The true mark of a NYCB devotee is how much they look forward to the all-Stravinsky programs. The leotard ballets and spiky scores can still bring the jitters in people who adore Jewels, Serenade or Theme and Variations, but if just the thought of that diagonal of soldier-girls in Symphony in Three Movements gives you the tingles, then I'd say you're all in. So it's fitting that NYCB ended its winter season with an excellent all-Stravinsky/Balanchine bill of the rarely performed Divertimento From Baiser de la Fée and long with repertory staples Agon, Duo Concertant, and Symphony in Three Movements. For one, it's a test of the company's resilience. It's also a test of the audiences' loyalty.
She has composed small pieces of compositions for instruments that are uncommon. Some instruments include the trombone, oboe, bassoon, horn, and more wind and horn instruments. She has also composed group concertos for two pianos but has also composed solo concertos for violins, pianos, and horns. The composer has many larger formatted compositions too.
Daniel Felsenfeld began his self-proclaimed “uninspiring” musical journey in High School. During this time he labored over musical pieces that left him feeling unfulfilled. His conflict of disinterest in Chopin Preludes and Beethoven’s Sonata led Felsenfeld to move on from professional music lessons to performing at piano bars. We have all felt a switch in our mood from an old song that provokes sad memories to an upbeat lyric that makes us want to dance. Music is known for bringing out the person you are truly deeply inside like the young man in Benjamin Zander’s Speech.
Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
Symphony, solo concerto and chamber music were developed, and Opera continued to grow. Vienna became the center of music compared to what was Italy. Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert were four major composers. Classical music is usually homophonic.
Alexander Wilson was sitting at the table contemplating the most import decision of his life. Anxious, uncertain, and in need of finances, Alexander enlisted in the Prussian army. In 1755, Alexander was eighteen years old, enlisted in the standing army under King Fredrick II. He would be one of the ten thousand soldiers serving under the newly formed regiment. The creation of this newly formed regiment was in response to the Seven Years’ War with Austria.
As one of the most noteworthy performers and musicians of his time, and more specifically of the era of 20th century classical music, Glenn Gould (1932 - 1982) has certainly earned his widespread recognition that has extended across decades since his passing in 1982. While his body of work is extensive, and within that body of work lies several characteristics worthy of discussion, perhaps the most noteworthy of Gould 's performances lie within his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) 's music. Having been performed throughout his life, Gould influenced the development of classical music in Canada and changed the approach of many musicians towards the Baroque era of music. With his passion for contrapuntal craftmanship, it is clear that that Gould garnered influence from
His personal experiences with anti-Semitism and his Jewish faith are two aspects of his life that would later become a large part of his passion and success in the world architecture. While still a young boy in Poland, Libeskind’s parents wanted him to learn to play an instrument. Initially the piano which shortly turned into an accordion as his parents believed a piano would have stimulated hostility and bitterness of their neighbors. Shortly after learning the accordion, Libeskind proved to excel in his musical studies and later received public recognition of his abilities. At age 11, Libeskind, his parents, and older sister moved to Tel Aviv Israel.
With his clarinet, Benny Goodman produces a breathtaking sound that has “rhythmic emphasis, a raspy tone, and much bluesy bending of sustained notes” (Martin & Waters, 102). The feel of his band and clarinet solos are remarkable in any
Grieg is most famous for playing the piano. He had many compositions for the piano but he also had some orchestra compositions. At the age of fifteen he was sent to Leipzig conservatory to improve his musical talent(famouspeople). While he was at the conservatory he inquired a life threatening lung disease. Five years later, he traveled to Italy to work on his compositions.
Whereas Dufay, to whom his music was greatly compared, impressed by his use of the musical elements and “the grace, majesty and great clarity”, Ockeghem presented a different approach. Ockeghem’s music was noted to give a different musical personality such as it being “moody, flamboyant and enigmatic”. Some of his most noticeable mass compositions are: “Missa pro defunctis (Requiem)”, “Missa Au travil suis”, “Missa Caput”, and “Missa cuiusvis toni”. He also composed chansons: “O rosa belle”, “Aultre Venus estes”, “Les desleaus ont la saison” and “Ma bouche rit”. (Web.
Frédéric François Chopin was a brilliant musician who made an incredible impact not only on the Romantic Era (19th century), which is when he composed his works but also on countless musicians to come. He was a beloved Polish composer and pianist who, during his short 39-year life, was able to rise to become a cultural icon in music history. His main focuses in music were the melody, harmony, and specific piano techniques that were prominent during the Romantic period. His skill on the piano and his heart-felt pieces forever revolutionized the use of the piano for solo, musical pieces. Chopin was born in a small town near Warsaw, Poland named Zelazowa Wola on March 1, 1810.
The Poem for Flute and Orchestra (1918) originally written for Georges Barrère demands high lyrical virtuosity from the performer. Technical aspects of performance all should serve to interpret the lyrical characteristic of the piece. Poem was first performed on November 16, 1919 by the New York Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Damrosch with Georges Barrère as the flute soloist. The atmospheric opening is heard as a refrain throughout the work, there are sections of dense chromatic language, polymetric dance, and enlivening technique.
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 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