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
The six quartets of Op.33 were first played on the 25th of December, 1781 in Vienna for the Grand Duke of Russia, which so lead the nickname, the ‘Russian’ Quartets. The Ariel Quartet were formed in Israel but moved to America in 2004 to continue their professional studies. The Ariel Quartet has won many professional prizes in
Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano op. 48 J204 1st Movement in Allegro con fuoco German composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was an influential icon in the Romantic Era, a period between the 18th and 19th century in which personal expression, literary ideas and emotions reached its apogee. Weber was a composer, conductor and an expert pianist and was renowned for his works in opera, compositions for piano and compositions for woodwind instruments. His clarinet compositions which include two concertos, a concertino, a quintet, variations on a theme and a duo concertante, are performed even today. The clarinet developed in Weber’s time to play more notes and to play scale passages more smoothly, and also developed from a band instrument into a
VIOLIN PERFORMANCE IN ROMANTIC ERA 3.1 Techniques used during the Romantic Period 3.2 Music Forms of the Romantic Period 4. TCHAIKOVSKY LIFE AND WORKS 4.1 History of the Concerto 5. ANALYSIS OF TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO 5.1 Instrumentation 5.2 Movements and Duration 5.3 Composition 5.4 Performance
Another composer who played an important role in the development of the Symphony is no other than Joseph Haydn, the ‘Father of Symphony’. One of his works, Symphony no. 92 in G Major, Hob I:92, composed in 1789, will be reviewed. “Oxford” Symphony was commissioned by Count d’Ogny for the Loge Olympique Concerts in Paris. It is known as “Oxford” because Haydn presented this symphony at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University in July 1791, where he was awarded a honorary doctorate degree.
It is the music which is giving a feel of mysteriousness at start but becomes a pleasant happening melody after four minutes. Saxophone sound along with piano takes rounds of different melodies. Some are high pitched and some are low pitched. The mix of high and low pitches make it an interesting piece of music. Song Title: My favorite Things Artist: John Coltrane The song starts with drums and piano in background and the saxophone enters with happening melody like something interesting is being told in the form of story.
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat. Exceptionally melodic the primary theme of the movement start with an authoritative leap of an octave in the violins.
Franz Joseph Haydn was among the makers of the principal kinds of traditional music, and his impact upon later writers is gigantic. Haydn 's most praised student was Ludwig van Beethoven, and his melodic frame throws an enormous shadow over the music of ensuing writers, for example, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Franz Joseph Haydn was enrolled at age 8 to the sing in the choir at St. Stephen 's Cathedral in Vienna, where he went ahead to figure out how to play violin and console. After he exited the choir, he upheld himself by educating and playing the violin, while considering contrast and
IC2016 World Premiere Concert has given me a wonderful experience of magnificent pieces of music works. Among those amazing works in the concert, the masterpiece of Prokofiev’s, Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B was the one who caught my attention the most. This report will discuss how Prokofiev evokes the elements of romantic music in the movements of Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B by looking at each of the movements. Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B is classified as one of the Post-Romanticism Music as it was written in 1935 after the Romantic period. The post romanticism music has longer duration in its orchestra and more expressive melodies comparing to the music in the romantic period.
This essay will draw attention to the relationship between the political and social circumstances surrounding the creation and performance of J.S Bach’s Concerto no.4 in G major (Brandenburg). Other factors such as how improved technology (instrumental and print), at that point of time, changed the way that music was created, transmitted and performed will also be discussed. Johann Sebastian Bach (J.S Bach) was born on March 31st, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany to a prominent musical family. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, the director of town musicians, taught him to play the violin and harpsichord whilst his uncle, Johann Christoph Bach, introduced him to the organ. Bach held a few notable musical posts over his lifetime in different parts of