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18791. Innovation in 1960s-1970s Rock Music. This paper discusses innovation in the rock music industry, with emphasis on the situation as it existed in the 1960s and 1970s. It is argued that music corporations, with their economic motives, tend to stifle innovation and that creativity comes, instead, from musicians in local “street scenes.” TAGS: essay rock music business, 1960s 1970s music corporations, creativity, punk rock. MLA Style. 9 pages, 26 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 2,148 words.   $63
18729. La Traviata (Verdi). This paper discusses the reasons why La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi, is regarded as an operatic masterpiece. The paper examines the opera’s plot, themes, dramatic impact, and use of music to express the emotions of the characters. KEYWORDS: music opera review Verdi. MLA Style. 9 pages, 18 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 2,231 words   $63
18514. The Pearl Fishers (Georges Bizet). This paper provides a critical review of Les Pêcheurs de Perles (“The Pearl Fishers”), an early opera by the composer of the better-known work Carmen. Although The Pearl Fishers does not live up to the musical and dramatic standards of the later work, it nonetheless demonstrates Bizet’s budding skill as a composer and orchestrator. Certain arias and songs particularly stand out as highlights, including the duet “Au Fond du Temple.” KEYWORDS: music opera review Bizet. MLA Style. 7 pages, 16 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,726 words.   $49
18508. Aida (Verdi). This paper presents a critical review of the opera Aida, which was composed by Giuseppe Verdi in 1871. The paper includes background on the composer and the work, a brief plot summary, and reference to notable musical and dramatic highlights. It is argued that the work demonstrates Verdi’s skill at using musical elements to express conflicting emotions and dynamic interplay among characters. KEYWORDS: music opera review Verdi. MLA Style. 7 pages, 11 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,750 words.   $49
18323. Review of a Concert Performance by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. This paper critically reviews a concert by the New York Philharmonic, which took place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in June 2007. The reviewer responds to the orchestra’s performances of the Semiramide Overture (Rossini), Symphony No. 3 in D Major (Schubert), and Symphony No. 5 in F Major (Dvorak). It is also noted that the program notes were helpful and that the performance helped increase understanding and enjoyment of orchestral music in general. KEYWORDS: music orchestra review Rossini Schubert Dvorak. MLA Style. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
18219. The Barber of Seville (Rossini). This paper provides background on the 1816 opera and briefly summarizes its plot. Then it discusses the critical opinions on why the work has become a popular classic. In the reviewer’s personal opinion, the opera is successful because it is entertaining and humorous, the music enhances the story, and Rossini balances humor with moments of tender emotion. The paper includes references to certain memorable songs and scenes. KEYWORDS: music opera review Rossini. MLA Style. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
18187. Ipod Versus Cell Phone: A Mobile Music Revolution? Harvard Case Study 9-707-419. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case study analysis and a case solution to a popular Harvard Business School marketing strategy case study (9-707-419) by David B. Yoffie, Travis D. Merrill and Michael Slind focused on the battle between music enabled cell phones and Apple’s efforts to dominate digital music through its ipod, itunes and related products. The analysis focuses on the strategic challenges and opportunities faced by Apple (as the existing leader in portable digital music) and its emerging rivals in the cellular phone industry. The case analysis includes problem statement, analysis with PEST, SWOT for Apple and the cell phone companies and a Porter's Five Forces; assessment of alternatives for Apple and the cell phone companies; and recommendations and likely future outcomes. APA Style. 11 pages, 12 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources. 2820 words.

