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Compare and Contrast the Baroque Period to the Classical Term Paper

… Classical Baroque

Comparing and Contrasting Baroque and Classical Music

Do you like Classical music?" If you are asked this question, colloquially, usually the speaker means: do you like to listen to symphonic or orchestral music by composers of the past like Handel, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven? However, this understanding and use of the term 'Classical' music is really in error, at least from the point-of-view of a historian of music. In fact, Classical music was a distinct style and period in musical history, and is distinguishable both in its tone and ideological orientation from the period that existed before it, the Baroque.

The Baroque period derives its unique name "from a Portuguese word meaning a pearl of irregular shape; initially it was used to imply…. [read more]

Classical Era Term Paper

… His aim was to make music an instrument through which poetry could be expressed based upon the situation of the story, instead of interrupting it for conventional orchestral ritornellos or florid and ornamental singing; to break down the sharp distinction between recitative and aria: in short, to get rid of all the unnecessary things which were against good sense and reason.

Carl Bach (1714-1788) and Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) were half-brothers who carved a name for themselves in classical music. Carl Emanuel Bach was very well-known in his time and it was due to his musical skills that in 1740, he was appointed 'chamber musician' and 'clavecinist' by emperor Frederick of Berlin. His music was greatly inspired by his own father and was quite ahead…. [read more]

Pop Is Tomorrow's Classical- Paul Term Paper

… " Although...removed from the music's more traditional folk music origins, it no less captures the contemporary music of our day - rock -- just as Bach and Beethoven did in their day (Ode To Joy from the ninth symphony, for example)." (Reed)

In the early years of true Rock and Roll, circa 1950s, modernized versions of Classical pieces were already emerging. Billy Storm's "I've Come of Age," Elvis Presley's "Tonight is so Right for Love," and Jackie Wilson's "Night" ended this decade with an emerging fascination with borrowing themes and pieces of Classical music that would shape Rock for years to come. "The popularity of classical borrowing is not in any way diminishing. It spans all musical genres and its prevalence is widespread. As new…. [read more]

Art Case Study

… By comparison, Delacroix's painting, "Liberty leading the people" expresses fully the image of the Romanticist current. More precisely, the depiction of a strong, beautiful woman as the symbol of liberty and freedom suggests a sense of courage and bravery that is not however similar to that provided David's painting. While the former is based on revolutionary emotions and feelings, the latter focuses on the courage that is derived from mass emotions uncontrolled by any sense of state duty. The painting reflects in a way the image of the French revolution not only through the flag that Marianne, the symbol of the Revolution is holding in her hand but also through her appearance, young, strong, determined, beautiful, and committed to the liberated people.

There is a…. [read more]

Living in the Middle Ages Term Paper

… Among the cathedrals that exemplify this art of building, include those at Chartres and Amiens.


In the music sector, the art continued to evolve during these middle ages. Living in these ages, I would be happiest to experience the developing trends and upcoming groups in the industry music are an industry that existed before the middle era. However, these ages marked the beginning of revolutionary music artists with immense talents in songwriting and actual singing. Living in this middle age, the greatest invention of interest would be the invention of the music staff, the lines and spaces in which the notes are written. This happened by the efforts of an Italian Benedictine monk, Guido of Arezzo (995-1050 AD). He informed the naming of these…. [read more]

Plays of Ben Jonson Essay

… Ben Jonson

Intertextualities: The Influence of the Classics in Ben Jonson's Volpone

Ben Jonson is a writer who was deeply influenced by earlier novels in both themes and structures. In the opening of the Prologue to Volpone, the play of interest in this paper, Jonson invokes Horace and Aristotle, promising to "mix profit with your pleasure" and to observe the "laws of Time, Place, Persons"

what is known as classical decorum. There are plenty of critics who see a balance in Jonson's work, as he invokes the classics when and where he deems it appropriate to the contexts of his writings. There are other critics, however, that would argue that Jonson not only based his work on classics, but essentially copied them. While this is…. [read more]

Humanities the Renaissance Period Changed Term Paper

… Universities should also upgrade their curriculum and inculcate an interdisciplinary approach covering practical situations according to the ever changing needs and times (Audsburg 2005).

