Impact of Mozart and Beethoven on Classical Music

To what extent did Mozart’s symphony No.40 and Beethoven’s symphony No. 5 help shape the classical music period? Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………..3 Mozart Background……………………………………….5 Beethoven Background…………………………………..6 Symphony Number 40 in G minor by Mozart…………..7 Symphony Number 5 in C Minor by Beethoven………..9 Beethoven’s Impact……………………………………….11 Mozart’s Impact…………………………………………….12 Conclusion………………………………………………….13 Bibliography…………………………………………………14 Introduction: The classical music, which took place…

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Characteristics of the Musical Repertory Often Described as ‘expressionist’

Twentieth-Century essay What are the principal characteristics of the musical repertory often described as ‘expressionist’? Illustrate your answer by reference to works by at least two composers. Introduction Expressionism. This word is an often troubling and difficult term to define for many musicologists. However, it is undisputedly in the context of music history, a modern…

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Johann Sebastian Bach and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Introduction: The two composers I will be discussing are: Johann Sebastian Bach, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Their pieces: Jesu, meine Freude, 1723 and Missa Papae Marcelli: Gloria, 1567. I chose these pieces because they are both sacred pieces, which allows a more accurate comparison between the styles of the two composers. Biographies:  Johann Sebastian Bach: Johann Sebastian Bach…

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Impacts of Music Piracy

In the future, the only way musicians will make money is by playing live. New federal legislation says universities must agree to provide not just deterrents but also “alternatives” to peer-to-peer piracy, such as paying monthly subscription fees to the music industry for their students, on penalty of losing all financial aid for their students.…

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Language and Music

“Understanding music requires no recuperation[SKS1] of a fictional world, and no response to imaginary objects….the meaning of music lies within it; it can be recovered only through an act of musical understanding, and not by an “assignment of values” of the kind provided by a semantic theory[SKS2]” (Roger Scruton) Music is an important aspect of everyday life: We can take…

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Scales in Music

“Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music” – “Unknown” Music was and will always be universal, personal, and close to millions of hearts anywhere in the world. Music would not have been…

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