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  • Piano And Little Peter
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    " A Great Composer" Peter Ilynich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840. When Peter was born his family lived on a small estate in Votkinsk, a town near the Ural Mountains in central Russia. His father was French but his mother was Russian. She played the piano, and little Peter soon imitated her. His father had moved to Moscow when he was eight years old. When he later moved to Moscow, he attended the school of Jurisprudence. Sadly, Peter's mother died in the summer of 1854 of cholera. Peter late...
  • Romantic Music
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    Romanticism Roughly from 1815 to 1910, this period of time is called the romantic period. At this period, all arts are transforming from classic arts by having greater emphasis on the qualities of remoteness and strangeness in essence. The influence of romanticism in music particularly, has shown that romantic composers value the freedom of expression, movement, passion, and endless pursuit of the unattainable fantasy and imagination. The composers of the romantic period are in search of new sub...
  • Eminent Russian Composer Nikolay Rimsky Korsakov
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    Extra Credit Paper Chapter 17 The great Russian composers of the early twentieth century, for the most part, experienced two portions to their lives. They were born, raised, and trained in tsarist Russia, but spent the majority of their composing and performing years outside the country due to the revolutionary changes. Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer and musical theorist, was one of the greatest composers of the Russian nationalist school, and a great master of orchestration. He st...
  • Music And Operas Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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    Mozart was considered to be the best musician / composer of all time. Mozart was a genius when it came music and composing, he was said that no other could rival him and to this day people still say that he is the best. The reason why I choose to do Mozart is the fact I do believe he is the best musician / composer of all time, and his life story is of a tragic but gifted young soul. Later on you will find out about his family, his teachings, his tragedies, and of course his accomplishments. Wol...
  • Most Beautiful Pieces Of Music
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    George Frideric Handel George Frideric Handel was one of the greatest composers of the late baroque period (1700-1750) 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 background. His own musical talent, however, began to show before his tenth birthday. He received lessons from a local organist, the only musical instruction he would ever have. His first job was as church organist in...
  • Second Piano Concerto
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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...
  • Russian Composer
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    Russian composers are often mentioned in history as the most influential in the world. With style unlike any other, Russians are able to capture mood through a unique ability to capture exactly what they feel. Exactly how the Russians are able to do this is unknown, though through this, the greatest composers have turned out to be Russian. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich are all able to write and portray the most detailed feelings and moods, and it is to them that we owe the advanceme...
  • Corpus Christi Chorale Performance
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    Reaction Paper I chose to attend the Corpus Christi Chorale performance, "David's Psalms and Paul's favorites". A chorale is basically just a choir, an organized group of singers. The performance took place on Tuesday, October 3 at The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal. It was a particularly special performance because one of the members, Paul Giraud in, was starting his 45th season in the Corpus Christi Chorale, and celebrating his 80th birthday. On Tuesday, three friends and I had arranged...

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