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18088. Ambroise Thomas' Opera Hamlet. This paper is concerned with the 1868 opera Hamlet (based on Shakespeare's play), by the French composer Ambroise Thomas. It is argued that the work has declined in popularity because it lacks emotional depth and power (due to its contrived happy ending and its use of overly decorative music). Despite its flaws, however, the opera has some redeeming qualities and memorable scenes, and it serves as a good example of a historical style in music. KEYWORDS: opera review thomas hamlet shakespeare. MLA Style. 8 pages, 16 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,967 words.   $56
18042. Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. This paper reviews Puccini's 1904 opera Madama Butterfly (also known as Madame Butterfly). The term paper includes background on the composer and the work, a brief plot summary, and references to certain memorable scenes. It is argued that the opera's massive popularity is due in part to Puccini's skill in balancing contrasting elements in music, words, character, and drama. KEYWORDS: opera review puccini madame butterfly. MLA Style. 8 pages, 8 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,970 words.   $56
18015. Gaetano Donizetti's “Lucia D'lammermoor” This paper provides a favorable review of Donizetti's 1835 opera, which was based on the novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott. A brief discussion of the composer's life and work is included, along with a brief summary of the plot of Lucia D'Lammermoor. It is argued that the opera makes many improvements over the original story, because it is more streamlined and it has a stronger dramatic impact. The opera is also praised for its use of memorable, passionate music and virtuoso singing. KEYWORDS: opera review donizetti sir walter scott. MLA Style. 9 pages, 15 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 2,159 words.   $63
17601. Benjamin Britten’S Opera, “the Turn of the Screw” This paper provides a review of Britten’s opera (first premiering in Venice in 1954) which was based on Henry James’s story of the same name, first published in 1898. Describes the opera and its faithfulness to James’ original story, noting critical differences. Considers how Britten makes use of musical elements to express emotions and characterization in the opera. Argues that “The Turn of the Screw” demonstrates Britten’s brilliance as an operatic composer and concludes that notwithstanding certain differences from the original story, Britten’s work does an excellent job of capturing the haunting mood of Henry James’ story. KEYWORDS: opera review britten henry james turn of the screw. MLA Style. 8 pages, 20 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 1,896 words.   $56
17593. Louis Armstrong. This paper discusses the life of Louis Armstrong and the important contributions that he made to jazz and to popular music in general. Reviews Armstrong’s early years including his impoverished childhood and his early experiences with music; follows Armstrong’s work as leader of his own groups (The Hot Five, the Hot Seven), and appraises Armstrong as a popular entertainer. Includes an initial outline of the paper. KEYWORDS: jazz musicians big band Armstrong. MLA Style. 7 pages, 19 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,766 words.   $49
17589. “Carmen” by Georges Bizet. This paper provides a review and analysis of Bizet’s masterpiece with background discussion on the composer and the controversy surrounding the opera. Recommends “Carmen” as an enjoyable and unforgettable work, finding that its seemingly simple story is handled effectively, and its characters and conflicts appeal to the listener on a deep archetypal level. KEYWORDS: opera review Carmen bizet. MLA Style. 8 pages, 21 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,996 words.   $56
17352. Opera Review: Verdi’S “the Masked Ball”. . This paper provides a highly favorable review of Giuseppe Verdi’s 1859 opera “Un Ballo in Maschera” (“The Masked Ball”). Includes background information on Verdi and a summary of the plot. Notes that one of the most interesting things about the opera is its use of dramatic and musical contrasts. Also describes and comments favorably on the opera’s two famous “laughing choruses”. KEYWORDS: opera laughing chorus verdi. 7 pages, 13 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,793 words.   $49
17334. Carlisle Floyd’S Opera “of Mice and Men”. This paper provides a review and analysis of Floyd’s opera of “Mice and Men,” based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same name. After providing background information on Floyd and his other works, and following a brief summary of the plot of the opera, the paper critically examines the opera from a musical perspective. Argues that while some critics have dismissed Floyd’s approach to using dramatic and musical themes, his approach, as seen in Of Mice and Men is actually quite effective in terms of expressing the emotions of his characters. KEYWORDS: opera Carlisle Floyd mice men steinbeck. 8 pages, 17 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 2,157 words.   $56
