In my first ballet lessons the teacher taught me that all music has a different quality and that a dancer’s job is to live up to the quality of the music. Music is an integral part of dance; often the dance and the music are inseparable. Classical music has been playing throughout my life since the age of three, as it is predominantly used in ballet. Johann Pachelbel and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky are two of my favorite composers, specifically Pachelbel’s canon and Tchaikovsky’s composition of Sleeping Beauty. I love the purity and intricacy of classical music and love dancing to compositions that implement different string instruments.
Zhang Zhou Yaodong Professor Greg Peterson Classical styles and romantic spirits 2 November 2016 Richard Strauss Violin Sonata Richard Strauss (1864-1949), was a leading German composer and conductor. His orchestral compositions and operas have made him one of the best known composers of the late Romantic and early modern eras. While Strauss did not pay much attention to his chamber music in his later life, in earlier years he tried to compose several different types of chamber works such as a string quartet, two piano trios, a piano quartet and several instrumental sonatas. Now I will introduce his last work of chamber music, the violin sonata. At the age of 23, Strauss composed
With rich historical context and sharp rhetoric, Richard Taruskin argues against a misconception about the impending demise of Classical Music. In doing so, he exemplifies three authors who argue for the ongoing crisis in Classical Music and why in their minds, Classical Music should be preserved at all cost. Taruskin then methodically dismantle their attempts to save Classical Music and instead provide his own view and its place in society. His main thesis is that classical music is undergoing a change that cannot and should not be intervened. Instead, we should allow it, observe it, and be a part of it.
Music helps people communicate how they feel when they just can't find the words to say it. It gives people a way to express who they are inside through many different forms. Music can be found throughout history. In this report I am going to discuss different musical periods in history with two artists or composers works representing that period.
After seven years of playing the violin, I can proudly say that music has become a part of me. Throughout my experience with playing the violin, there has been one individual who has helped shape the person I am. Providing the enduring teachings that will shape me into a greater human being, this person deserves the utmost respect for establishing my interest in the violin and in music. For the sake of this story, he will be referred to as Maestro Johnson. If I had a ticket that could take me anywhere, I would use it to go back in time to the time when Maestro Johnson was my musical advisor.
There are several theories that regard where and when the music originated. The historiographers pointed out that there are different periods of music with each period having its own characteristics, its composers, its instruments, its rhythm and significance to the existing music today. The first three periods; Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque are expounded in this essay. The periods span through different times albeit some overlapped one another. The essay also focuses on the common factor that triggered the existence of the music periods and its impacts on each period.
This theory is shown by rhythmic structure and shaping of pieces. Typically, the pieces before did not have complex rhythmic structure or tonality to the pieces played. This changed in the baroque period due to the addition of actual instrumentation structure to pieces. During this period, the violin and trumpet gain massive popularity as well as the harpsichord. The major theoretical advancement in the baroque era was the introduction of a strict “melody and harmony”.
This work calls for flute, pairs of oboes, bassoons, horns in G and trumpets in C, timpani, and strings. Similar to Stamitz’s, “Oxford” symphony is written in four movements and has similar tempo structure; I. Adagio-Allegro Spiritoso, II. Andante Cantabile, III. Menuetto, Allegreto, IV. Finale: Presto.
The violin, an instrument that I once despised, has led me to the point of being able to perform anywhere. Furthermore, without having had the perseverance to continue to play this instrument, I would not have become the person and musician that I am today. The musical notes written on the page before me were ingrained in my memory, allowing me to catch the reflection of their image on the shiny wooden floor below. As my gaze moved across the audience, I was captivated by the tiny arc of lights that outlined the innumerable levels of red velvet seats.
Beethoven changed and advanced structures in music in many different ways, especially in his transition between the Classical and Romantic music periods. During this time, music was perceived as accessible and elegant. Beethoven spent his time performing for noble audiences who were confused and surprised by his new style of piano playing, and his rich emotion. When Beethoven was young, he suffered a crisis which would help his composing career but stop his ability to play piano.
After that, there is a peaceful and gentle viola solo performance. The music makes me image that the one who escapes in nature see some beautiful senses, which makes him stop running. The second movement is entitled “Procession of pilgrims singing the evening prayer.” In this movement, all the instrument played in a perfectly harmony. The melody of violin is elegant and smooth; at the meanwhile, the sound of cello integrates in to the music, which makes the music not too dry and light.
At the age of 7, Vehik Golabi was introduced to a passion that would help mold the person she would become. Growing up listening to her older sister play the piano, she was inspired to follow in her footsteps. She started her lessons with Karina Yeproyan as a meek, shy little girl who faked stomach pains in order to not attend lessons. However, now 18 years old, Vehik looks forward to every joyous lesson and opportunity she has to play the piano. Although Vehik has gained the ability to play some of her favorite pieces including Beethoven’s Pathetique and Brahm’s Hungarian Dances, she has gained more than just a repertoire of pieces.