Filled with a number of key changes and builds that had me wanting to play it over and over again. Like “Broken-Hearted Melody ,“ it’s subject should not match its melody. Clowns are primarily associated with positive imagery. However, in this song you can feel the sadness behind her voice, like an era is coming to an end and she will come to an end with it. The raises in her voice on words like fear and year at the end are what make this song so excellent.
There were visuals around the theater, which made it easier to understand and visualize what Lopez was trying to describe when writing the song. The sorrow of the princess was definitely felt by the audience and it was heard throughout the piece. Since the piece was intended to be sad, it remained in a minor key for the most part. I did notice that as the intensity of the song (when the princess’ father send soldiers to capture the two lovers) was shown by using louder dynamics such as fortissimo (ff) rather than piano (p) or pianissimo (pp). Lopez also included more use of the percussion and brass instruments such as the tuba, trombone, trumpet and horn making the suspense grow.
The second variation is induced by the electric guitar. The melody of expressive guitar’s solo is written in minor key, and the consequence of that is melancholic feeling in the song because of the *sad notes* which are used. After the solo the orchestration is getting bigger because the brass and piano are added in order to prepare a new transition. The counterpoint is done by the trombones and that leads to a transition. While the piano creates the counter melody, the voices are starting to be heard in the background.
It looks very similar to a saxophone but played really low notes similar to a bassoon if not lower. The ending to this piece was a bit ire due to the Allegro and crescendo ending and the use of the bass clarinet to emphasize emotion. Overall, a great piece to hear due to its variations of contemporary sounds that brought intense emotion, especially towards the
This symphony did a great job of being quiet if their part wasn’t the melody or harmony. For example, in the first piece by Tchaikovsky the low brass had the baseline and the woodwinds had the melody, so the low brass played at a piano level, while the woodwinds played at a mezzoforte level. Throughout the first song, the orchestra did a nice job of going from forte to piano in an instant. Also, when they gradually grew or dropped down their dynamics, they were in unison. Towards the middle of the piece, there was a round starting with the brass.
In The Pianist, Spilzman is the main character as well as a fantastic piano player. Spilzman plays at radio stations and cafes while the start of the German takeover is happening. There are multiple times in the memoir when an emotional response is expected but it cannot be seen. The memoir gives enough detail to explain what the scene is, but not what is going on. The emotional impact of the sound of the piano was more evident in the visual and auditory experience of the movie than the memoir.
They began with their first piece “Wir Eilen Mit Schwachen, Doch Emsigen Schritten” written by S.J Bach. The song starts with the piano playing a nice melody as an introduction, which has a steady beat as well as steady tempo. Then the sopranos began singing softly with the altos following behind imitating and singing the words with a lower pitch. The piece seemed mostly polyphonic, yet there are many times when it is homophonic and
Here, Strauss has the wind instruments flutter tongue in order to sound like the whining of the sheep. In this variation, Strauss uses a technique that Arnold Schoenberg called tone color melody. Tone color melody occurs when, “instruments maintain constant pitches and drop in and out of an orchestral texture, creating a melody of tone colors.” This technique is quite successful in transporting the audience into a dream world. Although Strauss’, Don Quixote, doesn’t have a very traditional form, it still follows that of an absolute theme and variations, and there are evident melodies and rhythms that are used to depict certain
Her performing career was pretty smooth sailing throughout her life due to the connections and having great musicians as her close friends to perform chamber music together. Not only did she play new pieces composed by her husband and her friends, she also played masterpieces of the late baroque and classical period, which shone her from other pianists of that period as it was not common then. Clara Wieck was thankful for her father’s strictness as she believed this had a strong impact on bringing her up as a substantial
This piece has three movements, Allegro moderato, Adagio di molto, and Allegro ma non tanto. This piece starts off with a slow and expressive solo by the soloist, Alexi Kenney. The change in dynamics, the use of vibrato, and other techniques enhanced his solo. The orchestra then plays with a homophonic texture with some tempo changes. A few fast solos and a few slow ones followed.