17332. Online Music Piracy Should Not Be Tolerated. This paper will argue that, although it seems harsh to sue music fans, the approach is nonetheless necessary in order to get the message out that online music piracy will no longer to be tolerated. The approach is acceptable as long as it is used reasonably; that is, as long as the lawsuits only target repeat offenders and the worst of the offenders. Provides an overview of the music downloading problem and the music industry’s perspective on why action against pirates is needed, along with an overview of the opposing viewpoint. KEYWORDS: music downloads online music Internet piracy. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 1,465 words.   $42
17323. The Ethics of Downloading Music From the Internet. This paper considers the proposition that it is morally wrong to download music from the Internet without paying for it. The paper begins with an explanation of the proposition. The next sections present the arguments supporting, and then the arguments opposing, the claim. The decision section concludes that although more arguments were identified against the claim than were identified supporting it, the arguments against the claim are weak and ineffective because they are not grounded in a strong sense of morality. Concludes with a rebuttal section. KEYWORDS: music downloads MP3 ethics morality. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,866 words.   $56
17300. Opera Review: Mozart’S “the Marriage of Figaro” . This paper provides a review of Mozart’s opera. Argues that “Le Nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”) is a great artistic work, which brilliantly combines elements of humor and passion. The opera relates to important universal themes such as the power of love and the human rights of members of the lower class. Above all, the opera stands out as a masterpiece because of Mozart’s consummate skill as a composer. Throughout the work, excellent examples can be found of Mozart’s ability to use music effectively for the purpose of creating dramatic tension, characterization and mood. KEYWORDS: Mozart opera figaro classical music farce. 7 pages, 18 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 1,714 words.   $49
17053. Music in Three Television Advertisements. This paper describes three television commercials (for a sports utility vehicle, a woman’s razor, and a medical product) and discusses how music was used to evoke a mood and to support the products’ sales appeal. Keywords: advertising emotion music. 6 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources.   $42
17052. Emotional Expression in the Music of the Classical Era. Although the music of the classical period is generally associated with rationality, clarity and order, this paper shows that the music contains a great deal of emotional expression as well. References are made to the works of representative composers of the period, including Gluck, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Keywords: classical music emotion. 10 pages; 29 footnotes; 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
17051. "West Side Story". Based on a viewing of the 1961 film version of the musical West Side Story, this paper describes how the songs and singing of the character Maria are used to express her emotional state of mind. Includes discussion of the musical interval known as the ‘tritone’, and the expression of such feelings as love, hope, irony, sadness, and anger. Keywords: popular musicals emotions. 5 pages; 10 footnotes; 4 bibliographic sources. 1,526 words.   $35
17050. Emotion in the Works of Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). This paper examines the role of emotional expression in the works of Hector Berlioz, a Romantic period composer. Includes a look at Berlioz’s use of ‘program music’, his innovative use of orchestration, and examples from his work (with an emphasis on his masterpiece, the “Symphonie Fantastique”). Keywords: Romanticism composers Berlioz. 6 pages; 16 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
17044. Themes in the Opera "Don Giovanni" (Mozart). Discusses the theme of revenge in Mozart’s opera and the idea that immoral people will always be punished, eventually. Also discusses such minor themes as the use of disguise and the mixing of social classes, as well as how musical themes contribute to the dramatic themes. Keywords: Mozart Don Giovanni revenge. pages; 10 footnotes; 6 bibliographic sources. 1,753 words.   $49
15950. The Marine Corps as the Most Innovative Branch of the Military Services. This paper provides a history of Marine Corps innovation from the 1890s, including developments in marksmanship, amphibious assault, aerial assaults, the use of helicopters and other equipment, the Combined Action Program (in the Vietnam War), urban warfare, and others. 12 pages; 43 footnotes; 10 bibliographic sources. 2,729 words.   $84
15934. Songs in the Military. This paper concerns the ways that songs help soldiers cope with the harsh realities of warfare and military life. Examples of song lyrics are given that serve the purpose of relieving fears, insulting the enemy, overcoming frustrations, or ironically expressing disrespectful attitudes towards authority figures. 12 pages; 34 footnotes; 9 bibliographic sources. 3,035 words.   $84
