Facts about music

Anthem of the Republic of South Africa consists of verses in five languages

Anthem of the Republic of South Africa consists of verses in five languages

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South Africa is often called the Rainbow Nation (its anthem is written in 5 languages, and national flag has 6 colors). Such a wide variety of languages, skin colors, religions does not exist anywhere in the world.

 

Russian composer Alexander Scriabin included in his symphonic poem Prometheus part of the... light

Russian composer Alexander Scriabin included in his symphonic poem Prometheus part of the... light

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Music as a philosophy, how could it be? With example of his art, it showed great Russian composer of XIXth and XXth centuries Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915). For his early works is characteristic lyrical, and more idiosyncratic tonal language, that most probably was influenced by Frédéric Chopin.

 

Jacques Offenbach wrote long overtures for his operas, because many spectators were late

Jacques Offenbach wrote long overtures for his operas, because many spectators were late

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Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) was French composer, born in Germany. He was professional cellist and impresario of the XIXth century (so-called “romantic period in arts”).

 

British art-rock-band Caravan uses among musical instruments also so-called electrospoons

British art-rock-band Caravan uses among musical instruments also so-called electrospoons

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Somebody eats with spoons, but we also can play music with it! Spoons were used as a percussion instrument in many countries from the ancient times, or even earlier, perhaps… when our predecessors firstly have made a sound by bones. The technique of musical spoons seems with the castanets.

 

Kind of piano, in which the left side significantly rose above right, is named in honor of a giraffe

Kind of piano, in which the left side significantly rose above right, is named in honor of a giraffe

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Fortepiano (or piano) is the most popular keyboard, and maybe most popular musical instrument. The first piano was created in 1700 by the Italian master Bartolomeo Cristofori, who was trying to create a more responsive keyboard instrument for touch and play than the harpsichord.

 

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