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    The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. Widely used in Western music for solo performance, ensemble use, chamber music, and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal. Although not portable and often expensive, the piano 's versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the most familiar musical instruments.Piano originated on Europe in the eighteenth century, Italian Bartolommeo Cristofori invented a instrument which similar to modern

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    Mozart Piano Concerto

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    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

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    A Career In Piano Music

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    available for the piano is very extensive. It comes from many different eras and composers, and the difficulty of the pieces varies according to the level of the pianist. Most pieces are structured in specific ways according to the era in which they were composed. Many different factors need to be taken into account whilst performing and practising pieces. Piano repertoire is made to be performed as solos, duets or to be played with an orchestra. Classical music for the piano is typically divided

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    Well Tuned Piano

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    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. In the beginning of the song, the low toned notes are played powerfully. The notes continue

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    In August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson, Berniece struggles to come to terms with the violence in her family’s past. Berniece relocates up north to escape the violence prevalent in her family legacy. Berniece is unable to reconcile with this fact, because of this she is unable to discuss this part of history as well as other aspects of her family history with her daughter Maretha. Berniece’s hesitation to reveal this truth to her daughter is detrimental because of the fact that Maretha is oblivious

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    Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano op. 48 J204 1st Movement in Allegro con fuoco German composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was an influential icon in the Romantic Era, a period between the 18th and 19th century in which personal expression, literary ideas and emotions reached its apogee. Weber was a composer, conductor and an expert pianist and was renowned for his works in opera, compositions for piano and compositions for woodwind instruments. His clarinet compositions which include

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    his mind (since the music has to be played from memory), and took a deep breath. His fingers were ready to pounce upon the piano, a baby grand, in front of him. He cleared his brain of all other thoughts, and struck the first chord. Piano has meant so much to me during my lifetime. Ever since I started to play, I couldn 't stop. When I was a third grader, my sister took piano lessons. I was mesmerized every time I gazed at her fingers dancing on the keys. I found this instrument so extraordinary

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    Concertino for flute and piano, Op.107 Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) was a French composer and pianist. Her mother, a pianist and singer, provided young Cecile with her earliest musical instruction, who at a later age began to experiment in composition. Her father’s disagreement prevented her from attending the Paris Conservatoire, so instead she studied privately with members of its faculty, which included Benjamin Godard. She started composing music

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    Houston Symphony presented “A Mozart Thanksgiving” with Jeffrey Kahane in duo roles as pianist and conductor Friday night. A superb pianist as well as a gifted conductor, Kahane performed a pair of Mozart piano concertos and conducted the orchestra in the “Prague” Symphony (No. 38). The piano was center stage, sans lid, with the keyboard facing the audience. This setup allowed Kahane to perform while simultaneously conducting the orchestra. He stood during the orchestral parts and sat and gestured

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    The Piano Lesson Timed Write In August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, the story Berniece’s family and their past of enslavement and chaotic events is described throughout a play. Within the play two men named Lyman and Boy Willie come up from the South to sell watermelons and visit Berniece and Doaker in their home. As this occurs, the story begins and the relevance of an astonishing and mysterious piano is brought to life within the household. In The Piano Lesson, Berniece struggles with her past ties

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    Shortly after George Gershwin’s premier of his iconic Rhapsody in Blue in 1924, a conductor named Walter Damrosch commissioned Gershwin to write a piano concerto that was based on a Classical concerto with orchestration. Like it’s rhapsodic cousin, this piece is a unique fusion of Classical and Jazz styles and is great fun to both play and listen to. Like the traditional concerto model from the 18th Century, this concerto was written in three movements in this order: fast, slow, fast

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    In this novel, The Piano Lesson, we learn that some characters are doing their best to leave their mark on the world. A main character, Boy Willie, continually attempts to do so. For instance, he says, “I got to mark my passing on the road. Just like you write on a tree, ‘Boy Willie was here.’” By this, he means that he wants to make sure the world knows that he was here, and that he left something behind. Just as his grandfather carved beautiful, intricate designs into the piano and left it for his

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    mid-November, my family and I went to see the Minnesota Orchestra perform 3 pieces. The first was a suite from The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov. Then was the highlight of the concert: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. They finished with Symphony No.4 by Williams. Overall, this concert was outstanding. The piano concerto really was incredible, as was the rest of the performance. The first piece, suite from The Snow Maiden, was 4 pieces selected from an opera about the transformation of a girl from having

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    Piano concerto K.488 was written during 1785-1786, it was one of the three piano concertos wrote by Mozart. The first movement is set in a sonata form. It used 2 flutes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in A, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass and piano. The structure of classical concerto The opening movement of the classical concerto No.23 is the most musically substantial. It is the longest movement and a fast-paced variation of sonata principle; sonata-allegro. Begins in home key;

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    Mystery Piece 3: Piano Concerto Of all the mystery pieces, I found the third to be the most entertaining and most musically rich. The piece contains many instruments, dynamics, and themes that have been featured throughout the course. While it is apparent that there are multiple inspirations from classical western art music, there are some very Americans and new ideas contained in the piece. For starters, the main instrument featured is none other than the piano. This isn’t a surprise, as Americans

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    minor’.” He challenged the traditional rules of equal temperament and invented unconventional harmonic relationship as an expressive tool. His invention resulted a profound influence on the impressionist composers of his time. Pour le piano is a suite for solo piano written in 1901. It was premiered a year later at the Société Nationale de Musique by Ricardo Viñes. It consists of three movements and the final movement is a virtuoso showpiece toccata. The toccata derived from Italian word “toccare”

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    The Piano Lesson

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    Cross1Ashley CrossDr. DavidsonBasic Study of Literature (Drama Analysis)3/18/18August Wilson 's dramatic play "The Piano Lesson" is about the strongly compelling contention between, brother and sister, Berniece and Boy Willie. It is a play encompassed with the controversial openly discussed topic over how African Americans should see their ancestors ' wretched experience of bondage. Boy Willie resolvedly needs to annihilate the past and savor on predictable open doors centering

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    The Piano Gender

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    In relation to gender in the films The Piano, The Searchers and Meshes of the Afternoon, there are prominent issues in relation to how they are represented within the realm of the movie screen. However, these representations correlate with societal conventions for the times these films were set in. All of these films represent women as being subservient and submissive, while the men are strong, dominant and assertive. However, there is a collapse in relation to these representations as gender roles

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    Beethoven is famous for his music which is played in orchestra, symphony, or Piano. He was the composer who made Für Elise, Ode to Joy, and Moonlight Sonata. Ludwig Van Beethoven impacted the world with his music. Beethoven 's music is being played by kids and adults on Piano, Violin, and a lot of other instruments. His father wanted him to be another prodigy like Wolfgang Amadeus

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    Sarcasms Op 17 Analysis

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    this paper is to investigate the innovations in Sarcasms by examining compositional components such as harmony, figuration, and texture in Sarcasms in comparison to Prokofiev’s piano works composed before and during the production of Sarcasms. Works that will serve as the basis of comparison include Four Etudes for Piano, Op.

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