String quartet Essays

  • Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 33, No. 2 Analysis

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    a performance of ‘Haydn’s String Quartet, Op.33, No. 2 “The Joke” IV. Presto’ from you tube. It is performed by University of North-Texas String departmental and the web address is; I will refer to the music from the score in ‘Norton Anthology of Western Music’, Vol. 2, 7th edition, J. Burkholder & C. Palisca. Joseph Haydn composed his String Quartet in E-Flat Major in the summer and fall of 1781. It is one of six quartets of Op. 33 which were first

  • The String Quartet No. 8 Analysis

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    MUSICAL ANALYSIS The String Quartet No.8 is a complex, melancholy work written ambiguously after witnessing the ruins of the Dresden bombings while Shostakovich was under Soviet rule, which he did not agree on as he could not express his art properly under media laws. The overall piece has a nervous, confused tone. The indecisiveness in every note is most likely due to the ambiguity of the motivations for the composition, that is to say was he really mourning the victims of the Dresden bombing or

  • How Did Beethoven's Life Influence Famous Composers?

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    passion. He continued to compose music and never looked back. His early works in the 1800s included piano sonatas and chamber music. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio. He is a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music and remains to be one of the most famous and influential of all composers. (www.lvbeethoven

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: My Immortal Beloved

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    Ludwig van Beethoven, known worldwide as the most tremendous composer of all time, was born around 16 December 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Despite his correct birth date being undecided, Ludwig was baptized on 17 December 1770. Due to law at the time, babies were baptized within 24 hours, so his most likely birthdate would be 16 December 1770. Beethoven had two younger brothers: Caspar and Johann. Beethoven’s mother, Maria, was gentle and well principled. Johann, his father, was an ungifted singer, was

  • Beethoven Eroica Symphony Analysis

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    Getting sketches "Eroica", Beethoven confessed: "I am not quite satisfied with his previous work, now I want to choose a new path. We have heard from childhood that name - Beethoven, Beethoven - the great Viennese classics. His undying fame, despite the fact that since his death 188 years have passed. History tells that Ludwig Van Beethoven great, rude, conceited classic German composer who lived in the 18th and 19th century was a revolutionist and he liked Napoleon Bonaparte very much who was

  • An Essay On Ludwig Van Beethoven's Life And Music

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    Beethoven I’m doing an essay on Ludwig Van Beethoven who was a German composer and the most well known musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in December of 1770 to Johann Van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. He had three sisters and four brothers and was the second oldest. There is no authentic record of Beethoven’s birth date, but there is the registry of his baptism, in a Catholic service at the Parish

  • Eight String Quartet Analysis

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    The Eight String Quartet was written in 1960, in only three days. It was written whilst visiting the then communist state of East Germany. Officially he was there to write the score for the Soviet film “Five Days - Five Nights”,a film that would use the destruction of the city of Dresden as a fictional story. The new quarter was premiered on 2 October 1960 by the Beethoven Quartet at the opening chamber music concert of the new season in Leningrad. The performance was repeated the next day for

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony

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    Ludwig van Beethoven was born in December 1770 to a musical family living in Bonn, Germany. Although he and his family celebrated his birthday on 16 December, there is no evidence to suggest that this was his exact date of birth, with only the registry of his baptism on the 17th serving as the commonly accepted birth date of this legendary composer. As a child, Beethoven was musically trained by his father and later by other local musicians. His talent was evident from a young age and, exploited

  • Johannes Brahms: A Great German Composer

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    many of one of the greatest musicians to ever live, he was a romantic person who also was great German composer and pianist. He was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7th of 1833 into the Lutheran family, where his father made a precarious living as a string bass player (Machlis 305). Many had believed he was the next great Beethoven, and he was certainly living up to those expectations. He was a great master of symphonic and sonata styles in the second half of the 19th century (Biography 2015). He was

  • Harry Partch Classical Music

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    Harry Partch was born in 1901 and turned out to be a man who did not accept the rules that were set forth around him. This dislike for conventionalities traces back to him being born to adamant Christian parents who were missionaries in China. He viewed the act of them imposing their beliefs on people as controlling. Growing up in the American Southwest, he played the piano and even went on to accompany silent films until he moved to California where he found employment in different types of jobs

