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The Renaissance in Music and the Arts
The idea of the Renaissance, in which language, literature, the arts and music saw a remarkable change and renewal, started gradually taking shape in the 14th century, celebrated then and later by writers, artists and musicians such as Petrarch, Boccaccio,
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Music and the Arts in the Middle Ages
Over the course of centuries, the relationship between music, the arts and literature has always focused on their similarities and differences. The difference between painting, which one sees and music, which one hears, has always been considered obvious. However, as
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Fellini and Rota: filming music
Italian composer Nino Rota wrote several operas, ballets and concerti, but he is best known for his cinema soundtrack work. Indeed, from the 1940s until his death, in 1979, there seem to be few great Italian films he did not
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Picasso and Music
“There is Music in Picasso and Picasso is in Music” The current exhibition of ‘Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914’ at Museum of Modern Art in New York lets us consider the close relationship between art and music. As an artist, Picasso was
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Ravel’s Repetition
If God hadn’t desired repetition, the world would never have been created. Soren Kierkegaard, Repetition Repetition is essential to music. Indeed, without some form of repetition, there is no rhythm. And few composers have taken this consideration of repetition as
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Three times Mozart
Pushkin’s Mozart and Salieri is a fantastic exploration of the nature of artistic creation. This short blank verse drama, written in 1830, has been re-told many times (notably by Rimsky-Korsakov in his 1898 opera of the same name and by
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