Hoffmann's Undine Opera

From the valley of the mists came the wave, To seek happiness; The sea held its place, It cannot flow back again (Undine, p.23) Friedrich De La Motte Fouque, of Norman origin…

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From Botticelli to Respighi

Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, nicknamed the "Little Barrel", succeeded in making a sound with his paintings in the second half of the fifteenth century and when he was only twenty-five.

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Ensemble Trail

Hello, I cannot describe the emotional state I am in right now. On the one hand, I don't want to do anything because of what's going on in our country, I'm so bored...

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Beethoven's Music Books

After Beethoven's death, all items found in his home were put up for auction. Created on August 16, 1827, the catalog includes the works of the composer in the music library.

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Why Was Satie Right? (IV)

4. Redite – une inspiration rébellion de Cornelius Cardew – “Nous chantons pour l'avenir.” The adventure of music, as in every stage of human history,…

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Top Winners

Born in 1780, opera singer Angelica Catalani was making $18 per concert by the time she was 15.000. The artist, who went on a London tour in 1806, performed with the Royal Theater…

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Free Voices

Wassily Kandinsky, perhaps one of Moscow's most prominent artists, left his mark on the 20th century. His works made quite a splash, yes, but they cannot be denied…

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Why Was Satie Right? (NS)

I. Prelud – une inspiration ésotérique de John Cage- Paris, welcoming the 20th century in all its glory. The best in science, philosophy, art, technical…

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Classical Period Art Concept

The classical period is the era of simplification and avoidance of complexity. With these features, it is easily distinguished from the previous periods. To understand this period, first of all, history and…

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Musical Silence

Have you ever thought that the noise is an indicator of order? How can a noise create a pattern? We even call…

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Bach's Coffee Cantata

Cantata: Schweigt stile, plaudert nicht (“Coffee Cantata”), BWV 211 Coffee! In Arab culture, if men did not bring home enough coffee, their wives could legally divorce them.

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Brandenburg Concertos

JS Bach will undoubtedly be one of the first names that come to mind when the first letter of the Baroque period is out of the mouth. The inevitability of being caught in the magnificence of his works, besides the mind…

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Britten In The Big Picture

Religion, sexual preferences, and different opinions and perspectives should not alienate people, but rather unite them. Differences make us human. Benjamin Britten -who was…

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Vaughan's Lark

Ralph Vaughan Williams, an English composer and musician who lived between 1872-1958 and whose works have reached today. Music whose names have become quite famous from an early age…

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Pastoral Symphony Nature

French anthropologist and ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss thinks that music and myths have a common structure; while music represents the sound aspect of language, myths…

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Western Music and the Baroque Period

Baroque Period (Girl with a Pearl Earring- Vermeer,1665) The girl with a pearl earring, Dutch name Meisje met de parel.. It is one of the masterpieces of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and…

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Prokofiev: Nevsky Cantata

1. ON ARISTOTELES AND PLATO'S CONCEPTIONS OF ART 1.1 Plato's views on art Plato's dedication to philosophy was after meeting Socrates. To philosophy…

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Mozart vs. Clementi

There were many composer competitions in the 19th century and it continued as a noble tradition until the beginning of the XNUMXth century. To give an example, two big rivals…

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Schumann: Liszt at Leipzig

The first concert, which took place on March 17, was an extraordinary and remarkable event. The audience was in the form of human hoards, in crowds and in a great hurry…

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The Chief Who Saved Beethoven

On the last day of 1813, an advertisement in the Wiener Zeitung briefly states: “My composition, The Victory of Wellington, with the participation of distinguished musicians...

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