  • Beethoven's 5th Symphony Research Paper

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    Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, on December 16, 1770. He was the oldest of three children of Johann and Maria Magdalena van Beethoven. His father, a musician who liked to drink, taught him to play piano and violin. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony might possibly be his best symphony out of all 9 of them. In the Beginning of the 5th symphony, it feels like a bad guy in a movie is being introduced for the first time. I can tell a lot of beethoven’s feelings went into his 5th symphony as

  • Beethoven Informative Speech

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    Introduction Play Beethoven’s Fur Elise Clip, ask if anyone knows the title and composer of the song. YouTube Video Ludwig Van Beethoven had a life full of events, many amazing accomplishments, and he still continues to influence the way we compose music today. Ludwig Van Beethoven has left a huge mark on the way we compose music today with his nine symphonies, especially the ninth symphony. We are able to continue to enjoy the work of Beethoven today and

  • Alban Berg's Music Analysis

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    Alban Berg began to write lieder in 1901 but first in 1904 he started taking lessons with Schönberg, first in counterpoint and harmony, and since 1907 in composition. In 1910, Schönberg wrote in a letter to his publisher about Berg’s talent: “One (Alban Berg) is an extraordinarily gifted composer. But the state he was in when he came to me was such that his imagination apparently could not work on anything but Lieder. Even the piano accompaniments to them were song-like in style.” As the correspondence

  • Beethoven Accomplishments

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    Beethoven and his Life as a Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is a well-known composer of the late 1700s and the early 1800s. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His birthdate is widely disputed because no one actually has records for when he was exactly born. However, historians got the necessary clues for his birth date from the church where Beethoven was baptized. Historians had figured out that he was baptized on 17th December, 1770, which means that he was born a day before as a person is

  • Haydn String Quartet Op 33 No 2 Analysis

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    A review of a recording of the finale (4th movement) of Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 The recording of the finale (4th movement) of Haydn’s String Quartet Op.33 No.2 that I have decided to review for you today is performed by the ‘Ariel Quartet’. This performance has a strong sense of togetherness and the performers give a sense of enjoyment through the performance. From research I have learned a lot about the background of this piece and about Haydn himself. Joseph Haydn wrote music for

  • Peter Sprague's The Dance Of The Universe

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    After a five-day tour in New York City with jazz vocalist Diane Reeves, Peter Sprague returned home, opened his guitar case, and discovered the neck of his guitar broke somewhere between New York and San Diego. If that not enough reason for him to retire from playing guitar, his diagnosis with arthritis 15 years earlier should have given him reason. But instead of quitting his passion, he continues to play in concerts and produce his own and other people’s CDs. Whether playing to the sounds of

  • Sarah Butler's Short Story 'Number 40'

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    It can be hard to see other people being happy, especial when you are struggling yourself. Sometimes you just whish you had a different life. This is the case in Sarah Butler’s short story “Number 40”. In this story we are introduced to Melissa, who has never taken control of her life, and has ended up being an observer of other peoples’ lives, without being aware of it herself. We hear the story through a third person perspective, which follows Melissa. We are fully in touch with Melissa’s thoughts

  • Music In Ancient Greece

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    for forgiveness for the sheep’s that he had stolen from him. In Greek and Roman antiquity the lyre would always be played with lyrics. The shape that the lyre had was also very similar to a small harp. It had 7 to 8 strings, every string had a special name. Later on lyres with 9 strings were appeared. It is characterized as the ethnic instrument of ancient Greeks. The guitarist is also one of the most popular musical instruments in ancient Greece. Usually it has a square base and it’s a musical

  • A Wrinkle In Time Literary Analysis

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    It was a stormy night in the Murry house, and Meg Murry, as a result of having a room in the attic, is afraid that the hurricane may blow down her room, and possibly their entire house. That night, a lady named Mrs. Whatsit enters the house and claims that she was blown off course. Meg and her family noticed there is something unusually interesting about this elderly woman, and, as Mrs. Whatsit claimed, there is such a thing as a tesseract. Mrs. Murry’s face went white, and she wondered, how could

  • Personal Essay: My Love Of Hip Hop Music

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    Music is a universal language as it is accepted by the whole world even though some of us might not understand the physical language of the music that they are listening to. There are a variety of music genres for people to choose ranging from pop, rock, bop, techno, swing, rhythm and blues, hip hop, folk music, and many others including my personal favourite, jazz. Being the only daughter in the family with more male cousins than females had made my music preference a little bit different from