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  Internet Public Library: Music History 102
A musical theorist as well as a composer, by 1761 Gluck had come to the conclusion that the important elements in ballet and opera should be the story and the feelings of the characters, not the ridiculous intrigues, mistaken identities, and myriad sub-plots that had become the stock-in-trade of the Baroque opera.
Although his style of music was coming to an end and his ideals were just gaining a foothold at the time of his death, Gluck's operatic reforms did have a far-reaching impact on future composers, affecting the stage works of Mozart, Berlioz, and Wagner.
He composed two, and his music transforms the majesty of the Baroque into that of the early nineteenth century with such choruses as "The Heavens are Telling" from The Creation, premiered in 1798.
www.ipl.org /div/mushist/clas/index.htm   (1819 words)

 Turkish music is a fusion of classical art music, folk songs, Ottoman military music, Islamic hymns and the norms of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Classical Turkish music is the courtly music of the Ottoman sultans that is an offspring of the Arabic and Persian traditions.Turkish military music of the Janissary Band influenced 18th and 19th century European music, with its percussive character, aksak rhythms and mystical tones.
Music festivals that are held yearly in Istanbul (for 25 years) and Ankara (for 14 years) are the members of European Festivals Associations.
Fresko Romano of Ortakoy (1745-1814), known as Tanburi Izak in Ottoman music, was not recorded in the history as a synagogue cantor but as one of the remarkable composers of Ottoman music and the greatest representative of the traditional tanbur style and also the tanbur teacher of Sultan Selim III.
www.lesartsturcs.com /music   (1666 words)

 Stringed Keyboards 17th-18th Century
The stern young son is seated at the harpsichord, with one hand on the music.
She is accompanied by a clutch of musical putti.
She is at a very partly visible keyboard instrument, with music on the rack and draped on the keyboard.
www.unh.edu /music/Icon/iskns.htm   (8888 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Most music boxes were constructed at the end of the 18th century until the early part of the 20th century.
He descends from a family which is rich in musical talents, his grandfather being the "favored composer of the last royalty of Austria, Franz Joseph," his mother a coloratura soprano, his father an engraver, craftsman and clock repairman, and several aunts who were renown violinists.
Thus his musical talents, passions, and perhaps his sharp wit, are inherited facets of a very interesting collector of these wonderful music boxes.
www.pivot.net /~townline/HTML/20030111ff01.htm   (1058 words)

 Houston Folklore & Folk Music Society
Meetings consist of a "music circle", allowing each attendee an opportunity for a musical performance, share a song, tall tale, announcement, or other item which he or she may wish to share with the group.
A monthly newsletter of the Houston Folklore and Folk Music Society, The Cotton Patch Rag includes a calendar of folk music events in and near Houston, reviews of albums and concerts, articles about folklore, music, musicians, and news of the Society's business.
The Houston Folklore and Folk Music Society membership price of $15.00 per year includes the subscription and monthly mailing of The Cotton Patch Rag.
www.houstonfolkmusic.org   (205 words)

 Essentials of Music - Composers
The career that led him there was, in almost every way, a complete contrast to that of his contemporary and fellow countryman, Johann Sebastian Bach (born less than a month after him).
Handel showed great musical talent at an early age, and his father allowed him to study with a local organist and composer.
In England, Handel continued to write operas in the serious Italian style, but his position as the leading operatic composer in England was soon challenged, first by the advent of a rival opera company (the Opera of the Nobility) and then by the development of a new and lighter style of the ballad opera.
www.essentialsofmusic.com /composer/handel.html   (580 words)

 BAROQUE MUSIC PAGE: biogs, pictures, music samples
Music reflects the mood of the times, then as now as always.
Follow the development of music through this brief outline, from the earliest times to the present day, with baroque music in historical context.
There are currently two schools of thought in the performance of baroque music: the "modern" and the "authentic" - though both names are misleading.
www.baroquemusic.org   (539 words)

 Carolina Music Ways: History 1745-1776   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Written records of music for groups other than the Moravians do not emerge until well after the American Revolution.
In all likelihood, the music of most of the non-Moravian settlers who came down the Great Wagon Road concentrated on the fiddle, as did music in other parts of the South.
A social dance, be it a formal plantation quadrille or a rural frolic, was the primary venue for early North American fiddlers.
www.carolinamusicways.org /history_1745.html   (345 words)

 A Selection of Baroque Music
The XVIIth century was obviously built upon the music of the preceding century, in that it consisted of first perfecting what the masters of the Renaissance had done, and then introduced new forms of music (opera, oratorio, concerto, sonata).
By the importance he gave to the choir and to the instrumental music in his operas, he should be more considered as a successor of Lully, rather than an "enemy" as the "querelle des bouffons" tried to illustrate.
Though German music did not quite have a precedent in the field of opera, when it comes to sacred music, the Italian influence was predominant.
www.medieval.org /emfaq/beginlst/baroque.htm   (6307 words)

