I personally really like Beethoven’s Fifth, and especially the fact that it’s so popular amongst people who wouldn’t say they’re classical music fans. It’s many people’s first introduction to this magical world of beautiful sounds. A rhythm is very identifiable, even if the composer changes all the notes and the harmonies. After doing some research about this piece, I learned the Fifth symphony is in four movements: sonata, andante, scherzo and finale. The music itself is so strikingly dramatic,
Introduction Play Beethoven’s Fur Elise Clip, ask if anyone knows the title and composer of the song. YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_UOuSklNL4 Ludwig Van Beethoven had a life full of events, many amazing accomplishments, and he still continues to influence the way we compose music today. Ludwig Van Beethoven has left a huge mark on the way we compose music today with his nine symphonies, especially the ninth symphony. We are able to continue to enjoy the work of Beethoven today and listen to his masterpieces. TRANSITION: We will begin by looking at some of the interesting events that Ludwig Van Beethoven has experienced.
They engage the audience by performing as though they were on Broadway. Miranda would take a step back and doing that would put more emphasis on those that are singing. Also, when Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), Aaron Burr (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Hercules Mulligan(Okieriete Onaodowan) introduced each other in the song they would use different voices. Diggs uses a thick French accent and made the audience in the White House chuckle. Onaodowan was using a husky voice that truly defined his character.
It is an upbeat fun-loving piece that overall is meant to make people smile, which it does indeed accomplish. This piece is one of the only pieces from Dancin’ in which the entire cast of dancers is singing the entire time. Not only is there singing and dancing, but also there are numerous rhythmic sections, which involve a lot of brain muscles. Harry Warren wrote the music and the Lyrics are by Johnny Mercer ("Fosse - the Musical."). The piece begins with seemingly simple but extremely stylized movements with the cast in complete unison.
Vaughan’s style is very virtuosic. She began her career with an already large range and well-toned voice, but unlike her peers, her vocal diversity grew as she aged. Her quick and prominent slow vibrato was almost operatic in its quality, milking each and every note. (Gridley) Sarah Vaughan had many popular tunes, but her most well-known are "Misty", "Broken-Hearted Melody", and “Send in the Clowns”. "Misty", one of Vaughan's most famous works, was recorded in 1957.
The second variation is induced by the electric guitar. The melody of expressive guitar’s solo is written in minor key, and the consequence of that is melancholic feeling in the song because of the *sad notes* which are used. After the solo the orchestration is getting bigger because the brass and piano are added in order to prepare a new transition. The counterpoint is done by the trombones and that leads to a transition. While the piano creates the counter melody, the voices are starting to be heard in the background.
The album opens up with “Liebesleid” (Love’s Sorrow). Originally composed by Fritz Kreisler in 1905, Liebesleid is an incredibly emotional and remorseful piece. However, when played on the theremin, it strangely becomes romantic. I have heard Liebesleid played so many times on the violin with the same emotion conveyed - sorrow. To hear Liebesleid played romantically is a very strange experience.
I love Dolly’s soft vocal line in the beginning of the song but as soon as the waiters come in they make her feel at home, she becomes more at ease and joins the waiters in this big bold brassy sound. The waiters could not be happier to see her and you could really hear it in their vocal parts. The repeats in the music adds more to the character of Dolly and her personality. The finale of this song, where you hear the slow key change in the music is so epic. All of the waiters are all singing and dancing across the stage in harmony, it is so big, and grand it really shows that Dolly is here and she will never leave again.
When Edna hears Mademoiselle Reisz play it sparks something in Edna that inspires her. The act of hearing the expressive art form of music awoke her love for visual art (Chp9&21). Mademoiselle Reisz uses this form of art to express and please herself and no one else. This gives Edna a reason and excuse to not conform and try to be her real true self. There now is someone in her life that is known for her beautiful piano playing.
There were many musical elements heard throughout these pieces and it was interesting to hear how they varied in each song and suite. In Intermezzo, it began with a quieter violin solo melody creating a monophonic texture. Soon after, it became accompanied by the other violins and cellos, then the full ensemble came in creating a moderate, flowing melody at about mezzo forte and switching to a polyphonic texture. Next, there was a harp solo at forte with many crescendos and decrescendos. The full ensemble enters again raising the dynamics to forte before decrescendoing and slowing down to end with a held note and final tone.