• Campions The Piano And Oppression
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    Jane Campion's "The Piano" relates the story of a Scottish woman who is sent to New Zealand, during the Victorian Era, for an arranged marriage with a farmer. Ada voluntarily gave up speaking at the age of 6 and communicates by either signing for her daughter, writing on a small paper tablet around her neck, or, more joyously, through playing her piano. After a long and arduous journey with the piano, Ada is forced to leave it on the beach where her boat landed. Left without her musical passion,...
  • Piano Ada Back Scene
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    The Piano gave me a great understanding of true love and the hardships that came along with it. The movie was very well put together, and I learned a great deal from the production. The Piano had some good instances of well lit up shots, along with some good symbolism which, I will explain about in the following report. For instance there was a scene in the movie involving Adas' young daughter where all of a sudden a cartoon just appears out of nowhere. I believe the producer was relating the ca...
  • The Piano Ada Baines Stewart
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    A Mail Order Bride " The strange thing is I don't think myself silent, that is, because of my piano" (Campion 9). This beloved instrument is central to the plot and plays a major role in the movie The Piano. It is a symbolic instrument that Campion uses to tell a complex tale... The film is a story of shyness, repression, and loneliness, of a woman who will not speak and a man who cannot listen, and of a willful little girl who causes mischief. Ada's verbal silence is a complicated issue in the ...
  • The Piano Strings One Pianos
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    The Piano The piano when invented changed the way music was written, and even created new forms of music. Its invention ushered in new eras and gave people a sense of worth. But this change did not take place overnight, it took many years of hard work and labor to achieve what the piano is today. The History of the Piano In 1698 a man named Bartolomeo Cristofori began to design an instrument, which would play both loudness and softness and be able to use an excellent range of dynamics unlike the...
  • The Piano Lesson Boy Willie
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    A Piano's Cost In The Piano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30's family in a dilemma over selling an ancestral piano for money to buy land those ancestors worked as slaves. The piano teaches many lessons, among the most important is that you must hold on to your heritage over everything else, even economic betterment. The Piano Lesson speaks of some basic lessons of African-American culture. Wilson felt a duty toward his African's slave past. In this way his play teaches duty toward...
  • The History Of The Piano
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    The History of the Piano The piano has seen many sights and has been a part of countless important events in the past and present, and is said to have dominated music for the past 200 years (Welton). Throughout history, inventions come along that "take art away from princes and give it the people" (Swan 41). Not unlike the printing press, the piano made what was once intangible possible: the poorest of peasants could enjoy the same music that their beloved rulers did. The piano can be played by ...
  • Jing Mei Mother Piano Child
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    The story "Two Kinds" written by Amy Tan is about a Chinese-American family looking for new opportunities in California. Jing-Mei's mother would to sit her down after dinner and read magazine articles about prodigy children and then quiz Jing-Mei to see if she could do what the prodigy child was doing. Jing-Mei was always feeling that she was not reaching her full potential in her mother's eyes. Through Jing-Mei struggles with her mother and the piece of music the protagonist matures into the re...
  • Franz Josef Haydn Piano Movement Orchestra
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    Franz Josef Haydn wrote quite a few concerti for piano, which have never really enjoyed the popularity of such pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While some accuse Haydn's piano concerti of being too 'light' or having 'no meaning', I find those to be inaccurate surface impressions. I have found a great deal of enjoyment from these pieces of Haydn, and one of my favourites of his piano concerti is the seventh. Haydn's seventh piano concerto was written in the key of F Major, and is in incredibly ...
  • The Piano Lesson Boy Charles
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    The Lesson of the Piano Lesson To a person such as myself I tend to believe that freedom is in the mind and not as much a physical thing. Mainly because you can be shackled and imprisoned but they can never take away your dreams, hopes, thoughts and aspirations. Those will always remain with you no matter what occurs to an individual. With that said it can be said that Boy Charles did give his life for nothing, since we are all free in mind we need not the things of our past to tell us who we ar...
  • The Piano Lesson Boy Willie
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    Doaker Berniece and Boy Willie's uncle is a railroad cook, trying to keep the peace while testifying to the past. Boy Willie A few short generations removed from the African who carved the piano, he comes to Pittsburgh from Mississippi on a mission to sell his piano in order to buy a piece of the land where his ancestors slaved. Lymon Boy WIllie's partner watermelons is anxious to finish the business and begin his new life in the north. Berniece Boy Willie's sister, Doaker and the action of the ...
