I attended the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra on November 17th, 2018. The concert was extremely diverse, and I gained a new appreciation for listening to a live symphony orchestra. Due to my background in ballet, the first piece that attracted my attention was Tchaikovsky’s “Elegy” from Serenade for Strings. This is the third out of a four-movement piece. The Serenade is known to be written with his idol, Mozart, in mind
Have you ever listened to music as you did your homework? Have you ever wondered why we do this? Many believe music keeps you focused during homework. ‘How?’ you may ask, well you do this by tuning it out and making it into background music. After a couple minutes into the homework your attention completely focuses on your homework since your brain doesn’t allow you to completely focus on two things
Each person has their own version of who the best is and what it takes. For some people, it’s about how far one capable is to push boundaries. How competent and efficient someone is in completing a given task or one they concocted for themselves. The composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, was the perfect example of this. He was a ‘revolutionary, breaking the rules, stretching musical forms to unleash emotion, and catapulting
We were to watch live classical and jazz concert. But, due to COVID-19 the opportunity for watching concert was ruined and I had to watch a concert online and write a report on it. The concert which I watched online was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No.40 and the mode was in G minor K.500. This video was published on YouTube on September 1, 2016. The concert was originally composed in 1788.
Milos Forman also named as Jan Tomas Forman was a Czechoslovakian born American writer, memoirist, and screenwriter. He was one of Eastern Europe most accomplished filmmakers. When the Soviet Union invaded his homeland in 1968, he relocated to the United States of America, where he directed film adaptations of critically acclaimed literary and theatrical works of authors that included E.L. Doctorow, Ken Kesey, and Peter Shaffer. His films are realist and
The Classical Era saw the rise of a third source of patronage which was the significance of supporting the arts. Composers and musicians back then could make a living as freelance musicians through presenting their work in public theaters and concert halls. The time period that contained the increased popularity and salaries for musicians and composers was known as the Age of Enlightenment. Musical composers work shifted from royalty to sacred
For as long as I can remember I have always assumed that Mozart and all other grand and famous composers were regarded as one of the most elite of their time, however, after watching this film I discovered that is only partially accurate. While it was true that Mozart was of high class; his peers often made remarks questioning his ability to create mesmerizing and remarkable music by saying things such
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the greatest composers in history. He was born in Salzburg Austria in 1756. Although he only lived to be 35 years old his contribution to musical history is almost unparallel to anybody else’s. Mozart was a child prodigy that started composing music at the young age of 5. As a young boy Mozart went on tour visiting all the musical centers Europe had to offer.
Born in the same continent, but almost a century apart, it is a wonder that the works of Antonin Leopold Dvorak and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are often placed in the same musical umbrella known as classical music. A century holds a surprising amount of change, whether it be spurred on by politics, culture, or innovation, and the century spanning between the lives of Antonin Leopold Dvorak and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was
After watching the movie ‘Amadeus,’ I was in a sad mood with excitement. This Mozart biographical film is a record of the devastation of a great musician in the world, and a microcosm of a class of people. Mozart’s genius and achievements need not be repeated. His 35-year short life is a pity. Whether it is real history or later processed history, geniuses often have some opponents. In the film, Mozart’s