Music Assessment Task 5 Research Project Sungbum Park Beethoven was viewed as a transitional figure of composer between the Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. During the Classical era, the forms such as the concerto and sonata were more heavily defined and given more specific rules. Since Classical era, the Symphony was generally divided into four roughly equal sections, making the use of sonata form more effective. The Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67, known as Beethoven’s fifth Symphony was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven during 1804 to 1808. It is the one of the well-known composition in classical music and one of the most frequently played Symphonies.
The musical definition of “fugue” is “a contrapuntal composition in which a short melody or phrase (the subject) is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed by interweaving the parts”(dictionary.com). This definition fits the piece as well. Musicians often play on words in their piece titles and within their songs, and so I believe that is exactly what Powell was doing here with the change in spelling of “fugit”. Artists favor hidden meanings in their works and this was no different. It appears that Powell wanted all three meanings to be heard: “time flies”, the psychiatric impact, and the musical definition.
It reminded me of the life process, and how we have different seasons in our life and it kind of walked us through these seasons and portrayed them in a way that I found beautiful. At first, the piece started out slow and calming, but then as it progressed more and more it became stronger. Throughout the rest of the piece, it kept shifting back and forth from strong sounding to weak, and the tempo was mostly the same except for certain parts where it sped up and grew extremely loud and then quickly faded out which gave out a very dramatic feel to it. One of my favorite parts in this piece was when the main violinist started plucking the
A symphony is a sonata applied to the orchestra, a quartet is a sonata written for four instruments, and a classical concert is a sonata for a solo instrument and orchestra. Mozart and Beethoven are outstanding representatives of this genre. Beethoven with his nine symphonies, and his masterful quartets and sonatas for piano, was the last classicist and the first romantic, serving as a bridge between the two styles. The characteristic of classism was characterized by an energetic impetus that permeated the music, aiming to exult not the heavily God as the baroque did, but the earthly King through sophisticated composition which were thought to appeal to reason rather than to mere
7”. In contrast to their previous song, this one had a gradually rising intensity with a rhythm section made up of a bass and bassoon. This song also has a lot of syncopation, with the violin often playing unexpected beats. The song had multiple melodies throughout its duration, each one having a different indexical connection for me. The song starts off as a lighthearted, almost old-time Disney like melody, then changes a fourth the way through to a crime drama melody.
Therefore the movements are much longer then those of the classical era. There was also innovations and advances in the orchestra that allowed more dramatic melodies. In Mendelssohn 's "Symphony No. 4", the first movement is longer than an average movement of a classical piece. He tends to repeat the same melodies and rhythms and tunes half way through the bar.
This piece doesn’t fit into a precise form. The textures throughout the piece are mostly transparent, with the exception to the building of the climax where it gets thicker and could be considered polyphonic. The number of voices sounded is a wide variety from bass up to high treble. The timbre is tied to how dramatic that section of the piece is, but it subtly shifts throughout the piece. While the tone and color of the piece is melancholy and dark, the end is hopeful and not quite happy, but more accepting of what happened previously, leaving the listener completely content.
The poem uses poetic sounds to create a more interesting musical quality. The ballad’s syllables enhance interest in the poem. The first and last stanzas both have the same number of syllables per line, which is expressed nowhere else in the poem; this creates a sense of harmony at the end of the poem (1-4, 49-52). Conversely, the variety of syllables per line allows the song to have a complex tune. However, most lines are either 7 or 8 syllables,
Alternating between strings and woodwinds, the piece moves along, increasing tempo. The amplitude of the piece changes from silent to fortissimo to create a more dramatic feel. This specific song changes mood, tempo, texture, and rhythm so often that it reminds me of the always changing nature of war. Tchaikovsky’s use of dynamic sounds and beautiful harmony paints a beautiful picture for all
When vocals are a part of the composition, which was not unusual, the difference between the two eras is more said to be pronounced. On the other hand, renaissance era music played a role in placing little emphasis on tonality, the era music of the Baroque used much more vigorous and vocals that are demonstrative. In addition, the lyrics in Baroque era music were much more precise in meaning than those in Renaissance era music, as well lyrics served a little purpose with regard to any focused meaning or