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MU Nelms 2313 Final
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Why would Verdi compose a Requim?
Personal: He was going to write it for Rossini, with Monzini, but Monzini died and Verdi finished it. considered his greatest opera but isnt an opera
Professional: To show his skills included more than opera.
Verdi's Requiem "choir music on steroids?"
Called this due to his use of vigorous rhythms, melodies, great vocals and dramatic contrasts in his operas that broke standard compositional rules for musical effect.
Study of social and cultural aspects of music and dance in local and global cultures. Bartok invented this when he used folk music in his own work.
What did Bartok do that made his contribution to musical research completely different from his predecessors?
He used new technology allowing him to be more inventive.recordings
American soprano from the South, one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist for Metropolitan opera and to be televised. She was innovative, influential and well suited the roles of Verdi.
Chaplin--first international film star?
The first international film star. He wrote, directed, starred, and wrote music for his films. His characters name was Little Tramp
When talking about his directing style on set, Chaplin stated that "everything I do is a ____. I think in terms of _____. I think more so in City Lights." This is also obvious in the connection between City Lights, Modern Times, and Wall-E.
"everything i do is a dance, i think in terms of dance. "
Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. About a character named Little Tramp and his struggle to survive in the modern industrialized world. It is a political satire and comedic film. Overall the films story is about the Great Depressions and its influences on the economy and individuals.
Written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin. A romantic comedy that follows Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and becomes friends with a millionaire (Harry Myers). At the time he began working on it sound films were becoming popular, but he stuck to silent films. Known as one of Chaplin's highest accomplishments of his career and as one of the greatest and more moving films of all times.
Used unusual actors in his films to make the audience think. He influences how films are made today.
Federico Fellini--Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film?
Won 4 for best foreign film.
Fellini's influence on Coppola?
ellini gave a more honest conversation of violence, which Coppola used in the film. Nino Rota, an italian composer, wrote music for Fellini's films and for The Godfather. Did 16 films with Fellini and his music was inspired by Fellini's saying "Life as Circus".
The phrase Vittorio Emanuele, Re D'Italia was important to Fellini because?
the name verdi was also used as an acronym for victorio emanuelle re d'italia, for victor emanuell. His musical success was directly impacted with the political events of italian unification. many of his opera performances were used by the supporters of victor emmanuel to shout "vive verdi" as a code name for a secret unification message.
What was the point of studying Fellini in class?
He was one of the most influential people, his skills are legendary, and he was a superlative artist.
Once upon a time in the West
Italian epic Spaghetti Western (action/adventure) film, which are just as popular as romantic comedies, directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Epic drama which covered a long period of time, following the life of an outsider turned to mafia boss and leaders of the new york crime family. Often known for being one of the greatest films in the world, most influential especially in the gangster genre. Now ranked as the second greatest film in american cinema.
The Wizard of Oz
Based on the book the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Musical, fantasy, dreamworld, most technicolored. Example of studio systems dominating hollywood.
An animated science fiction directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Pixar Animation Studios.earth. graphics group originally employed by LUCASFILM
Documentary about Gypsy featuring lots of song and dance and the importance and symbolism of each to their world. Also includes a wedding.
Directed by Fellini. An independent semi-autobiographical coming of age film about a young boy Titta up against the rest of his village. Won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Nominated for 2 academy awards. Amarcord means "I remember"
The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, and Gone with the Wind were cited in class as excellent examples of?
Products of the studio system.
My reason for including Wall-E in our brief survey of cinema is?
If was a film Chaplin would make if he was alive, no dialogue in the first half.
The Golden Mean (Fibonacci sequence, Chaos theory)
Fibonacci Sequence:First to put it in music, or visual art. 34,21,13,8
Chaos Theory: Fractacals that show up in nature and are used to measure growth.
Bartok and Folk Music
Hungarian composer who took a non traditional approach to tone. He was deeply interested in the folk music of eastern europe. He visited villages to collect different styles of folk music directly from peasants and used a photography to record it.
Bulgar rhythm (Bulgarian)—Bartok
Clavic, shows up everywhere, universal rhythm
4 musical developments in the decade before WWI.
Bartok- new tech
Herbert von Karajan bio?
Australian orchestra and opera conductor. Considered to be one of the best composers of all time. Dominant in European classical music in 1960s partly because the large number of recordings he made. Top selling classical music recording artist of all time (200 mil)
Karajan conducting style?
Unusual Austrian conducting style (no baton, finger moves) and made connection to romantic style, that is documented today. His style was clean and perfected. One of the best selling musicians.
This film holds the record for the most takes of a single scene, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The scene where a girl throws water on Chaplin's face
The Godfather is often cited as one of the best films ever made. Why?
It set new benches for filming, changed film making forever, and won a ton of awards.
In Once Upon A Time in the West, US audiences were stunned to see:
Shots fired and people killed in the first ten minutes.
Men act, women appear" is a quote from Ways of Seeing by John Berger. This quote was applied to Latcho Drom. Why?
Is a quote from Ways of Seeing by John Berger. Applies to Latcho Dram through the different behaviors of the men and women. The roles of the gender are very specific and they are holding on to the old way of thinking.
Pixar Studios--The Graphics Group ?
Graphics Group was a part of the computer division of Lucasfilms, then with funding from Apple became its own corporation known as Pixar
Django Reinhardt was?
Famous gypsy form belgium but lived in france. First international gypsy jazz musicians. Burnt hand and fused two fingers together, but plays with them.
Music in the United States can be seen as the result of two pervasive influences:
Dale Chihuly is a contemporary visual artist whose work we viewed in class. His primary medium is?
Which four writers were cited in class as perfect representatives of American voices, in addition to being unique contributors?
Emily Dickinson, Walkt Whitman, Mark Twain, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Rossini The Barber of Seville
Italian, sick melody, uptempoish, opera
Verdi Requiem Mass
clear stops in his phrases, Italian, Latin singing voices
Wagner die Walkure
dark, German voices, epic, no stopping points
Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass
Beethoven 9th Symphony
repeating themes, plays on ode to joy, uses silence and dead space
Mozart Piano Concerto in Cm
piano as primary instrument
Stravinksy rite of Spring
dark, written to a dance, shocking
Bartok String Quartet
only 4 instruments, all strings
Bach B minor Mass
Latin singing, super busy, grand
English singing, mass churchy
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