The traditional approach defines of humanities as the study of human condition, using critical speculative or analytical approaches.

An alternate definition can be "Disciplines under Humanities help us comprehend and explain human experience of cultures, history, literature, art and ethics. The examination, review and understanding of an object created by humans or a factor that makes us human, the emerging thoughts and processes that take place within ourselves something deliberated, discussed and opinionated" (Humanities Council 2001).

Many businesses deem interdisciplinary skills not as a "nice to have" but a "must have" these days. Humanities and arts graduates attract employers as they…. [read more]

Macroeconomics Models the Classical Term Paper

… While the real wage rate adjusts in the classical model to move the economy to full employment, the real wage rate does not appear in the simple keynesian model and equilibrium is achieved by adjustments in aggregate demand, which equals aggregate income. The equilibrium aggregate income need not imply full employment (Parke, paragraphs 21-30).

Animal Spirits?

The 2001 U.S. recession could fit the Simple Keynesian Model. The dot-com meltdown and the 9/11 shock had psychological as well as economic impacts. Could this be the recession that is due to a failure of animal spirits?

A most, probably, of our decisions to do something positive, the full consequences of which will be drawn out over many days to come, can only be taken as a result…. [read more]

Formal and Tonal Analysis of Beethoven's Piano Sonata OP 110 Dissertation

… Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31 Op. 110: A critical analysis

The Prolific German composer and pianist, whose some thirty-two piano sonatas span a lifetime of achievement and professional success, managed to produce an impressive number of works which boast of a variety of classical styles. On the heels of compositional greats such as Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven is placed in the Classical Period of classical music, with its focus on order and structure with particular attention to magnificent arpeggiated runs, a robust counterpoint and larger-than-life almost anthematic themes. With this in mind, any exploration of his work must keep in mind the era in which it is produced apart from technical features of musical theory. However, innovations in style and musical taste and perspective helped…. [read more]

Public Administration Mind Map PA Research Paper

… Wilson requires administrative leadership to separate from politics (Trottier, Van Mart & Wang, 2008). To this theory, an effective administrative leader creates politically neutral and technically competent administrative systems that create democracy in an organization (Van Mart, 2003). Though the theory's dichotomy is no longer in use, it has a vital influence on Frank Goodnow's scientific theory and the classical approach of Fayol Henry, Urwick and Gulick.

However, Wilson's theory has considerable implications on modern administration. This is because it requires administrators to have clear characteristics and objectives for the systematic execution of the law. For Wilson, the administrative leader maximizes on effectiveness, economy, and efficiency in public business. Moreover, Wilson contributes to the comparative approach of public administration. In this approach, the leader takes…. [read more]

Rhythm, Dynamics, Melody, Harmony and Texture Essay

… ¶ … rhythm, dynamics, melody, harmony and texture, and timbre into a composition to add interest and character. Remember to discuss what each of these elements does.

There are many elements to music, and composers of music must necessarily familiarize themselves with those elements in order to craft rich works full of interest and character. The driving force behind any composition is, of course, its pulse -- or rhythm. Rhythm is "the earliest and most basic of the building materials or elements of music," according to Jean Ferris (p. 11) and is the arrangement of time in music. Just like poets will use beats, or rhythmic patterns of speech, to write poetry, musicians use musical beats, rests, meter and tempo to infuse their works with…. [read more]

Presumption, Often Promulgated by Scholars and Politicians Essay

… ¶ … presumption, often promulgated by scholars and politicians in the developed world, that social, political and cultural development are synonymous with a move towards modernization. In fact, modernization theory is also sometimes referred to as the developmental doctrine, a paradigm spurred on particularly after World War II when the United States formed its Cold War policy and understood that it had obligations to the developing world (e.g. unindustrialized or newly independent post-colonial nations). Modernization can thus be an evolutionary movement of technological progress or a reaction to the past and a new template for the future. However, we must understand that it is both a continuous, and open-ended, process. It is not the type of social change in which there is a clear beginning,…. [read more]

