In Rubenstein’s interpretation of the Mazurka, we get a more cohesive journey than other comparable recordings, namely Vladimir Horowitz. This is due to the general sense of pulse that continues throughout the piece, yet is still ebbs and flows. When he takes time to bring attention to a specific chord, note, or resolution, it builds anticipation for the listener. In the symmetrical minor third progression, he speeds up as he reaches the pinnacle of the passage which propels not only the rhythm, but the harmony as well upwards and upwards, making me wonder when it will come crashing down in beautiful dark wet flames.
Marked Nicht schnell (not fast), the first Romance begins with a piano introduction, setting the somber mood for the melancholy theme in the violin in the key of A minor. Throughout, the violin line has a yearning quality, with moments of euphoric ecstasy in the B section that has the violin soaring above the piano accompaniment. The return of the A section brings back the opening theme, and the searching chromatic figures in the violin bring the piece to a soft, forlorn conclusion.
The form of Take Five is usually the introduction, the chorus, the improvisation (drums, piano, saxophone or bass), another improvisation (drums, piano, saxophone or bass), head and the ending. Texture The texture is how the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials are combined in a composition, determining the overall quality of the sound in a piece. It is the connection between the tune and the balance in a piece of music, it is an element.
The piece comprise of many musical instrument particularly string, brass, and woodwinds. The composer also use repetition in composing as the first part is repeated at the end of the piece, but with more sophisticated dynamics and timbre. In my opinion, the piece by Richard Wagner is a very good example for the topic of Basic Musical Concept that introduce many essential parts like referential listeners and structure of
There are several other smaller elements that Beethoven borrowed from Mozart’s sonata. Mozart employed contrasting dynamics to produce a more dramatic mood, which Beethoven copied to create drama between his characters. His angry character stays at a forte (loud) throughout the
These works include Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Mahler’s Second Symphony, and Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. The New World Symphony was a stepping stone for my musical appetite, the first piece that I connected with emotionally, the various melodies and phrases evolving throughout the piece. Just as life evolves and develops over time. The New World Symphony changed my outlook on the world, revealing that music is a reflection of humanity and that groundbreaking music is successful in packaging an entire life into a series of movements that can be performed in under an
The dynamics of this work starts out quiet or (p) piano level, but then becomes louder or (f) forte all of a sudden and other times gradually crescendo. The range of the dynamic contrasts is that there is a large range difference and those contrasts are gradual the majority of the times. This pieces timbre is mellow, made up from the use of the vocal instruments and stays the same throughout the piece. Overall, the performance of O vos angeli that was analyzed is a beautiful tribute to her work, however without trying to be sexist in any way, I tend to prefer listening to chants that are sung by men rather than women because they just more relaxing to me. This song is about angels, however I kept imagining nuns singing and couldn’t visually picture angels while listening to this work.
The Babel Film The Babel Film directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is a thriller drama film. The music genre and soundtrack is classical music orchestra. Musical instruments used include piano and violin, while piano presents a peaceful setup, violin sets a sad
This time a violin was played along with the piano. The pattern was repeated until there was a moment of silence which transitioned into the second movement. The slow and soothing voice of the choir started the second movement with the piano and violin. Eventually there were no vocals and the piano was played very slow and soft. There were mostly soft taps on the piano to calm the atmosphere.
One of the most remarkable aspects of this new series opus 10 is best described by Paul Badura-Skoda: "The three Sonatas reveal a more subtle formulation of the score, specially in the inner voicing textures. And most importantly, an even more "organic" connection between parts and movements. This will be sustained and improved upon by the composer all his life. As with each new series, we have here an evolution characteristic of the artist." Movements are all brief and powerfully compact.
My favorite selection was “Carol of the Bells.” This was my favorite because I have always loved fast, and upbeat music. I also liked how they used many different bells, and played them on the accents of the song. I also liked how the men were singing one part, while the women were singing another.
feel like this piece is slightly different from the other pieces I have listened to. The violin in this piece was very skilled and played very nicely in this piece. It ranged in different pitches, from loud to quiet, slow to fast. I think the mood of this symphony is very cheerful because it is similar to background music in the movies when the characters are off to an adventure. I like how all the instruments played blend together naturally.
Not only were the props used to enhance their music they used it to made it comical and interactive. First the flutist blew up a balloon and released it in rhythm, this was comical because of how much it annoyed the cellist. Next the pianist took pencils and began playing along on the cellists cello. This made a unique sound and an interesting “musical theater esque” show. Lastly they pored ping pong balls on the piano string.
Angels We Have Heard on High was played at an Allegro tempo that sent good vibes throughout the song. Hark the Herald Angels Sing was played at an Andante tempo that expressed the Flutes who are mostly composed of expression of a choir singing the song. Jolly Old St. Nicholas was played at an Andante tempo and indicated the excellence of the whole band with soothing music. Deck the Halls was played at a Moderato tempo and demonstrated the high’s and low’s of the High Woodwind range. Gabriel’s Oboe was played at a Moderato Tempo and reveals the hidden sound most audiences do not hear due to the low and sweet sound that comes out of the instrument.
It was smooth without being complicated by drastic changes. “Still’s music incorporates styles derived from blues and jazz, and his songs, operas, ballets, and symphonic works return again and again to African American subjects and stories.” (Kerman and Tomlinson) Still was able to create a distinct sound and style by taking a mixture of different music. “He 's already amazingly assured in handling orchestral sounds and adept at mingling the idioms of the blues with the unwieldy forces of a full orchestra.”