15923. "L'elisir D'amour" ("the Elixir of Love"). This paper discusses the Romantic opera by Gaetano Donizetti, including the work’s background, its story, its success, and the use of “expressive singing” (the Bel Canto style). 5 pages; 16 footnotes; 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
15855. "Peter Grimes" by Benjamin Britten (Review of Opera). This paper analyzes Act III, Scene 2 of the opera, in which the character Peter Grimes experiences his final breakdown. Discusses how the music in the scene reflects the themes and motifs used earlier in the opera, and how Britten used musical devices for dramatic effect and to express Grimes' psychological state of mind. 10 pages; 13 footnotes; 7 bibliographic sources. 2,640 words.   $70
15646. Nijinsky: A Case Study Analysis of Schizophrenia. Using Nijinsky as the subject, this paper provides a case study of schizophrenia. Provides a background overview of schizophrenia (natural course, major symptoms) and then describes the history, onset and course of Nijinsky's illness, drawing upon information from his biographies and own diaries. Recommends a course of treatment involving anti-psychotics and structured therapy. Although Nijinsky was diagnosed well before the era of biological psychiatry, and although he died just prior to the development of anti-psychotics, this case study draws on the perspective of biological psychiatry for an understanding of this illness. KEYWORDS: psychiatric case studies schizophrenia nijinsky. APA Style. 11 pages, 18 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources. 3,026 words.   $77
15588. Comparison of Baroque and Classical Music. The historical circumstances of the Baroque and Classical periods are discussed, and it is noted that the Baroque style basically represented "passion" while the Classical style represented "order" (but these categories were not firmly fixed). The paper discussed such things as the use of scales, orchestration, musical forms and operatic styles. For illustrative purposes, the Brandenburg Concertos of Bach (a Baroque work) is compared with Mozart's Symphony Number 40 (a Classical work). 12 pages, 40 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $84
15565. Analysis of a Recitative and Aria From Gluck's IphigÉNie en Aulide. A discussion of the piece "Vous Essayez en Vain - Par la Crainte" from Gluck's Classic period "reform" opera. The background of the piece is discussed, as well as its musical elements (such as melody, harmony and rhythm), and the moods that the piece evokes. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
15527. Analysis of the First Movement of Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in E Minor (Opus 98). Discusses this orchestral work, which is representative of the late Romantic period of music. Includes Brahms' use of the sonata form, his melodic themes and other musical devices; and how these elements contribute to creating the emotional expression of the work. 6 pages, 15 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $42
15517. "Fantazia Upon One Note" (Henry Purcell). Musical analysis of this Baroque period work, including its use of polyphony, counterpoint and pedal point. Also discussed Purcell's use of instrumentation, form, tempo, rhythm, melody and the expression of moods. 7pages, 7 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
15209. Review of a Live Performance of Concerto for Guitar in D Major (Vivaldi) and Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky). This paper reviews these two works and compares their styles and usage of musical elements. For example, Vivaldi's piece for guitar and orchestra is a work of absolute music from the Baroque period, while Tchaikovsky's piece for orchestra is a work of program music from the Romantic period. 5 pages, 2 footnotes, 2 bibliographic references.   $35
15037. The Brandenburg Concertos (J. S. Bach). Compares and contrasts all six Baroque concertos and their use of various musical elements, including tempo, form, and instrumentation. 7 pages, 22 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $49
15036. Rastafarians, Reggae Music and Jamaican Politics. Covers the history of the Rastafarian movement, the elements of its lifestyle, and its struggle for the rights of the poor and oppressed. Also discusses the influence of reggae in popularizing the movement, and the efforts of Jamaican politicians to exploit the music's popularity for their own gain. 11 pages, 30 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.   $77
15032. African-American Blues and Mexican-American Corridos. Compares the lyrics of these two types of music, and how they have been used to express feelings of oppression and injustice. Includes a discussion of similarities and differences in themes pertaining to such things as legendary heroes, interracial conflicts, defiance, resignation, and gender relations. 10 pages, 30 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.   $70
15030. NEW YORK CITY'S MUSIC SCENE (1960s. 1990s). Discusses the diversity of the music in the city, and the impact that it has had on local culture. Includes such musical movements as folk, disco, punk, hardcore, and rap, as well as traditional jazz, acid jazz, and other types of music. 9 pages, 31 footnotes, 9 bibliographic references.   $63
