Analysis of a Masterpiece (Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5) It is truly amazing that a single person can be gifted with such great musical talent and creativity that one can create a beautiful, symphonic masterpiece with a small inspiration of just a few notes. Beethoven falls under such a unique category of elite musicians. With a line including just two musical notes he created a prestigious and well known thirty-four minute harmonious symphonic arrangement. In Symphony Number 5, the audience is taken on a wild ride of multi-tempo changes, contrasts of dark and pretty sounds, and intense musical attacks. My favorite aspect about this unique orchestral arrangement is the various tempo changes that drive the song with both quick lines and soft, slow melodies. To many a true masterpiece depends on the complex progressiveness it holds within. The progressions in Beethoven’s Symphony Number 5 have very distinct and diverse transitions of speed. These transitions allow the piece to be much more sophisticated, and that is one feature of this song I absolutely admire. Another truly great characteristic of this great musical work is the contrasts of the dark, deep musical lines to the soft, light, and crisp textures of the slower meodies. When the song starts out, the audience perceives two simple notes that are revealed in a powerfully, intensified sound. The exaggeration from the dark begging to the bright, pretty measures thereafter are such a great contrast that audience may observe and grow to truly appreciate and understand this piece, as well as find inspiration from it. Deep contrast in a song’s features is an important thing to consider when analyzing a piece thoroughly. The vast complexities of differences in sounds within this piece make it one of the most important aspects that inspire my admiration of this masterpiece. Lastly, the intense musical attacks included in this piece make up a very significant feature that I really enjoy. Beethoven wrote this piece with intentions of a powerful symphony. When an orchestra plays this piece with the power Beethoven intends, the audience shall be filled with
Chaconne for Violin or (Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BMC 1004) composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
From the listening list 8 and spectrum table 3, we learned that the violin is usually accompanied with another instrument, whether it is a harmonic instrument or a keyboard. In this piece Bach is trying to display that a violin doesn’t need another instrument and that it can produce multiple melodic lines at the same time without accompany.…
“The latter half of the 18th century saw a greater diversity of stringed keyboard instruments in general use than at any other time in history.” This time of diversity happens to coincide with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s short life from 1756 to 1791. He was known to play and compose for the clavichord and harpsichord, and later, for the fortepiano, which became his favorite. Mozart wrote an astonishing number of great compositions by any standard but his achievement is particularly impressive…
Johannes Brahms (German: [joˈhanəs ˈbʁaːms]; 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist.
Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. In his lifetime, Brahms's popularity and influence were considerable; following a comment by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow, he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs".
Georg Friderick Handel
Georg Friderick Handel was a 17th century composer who wrote exquisite and delightful masterpieces that share a very special place in my musical collection.
In addition to his prolific compositional achievements, Handel established his reputation as the most important composer of his generation. He was also a savvy businessman and a talented impresario.…
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-whitelandscape photographs of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park.
With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs and the work of those to whom he taught the system. Adams primarily used large-formatcameras…
Private life of public figures
g. Celebrity as a role model
h. Blame media for our problems
i. Power + Responsibility of Media
j. Media ethics
k. New Media and Democracy
a. Science and Ethics
b. Government and scientist role in science
c. Rely too much on technology?
d. Nuclear technology
e. Genetic modification
f. Right tech for wrong reasons
a. Arts have a future in Singapore?
b. Why pursue Arts?
Management control in Shared Service Centers
- How to influence people in the striving towards organizational goals
Authors: Emma Carlsson Ann Schurmann
Avdelning, Institution Division, Department Ekonomiska institutionen 581 83 LINKÖPING Språk Language Svenska/Swedish X Engelska/English Rapporttyp Report category Licentiatavhandling Examensarbete C-uppsats X D-uppsats Övrig rapport ____ URL för elektronisk version http://www.ep.liu.se/exjobb/eki/2004/iep/015/ Titel Title Författare Author…