The Rebirth Of American Musical Theatre - 1,618 words
Two great writers of American musical theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, had one idea in common. They wanted to present to the American public a new and revolutionary musical that would stand out above the rest. They wanted to make an impact on the societies of the era. They wanted to be creative and do something that was considered rebellious. When they finally combined their ideas together they created an American masterpiece in musical theatre: Oklahoma!. It was the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, starting the most successful creative partnership in the history of American musical theatre. According to Joseph Swain in his book The Broadway Musical: A Critical ...
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The Rebirth Of American Musical Theatre - 1,583 words
... oma! had proved, on opening night, a stunning stage experience such as one does not often encounter in a lifetime of play going. From the moment the curtain rose and the first lines of the first song were sung, down to the final scene with the presentation of the title number, the audience sat spellbound as a new kind of stage art unfolded with incomparable beauty and majesty. (181) Along with dance and villains, Rodgers and Hammerstein also took on a new approach to forming the music that they included in the musical. In Gerald Bordmans second book American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, he stated that long before they wrote their first lyric to "Oh What A Beautiful Mornin' ", Rodgers an ...
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Living A Musical Language Through The Work Of Stravinsky - 1,375 words
Stravinsky Stravinsky is considered to be one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He introduced two of the first major suggestions of contemporary music. He is thought of as somewhat revolutionary because of the clamorous reception of his new style. Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882. His birthplace is Oranienbaum, Russia, which is now Lomonosov. His father was the leading bass singer at the Imperial Opera House in Saint Petersburg. Although he came from a very music-oriented family, Stravinsky was not encouraged to pursue a musical career. Instead he was pushed to study law. He attended the University of Saint Petersburg. During his studies at the universit ...
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Claude Debussy's Musical Influence - 1,080 words
Even though he grew up in France being a painter was more accepted than being a composer. His father thought that he would become a sailor. He had all the tools for a painter but he was said to have, having a musical ear, but of Debussy it could be said that he had the finest musical eye of any composer (Brown 16). Claude Debussy is one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century, loved by many people of different musical tastes. From his early childhood many people recognized his love of music, knowing that he was ready and willing to be a successful musician. Making people love and appreciate the deeper side of music was one of his personal goal; but not the only goal. Due t ...
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Claude Debussy's Musical Influence - 1,094 words
... l different kinds of harmonies until the superintendent stopped him (Vallas 19). He was a good rebel not always looking for the negative, but sometimes doing something that would spark a new idea or interest. Sometimes his rebelliousness would get him into trouble resulting in long-term conflicts even in court appearances. Debussy composed the music for an opera called Palleas. After hearing the opera a few times, was dissatisfied with the music played and the parts it was played in so he wanted to rearrange it. The poet that was directing the opera, Maeterlinck tried to press charges against him because he didnt believe that he should be able to change anything. Maeterlinck did end up g ...
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General Review Of The "music Man" Musical - 535 words
Upon viewing Meredith Willsons The Music Man, I made a pact with myself, never to go see another musical again, or at least not pay for one. I dont want to discredit the Department of Theatre or anyone else involved, for I believe they worked hard and put on a great performance. This being the most professional play that Ive seen, besides a couple in grade school, I find it hard to believe one would attend a musical, unless they were expected to write a paper about it. The Music Man left me lost a few times and I had a hard time following the play thru musical performance. Besides the theatrical performance I didnt find the plot too appealing. An older traveling salesman falling in love with ...
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Musical Tuner Business Plan Summary - 1,472 words
Extent of the Investment Our organization is designed to enable us to deliver the cost, capability and overall financial performance to be the Benchmark and to meet customers needs. In order to accomplish this, there is funding needed in order to mass-produce, advertise, and sell the product. From our initial calculations, our first year needs are $1,985,536. In order to sustain growth in not only the company, but the product as well, an additional $3,000,000 is needed to rent office space, pay employees, produce the product, sell the product, and market ourselves globally. Therefore, the extent of the investment we are looking for is 5 million dollars, either in one lump some, or preferabl ...
