TEDDY OFOSU
PROF.ANTONIO PIZA
MUSIC 10100 /Spring 2017
05/17/2017



The Rite of Spring was composed by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was a ballet and an orchestral concert work established in the year 1913. Igor Stravinsky's work called The Rite of Spring was a piece that communicates a fascinating situation through music. The story behind this piece manages an old society custom that was done in Siberia. When spring would go to the land the general population of the development had a convention in which they would relinquish virgin young ladies
In music as well as in the visual arts, Modernism was a primary source of creative energy in the period from World War I until after World War II .On the other hand, the success of some Avant-Garde works of arts-Alban Berg's opera Wozzerk, for one shows that they met with a deep response from minds and hearts battered by the events of the early. Most avant-garde music played to a small, esoteric audience. This avant-garde approach of challenging the norm produced many famous artists like Igor Stravinsky and his piece The Rite of Spring. It also produced James Joyce with his book with no paragraphs called Ulysses and Picasso came to be as well with his expressionist artwork.
There are a few contrasts that can be noted between an expressive dance like the traditional ballet (Nutcracker) and the Diaghilev's vision for his ballets Russes. For one, the music played is very different in shape and style and another is the entertainers wear free attire unlike in different ballet productions where the entertainers are wearing tight apparel.
An Overture is a piece of music that is written for a play or literary work. The music tries to represent the story or literary work such an s Hector Berlioz and his piece called the Fantastic Symphony and Robert Schumann with his work Pierrot Lunaire.
Opera was the principal genre of the secular vocal music of the Baroque era that was a play that was fully sung and they are called Arias It was introduced in the year 1600. Opera was created when Galileo tried to perform old Greek plays with modern instruments. Some composers who used it are Claudio Monteverdi with the Coronation of Poppea and Henry Purcell with Dido and Aeneas .
The conductor in and a symphony orchestra is partially there for the audience as a visual guide of where the music is going.
In a Concerto there is a soloist that is accompanied by an orchestra with some level of hierarchy. In a symphony orchestra there is mostly an emphasis on the orchestra and is played in sonata form mostly while the Concerto mostly plays in ritornello form with movements.
Atonality can be defined as music that has no tonal center or no identifiable tone is called atonal. Some composers that used atonality are Arnold Schoenberg with his piece Pierrot Lunaire and Alban Berg with his piece Wozzeck .
The Basso Continuo is the foundation of the music that is made up of usually two or three instruments. And these instruments are played in such a way that is cont inuous throughout the work. C omposers that made use this were Henry Purcell in Dido and Aeneas and Antonio Vivaldi in Violin Concerto in G Op.4 No. 12.
Historically informed performance of the early music was performances' that took place from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Composers of these eras made use of instruments like oboe, recorder, harpsichord, or viola da gamma etc. and these instruments did assist their interpretation to get closer to the composer's time.
Lenin's music was generally known to be in two vocal parts. P erotin was Leonin's student. Perotin increased Leonin's accomplishments by composing music with three or four vocal parts. There was no specific date or documentation that shows exactly when their polyphony started being used in the Church, but they were two Frenc h composers. Leonin and his student Perotin, of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, are generally credited with composing the first significant polyphonic church music .
In the Middle ages of chivalry large group s of court songs were conserved and during this same time noble or aristocratic poet composers also