 Washington City Paper Classifieds: Music
Specializing in all styles of music, we have the best gear and the finest ears to ensure that your project is a smash.
Our staff of eight different music producers will craft and forge a real potential hit for you, while sticking to your specific guidelines.
THE OUTSKIRTS OF Town is a 100% all girl kick-ass party/show band from the DC area.
www.washingtoncitypaper.com /class/music.html   (2316 words)

 Baroque Music on the Web ... the Classical Music Beat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Formed in 1993 to perform music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on period instruments.
Created in the hope that Handel (the man, the composer, and his music) is more accessible to the ever-growing internet community interested in Classical music.
Baroque music, from the Baroque period of Western Classical Music, was composed in the range of the late 1600s to 1700s AD.
music.searchbeat.com /baroque.htm   (325 words)

 The Music Buffs Web Pages
The music and interviews were recorded at Canterbury in 1960 and 1972; and at Sabbathday Lake in 1960 and 1980.
Music has remained an important aspect of Shaker culture ever since the time of Mother Ann, who was said to be a wonderful singer and some of her songs have survived, such as "Mother Ann's Song" (Love is Little).
During January and early February 2002, the musical drama was presented at the ArcLight Theatre in New York City.
hometown.aol.com /musbuff/page4.htm   (5869 words)

 Jan Dismas Zelenka - Instrumental Music - CD
An almost exact contemporary of JS Bach (he was born in 1679, 6 years before Bach, and died in 1745, 5 years before Bach), who spent his working life in Dresden, well within Bach's orbit, Zelenka produced instrumental music which is quite unique.
Forget the familiar territory of Vivaldi, Bach and Handel - Zelenka produces music in his own format (groupings of movements) and his own unique musical phrases, with frequent surprising twists of harmony which catch the listener unawares yet always seem to please.
Zelenka, born in Bohemia and Jesuit-educated, was in an admirable position to take charge of the Catholic church's musical requirement in Dresden, for which he would eventually provide some 150 sacred compositions.
www.baroquecds.com /31Web.html   (346 words)

 Free Early and Renaissance Music - Classical Guitar Recordings
The Early Music composers represented below were giants in their day (the Beethovens/Mozarts/Bachs/etc. of the 14, 15 and 1600s) So, in a small but determined way, I'm paying homage to some long departed, brilliant men, and trying to resurrect a few of their dormant musical gems - well worth the listen.
As well as vocal music, he composed many instrumental fantasias (one of which is recorded here).
Probably the most important composer before the second half of the 16th century, Josquin is especially noted for the expressive nature of his music, a trait that broke with the medieval tradition of more abstract music.
www.jsayles.com /familypages/earlymusic.htm   (4839 words)

 Essentials of Music - Composers
The composer constantly surrounded himself with the music of his contemporaries, and his study of these pieces (often involving rearranging pieces for different combinations of instruments) provided him an insight into a wide variety of national and personal styles.
Bach was also a deeply religious man. His personal Bible is filled with annotations and comments, and this depth of feeling finds its way into his sacred music, which often strikes the listener as an intensely personal statement of faith.
His Musical Offering is a tour de force of variations and contrapuntal inventions on a theme suggested to him by Frederick the Great.
www.essentialsofmusic.com /composer/bach.html   (833 words)

 Western Libraries - Music Library
It is important to identify clearly the musical examples you choose to illustrate your essay.
15th century music manuscript, facsimile reproduction in colour with accompanying volume of studies edited by F.
15th century music manuscript, facsimile reproduction in colour with accompanying volume of studies edited by F. Alberto Gallo.
www.lib.uwo.ca /music/citemus.html   (3428 words)

 dmusic.com | Your Digital Music Oasis
How the hell and I supposed to get any work done when all I have in my head is 'Shine on, I thought you were gone...' or 'It's feels like somebody loves you, somebody understands...' Since last night (Tuesday) I have had Nik Kershaw's tunes running through my head.
Natalie Gauci (Member of Wideopen) will be performing her own original material at the annual music industry showcase, held in Sydney, July 9th 2005.
This is the first time Natalie has performed her own material and she has been anticipating this day for quite some time.
news.dmusic.com /browse/407   (713 words)

 Music and the Olympic Spirit
Music is an integral part of the Olympic games.
Some music and words have been composed specifically for use as a national anthem.
The song became the music for "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States.
www.uen.org /utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=8855+   (788 words)

 Tisch Center Announces 2003 - 2004 Classical Concert Season
James Conlon brings his three-year project "Recovering a Musical Heritage" to the 92nd Street Y on May 1 and 2, with this weekend focusing on a celebration of the music of Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942).
Schulhoff's music encompasses exotic harmonies as well as tango, jazz and blues influences, but his genius was never allowed to realize its full potential.
The music is by Bach, Franz Liszt and Busoni.
www.92y.org /content/tisch_concert_season_2003_2004.asp   (4944 words)

 Zelenka, Jan Dismas (1679 - 1745)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He won the admiration of distinguished contemporaries, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, for his use of counterpoint, his harmonic imagination and originality, and made some use of Bohemian folk elements.
Zelenka's orchestral compositions include a set of five Capriccios, among other compositions in the musical idiom of his time.
Much of Zelenka's surviving work is in the form of sacred vocal music, settings of the Mass or of movements from the Mass, of psalms and of canticles.
www.naxos.com /composer/zelenka.htm   (145 words)

