Category Archives: Musical genres

Music: A chronological perspective (part 4)

Music: A chronological perspective (part 4) Electronic Music, 1895; United States Following closely on the dissonance of atonal music, electronic music represented a further search for new modes of musical expression, this time through modern scientific technology. An American, Thaddeus … Continue reading

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Baroque / Rococo / The lied or lieder

Baroque, Impressionism, Leader Baroque / Rococo / The lied or lieder From around 1600 to 1750, the Baroque period witnessed the creation of some of the greatest masterpieces ever compose The word baroque is derived from the ancient Portuguese noun … Continue reading

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Antonio Stradivari

   Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737 age 93 Stradivari is generally considered the most significant and greatest artisan in this field an ( Italian luthier) or violin maker, cellos, guitars, violas and harps.. He set up his shop in Cremona, Italy, where … Continue reading

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Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini 1858-1924 He was an Italian opera composer who has been called “the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi”. Puccini’s early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera.  Spouse: Elvira Gemignani … Continue reading

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Luciano Pavarotti

  Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007 age 71 He was the most Italian operatic tenor and successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the quality of his tone, and eventually … Continue reading

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Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007 age 71

Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007 age 71 “If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them” “Se i bambini non sono introdotti alla musica in età precoce, credo che qualcosa … Continue reading

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Music, 3500 B.C.E; Mesopotamia

Music, 3500 B.C.E; Mesopotamia Early men struck sticks together to frighten away beasts. In time these “clappers” came to be used rhythmically to accompany work songs in the fields and thus ease the hardships of labor. The clappers also were … Continue reading

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