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Melody: Musical Line
The Organization of Musical Sounds, Texture and Form
Improvisation video below. In this scene taken from the movie "Amadeus" (a movie about the life of the composer Mozart) the composer Antonio Salieri, an Italian composer who competed with Mozart to be the most important composer, wrote a piece of "welcoming" music in honor of Mozart's first visit visiting the emperor. Salieri is the man dressed in black with the dark hair and the emperor is dressed in his blue and red jacket. After hearing the emperor perform Salieri's piano piece, the emperor tries to give Mozart the sheet music for the piano piece he just played as Mozart walked into the palace. Mozart says, "Keep it, it is already here in my head." They don't believe him and challenge Mozart to play the piece without the music. Mozart does and then begins to improvise on the melody making it a better piece of music while Salieri is humiliated.
In real life, Salieri and Mozart were rival composers, but at a professional level and were not enemies, but rather friends competing for the same goal of being great composers.
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
Eine Kleine Nachmusick
Benjamin Britten's "A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra"
Examples of String Instruments
Symphony Orchestra - Dvorak - Symphony no. 9, 4th movement
Examples of Brass Instruments
Trumpet - Hadyn's Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, 3rd movement
Example of Woodwind Instruments
Percussion Instrument Video
Middle Ages and Renaissance Music
1564 Palestrina and the Rise of the Violin Part 1
The Kyrie from Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass
The Baroque Era
The Origins of the Baroque Orchestra
Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737 Italian Master String Instrument Maker
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
Henry Purcell 1659-1695
Arcangelo Corelli 1653-1713