15028. Latin Jazz. Covers the history of this style of music, from its roots in ragtime, through the big band era, be-bop, progressive jazz, the 1960s bossa nova craze, fusion, and its current popularity. 9 pages, 35 footnotes, 7 bibliographic references.   $63
14815. The Title Character in Richard Strauss’ Opera “Salome”. This paper provides a review and critique of Strauss’ opera (adapted from the infamous play by Oscar Wilde) which offers a decadent modern interpretation of the Biblical story of Salome, daughter of Herod Philip and step daughter of Herod Antipass, the hereditary ruler of Palestine. The reviewer focuses on the title character Salome, who during the course of the opera develops from a beautiful girl, to an infatuated young woman, to a lustful, vengeful monster. Included as an appendix is a reprint of a highly critical 1928 review of the opera by a British reviewer. KEYWORDS: opera Salome herod Palestine. 5 pages (plus appendix), 7 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,149 words (text) plus appendix.   $35
13974. The Use of Computers and the Internet in Music Education. A paper on the use of interactive programs to teach such things as music history and theory, or to practice performance. These programs are motivating, and the use of the Internet provides access to people who might not otherwise be able to receive musical training. The paper covers online classes, CD-ROM programs, research databases, and it also makes reference to specific web sites that pertain to the subject. 14 pages, 19 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $98
13928. Woodstock: Political Rally or Musical Happening? A political and social analysis of the 1969 Woodstock festival and the subsequent documentary film. Argues that while Woodstock was not organized as a political event, and although the filmmakers were not trying to send a political message with their film, Woodstock remains a seminal political symbol of the heyday of the peace and love, or "hippie" movement. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 3 bibliographic references.   $70
13894. Der Rosenkavalier ("the Knight of the Rose") by Strauss. Review and analysis of the opera widely viewed as the high point in Strauss's career as a composer. Includes background biographical information on the composer. Argues that Der Rosenkavalier is most notable as the last work of the grand operation tradition to achieve international success and a sustained, universal appreciation; the success is attributed to the excellence of the music and characterizations. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $49
13846. Rap Music: Origins and Influences. Analysis of the history and development of American Black rap music. Traces historical influences from Africa, Latin American culture, the Beat Generation, and Black jazz artists and describes the development of rap as a 'new" form of African-American musical expression and social comment in the late 1980s. Discusses the controversies surrounding rap and the threat it poses to the White status quo establishment. 14 pages, 20 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $98
13796. Musical Quality: Universal, National and Regional Style. Considers the problems in defining musical quality, looking particularly at the role of cultural relativism. Argues that musical tradition, training and technique are objective measures of the quality of music while musical cultures are essentially uncomparable. 6 pages, 3 footnotes, 2 bibliographic references.   $42
13518. The History of Rap Music. This paper discusses the elements of the style, its influence on pop culture, and its development from its origins in the 1970s. Covers various artists and songs, as well as such sub-genres as 'gangsta', Latino, female and white rap. 7 pages, 21 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $49
13436. Paul Robeson. Covers the life and career of African American actor, singer, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson. Also discusses his controversial views on communism as a means to attain equality in the world. 6 pages, 17 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
13303. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Life and career of this prolific musician, from his early years to the 1998 release of New Power Soul. Includes such topics as his eclectic style, his insistence on creative control, and his use of both spiritual and sexual themes. 6 pages, 26 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
13244. Description of a Live Jazz Performance. Describes the show of an unnamed five-piece band, covering such topics as song structure, syncopation, and improvisation. Concludes that improvisation not only expresses melodic ideas but also the personality of the performer. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
13234. Tosca (Puccini). Explores the character of Tosca in this opera, noting that she is a loving and pious person but that she also has a jealous, suspicious nature. Also discusses how she kills a man because she is driven by desperation to try to save both her lover's life and her honor. 6 pages, 13 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
