Classical and Bebop Jazz, while from two distinct musical structures share many similar musical features, such as; harmony, major and minor tonality, use of articulation, use of dynamics, polytonality, and rhythm. BeBop Jazz is a sub-category of Jazz originating in the United States from the 1940’s. Bebop Jazz developed as a means to defy the principles of big band music. This genre of music was revered by many because of its freedom to improvise, which at the time was less characteristic of big band music. The Blue Rondo Ala Turk by Dave Brubeck came off the album Time Out in 1959 and comes from the musical culture of Bebop Jazz. This piece, while being placed in the Bebop Jazz category, does hold some elements of Classical music. The “rondo” in the tittle itself indicates that though it’s a jazz piece it will be taking on a classical form. It was not until the early 19th century when the term “classical music” was coined. This was in attempt to canonize Beethoven’s period as the Golden age. Beethoven’s 5th symphony was composed between 1804 and 1808. Beethoven’s 5th symphony is one of the most famous pieces of work from the classical period. This piece of work although did not gain its recognition till E.T.A Hoffman publicly described the piece of work as “one of the most important works of all time”. Beethoven’s 9th symphony is considered as one of Beethoven’s greatest works and was not until 1824 when the symphony was completed. Mozart’s “A Musical Joke” isn’t like most classical piece, it was intended for this piece to be un-serious and very liberal. Mozart’s “A musical Joke” and Beethoven’s 5th and 9th Symphony come from the musical culture of Classical music and while being classical it seems to continue to shares musical…
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Discography:Brubeck, dave, dir. Rondo A La Turk. Records, 1959. MP3. 4 Apr 2014.Ludwig Van, Beethoven, dir. Symphony No. 5 in C minor. 1804. MP3. 4 Apr 2014.Ludwig Van, Beethoven, dir. Symphony No. 9 in D minor. 1824. MP3. 4 Apr 2014.