The music has again a romantic “allurg”, which is the characteristic of progressive rock music of XXth century. Cellos' solo is quite specific. In the first part of the solo while the melody is climbing up the arsis are used. At the climax the melody is starting to go. While the melody is going down the thesis are used.
Towards the middle of the piece, there was a round starting with the brass. In this round, the orchestra did a nice job of playing loud when they had the soli and then turning it down when other instrument groups had their soli. Lastly from the Tchaikovsky piece, throughout the entire song, whenever the
He is a two time Grammy Award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in October 13,1957. Jeff Coffin is a member of Dave Matthews Band. Jeff Coffin and the Mu 'tet, founded the Nashville Jazz Composers Collective. Performing Artist, Coffin has presented over 300 solo and Mu 'tet to Perth, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa to students of all ages to rave reviews.
At 9:00 on the 20th of October, Director Leonard Bernstein began the opening act to the YouTube Concert, the “Overture to Candide”, with an abrupt introduction, cutting in the London Symphony Orchestra before the applause had even died down. Following the first movement, Bernstein and the London Symphony took a leave of absence, replaced by Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to perform Dvorak’s Humeresque, heard clear over the clatter of the IHop Express. Bernstein then returned, this time accompanied by the Orchestra National de France, to finish the event with La Valse, written by Maurice Ravel. The entire night composed of a wonderful harmony of pieces, perfectly orchestrated for a class assignment. Bernstein’s sudden start to the night was not unplanned,
With only a few weeks remaining in this course and with all the different quizzes and discussion posts we have done I can say since my last concert I attended I have grown more comfortable with the styles of music we have went through. For my second Concert Report I really wanted to go to another performance that had an added feature to it to make the performance that much more enjoyable. Right after submitting my first concert report I started looking through the concert calendar to see which ones intrigued me the most. My attention was instantly caught by one performance happening right before Thanksgiving break began. This performance happened to be the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark with the orchestra performing all of the music that is played throughout the duration of the film.
Shortly after George Gershwin’s premier of his iconic Rhapsody in Blue in 1924, a conductor named Walter Damrosch commissioned Gershwin to write a piano concerto that was based on a Classical concerto with orchestration. Like it’s rhapsodic cousin, this piece is a unique fusion of Classical and Jazz styles and is great fun to both play and listen to. Like the traditional concerto model from the 18th Century, this concerto was written in three movements in this order: fast, slow, fast. Another flashback to the past that is unconventionally evident in this concerto is “organicism,” which in music, means that all of the movements of a piece are thematically related. Typically, in the Classical tradition, those recurring motifs
There are many differences and similarities between the fourth movement of Beethven’s Fifth symphony and the fourth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, whether it is the orchestrastion of the pieces, the dynamics, form and period. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well known Classical composers in music history, born into a family of musicians and was seen by his father as a profitable prodigy and had several of his piano compositions published by the age of twelve. He was the first successful freelance composer and changed the way music was composed and performed as he composed pieces that defied the standard ways of composing during the Classical era by using an expanded form structure, larger orchestra, dramatic themes and replaced minuet and trio with scherzo and trio making the third movements of his symphonies faster than traditionally performed. He also treated instruments as individuals instead of grouping them together such as the bass instruments which originally formed the Basso continuo. Beethoven experimented with the ways an instrument could be played , creating new sounds, and would have large pitch ranges between instruments which aided in the expressiveness and drama of his pieces.
The first movement was very intense, and Mrs.Orth had a very serious face. This movement used every instrument on stage, and was very complex, disjunct and scattered. The excitement picked when the piece was really scattered for a while, and then all of a sudden the orchestra got loud. The brass and percussion, overpowered every other intrusement and held the same note for a few second. The second movement brought a sense of balance to the overall piece.
The introduction of the piece is the same as that of “The Raiders March”, but with strings playing in the background. The A melody begins with the trumpet as the strings fade out (0:07). The first minute and a half of the song is played the same as that of “The Raiders March”, though due to differing sound equalization, some parts stick out more or less than they do in the original. For example, in the third repetition of the A melody, one can more clearly hear the xylophone accompanying the melody here than in “The Raiders March”. The piece begins to differ more significantly after the break following the third repetition of the A melody when the piece modulates down a half step instead of up like in the original (1:37).
George Walker was a successful man. He conducted, wrote, and played a part in many different pieces of music in his day and age. In November of 1945, Walker played in the third piano concerto by Rachmaninoff along with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, the music director and conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walker then went on to conduct his String Quartet No. 1and Lyric for Strings in 1946.