• Fortun Emotion Egypt Narrator
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    "Fortun'e"The short story, "Fortun'e" by Rikki Ducornet, written as a horatian satire, utilizes first person narrative by allowing the narrator to refer to himself in the first sentence, "My passion for Egypt was sparked at the opera." By referencing to himself in this way, I learn two things: first he has a love for Egypt; and second he has been to the opera. Two sentences later, interestingly enough, I discover that the author has adopted a persona to create irony, and that persona is a dog, ....
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composers Could Not Cope After Don
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's name is familiar even to people who know little or none of his music. However, Mozart's fame is based on two different frames of reference: firstly, being the most famous child prodigy in music history (as both a performer and a composer) and secondly, his unquestioned brilliance as an adult composer of Classical symphonies, operas, chamber music, sonatas, church music, and concert i for various instruments. Perhaps what he is best remembered for are his operas. His a...
  • Text And Music Wagner Opera Year
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    born Leipzig, 22 May 1813; died Venice, 13 February 1883). He was the son either of the police actuary Friedrich Wagner, who died soon after his birth, or of his mother's friend the painter, actor and poet Ludwig Geyer, whom she married in August 1814. He went to school in Dresden and then Leipzig; at 15 he wrote a play, at 16 his first compositions. In 1831 he went to Leipzig University, also studying music with the Thomas kantor, C. T. Wein lig; a symphony was written and successfully performe...
  • Handel Opera Music Musical
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    Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759), one of the greatest composers of the late baroque period (1700-50) and, during his lifetime, perhaps the most internationally famous of all musicians. Handel was born February 24, 1685, in Halle, Germany, to a family of no musical distinction. His own musical talent, however, manifested itself so clearly that before his tenth birthday he began to receive, from a local organist, the only formal musical instruction he would ever have. Although his first job, be...
  • Mozart Salzburg Vienna Opera
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    Mozart "The Composer" The youngest child and only surviving son of Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus was born in Salzburg in 1756, the year of publication of his father's influential treaties on violin playing. He showed early precocity both as a Keyboard-player and violinist, and soon turned his hand to composition. His obvious gifts were developed under his father's tutelage, with those of his elder sister, and the family, through the indulgence of their then patron, the Archbishop of Salzburg,...
  • Richard Wagner Nineteenth Century
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    One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the nineteenth century. His program of artistic reform accelerated the trend towards organically conceived, through-composed structures, as well as influencing the development of the orchestra, of a new breed of singer, and of various aspects of theatrical practice. As the most influential composer during the second half of the nineteenth century, Richard Wagner's conception of music re...
  • Richard Wagner The Life Of
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    One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the Nineteenth Century. His program of artistic reform, though not executed to the last detail, accelerated the trend towards organically conceived, through-composed structures, as well as influencing the development of the orchestra, of a new breed of singer, and of various aspects of theatrical practice. As the most influential composer during the second half of the Nineteenth Century...
  • Lady Macbeth From Head Conspirator To Wimp
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    Lady Macbeth From Head Conspirator to Wimp The story of Macbeth by Shakespeare is one of his most read and most loved plays. It was not unlikely that out of all of his plays that Macbeth would be one of the few successful plays that would be turned into an opera. Verdi wrote the opera with librettists Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maff ei. The opera was written around 1846 and premiered on March 14, 1847 at the Teatro dell Pergola in Florence, Italy. A few years later the Verdi revised the op...
  • Gustav Mahler Subject Matter
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    Mahler was born in Kalisch t, Bohemia, on July 7, 1860. At the time, Bohemia (later to form a major component of Czechoslovakia, and later the Czech Republic) was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, then enduring its final crumbling decades, and the region where Mahler spent his youth was strongly associate with the Czech independence movement. However, Mahler also was a Jew, and Jews in the region were associated by ethnic Czechs with Germans. Mahler famous quote is: 'I am thrice homeless, as ...
  • Tootsie Soap Opera
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    Tootsie 1982 Sydney Pollack Michael Dorsey is a young New York actor that's very talented but has managed to turn every producer in the country against him because he likes to do things his way or no way. His agent can't seem to find him anything after a tomato commercial that Michael lost because he didn't feel the tomato wasn't "properly motivated." A popular soap opera has an opening for a woman part Michael auditions as "Miss Dorothy" and gets the part becoming widely known. He falls for a c...