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Musical Review Of Jazz Solo #2 From Snake-back - 817 words
Quincy Troupe is world-renowned for his love of jazz music and for his poetry, which reflects that love. The rhythm and meter of his poems lend themselves easily to live readings, and have a very solid musical quality about them, reminiscent of the very songs that he has listened to his whole life. In his Snake-back Solo 2, he references several famous Jazz artists, including Louis Satchmo Armstrong and Miles Davis, two of the most famous jazz artists in history. The structure of this poem, when read aloud, sounds like it could be a jazz song from that era years ago when jazz music was the most prevalent in American culture, especially in New Orleans, widely considered to be the birthplace o ...
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Pythagorean Philosophy And Its Influence On Musical Instrumentation And Composition - 1,332 words
"Music is the harmonization of opposites, the unification of disparate things, and the conciliation of warring elements...Music is the basis of agreement among things in nature and of the best government in the universe. As a rule it assumes the guise of harmony in the universe, of lawful government in a state, and of a sensible way of life in the home. It brings together and unites." The Pythagoreans Every school student will recognize his name as the originator of that theorem which offers many cheerful facts about the square on the hypotenuse. Many European philosophers will call him the father of philosophy. Many scientists will call him the father of science. To musicians, nonetheless, ...
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Johns Interesting Career - 974 words
John Perreault is a musician who lives in Upstate, NY. He started appreciating music at an early age. Banging on pots-and-pans, singing. His grandfather, who was a professional musician, and my supportive parents, drove his interest in music. He was always in chorus. Then when the time came, he took up the bass in fourth grade. He quit the bass playing after three years and didn't do anything musical. He took a few music classes, but played nothing on the side. Then his grandfather passed away in '94. After his funeral, he felt like he had let him down. This event was the turning point in his life. He took up guitar later that year and wasn't too sure of the future. It's every young musician ...
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Tattoos - 963 words
Tattooing has been around much longer than most people think. Most people envision natives, with tribal tattoos, or sleazy parlors on the wrong side of the tracks filled with bikers and sailors, but that's not even close to where it started. Scientists found a man, "the ice man", said to be the oldest man ever found intact that dated to the prehistoric era, and he had tattoos. And there were also the Egyptians who were masterful tattooists. Usually only the upper class, priests and priestesses had tattoos. The women wore tattoos on their bellies to ensure fertility, and many of the priestesses were heavily tattooed, especially on the face. In the years of the Roman Empire tattooing was almos ...
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Leonardo Davinci - 439 words
Throughout history there have been many people who have affected the way we live today. Some of these people have devised laws, created machines, or sculpted artwork. Leonardo DaVinci is one of these people. He was a painter, sculptor, inventor, musician, architect, scientist, and military engineer. Leonardo DaVinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci. At the age of nineteen he traveled to Florence to be an apprentice in the studio of Verrocchio. While he was there he began his painting career. His most famous pieces of works are The Last Supper, Madonna and Child with St. Anne, Mona Lisa, and Self-Portrait. DaVinci also painted the Battle of Anghiari, the Leda. These two pieces ...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,642 words
founded in 1895, gave its first concert the following year under the direction of Frederic Archer. Victor Herbert was the chief conductor from 1898 to 1904; he was succeeded by Emil Paur (190410). The orchestra was then disbanded. It was revived in 1926, and over the next decade it was led by Elias Breeskin (192730) and Antonio Modarelli (193037). The orchestra was reorganized by Otto Klemperer in 1937. Fritz Reiner was chief conductor from 1938 to 1948, followed by William Steinberg (195276), Andr Previn (197684), Lorin Maazel (198495), and Mariss Jansons (1995). Since 1971 the orchestra has performed in Heinz Hall, the renovated Loews Penn Theater (built 1927). To truly understand Pittsbur ...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,585 words
... phonies of Gyrowetz and Haydn, and to study such other scores as were available I nthe incipiently cultured Boston that day. Soon thereafter every other city also sprouted its musical organization. Philadelphia, Cincinatti, St. Louis, San Francisco, and other communities as they attained a modicum of wealth and leisure attracted German and French immigrants to perform in the orchestras. Further development of the American orchestra should be attributed to visiting tours of European great orchestras. Germania Orchestra, having gained initial and greatest success in Boston responded to a demand from cities as far west as Beethoven and played Beethoven to sold out audiences. Members of this ...
