technique. Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine for Flute and Piano Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013) French composer was appointed professor of composition at the École Normale de Musique in 1961, and at Paris conservatoire in 1970.
Musical theatre performance, which presents fictional plots and impresses audiences with show-stopping dance and song, unites dramatic works across the globe. American musical theatre, specifically, draws inspiration from European straight plays, burlesques, and operas, while dramatizing American topics. Nineteenth-century musical comedies use entertaining situations, rather than plot, to frame performances involving song, dance, and humor. For example, George M. Cohan’s works, although inspired by European musical theatre, fail to please audiences as its unified music and book neglect the plot. By the twentieth century, however, pioneers such as Oscar Hammerstein II create musical theatre shows, such as Show Boat, where the plot holds the
Romanticism is the movement in the arts and literature emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual. This idea originated in the late 18th century, featuring composers such as Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, and Frederic Chopin. In the current 21st century, original classical-styled composition is difficult to discover. These days, unique instrumental music is found movie scores and soundtracks. Some renowned film score composers include Hans Zimmer (The Pirates of the Caribbean), James Howard Newton (The Hunger Games), and John Williams (Star Wars).
Song Title: My favorite Things Artist: John Coltrane The song starts with drums and piano in background and the saxophone enters with happening melody like something interesting is being told in the form of story. As the favorite things continue it takes exciting twists and until climax is reached. The continuation of only drum and piano gives a consistent feel at the end. It is as if music is narrating some story. Song Title: Bird Land Artist: weather report The start is
‘His harping offers a restoration of natural and civic harmony, and a close analysis of the progress of his art reveals the nature of his sojourn in fairyland and the meaning of Heurdosis’ return.’ (102, Lerer). In this essay, I will discuss the importance of Orfeo as a minstrel as well as the crucial nature of the harp throughout the poem. I will also discuss how his musical talent has a means of enhancing his ability to persuade those he encounters with particular reference to lines 417-473. i i i i i i i i i i i From the early onset of the poem, Orfeo is introduced as a king in England. While he holds great power by means of hierarchy, he is also a gifted harpist. From the first few lines of the poem, the inspirational and restorative powers of his music are eminent.