13204. Oklahoma! The Broadway Musical. A study of the hit Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including its innovative aspects, its popularity, and its influence on musical theater. Focuses especially on how the elements of music and dance are integrated into the plot and thus help tell the story and define the characters. 10 pages, 39 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $70
12706. Influence of Jazz & Pop on Music & Film. An historical survey on the ways pop and jazz have contributed to the development of these industries since the nineteenth century. Also discusses the changes in style over the years, as well as the recent trend of marketing music and movies together. 14 pages, 42 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $98
12520. Belly Dancing. Argues that the dance is meant to be "sensual" rather than "sexy." Discusses such topics as male and costumes as well as the origins and historic development of the dance. Despite earlier controversies, belly dancing is now accepted as a good form of exercise, as well as a therapeutic form of artistic expression. 7 pages, 27 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
12519. History of Polka. Covers the origins of this popular ballroom dance in the early 19th century, and its subsequent spread around the world. Includes a discussion of controversies, and the use of the polka by serious as well as popular composers. 10 pages, 43 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
12518. Analysis of Four Musical Works (Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky. An examination of such things as melodic themes, textures, organization elements, time signatures and dynamics in Suite from Pulcinella (Stravinsky), Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky), Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Dvorak), and Symphony Number Two (Tchaikovsky). 10 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $70
12517. Review of the Opera Dido and Aeneas (By Purcell). Gives information on how the opera came to be composed, as well as a descriptive analysis of its story and musical structure. Also discusses how various musical elements are used to convey emotion in the opera. 11 pages, 25 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $77
12516. The Music of Indonesia. Discusses the variety of influences that can be found in Indonesian music, as well as the instruments that are used and the unique sounds that they produce. Covers such topics as court music (including Gamelan), folk music, and the popular styles of today. 12 pages, 39 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
12244. The Role of Mysticism in the Music of Olivier Messiaen. Studies the influence of Roman Catholicism on the works of the French composer. Shows how his belief in the divine mysteries of nature developed during the course of his career, and also discusses how this belief played a role in the creation of his own unique musical language. 13 pages, 38 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $91
12243. Bela Bartok and the Use of Innovative Formal Designs. Discusses how the Hungarian composer used such things as the Golden Section, the Fibonacci series and symmetrical arch shapes to create the formal structures of his works. Also argues that this was probably not intentional on Bartok's part and that he was simply imitating the proportions of nature. 14 pages, 39 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $98
12208. Vienna as a "Cradle of Music." Argues that the city became a great music center because of its location in the heart of Europe and because of the patronage of the Hapsburg Dynasty. Many great composers lived in the city, including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, and Schoenberg. Ironically, many of these artists were rejected by the citizens of Vienna during their own times. 10 pages, 32 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
12116. The Use of Music to Boost Morale Among Soldiers in the American Civil War. Includes a discussion of drummer boys, buglers and regimental bands. Considers the use of music to keep time in drills, as a means to arouse passions either during battle or while marching to battle, and as entertainment around the campfires at night. Also discusses various songs of the time which were used to inspire troops in both the North and the South. 17 pages, 66 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $119
11896. The Musical Youth of Mozart. Explores Mozart's musical training as he performed throughout Europe at the impulses of his father Leopold. 7p., 23f. in paper, 7b.   $49
11895. The Death of Mozart: Natural or Murder? Examines a number of theories surrounding the death of Mozart. Explores the theory that competing composer Salieri poisoned Mozart. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $70
11872. A Discussion of Music and Language. An intensive theoretical exploration of the similarities and differences of the two forms. Surveys literature in linguistics and music theory in examining the importance of structure, emotion and meaning in the two forms. 10 pages, 31 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $70
