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Canada Goose Parka Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 1791Kierkegaard and a few other well known thinkers have placed Mozart’s creativity above all others in Western Culture. To say Mozart was great in opera is an understatement if ever there was one. And yet, Mozart didn’t do anything that was too progressive or out the canada goose clearance sale ordinary Canada Goose Jackets in opera. In fact, others, even Salieri one can facetiously argue, was more progressive a composer than Mozart was. Then why? Symmetry! Mozart’s music does not show the slightest hint of a struggle in composition/construction it’s almost as if he thought of the notes once and then proceeded to write them down on paper (might explain why he wrote over 620 works in a span of 35 short years); his music shows qualities which place him above every other composer before him and since some will even argue that he’s even above Beethoven himself. Mozart’s arias (songs from operas) are too remarkable for words to describe. Yet ironically enough, Mozart’s music is quite simple in structure and form almost baby canada goose outlet like, one could say. Although Mozart wrote 22 operas, only about 4 or so are regularly performed: Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro are two of these Mozart operas that are very popular with audiences; these two Mozart operas have been considered the culmination of Western musical theater. Additionally, The Magic Flute, although it suffers from a poor libretto (opera plot) among other things, contains some of the some of the most beautiful music ever written. Canada Goose Parka

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Richard Wagner 1813 1883Some have been bold enough to call Wagner the greatest musical genius of all times. Besides being famous in his own right, Wagner also became quite infamous during the Third Reich. Regardless of what anyone thinks about Wagner, he is one of the giants of music. Wagner was also an ardent anti Semite and made little qualms about it; he wrote a very hurtful essay attacking European Jews in music, with a strong emphasis on the music of Meyerbeer and Mendelssohn two composers who had befriended him. “Music Dramas,” is a term coined by Wagner, and his way of saying that he was not just a regular composer in the academic sense of the word: he was a composer, dramatist, essayist and philosopher all rolled up into one. Wagner once said that he became a composer, because his ‘dramas/plays’ were incomplete without music. The Leitmotif is Wagner’s greatest accomplishment, although many will argue that Wagner partially owed his invention to Liszt and Berlioz. Darth Vader’s theme from the movie Star Wars Wagner develops his themes to a much greater extent than other opera composers of his day; he develops the character’s psychology through musical motifs, which was somewhat new and original in his day. This is his way of showing us the character’s motives, ideas, character and intentions. All said, Berlioz did some of this in his Symphonie Fantastique, and Liszt did it as well in his famous symphonic poem, Les Preludes. Wagner believed that Northern Europe had produced great artists such as Milton, Goethe, Mozart, Shakespeare and Beethoven being two of the greatest of all; however, Shakespeare was not a composer, and Beethoven was not a dramatist; Wagner’s mission being to bring out Shakespeare’s and Beethoven’s artistic epistemology in his music dramas. Wagner was very interested in the history of Northern Europe (Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, England, etc), with a particular emphasis in the “Icelandic Sagas” (Norse and Viking mythology) which became the plot groundwork for his magnum opus, “The Ring of the Nibelung”; Bernard Shaw considered this work to have been one of the greatest contribution to European music and literature.

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uk canada goose outlet Guiseppe Verdi 1813 1901Ironically enough, the two greatest opera composers of the 19th century, arguably of all times were born just shy of 5 month apart from each other. If Mozart is too profound, Rossini too simple, Wagner too intellectual and Puccini too modern, buy canada goose jacket then Verdi is the man for you; Verdi is all of the above rolled Canada Goose Outlet up into one. Some have called Verdi the greatest opera composer of all times. Wagner would have argued at great length that he was the one who remained closer to Shakespeare, but many will say Verdi was. Wagnerian characters can be a bit overdone for some at times. I canada goose deals mean, how many times can one see people dressed in viking attire before getting bored? Verdi produced three of the greatest operas of all times: Aida, La Traviata> and Rigoletto; Falstaff and Canada Goose Parka Othello are two absolute gems of the operatic world, even if they’re not as famous as Rigoletto. uk canada goose outlet

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buy canada goose jacket Giacomo Puccini 1858 1924″The greatest Italian opera composer after Verdi,” Puccini has been called. Puccini lived in an era when people’s attitudes about the world were rapidly changing. Technology was on the rise, and atheism along with it. Romance and the believe in the afterlife, two things deeply valued in the 18th century, were now on the decline; nevertheless, Puccini’s music is as romantic and profound as anything Verdi could have ever conjured up; Puccini was arguably a more innovative orchestrator than Verdi was, even if some will say Verdi was the greater composer of the two. Famous operas by Puccini include: La Boheme, Tosca, Turandot and MadamaButterfly. buy canada goose jacket

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