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  • Musical Terminology Of The Early Nineteenth Century

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    the usage of the term nocturne was only defined from 1830 onwards, around the same time genres in music started losing relevance in historical context due to the individualization of the artist. Musical terminology in the early nineteenth-century was evolving and composers were exploring on different forms and styles. Thus, innovation and expansion of variety in works under the same title were growing trends in the nineteenth century. The shaky start of defining the nocturne genre is seen in Jousse’s

  • Ryogoku Bridge And Nocturne

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    With Hiroshige’s Twilight Moon at Ryogoku Bridge and Whistler’s Nocturne in Blue and Gold there are many formal elements. For instance, the lines in both works tell us a lot. The lines the boats are on give a sense of motion and direction, while the vertical lines for the bridges show stability. The vibrant colors of Hiroshige’s work give a good indication of what the bridge would look like at twilight. On the other hand, Whistler’s use of dull colors gives the work a dark and foggy setting.

  • Reflection Of Frederick Chopin's The Return Of Nocturne

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    McMullen 11/14/2017 The Return of Nocturne Music has always had a time and place throughout history. Performances, concerts, and parties are all match with music that is meant to be played in that setting. For example, music that’s played at a church in the morning is very different than the music played in the evening. Professional performances are meant to be played in a style that makes it easiest for the audience to be engulfed by the music. Night music or Nocturne refers to music that is usually

  • Form in Chopin Nocturne in D Flat Major

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    In Nocturne in D flat Major, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) creates a complex work that consists of complicated harmonies and rhythmic motives. These two components are interwoven to build elaborate themes which lead to a melodic design that Chopin is known for. The piece has multiple key elements that combine to form this expressive work for piano, such as thematic growth. Various themes are introduced in the work and as Chopin develops them, they are barely recognizable. Other important elements in

  • Chopin and the Character Piece: Nocturnes, Preludes, and Ballades

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    “Chopin and the Character Piece: Nocturnes, Preludes, and Ballades.” The transition into the Romantic era of music saw the development of many new characteristics. For the most part, the music evolved from established forms, genres, and musical ideas, but there was more emphasis on expression. Harmonic language established by Mozart and Haydn was coloured with dissonances, and bolder chord changes. Emphasis shifted from the ideals of Mozart’s consonance and order, to the expression and increased

  • Elisabeth Condon’s Nocturne vs. Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night

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    Similarity in theme and color first drew me to select Elisabeth Condon’s Nocturne (Bob Rauschenberg Gallery) and Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (Frank 348) for this research paper. Initially I wanted to pick two pieces that were different enough in order to form a decent comparison and yet alike enough to connect them in some way. In the art gallery, Nocturne gave me a feeling similar to the one I experienced when I first saw The Starry Night; there was something otherworldly and mystical

  • An in-Depth Analysis of the Use of Specific Musical Concepts in Correlation to the Romantic Period

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    exemplified through Nocturne and Valse, both by Chopin. Nocturne and Valse are both emotionally expressionistic pieces typical of the romantic era, written by

  • The Golden Woman: An Analysis Of Gender Politics In Hong

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    The Golden Woman: An Analysis of Gender Politics in Hong Kong Nocturne She is beauty, she is grace, and she is a conniving money-hog. She is: The Golden Woman. The Golden Woman, trapped within the confines of the patriarchy, transcends a national identity, yet still seeks refuge from the misogyny unique to her own culture. Particularly, The Golden Woman of pan-Asia, whom identifies with the values of their western counterparts, faces a rejection of those same values from male counterparts. Its prevalence

  • Féric Chopin Research Paper

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    and number. Chopin's music remains very popular and is regularly performed, recorded and broadcast worldwide. Chopin’s piece, The Nocturnes, Op. 9 are a set of three nocturnes written by Frédéric Chopin between 1830 and 1832, published that year, and dedicated to Madame Camille Pleyel. The second nocturne of the work is regarded as Chopin's most famous piece. The nocturne is reflective in mood until it suddenly becomes passionate near the end. This song is often played at

  • Research Paper On Frederic Chopin

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    Polish composer. He was famous for composing very beautiful piano solo pieces, such as “Fantasie" Impromptu, op. 66, Minute" Waltz , and op. 64 no. 1, "Funeral March". Chopin was famous for his emotional sonatas, waltzes, mazurkas, preludes and nocturnes. Being a child prodigy, he quickly rose to be one of the greatest piano composers. Frederic Francois Chopin was born in Poland to a middle-class family. His mother gave him exposure to music at a young age, influencing him. by the time he was six