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African Art - 411 words
The traditional art of Africa plays a major part in the African society. Most ceremonies and activities (such as singing, dancing, storytelling, etc.) can not function without visual art. It can also be used as an implement and insignia of rank or prestige, or have a religious significance. African art consists mainly of sculptures, paintings, fetishes, masks, figures, and decorative Sculptures are considered to be the greatest achievement for African art. A majority of the sculptures are done in wood but are also made of metal, stone, terra-cotta, mud, beadwork, ivory, and other materials. It is found in many parts of Africa but mainly in western and central Africa. Many ancient rock painti ...
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Ludwig Van Beethoven - 481 words
I. Education in general and in music Beethoven came from a musical family, and his early musical training was under his father's guidance. His father taught him piano and violin. His general education was not continued beyond the elementary school. He was practically illiterate in math. As a youth of 19, in 1789, Beethoven took legal steps to have himself placed at the head of his family. He petitioned for half his father's salary to support his brothers. This act of self-assertion is an indication of his character. On one of Haydn's trips to London, he met the young Beethoven. Beethoven showed Haydn a cantata and he received Haydn's commendation. The Elector of Bonn paid for Beethoven's les ...
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Dorothy - 593 words
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9,1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents (Cyril and Ruby Dandridge) had a troubled marriage, which eventually lead to them going their separate ways. Ruby met the new "love" of her life, a woman, later was much despised by Dottie. She was very domineering and abusive toward Ruby's two children, especially Dottie. Early in their youth Ruby and her friend trained them for performing onstage. Between the ages 4-6 depending on who you ask, was about the time Dorothy and Vivian began performing publicly in Baptist churches, and they toured the country as the gospel singing act, the "Wonder Children "Around the 1930's Dottie &Vivian joined a third girl (E ...
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The Life And Works Of Frederick Chopin - 1,154 words
... lt to learn, and their musical form and content puzzled contemporary musicians. It is a measure of Chopin's stature that publishers not only printed these pieces but also paid substantial sums for them, even though they were unlikely to reap an immediate profit. Chopin's music sold so well that publishers were obliged to reprint his works frequently in order to keep up with demand. Most of these reissues used the plates from the first editions; and since printed scores of this period almost never bore publication dates, later printings are often distinguished only by changes on the title pages, such as the price or the publisher's address. However, there are frequently alterations in the ...
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Eminem - 943 words
For my research paper, I chose to write about Marshall Mathers. I chose to write about him because he is the best young rapper, and I like how he doesnt care what happens, he just goes with it. He isnt a very good role model, but he is funny, and couldnt care less what anybody says about him. He had a rough childhood that reflects to now, and makes great records and songs that describe his life and what has happened during it. Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri. He created his own nickname, Eminem, which is pronounced M&M, from his initials, M.M. Marshall had a harsh and cruel childhood, where he constantly moved between Kansas City and Metro Det ...
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Sir Anton Dolin - 1,218 words
Dancer and choreographer Anton Dolin has been called "one of the most colorful and vital figures in modern ballet." As a member of internationally known ballet companies or as director of his own troupes, this British-born artist has toured Europe and America for the past twenty years. Anton Dolin, originally Patrick Healey-Kay, was born on July 27, 1904, in Slinfold, Sussex, England. He is one of the three sons of George Henry and Helen Maude (Healey) Kay. When he was ten years of age his parents moved from Slinfold to Brighton. It was at about this time that the boy made up his mind to become a dancer. Although his parents tried to discourage him from dancing, they sent him to Miss Claire ...
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