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The Piano Sonata Essay Examples

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An Analysis of Mozart's Genius in His Piano Sonata K. 333 in B Flat Major
Erin Shepherd Paper 1 rough draft 02/02/02 The third movement of Mozarts piano sonata K. 333 in B flat major is written in fairly standard sonata-rondo form of the classical period. Its interest lies not just in the graceful, lilting melodies so typical of Mozart, but in the engaging chromaticism, the treatment of...
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A Discussion of the Second Movement of the Mozart k310 Piano Sonata
The 2nd movement of the Mozart k310 Piano Sonata resembles standard sonata form in many ways. It opens with a first theme in F (same as key signature). The theme is four bars long; two bars of antecedant, two bars of consequent. Mozart then starts the first theme again with a 32nd note run pick-up instead of the 16th note a...
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An Overview of the Troubles About Learning to Play a Piano
If you could have any wish, what would it be and what would be the repercussions on yourself and others? I wanted to write about playing the piano because it has been the most meaningful activity in my life and I wanted my essay to be personal. There have been countless hours when I sit at my piano with my fingers first p...
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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Common Piano Teaching Methods
PIANO TEACHING METHOD There is lots of piano teaching method and each one has its strengths and weaknesses. Now, I am going to inform you about the most common three methods for children – Alfred, Suzuki, Amadeus. First of all, the Alfred method uses visual things such as colored pictures and graphics – using software, c...
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The History and Evolution of the Piano
The Piano The piano when invented changed the way music was written, and even created new forms of music. Its invention ushered in new eras and gave people a sense of worth. But this change did not take place overnight, it took many years of hard work and labor to achieve what the piano is today. The History of the Piano...
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A Look at the History of the Piano
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...
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An Introduction to the History of the Baroque Period
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 tr...
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The Piano Sonata during the Classical Era
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,...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of the Piano Sonata in the Classical Period
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, eac...
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A Biography of Elliott Carter the Two Time Reciever of Pulitzer Prize Award
Composer Elliott Carter was born on December 11 1908, but his age might mislead people about his placement in the history of music. This can be seen in a quote by another famous composer Pierre Boulez, twenty years younger than Carter, "He does not belong in the generation into which he was born; he really belongs to m...
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An Introduction to the Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), German composer, generally considered one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. Born in Bonn, Beethoven went to Vienna in 1792 to study under Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. In Vienna, he dazzled the aristocracy with...
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The Piano Sonata During the Classical Period
piano sonata in the classical era By: nick t E-mail: [email protected] 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 th...
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The Life and Musical Works of Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Events of the day matter less in a study of Beethoven (1770-1827) than they do in most other composers. However, certain factors need to be taken into consideration when one is looking at his composition method. He never moved from Vienna and only ever left the city for any lengthy period either to take a summer...
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My Reaction on Attending Musical Concert in Different Places with Different Themes and Artists
Music 6 Concert Paper #3 On Feb 20,1997, I attended a piano concert that was performed by Barbara Wieman. The performance was held at the American River College Music Department choir room. The choir room holds about 100 people and every seat was taken and students were seated on the floor. The audience was dressed casua...
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The History of the Piano Sonata in the Classical Period
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...
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An Introduction to the Classical Concerts at the Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society
This past Sunday I attended one of many classical concerts that the Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society (L.S.M.C.M.S.) hosts. The one I sat in on was their season opener at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church. It featured Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Daniel Rothmuller (‘cello), and Joanne Pearce Martin (piano) as the...
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Playing the Piano
Jimmy and Susan arrived home from the Country Club where their Saturday night dancing took place. They walked into one of their many homes, but they called this particular one “the big house.” Susan kindly asked Jimmy to go up to the piano room to listen to the piece she would be playing at church the next morning. He...
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How I Got Tuned Into Piano
Music has been an influence on me all my life. When I was little I
liked playing the xylophone. Then in fifth grade I started playing the
clarinet in the band. The summer after fifth grade is when I got interested in playing the
piano. I went to Aunt Vickie's house in Fresno, California. I saw her
playing the piano and de...
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A Paper on 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. It is said to have dominated music for the past 200 years. Throughout history, inventions come along that take art away from princes and give it the people. Unlike the printing press, the piano made what was once intang...
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A Discussion of the Development of Piano Lit from 1830 to World War II
Discuss the Development of Piano Lit From 1830 to WWII During the 1820s, revolutionary movements overthrew many governments in Europe including Spain, Naples, the Ottoman Empire, and eventually Russia. In 1830, Paris was experiencing the July Revolution where Charles X was overthrown and Louis Philippe was proclaimed...
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An Analysis of the Lessons of the Piano in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson
A Piano's Cost In The Piano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30's family in a dilemma over selling an ancestral piano for money to buy land those ancestors worked as slaves. The piano teaches many lessons, among the most important is that you must hold on to your heritage over everything else, even economic be...
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A History of the Piano
The Piano The piano when invented changed the way music was written, and even created new forms of music. Its invention ushered in new eras and gave people a sense of worth. But this change did not take place overnight, it took many years of hard work and labor to achieve what the piano is today. The History of the Pia...
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An Introduction to the Origins and Evolution of the Piano
INTRODUCTION Piano, stringed keyboard musical instrument, derived from the harpsichord and the clavichord. Also called the pianoforte, it differs from its predecessors principally in the introduction of a hammer-and-lever action that allows the player to modify the intensity of sound by the stronger or weaker touch of the f...
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A History of the Piano
           Imagine the world where the piano was never invented.  Great composers such as Beethoven, Mozart or Chopin never would have composed their great symphonies that have lasted the centuries.  When the piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in the year 1700, the complexity of music began to change (Powers).  No...
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An Analysis of the Drama Shoe-horn Sonata by John Misto
Essay for Dramatic Techniques The drama "Shoe-horn Sonata", by John Misto, presents a relationship between two women Bridie and Sheila during and after Would War Two. Misto uses a variety of theatrical devices to convey this relationship to the audience and they are effective. In the play, the alternating setti...
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