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wrote Opera Sonatas
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was christened Johannes Chrysostom us Wolfgang us Theophilus, but he preferred Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His father, Leopold, began teaching him to play minuets on the harpsichord before he was four years old. It only took him half an hour to learn each minuet. Before he was six, he had composed sonatas and a concerto for the harpsichord. Mozart learned to play the violin without being taught. He had watched his father a...
  • History Of Singing Styles
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    There have been distinct stages in the development of music and particularly singing over the previous hundreds of years. Looking back now we can easily see where certain things interlinked to create a new style or method of singing. From the western side of things, the first significant frame was the operatic movement. This began in the early 1600's with the first ever Opera 1602. It was called Orp heo and was written by Monteverdi. The singing style that existed between 1600 and 1750 was known...
  • Rigoletto Duple Meter
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    I attended the opera Rigoletto at the New York State Theater. Rigoletto was composed by Giuseppe Verdi and it was first performed in 1851, during the Romantic period. Act I of Rigoletto starts out in duple meter and sounds very dramatic, as if something dark and mysterious is going to happen. I think the dynamics play a role in this mood because of the constant changing from loud to soft. This act starts with an overture since the beginning is instrumental. All of a sudden, still in duple meter,...
  • Observer Review Coming Soon By John Barth
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    He's showboating again... Coming Soon! ! ! John Barth Atlantic Books 14. 99, pp 448 Calling John Barth self-conscious is about as helpful as calling Kafka odd. The highly wrought games and puzzles of the postmodern novel Barth helped invent are already self-parodic. Barth writes double-helix narratives in which 'the tangled tango' of life and art always threatens to spiral dizzily out of control. The plot of a Barth novel is never easy to summarise, because writing is the story: 'process as cont...
  • Careers In Music Skills Needed
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    When researching music, it is not easy to find much information for free. The music business is so secretive and elite that anyone wanting information must be committed to digging deep, know someone in the profession, or get ready to pay. My research was tedious, but I did find many different interesting things that Vocal Music majors may want to know including salaries, skills needed, and education required. The first aspect of Music Careers that I researched was Vocal Performance. Vocal Perfor...
  • Recital Piece Trumpet Bugg
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    Tonight, September 30, 2003, I attended the "Recital-The Voice and The Trumpet" held in the Recital Hall in the Leslie Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University at 7: 30 pm. This recital consisted of three music professionals, G. William Bugg, Leonard A. Candelaria, and Kathryn Fouse. G. William Bugg, the bass / baritone singer, is a renowned singer of opera, and he has performed with the Atlanta Civic Opera, the Kentucky Opera Association, and the Chattanooga Opera. He has also performed w...
  • Music Petrushka Opera Tableau
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    His Life: "' 1882! V 1971, born and raised in Oranienbaum "' father was the leading bass at the Imperial Opera "' musical education was kept on amateur level due his parents! | wish for him to study law "' at 20, submitted compositions to Rimsky-Korsakov, attracted the attention of Diaghilev, the impresario of the Paris-based Russian Ballet, who commissioned him to write a score for The Firebird "' a year later, the ballet Petrushka, with dancers Vaclav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina in leading r...
  • A History Of Handel
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    Georg Friedrich Handel was one of the most accomplished Baroque composers in his time. Born in Halle, Germany in 1685, he was the son of a wealthy barber who wanted his son to become a lawyer. However, he displayed such musical aptitude with the harpsichord, organ, oboe, counterpoint and fugue, he became an assistant with Friedrich Zach av, organist of the cathedral of Halle. However, Handel entered the University of Halle, but quickly withdrew, and left for the University of Hamburg, to study m...
  • A Summary Of Carmen
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    A Summary Of Carmen Georges Bizet's opera Carmen was first performed at the Paris Opera-Comique on Mar. 3, 1875. The libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Haley, based on Prosper Merimee's novella. Don Jose, a young soldier, is garrisoned in Seville. There he encounters Carmen (act 1), a gypsy woman who, as a front for her smuggling activities, works in a cigarette factory. When Carmen is involved in a noisy disturbance of the peace, Don Jose is told to arrest her. Seduced by her charms, he ...
  • Amadeus Mozart Thought Opera
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    I thought that Amadeus Amadeus I thought that this was a very interesting movie. One of the things that I noticed right off is that when Antonio Salieri was playing his own pieces I had never heard any of them. As soon as he played Mozart? s however, it was something that I recognized hearing before. I found it funny that when Mozart was young he wrote all these pieces and was considered to be so great and famous, but yet he acted just like any other young boy growing up, almost as if he did not...