11572. Influences on Bach. Summary of musical influences, chiefly French and Italian, on the compositions of Bach. Focuses on the individual keyboardists he studies, and his assimilation of the concerto format from Vivaldi and the Italian baroque, as exemplified in his "Italian Concerto." 6 pages, 21 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
11568. The Psychology of Music. Serious, large-vocabulary investigation of why people respond to music, concentrating on the three theories of music as pattern, the psychoacoustical properties of music, and music as grammar and language, finding most agreement with the latter. 11 pages, 27 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
11567. An Analysis of Two Symphonies (Haydn and Brahms). Making wide and deep use of musical vocabulary, this study covers two examples in the evolution of the symphonic form, focusing on Haydn and his Symphony No. 49 in F minor, which helped define the form for future artists, contrasted with Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major. 11 pages, 40 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
11402. Vietnam and the Protest Song. History of war themes in 20th Century American music, focusing on the development of the protest song in the Vietnam era. Examines songs of WWI, WWII and Korea, the development of the folk-rock movement, the range of differentiation from generalized feel-good peace songs to specific anti-war songs, pro-war songs, and rock'n'roll as breeding ground of the counterculture. 10p., 21f. ,8b.   $70
11095. The History of the Tango. Detailed discussion of the origin and evolution of the tango as an expression of Argentinian culture. Its symbolism, great innovators, cultural impact and current status are analyzed. 9 pages, 25 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $63
11005. The Baroque in Art and Music. Compares sculpture of Bernini and music of Monteverdi as exemplars of Baroque style in its emotionalism and extravagance. Brief overview of central themes of Baroque period in art and history. 6 pages, 24 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
11001. Change and the Art Culture of the West. Considers why constant change has characterized Western culture for the last four hundred or so years. Scientific method, technology, democracy and the cult of progress are seen as causes of evolutionary change. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
10566. The Origins and Development of American Jazz Music. A broad view of jazz which addresses the question "Is jazz a black art form?" The diverse origins and cultural climate of the music are noted, as is the development as seen in the history of jazz masters: Louie Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, etc. The paper concludes the music is truly international and interracial. 14 pages, 19 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $98
10214. Harry Connick, Jr. A brief biography of the young New Orleans pianist and singer. Notes early musical influences and contrasts his pop crooning with his modern and traditional jazz piano work. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
10179. Censorship of Rock Lyrics. Arrest and conviction of rock artists for obscenity are related to conservative judicial and social trends. The Tipper Gore record-labeling movement and the 2 Live Crew arrest in Florida are noted. 9 pages, 18 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $63
10088. Chopin's Opus 64. This paper presents a musicological study of the style, technique and composition of Chopin's great piano piece. 6 pages, 4 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
09992. Creativity in Music Composition. An investigation of creativity in music composition. Takes into account psychological theories on creativity and draws examples from an analysis of the lives and works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Satie. Argues that creativity in musical composition increases in correspondence to the composer's sensitivity to life experiences. 24 pages, 63 footnotes, 25 bibliographic sources.   $133
09819. Nina Simone: Portrait of a Jazz Singer. Biography of the jazz singer's life and works. Focuses on her involvement in the civil rights movement, and considers the extent to which her strong anti-racism feelings alienated white audiences. 11 pages, 20 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $77
09805. Amadeus: The Screenplay Versus the Stageplay. Analyzes the variations between the stage and screen versions of Peter Shaffer's play, considering differences in setting, plot, and theme. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09662. Life and Work of Hector Berlioz. Discusses the life and work of the French composer Hector Berlioz. Considers the degree to which Berlioz's work has had an impact on twentieth century composers. 5 pages, 15 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
09550. Analysis of Three Chopin Waltzes. Technical analysis of Waltz in E Major (1829), the Waltz in A Minor, Opus 34, Number 2 (1838), and the Waltz in C# Minor, Opus 64, Number 2 (1847). Considers how these works are related to different phases in Chopin's life. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
