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Music Essay

Berlioz Bicentennial
Curiously, nothing is being done downtown at all in 2003, the actual bicentennial year, but I guess you cant have everything.In any case, it was an enterprising choice to play LEnfance du Christ at Christmas time, when programs are usually loaded down with Messiahs, period-performance baroque and early music, or holiday treacle. Berlioz never wrote anything else quite like this piece, but it is quintessential Berlioz all the same. Like so much of his work, its a strange, genre-bending piece in
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Baroque Music
The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation: Since the 17th century became more like a competition between recruiting parties of the Catholic and Protestant parties, many artists and musicians were able to perform on several concerts that were put up to convince people what the best church is.The Wealthy Families of Europe: Since during the 17th century, monarchs and aristocrats ruled, there was a need to somehow show the peasants that the ruling class had soft side, which would be shown
Pages: 11 (2750 words), Essay
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Broadway Musicals
Of Rodgers and Hart were producing singable tunes that also had elements of the music from the time -- ragtime, boogie-woogie, jazz and more (Mordden 24). Musicals progressed to include other forms of expression and many studios saw that people wanted more than people singing and dancing -- they wanted to see a good story.As musicals began to have plots and tell interesting stories the musical comedy become popular. In 1943, the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II created a very
Pages: 16 (4000 words), Essay
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