He was a brilliant master of Romantic music, frequently referred to as "the poet of the piano," whose poetic brilliance is built on an unrivaled professional talent in his period....
Frederic Chopin, the Piano Poet, so called because of his exquisite artistry and sensitivity with which he expressed himself through music.
Chopin's early style was influenced by Mozart, but later he developed a more personal touch that made him one of the leading pianists of his time. He traveled widely and spent several years in France, where he became friends with Franz Liszt and George Sand. Upon his return to Poland, he met a sad end: tortured by tuberculosis, he died at the age of 39. Today, his body is buried in Warsaw's Powązki Cemetery.
In addition to being praised for his artistry, Chopin was also acclaimed for his poetry. The poet Alexander Pushkin was so taken by his poems that he translated them into Russian.
Chopin left many pieces of music that have been published after his death. These include 24 preludes, 2 nocturnes, 4 ballades, 3 mazurkas, 1 waltz, 1 polonaise, 1 étude, and 1 impromptu. They span over three periods in his life and show his evolution as a musician.
The major topic of the poem "Piano" is the speaker's yearning for his youth with his mother. He recalls his upbringing as blissful, growing up in "the comfortable parlour" with "winter outside" and his mother playing and singing at the piano. Then comes a sudden shift as he remembers her dying when he was only eight years old.
He realizes that she will never again play for him or anyone else and this fact makes him sad. Also, he regrets that he did not get to know any other women musicians since his mother's death. Finally, he wishes that he could go back in time and hear her play once more.
This poem was written by Emily Dickinson.
The piano, which is important to the poem's story, represents D. H. Lawrence's youth. As a kid, the poet received piano lessons, but as he got older, he stopped. Lawrence laments his decision to abandon his piano training in the poem, since playing the piano brought him immense delight.
Lawrence wrote "Piano" when he was 18 years old. He included it in his first book of poems, titled Verses from the Piano. The poem describes how the young poet used to enjoy listening to people play music on the piano, but as he grew up, he lost interest in this activity.
He still loved hearing music though, so he'd go to concerts with his friend Henry Reed. These events helped Lawrence develop his own sense of style, which later made him famous.
In addition to writing poetry and short stories, Lawrence also painted and done some design work.
He was very interested in art, and often visited artists' studios. This experience helped him learn about composition, color, and design.
Lawrence attended Nottingham University for two years before dropping out to travel in Europe. While he was away, his father died, which may have caused him to quit school early.
During his time in university, he met several famous people who became friends.
Musical poetry is poetry that has been musicalized. It implies that the poetry should be sung. This is a blend of literary and musical sensibilities. In other words, the poetry appears to be the song lyrics that must be musicalized. The term was coined by Edward Dowden in 1872.
First, as the poem proceeds, the speaker experiences a variety of feelings. He feels nostalgic for the past; the music from the piano sends him back to his boyhood, where he was once again a youngster sitting beneath his home's piano. He misses his childhood and feels sorry that it is no longer with him. However, he also feels happy that he has been granted one last glimpse of his favorite thing in the world- the piano- before it leaves for good.
Furthermore, as the poem progresses, the speaker becomes more and more obsessed with the piano. At first, he remembers only its pleasant memories: playing songs, dancing, and having fun with his friends. But later on, he starts thinking about the piano in a different way- he begins to miss it even when it is not there anymore. Finally, near the end of the poem, he loses all control over himself and bursts into tears when he realizes that this is the last time he will ever see it.
In conclusion, the speaker on the piano feels everything from sad to ecstatic as he watches his favorite thing leave forever.
Classical poetry are often a blend of thinking and passion. Emotions are examined intellectually, and emotion is tempered with rationality and rationalization. The ultimate result is a mingling of emotions, intellect, and, in many cases, love. Classical poets were generally educated men who belonged to the middle class. They tended to be concerned with issues such as virtue, morality, and religion. Their poems were often used by rulers as a means of establishing themselves as gods on earth.
Characteristics of classical poetry include: elevated language, artificial structure, and emotional content. Elevated language refers to the use of words and phrases that are not common today. For example, the word "magnanimity" is not commonly used in modern English but it is in ancient Greek. Magnanimity is the quality of being magnanimous or generous to a high degree; it is an attribute of both gods and heroes in classical mythology. Artificial structure refers to the use of strict metrical rules in determining how many syllables belong to each word and how these words should be arranged on the page. For example, the first line of John Milton's Paradise Lost consists of four quatrains (four-line stanzas) based on the rhyme scheme aba bcad efgh. This type of poem is called monody because it expresses one mood or theme throughout the work.
The Pianist is a tribute to human fortitude in the face of death, as well as a celebration of the power of music and the human desire to survive. It defies numerous clichés, and when a tale is recounted, there isn't even a hint of a desire for vengeance. In 1933, Roman Polanski was born in Paris to Polish-Jewish parents. His father, Władysław, was a lawyer; his mother, Emilia, was a writer. The family moved to Kraków when Roman was eight years old, where he attended primary school. He then went on to study English language and literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, before moving to London to continue his education at Oxford University. There he earned a master's degree in film studies before going back home to make his own films.
In 2003, Polanski returned to France where he has lived ever since. He is married to French actress Emmanuelle Béart with whom he has two children. Their daughter, Lucie, was born in 1990, and their son, Oliver, in 1994. After divorcing Béart in 1996, he began dating British actress Rose McGowan with whom he had a daughter named Georgia May in 1999. They divorced in 2001 after only 18 months of marriage.
Polanski has been accused of sexual assault by several women.