09532. The Automobile in Rock and Roll Songs. Explores the importance of the automobile as a subject and fantasy in rock music lyrics. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
09531. Rock and Roll and the Road to Anywhere. Considers the theme of escape in early rock and roll music, and its roots in the blues. 6 pages, 2 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
09530. Themes of Sex and Drugs in Rock and Roll Music, 1950-1969. A look at the recurrence of these themes in rock music, examining rock's roots in rhythm and blues, the sensuality of the beat, and the social influences of a drug-oriented culture in the 1960s. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
09356. Stereotyping of Women's Sex Roles in Contemporary Art, Music and Tv Commercials. Argues that the arts and the media as a whole project demeaning sex roles for women through the process of stereotyping. 7 pages, 11 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
09330. "No One Here Gets Out Alive: A Biography of Jim Morrison". A critical review of Sugerman and Hopkins biography which idolizes the late singer. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09195. The Minuet From Mozart's String Quintet in D Major. Evaluates the minuet in terms of time changes, value, structure, context, and cultural framework. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $21
09194. Mozart's Minuet K. 355. Favorable appraisal of the Minuet in terms of time changes, value of the piece, and historical context. 3 pages, l footnotes, l bibliographic source.   $21
09193. The First Movement of Beethoven's Eighth Symphony. Evaluates the piece in terms of formal structure, tempo, romanticism, and context. Compares and contrasts the piece with Schumann's Kreisleriana. 4p. 2f. lb.   $28
09192. The Origins and Early Expressions of Music. An overview of the topic with a focus on the purposes of music and the historical development of its early expression. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
09191. Erik Satie's "Furniture Music." An analysis of Satie's new music form. Defines the concept, speculates on the seriousness of the inventor's intention, and places the music in the context of art as a whole. 4 pages, l footnotes, l bibliographic source.   $28
09123. Payola. The nature and history of bribery of disk jockeys and station managers is reviewed. The focus is on the 1960 Harris investigations and the more recent mafia-connected cash/cocaine scandal in Hollywood. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 6 bibliographics sources.   $42
08957. Why Jazz Is My Favorite Music. An essay taking the viewpoint of a personal preference arguing that jazz is an intellectual and sensual pleasure which combines the best qualities of all forms of music. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $21
08923. The Continuing Evolution of Bob Dylan. A scathing commentary on Bob Dylan's pesonal life and attitude toward the world. Takes a feminist viewpoint. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
08710. Realism and Plot in Dumas' Camille and Verdi's La Traviata. Compares and contrasts the presence of realism in Dumas' play and Verdi's opera. Overall, Verdi is found to be far more romantic than Dumas. 5 pages, 6 footnotes in text, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
08502. Antecedents of Influence of Popular Music in the 1960s. Analyzes the various factors which contributed to the unprecedented degree of power, influence and meaning that popular music had in the 1960s. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
08439. Frederic Francois Chopin. Brief biography of the lief and work of composer Frederic Francois Chopin. Discusses Chopin's gift for romantic, moody works that perfectly express a feeling without having a topical theme. 4 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $28
08393. Erik Satie. Brief biography of the life and work of composer Erik Satie with particular attention devoted to his major work, "Socrate." 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
08314. Dress as a Form of Communication: A Study of the Punk Style. An analysis of the punk fashion and music style which is viewed as a reaction against the cultural lethargy of the mid-1970s. 4 pages, 16 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $28
08219. Louis Armstrong. A brief biography of Louis Armstrong, with an emphasis upon his contribution to jazz and blues. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
07034. Schonberg's the Great Pianists. Review and summary of this book of biographies which attempt to recreate the musical performances of the great. Shows the many changes in ideas of proper technique, the sometimes bizarre behavior of great performers, and the surprising loose standards of performance tolerated in the 19th century. 5 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic source. Notes in text.   $35
06651. Impressionistic Art and Music in 19th Century France. A detailed history of the impressionist painters and composers of France, looking at the lives and work of Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, Sisley, and Degas in painting, and Ravel and Debussy in particular in music. 24 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $133
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