Tchaikovsky and Romantic Period Term Paper

… Tchaikovsky and Romantic Period


The artifacts which reveal the most about our society give us information not only about the culture in which it was created and the place the creator held within that society, but also show us a reflection of that culture through the eyes of the creator. Some of the greatest pieces of music are also the most valuable artifacts. Although Western music from a wide range of time is grouped together as "Classical" by the general public, the Classical era was actually quite short in comparison to other musical eras, and very few Classical composers remain known today. A good deal of the composers associated with Classical music, such as Beethoven, Paganini, Schubert, and Verdi among many others, are actually…. [read more]

Interview With Handel and Bach Research Paper

… Interview With Handel and Bach

The first half of the 18th century was a time of tumultuous change in the musical arts. In the five or so decades that spanned that period, almost everything associated with music changed dramatically. At the start of the 18th century, music was restricted by what was known as "counterpoint," and the laws of counterpoint kept music constricted and tight. But by the second half of the 18th century, music had been liberated by an emphasis on what is known as "harmony." Two composers who had a major influence on the style of music that has been called "classical" are Frederik Handel and Johan Sebastian Bach. These two composers were not only contemporaries, but were born in the same year:…. [read more]

Conception of Project Management Book Report

… ¶ … conception of project management is actually the summation of the preceding centuries' worth of work and development within this area. Although this discipline was not termed as such until the 1900's, it has slowly evolved much like any other process utilized throughout the course of time and which includes "building processes" which "have led to the development of project management" and, the basics of which "can be traced back to these periods of time" (Yuen 383) that are discussed within this current study. These time periods encompass the medieval period in Europe and in the Near East, and were stratified to include the Byzantine Empire, Islamic Golden Age, the Crusades, the Carolingian Renaissance, the Romanesque Period as well as the Gothic Period, which…. [read more]

Philosophy of Humanism and Music of the Renaissance Era Thesis

… Humanism and the Renaissance: An Overview of the Revival

The word 'Renaissance' means 'rebirth.' The formal 'Renaissance' is defined as the European period spanning from the end of the 13th century to approximately 1600. The title given to this epoch reflects the fact that there was a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity and human individualism. Classical forms and an emphasis on symmetry and beauty reappeared in all of the arts. This is perhaps most strikingly manifest in the contrast between the Gothic churches of the high middle ages, with their grotesque gargoyles, and Michelangelo's David, a work which celebrates the human form in all of its glory.

The predominant intellectual philosophy of the Renaissance came to be called humanism, or the placing of the…. [read more]

Rogerian Style Arguing Term Paper

… S.$20,000 by the United States government to the family of each Japanese-American held in the internment camp during the era of World War II, including a formal letter of apology. Third example cited is the payments and reparations made to the Native Americans for the losses suffered and for the lands taken away from them accompanied with formal letters of apology. Hence, if those having suffered at the hands of the Nazis, the Jews, the Japanese-Americans and the Native Americans can be repatriated and apologized to, then why no such reparation for the African-Americans [Highet, 2002].

The second aspect and one of the strongest reasons for demands for reparation arises from some of the present day statistics that have indeed evolved due to the inequitable…. [read more]

Concert Review: Stanbul Devlet Senfoni Orkestrasi Essay

… Concert Review: Stanbul Devlet Senfoni Orkestrasi

The ?stanbul Devlet Senfoni Orkestrasi offered a program which featured selections of Franz Joseph Hayden, Robert Schumann, and U.C. Erkin over the course of an evening. This was an interesting choice, given the wide range of eras these men's works comprised, spanning from the Classical period of Hayden, to Schumann's Romanticism to the modern symphonic style of U.C. Erkin. I did not perceive any cohesive, guiding intelligence to the structure of the program, which might be regarded as a criticism. However, its diversity was an education for me as a student of musical history, as I was able to see distinctly different approaches to the purpose of music manifested across many eras.

