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  • Music Presentation
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    Empathy project ~ Reflect on the project you have chosen completed. Has your perception been altered in anyway? Was it easy to be empathetic? Consider issues in your term project relationship that would benefit from the use of empathy. Use your empathy building skills. What are you the results? Use specific examples. The event, which I attended, was called 'Music-a-la-Carte' with the presentation, being the four handed piano. I had no idea as to what was attending except that it included music. ...
  • Great Composers Of The Sonata
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    The Sonata Christian Coral 10/6/96 In the late 1700's and early 1800's the Baroque period gave way to the classical era, introducing many revolutionary new scientific discoveries and theories. This drastically changed the peoples social views and brought on the "age of enlightenment". With this change in social philosophy came changes in musical trends. One of the most important new trends of the time was a more common use of the sonata. During the Classical era, the sonata evolved into a more r...
  • Known About Haydn's Piano Sonatas
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    The Piano Sonata in the Classical Period The piano sonata was an important part of music during the Classical period. It characterizes the Classical era's new trend of musical form. Originally, the sonata was made up of several dance movements, but then in the Classical era, it changed to a fast-slow movement style, each of the movements being composed in one of the forms popular during the Classical period. These consisted of sonata-allegro, ternary, rondo, and theme and variations. Down throug...
  • Chopin's Music
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    Chopin One of the most profoundly original composers in history, Frederic Chopin was not at all a traditional "Romantic" musician; in fact, most of his music defines a separate category all its own. Born in Zelazowa Wol a, a small city near Warsaw, Poland on February 22, 1810, Chopin first studied the piano at the Warsaw School of Music, and was quite proficient on that instrument by his early teens. He played his first public concert at age 7, and was a published composer at 15. By the late 182...
  • Franz Liszt
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    Ode to Franz Liszt "A prophetic voice, borne on the golden wings of time, Transcends the beat of the human drum... ever sublime Ancient strategic dots that plot a masterful score Slumber for a century till given life once more Clay digits cascade over ivories, black and white, Summoning reveries that croon and howl in the night More profound than the Pole or diverse than all his peers His rich tapestry of sound soaks in blood, sweat and tears Once Prometheus bound his exhumed spirit now soars En...
  • Solo Piano Performance In An English Concert
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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 ...
  • Front Of The Most Beautiful Piano
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    When we think of gifts, we picture little boxes covered with shiny wrapping paper and a cute little ribbon on top. For my fifth birthday, my present didn't exactly fit these "requirements". Sitting down in front of the piano every night, I can remember the time when one little girl's dream came true. Immediately after I woke up on the day of my fifth birthday, my parents blind-folded me and led me to the dining room. Taking off the handkerchief, I stood in front of the most beautiful piano I had...
  • Haydn's Seventh Piano Concerto
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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 ...
  • Public Awareness Of Chopin's Music
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    The 1830's have been called "the decade of the piano" because during that period the piano and the music written for it played a dominant role in European musical culture. The piano had, of course, already been popular for more than half a century, but by the third decade of the nineteenth century, changes in the instrument and its audience transformed the piano's role in musical life. As the Industrial Revolution hit its stride, piano manufacturers developed methods for building many more piano...
  • Music Of Scott Joplin
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    The King of Ragtime is what they called him and that is what he was. Scott Joplin was to ragtime as what John Philip Sousa was to the march. The book I choose to read was titled "King of Ragtime Scott Joplin and His Era", Edward A. Berlin was the author of the book. Scott Joplin's life seemed to be like most people's life at that time in the South when his was growing. However, as he got older he began to break away and become a huge part of musical history. He was born on November 24, 1868, in ...
  • Erik The French Composer Erik Satie
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    Satie, Erik The French composer Erik Satie was born on May 17, 1866, and died on July 1, 1925, was the son of an English mother and a Parisian music publisher. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 1879 but failed to benefit from academic education, which he embarked on again only in his 40th year, when he enrolled as a pupil of Vincent d'Indy and Albert Roussel at the Schol a Cantor um. Long before that, however, he had composed a number of short piano pieces, whose eccentric titles and unfashio...
  • Modern Piano Technique
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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 ...
  • Back To His Childhood And His Mind
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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". The s...
  • Three Pieces Of Music
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    Francis Poulenc was born in Paris, France on January 7, 1899 into a well-to-do family. His father, Emile Poulenc, was one of the directors of the pharmaceutical firm Rhone-Poulenc. Never one to be without money, Poulenc's composing was often viewed as more of a hobby than a necessity. Poulenc never studied at the famed Paris Conservatory or any other musical institution, which later made it difficult for him to be accepted by his peers. Poulenc studied piano with Ricardo Vines and composition wi...
  • Most Difficult Piano Music
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    Franz Liszt was born on October 22, 1811 and lived until July 31, 1886. He was taught the piano by his father and then Czerny (Vienna, 1822-1823), making himself known as a remarkable concert artist by the age of 12. In Paris he studied theory and composition with Reich a and Per; he wrote an opera and bravura piano pieces and went on tours in France, Switzerland and England before his bad health and religious doubt made him rethink his career. Intellectual growth came through literature, and th...
  • Royal Conservatory Of Music Piano Exam
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    Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Exams: A Fair Evaluation The 144-year-old (Royal, 63) Royal Conservatory of Music institution offers a variety of musical programs, but for Paul Shaffer, bandleader on the David Letterman show, the Royal Conservatory of Music meant mostly one thing- the exam (Goddard). Many Royal Conservatory students across the country and I, being a former student, share his sentiment. The exam dreaded and feared by all who play the Royal Conservatory of Music piano books is o...
  • Bernstein As Full Music Director
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    Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrenceville, Massachusetts on August 25, 1918. He was the first born child of Samuel and Jennie Bernstein, who lived in Boston, but had gone to Lawrenceville to visit some relatives. Bernstein's parents had little knowledge of, or interest in classical music. The only records Leonard remembers hearing on his family phonograph when he was a child were the popular hit songs of the day, such as Barney Google and Oh by Jingo. For the most part, Leona...
  • Effect Of Music Education On Children's Learning
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    -It was a pride of me as a mother who saw her little girl on the stage sitting on the chair putting her little fingers on the piano and trying to play the song perfectly. Seeing her curious face when practiced and encountered missed tones, for a while I couldn't believe that my little girl has been gifted with ability in music. It was her first performance, in her early age; she achieved the applause from the audience. For this, I am thankful that I can still support my child in her growth times...
  • Programme Music
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    The range of musical materials used by composers expanded enormously during the 19th century. This is described as the Romantic Period. It was during this time that composers tried to put more emotion and expression into their music, and looked for a greater freedom in the structure of their music. Melodies became more song like, with changes of key and harmonies became richer, using chromatic notes from outside the key. There was a wide variety of types of composition, ranging from music for ju...
  • Clara Schumann
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    The Romantic Period allowed women, like pianists Clara Schumann and Amy Fay, singers such as Lillian Nordica, Margaret Blake-Alderson, and Sissier etta Jones, to perform publicly. Also, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Schumann, Ethel Smyth, and Luise Adolph a Le Beau overcame societal stereotypes to become successful composers. Although their compositions were often kept "in the parlor", primarily songs or chamber pieces were published. Advanced musical education of women became possible in the ...

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