  • The History Of The Piano
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    The history of the piano, and his technique born, of course in close relation with the others keyboard instruments especially with the clavichord, his predecessor. The transition from the clavichord to the piano bring to us very interesting information about piano technique and the problems that the musician from that time had to confront. The piano technique, the works for piano, the composers, recitals, auditions and all around the piano history have absolute relation with the manufacture and ...
  • Mothers Dream Daughter Piano Mother
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    Erica Tam November 5, 2000 Final Draft In Amy Tans Two Kinds, Tan uses the central conflict and symbolism to emphasize the idea that achieving the American Dream is a struggle and can lead to disappointment. The central conflict of the story is about the mother wanting her daughter to become a child prodigy, but her daughter cannot fulfill her mothers dream. And, Tan uses the piano symbolizes hope, but also failure for the daughter and mother to accentuate the idea of dreams can be defeated. Tan...
  • Piano Back To His Child
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    "Piano" by D. H. Lawrence The poem Piano, by D. H. Lawrence describes his memories of childhood. Hearing a woman singing takes him to the time when his mother played piano on Sunday evenings. In the present, this woman is singing and playing the piano with great passion. However, the passionate music is not effecting him, because he can only think about his childhood rather than the beauty of the music that exists in his actual space. "A woman is singing" softly to the speaker "in the dusk." Th...
  • The Piano Lesson Boy Willie
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    Defend Boy Willie's Scheme for Buying Sutter's Land. In The Piano Lesson, written by August Wilson, Boy Willie devises a scheme for buying Sutter's land. Boy Willie has one part of the money saved up. He will sell the watermelons for the second part. Then he will sell the piano for a third part. The only debating issue in Boy Willie's scheme is the piano. Berniece does not want to sell the piano. This is the only reason for a defense in Boy Willie's scheme. Therefore, I will defend Boy Willie's...
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Composer
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    Probably the most revered of Rachmaninoff's compositions is the Second Piano Concerto, a work whose existence is attributed to the auto-suggestion therapy of a Dr. Nicholas Dahl. Rachmaninoff's need for the good doctor's services came about in this manner: in 1897, the composer was in the throes of despair over the failure of his First Symphony at its premiere at St. Petersburg. Nothing, not even subsequent success in London in his unusual triple role of pianist, conductor, and composer, could d...
  • The Piano Lesson A Deeper Look
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    Cindy Her Professor Davidson English 10221 March 2005 The Piano Lesson: A Deeper Look Winner of multiple awards such as the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, August Wilson is known most for his forceful cultural plays. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilson was born to a white father that later abandoned his family, and a black mother. Wilson dropped out of school in the ninth grade after being accused of plagiarism. Wilson after went to pu...
  • The Player Piano Sound Line Word
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    Evaluate the effectiveness of diction as an adjunct to meaning in John Updike's "Player Piano." In "Player Piano", John Updike uses personification to give life to a unhuman' piano. By using diction to communicate his ideas, he effectively allows the reader to explore the psyche of a "Player Piano." In the first couple lines of the poem, assonance and consonance are present. In line one, these musical devices dominate the sentence as there is a repetition of the "ick" sound in "stick", "click", ...
  • Clara Wieck Schuman Piano Robert Pieces
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    Clara Wieck Schumann Clara Schumann was born in Liepzig Germany on September 13, 1819 and died on May 20, 1896. Clara's parents were Friedrich Wieck, a music teacher who married one of his students, a soprano named Marianne. Clara's father made claims before she was even born that she would be a great musician and child prodigy. Her first public appearance was at age nine, and her first piano recital, age eleven. She performed and studied piano, voice, violin, instrumentation, score reading, cou...
  • Piano Lessons Play Church Teacher
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    As a little girl, playing the piano was something I had always wanted to do. I could sit and watch other people play the piano all day long. I can remember sitting in church when I was young, and wanting so much to be the church pianist. This essay describes the excitement of taking piano lessons and how the last piano recital made me feel like I had accomplished something wonderful in my life. My mother always knew I wanted to play the piano. One day she came up to me and asked me if I wanted t...
  • The Piano Lesson Boy Willie
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    The Piano Lesson is a very good book. When you read it you feel as if you can fly away into the trees and see god. They put the book together in a way that you would want to read it over and over again. The main character Boy Willie is from mississippi but he is visiting Pittsburg to take a piano that is half his and sell it so he can buy some property off the people that used to own his ancestors. The piano is ghostly and the old man who used to own his ancestors comes back to try to kill them ...