Hayden's music is uncomplicated and celebratory. The…. [read more]

Intended Familiarize Incredible Research Tool Essay

… Q3b. Strengths of the article:

The author makes intellectual history come to life, demonstrating how concepts of art during the pre-Romantic neoclassical era were profoundly different from our own. What was considered 'individual' was once viewed as grotesque, given that it deviated from a symmetrical ideal. What was classical was considered 'good,' but the 'real' art of ancient Greece differed from the static conception of 18th century art theorists. When the Marbles were shown many were shocked that the Greeks depicted their gods with veins upon their flesh (Gurstein 2002: 92).

Q3c. Weaknesses:

Little more than passing attention is given to the morality of the acquisition of the Marbles, and there are no visual examples to illustrate the concepts of the author.

Q3d. An audience…. [read more]

Daniel Barenboim Essay

… Daniel Barenboim: Music Is Life

Daniel Barenboim presents music as away for human beings to explain the world around them. For Daniel, music can be used as a catalyst for both positive and negative forces, as well as a way for humans to grow, heal, and further understand the human condition. The wide scope of purposes that music has and uses it can fulfill makes it one of the most wonderful agents of realization and reflection on the planet. Music can also be used to draw conclusions about what makes a society successful, and what people can do to create a better world.

Barenboim starts by acknowledging that with music, as with life, timing is very important. The tempo and timing of a piece or…. [read more]

Secular Humanism Research Proposal

… Secular Humanism

The rise and influence of Secular Humanism in the 20th century


Brief Overview of the Antecedents of Secular Humanism

The Enlightenment and Renaissance

Political and Economic Factors

The Modern Era

Historical aspects; The Formalism of Secular Humanism

The Role of Science

Secularization in the West

Influential Thinkers

Secular Humanism in the Twentieth Century and its Crisis

The Influence of Secular Humanism

The phenomenon of secular humanism is a central facet of the constitution and character of contemporary Western culture and society. The modern development of this ideology or worldview has progressed from the humanism of the Enlightenment to the particle style of secular humanism that we find in the twentieth century. This cultural phenomenon became a dominant social and cultural force during…. [read more]

Art During Renaissance the Evolution Thesis

… Comparisons of Renaissance and Medieval Art

There are a number of comparisons that can be made between Renaissance and Medieval Art. For example, medieval art's colors are mostly drab and dull because the pigments are mixed with egg yolk. They also have more religious aspects to them. Renaissance art is more realistic and the colors are a lot richer. Moreover, the focus of medieval art was primarily on religion; very focused on creating symbols of Christian concepts/values and not concerned with realism. Renaissance art is very focused on realism; on portraying things as they look in nature. In part, the realism of Renaissance art is attributable to the use of linear perspective in painting. As previously noted, there was a diminished focus on religion; however,…. [read more]

Romanticism: A Disdain Term Paper

… Romanticism's influence spanned the genres because it was not simply a self-conscious style, but an ethos or philosophy. The introduction of personal 'takes' on historical events also stressed the individual encounter with history, such as common individuals involved in a famous shipwreck. Even the classical and folkloric depictions of mythology in Romanticism focused on sensual, smaller events, such as the adventures of Pan, rather than great heroic epics of the many, and heroes. The personalized vision of William Blake's version of the Bible, the spontaneous response of Keats to a translation Homer rather than a 'god's eye' view of the text, and even the later David paintings of Napoleon, the great leader, all have their roots in the Romantic tradition, for all have an immediacy…. [read more]

Modernism and Postmodernism (Question Essay

… Modernism and Postmodernism (Question #2)

There are differing opinions as to the point in history that is marked by the advent of modernism. Clement Greenberg (1982) says that he identifies the modernist period as commencing with the philosophy of Kant (Frascina, Francis, Harrison, Charles, and Paul, Deidre, 1982, p. *). However, it's ending point is defined by some theorists as coming to an end with the onset of the "pop culture," in the mid 1960s (Harrison, Sylvia, 2001, p. 11). Even though modernism and post modernism encompass all art expressions, when it is referred to in terms of Kant, Nietzsche, and "pop culture," then it becomes easier to gain a sense of the era, and to gain a sense of the embodiment of the genres…. [read more]

Aaron Copland Outline Term Paper

… To many, Copeland was not just an American composer; he was "the" American composer. His work celebrates the beauty, the diversity, and the unique qualities that blend as one in our country. Clearly, he loved music, but he also loved the land and the people he saw around him, and celebrated it in song.