 1745 in music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Secular Music in Colonial Annapolis: The Tuesday Club 1745-56 (Music in American Life)
Landowska, Mother of the Early Music Revival, Honoured Musicologist, a Musician in every sense of the term - this is a part of her testimony to the history of art.
This CD is the first volume of a series documenting Wanda Landowska's concert recordings, f...
www.freeglossary.com /1745_in_music   (276 words)

 Africlassical - African Heritage in Classical Music
Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins was a musical genius born into slavery in 1849, blind and autistic.
Before long he was a composer, anti-slavery activist and author of A Theory of Music.
The Audio page features fascinating samples of the music of Eleanor Alberga, Margaret A. Bonds, Leo Brouwer, Henry Thacker Burleigh, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Ulysses S. Kay, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Le Chevalier de Saint-George, William Grant Still, George Walker, José S. White and others.
www.africlassical.com   (355 words)

 Christoph Willibald Gluck
It also has a simple, direct plot, based on straightforward human emotions, which could appeal to an audience as the complicated stories used in contemporary opera seria, with their intrigues, disguises and subplots, could not.
His music can have driving energy, but also a serenity reaching to the sublime.
His historical importance rests on his establishment of a new equilibrium between music and drama, and his greatness on the power and clarity with which he projected that vision; he dissolved the drama in music instead of merely illustrating it.
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/gluck.html   (486 words)

 1745 Definition / 1745 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
1745 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army.
The Saxons, who were encamped at Stringau, were attacked in the early morning, and defeated before the Austrians could come to their aid.
He is the successor of Charles VII AlbertEmperor Charles VII Albert (August 6, 1697 in Brussels - January 20, 1745 in Munich), a member of the Wittelsbach family, was Holy Roman Emperor from January 24, 1742 until his death in 1745....
www.elresearch.com /1745   (801 words)

 music theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Quincy Music Theatre - the quincy music theatre - The Quincy Music Theater - the quincy music theater - north...
The B.F.A. in music theatre is a performance degree that encompasses courses from three disciplines: music, theatre, and...
Music Theatre Louisville, Inc.,a non-profit organization based at Iroquois Amphitheater, is dedicated to producing, presenting and developing diverse and affordable entertainment.
www.theindustryyellowpages.com /th/music-theatre.htm   (2681 words)

 Printed Music Worldwide - SJ Music Publishers
SJ Music specializes mainly in publishing 17th to 20th century string chamber music for different combinations of instruments.
Maddalena Lombardini was a violinist, singer and composer born in Venice.
She had her early musical training at the Mendicanti before becoming a pupil of Tartini.
www.printed-music.com /sjmusic   (628 words)

 Black History & Classical Music
Classical music has been enriched by such contributions as long as it has existed.
The primary emphasis of the Web site is on composers of instrumental music, but composers of opera, choral music and songs are also represented.
CBMR is devoted to research, preservation, and dissemination of information about the history of Black music on a global scale.
chevalierdesaintgeorges.homestead.com /History.html   (532 words)

 School of Music - NEWS
The sixth volume of the bilingual journal Welsh Music History/Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru, edited from the School of Music by Sally Harper and Wyn Thomas, was launched at the end of 2004.
There are also contributions on Welsh underground music at the turn of the twentieth century, and on a harp manuscript of 1745, demonstrating the art of canu gyda’r tannau (literally ‘singing with the strings’).
The volume is dedicated to the memory of Frans Buisman, specialist cataloguer at Amsterdam University Library and a great supporter of the Centre for Advanced Welsh Music Studies, who was tragically killed in a cycling accident in September 2002.
www.bangor.ac.uk /music/news/News_24.01.05.html   (166 words)

 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Zelenka was a court musician in Dresden for most of his career.
Except for brief periods of travel during which he studied or participated in music research, he served as a double bass player in the court orchestra and later aided the ailing Kapellmeister in his duties.
Upon the death of the Kapellmeister, the position was awarded to another musician, an event that led Zelenka to feel disillusioned by the lack of recognition he had received for his acheivements.
www.karadar.it /Dictionary/zelenka.html   (135 words)

 Digital Classical Recordings from Music & Arts
A reissue of the acclaimed 1999 Music Masters set, produced 1992-1995 by Max Wilcox, with additional notes by Tully Potter.
JOHN THOW: Songs for the Earth (1994) with Stephanie Friedman, mezzo-soprano and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players; Trilce (1992), with members of the San Francisco Symphony; Breath of the Sun (1993) with The Flute Exchange; Quartet (1995), with Gary Gray, clarinet, and The Francesco Trio; Remembering Op.
Wuorinen; Concerto for Amplified Violin and Orchestra (1971-72), Paul Zukofsky, violin, The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, cond.
www.musicandarts.com /DigitalClassical.html   (4637 words)

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