Opera, a large-scale sung drama, consists of vocal and instrumental music with poetry and
drama, scenery and costumes, pantomime and acting. Its components include recitative, aria,
overture, sinfonias and libretto. A recitative moves forward the plot and
Option 2: Describe the life and works of Igor Stravinsky. He, like the artist Pablo Picaso, went
through many different styles. Name some of those styles and give examples of some works.
Igor Stravinsky was born in Russia and grew up in a musical nature;
Describe Wagners innovation in opera and his desire to unite music and
Richard Wagner formed the concept that multimedia can project
several meanings at once; words may tell a single meaning to us but music
adds something to it that is subtler. At
What are some of the film scores composed by John Williams? What makes
his music so successful?
John Williams began composing for television in the 1950s after he
attended the Juilliard School and worked as a jazz pianist in New York.
Upon returning to Lo