“In harmony,” says Richard Wagner, “there are no contrasts between the two notes.” In harmony “the harmonics are always of the same pitch.” (Barry W. Stelzner)
The world of harmony is also the place for music and music theory. The concept for harmony can be found in the famous 17th century German composer, Richard Wagner.
The word “harmony” comes from the Greek words “harmonēs” (meaning “harmony,” “harmonia,” or “harmony”) and “harmonia” (meaning “harmony,” or “harmonious”).
Wagner believed that there is nothing wrong with the way the world is and that we all are part of it.
“The harmony of the world does not have anything to do with harmony,” he wrote. “[W]hen the elements are different, the harmony of the world cannot be found. … Harmony is possible only if some element is mixed.”
Wagner was inspired, not by any specific music theory book, but by his love for and study of classical music. “When I played the music for myself, every moment of the music was full of joy and joyfulness. I was in love with it,” he wrote.
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As music continues to expand and deepen, it’s also becoming increasingly more inclusive in ways that often go unnoticed by the classical music world.
In 2017, American Ballet Theatre is set to begin its centennial celebration. The ballet company, which was founded in 1878 and plays a central role in the national celebration, is set to celebrate its 150th year of operation. The company’s director, David Lischinsky, believes that a shift is happening with the audience.
“We’re beginning to see a new generation of people come to the ballet with new interests, and not only to the ballet. They’re interested in different arts, musical interests and culture,” Lischinsky said.
As a parent of two children who grew up watching The Lion King, I can attest that the children of the late 1950s were in fact very much into the dancing. At the end of each episode of the original “Tangled,” the children would dance for two minutes on the floor.
Nowadays, kids today are more like the children of the 1950s. They might not want to watch television programs that