His own words may express his work and beliefs better than any other words could. "An artist can take his personal sadness or his fear or his anger or his joy and crystallize it, giving it a life of its own. Thus he is released from his emotion as others cannot be. The arts offer the opportunity to do something that cannot be done anywhere else. It is the only place…. [read more]

Ibsen's a Doll's House Essay

… Conversely, Torvald experiences no such evolution in terms of his treatment of his wife, revealing himself to be emblematic of a cultural environment that had always instructed him to be dominant in the company of men, and dismissive when encountered by women. Even when forced to confront his wife's emerging identity, as Nora calmly informs Torvald that "I have been your doll-wife, just as at home I was papa's doll-child; and here the children have been my dolls. I thought it great fun when you played with me, just as they thought it great fun when I played with them. That is what our marriage has been" (Ibsen 43), Torvald remains the archetypical European figure of masculinity, rejecting his wife's refusal to remain bound by…. [read more]

Twentieth Century Theater the Group Theater Believed Term Paper

… ¶ … Twentieth Century Theater

The Group Theater believed that theater was an active concept, which relied on the self-defining nature of the movements within it; in many ways this ideology, seen in such plays as Waiting for Lefty, illustrated how the Group Theater wanted to inspire greater action in both American life and theater during a time of great instability. Group Theater believed in the concept of an active notion within the development of theater. Theater was meant "to develop a technique of its own, to embody a common attitude towards life, that the audience more or less shares" (Classical TV 2011). In this ideology, theater could extend its traditional role as purely entertainment and become a staple of modernity and cultural relevance. Here,…. [read more]

Expansive Period, Important Force Change Essay

… This unequal distribution of rights did not prevent the state from functioning efficiently at first. But as the Empire grew more difficult to maintain, and the leaders grew less competent, Rome's authority began to ebb away.

The rise of Christianity in the Middle East began to play a significant role in Roman politics after the Emperor Constantine attributed his victory to fighting in the name of the Christian faith. However, this ideology could not keep the Roman Empire intact. The Germanic tribes briefly assumed authority, but any sense of coherent, unified reign was transient. The so-called 'Dark Ages' was not really dark, as many historians have pointed out. However, it lacked the coherent cultural exchanges and intellectual ferment of previous eras. Without a stable sense…. [read more]

Modern Rhetoric Essay

… ¶ … Hate Begets Hate,"

A piece of writing cannot be rhetorically analyzed in isolation but must be considered within the context in which it was written. This editorial is an excellent example of well-timed rhetoric in that it meets the criterion of exigency. The topic -- currently proposed legislation in Uganda that would impose the death sentence for homosexuality -- is of immediate concern since international criticism may be able to derail the proposed law.

I believe that the editorial writers have properly gauged the nature of their audience in that they have correctly assessed both the emotional and psychological make-up of their readers, who are likely to be both liberal (and so agree with the editorial's criticism of the abridgement of the…. [read more]

Pop Art on Society Term Paper

… There can be no question that popular culture certainly makes an impression on society; but the result of that impact is something that can't easily be measured. However, it can't be disputed that the reach of pop art is wide as its influence can be seen from clothing to interior decorating.

Although it is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, many Americans fail to see the beauty or the art in some of the art that claims to be "popular." Only time will tell what the lasting impression will be when two cultures collide, but it is safe to say that both cultures will never be same.

Works Cited

Davidson, Gienapp, Heyman, Lytle, and Stoff. Nation of Nations. New York: McGraw-Hill…. [read more]

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