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As intangible as heaven lies a place where flowers
As intangible as heaven lies a place where flowers
As intangible as heaven lies a place where flowers bloom through the feathered cavities of clouds, clouds which support the inspirations of the pulchritude of sound, music. The perpetual composers lay there surrounded by an ongoing sea of billowing smoke towering above them, just as the Parthenon gazes down apon the people of Athens. The cherubs with their omnimence prepare, one after another the angelic symphonies with a quil in their hand and a pipe in their mouth, so that they may inspirit th
Ludwig von Beethoven
Ludwig von Beethoven
Ludwig von Beethoven One of the greatest musical geniuses of all time didnít even know his own birthday. Ludwig von Beethoven was born second in his family, behind Ludwig Maria, his older brother, who died very young. This loss may still have stung their parents. Their pain could have overshadowed the second Ludwigís own early childhood. The brothers shared a name, Ludwig, which probably added to his confusion. A common mistake is the claim that Beethoven was born on December 17, 1770. This is a
History of Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering
History of Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering
History of Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a
2. Beethoven is the composer of the most influenti
2. Beethoven is the composer of the most influenti
2. Beethoven is the composer of the most influential pieces of music ever written. Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Beethoven started a rolling wheel of Romanticism. He wrote music to be jubilant at a time when he felt like it. He also showed what no other composer had shown before. He showed that music can exist in the mind
J.R.
J.R.
J.R. Music, Ludwig Van Beethoven and W.A. Mozart are the two most important musicians of their time. Their pieces are everlasting and will live on forever. Their styles are so unique and uplifting that they could never be matched. These masterminds played in the same time period but their lives differed tremendously. There are some similarities and many differences between these two but one fact will remain: They are the central and most vital part of all music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one o
Perfect Pitch
Perfect Pitch
Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch is the ability to identify any musical note without comparison to a reference note, and is a talent displayed in a small amount of people. What causes it is a question which has attracted a lot of attention lately. Scientists are asking them selves if it is a learned ability or are we given this unique talent through our genes. MRI scans in test have shown an enlarged portion of the brain present in individuals gifted the ability of perfect pitch. Scientists have been
April 13, 2000
April 13, 2000
April 13, 2000 Music 100 Megan Miskill: Junior Recital On April 4th, I made my way to the music building to see Megan Miskill perform her Junior Music recital. Her concert was shared with a violin player, Trevor Corneliusen, but for this paper, I will only discuss Meganís performance. She sang three sets of pieces: Schubert, Faure and Mozart. Each set was contrasting, yet featured her lyric soprano voice beautifully. Nick Williams was her accompanist. The first section of her concert was the Fra
Beethoven
Beethoven
Beethoven Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethovenís love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner of his household by the time he was 18 years
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus M
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus M
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart\'s death has been shrouded in mystery. Some say his great rival, Antonio Salieri, or the Freemasons murdered him. Others say he was simply exhausted. And some believe he died from sickness. It has been established that Mozart suffered from various illnesses, which no doubt contributed to his death. But some researchers have concluded that physical and mental exhaustion greatly affected Mozart, and contributed to his early death. These resea
Haydn Biography
Haydn Biography
Haydn Biography Franz Joseph Haydn was born in the village of Rohrau, Austria on March 31, 1732. He began his musical career by singing in Vienna for the Saint Stephens Cathedral when he was eight years old. At the age of seventeen, Haydn began his career as a freelance musician. In 1759, Count Ferdinand Maximilian von Morzin hired him as music director. In 1761, he became music director to Prince Pal Antal Esterhazy who was later succeeded by his brother Prince Miklos Jozsef Esterhazy. Prince M
1518 (150 Kb); Oil on wood, 154 x 119 cm (60 5/8 x
1518 (150 Kb); Oil on wood, 154 x 119 cm (60 5/8 x
1518 (150 Kb); Oil on wood, 154 x 119 cm (60 5/8 x 46 7/8 in); Uffizi, Florence It was for this achievement that Raphael has remained famous throughout the centuries. Perhaps those who connect his name only with beautiful Madonnas and idealized figures from the classical world may even be surprised to see Raphael\'s portrait of his great patron Pope Leo X of the Medici family, in the company of two cardinals. There is nothing idealized in the slightly puffed head of the near- sighted Pope, who h
Construction and Playing
Construction and Playing
Construction and Playing The main parts of the violin are the front, also called the belly, top, or soundboard, usually made of well-seasoned spruce; the back, usually made of well-seasoned maple; and the ribs, neck, fingerboard, pegbox, scroll, bridge, tailpiece, and f-holes, or soundholes (see illustration). The front, back, and ribs are joined together to form a hollow sound box. The sound box contains the sound post, a thin, dowel-like stick of wood wedged inside underneath the right side of