You can hear the elaborated musical ornamentation throughout the piece and the canon technique of both flutes in a major scale. The sound of this piece sounds jolly and yet adventurous with its steady consonant tempo and trills. This by far was one of the shortest pieces that I heard throughout the evening and yet
Beethoven’s works can be divided into three periods, Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) belongs to his early period. It is one of a dedication to his principal patron - Prince Karl Von Lichnowsky during Beethoven was residing in Vienna in his early years. Although the Pathétique Sonata is likely listed into the Classical period in the technical aspect, it consists lots of romantic elements as well. Additionally, Beethoven has high admired to Mozart. It is believed that Mozart’s K. 475 piano sonata inspired Beethoven a lot.
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.
The Queen granted Handel a pension of 200 pounds for his performances and appreciation for the work he was doing in London. Compositions of Handel in London had great influence on the love for operas and oratorios since they were full of style and high quality, and his style is adored all over the world. George Frederic Handel was born on February 23 in the year 1685 and realized that he had a talent in music at very tender age. He loved to sing and hoped to become a famous musician one day and leave a great record.
In all my years of appreciating music, this section has impressed me the most in any piece. As Mackey’s work begins to fall into the conclusion of the piece more and more sections intensify, and then the shift to the ending results in a very grandiose return to a modified half time section. The band begins an internal call and response from brass and woodwinds and there are background trumpets calling back and forth to each other. As the tribute to Stravinsky’s “Firebird” (according to Mackey, that is what this piece is) closes, what more could be appropriate for the piece than a brilliant horn rip to signify regality and also finality? Truly, Mackey’s most impressive work in my
With that being said, it also brings me to my next analysis. The Waltz of the Flowers composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was my most favorite pieces during the concert. This piece sounded magical and it got me in to the Christmas spirit. The song started off with the sweet and soft sound of the harp accompanied by the clarinets and after the generous cadenza the horns joined in. By the time the strings started playing I fell in love with this piece of music.
Therefore, they created a new style of music that would appeal to white adults who didn’t prefer rock and roll or country. They found singers with smooth voices and had them sing sweet ballads over orchestral strings and choirs. Surprisingly, the plan worked and sales of records from Nashville companies soon began to increase. In the mid-60s another style called country rock emerged.
Quite obviously of the concerto genre, it is a very popular violin concerto and an important part of the violin repertoire. The concerto was written as a result of his friendship with his orchestra’s concertmaster, Ferdinand David, who had inspired Mendelssohn. The piece was therefore essentially written for David, him being the soloist at its premiere. The concerto is structured in three movements, each of which is in a different form. The first movement begins in sonata form, the second movement is in ternary form and the third movement is in sonata form.
Beethoven showed his musical talents at his young age. In 1792 he moved to Vienna and spent rest of his live there. He studied with Haydn and soon he gained his reputation as a virtuoso pianist that often showing his ability of improvisation during performance. Beethoven’s career as a composer can be categorized into three periods: (1) the peak of Classical period where most of his works shown influences of his teacher Joseph Haydn, as well as influences from other great musicians of all time such as Mozart.
"In daylights, in sunsets In midnights, in cups of coffee In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure a year in the life" -Seasons of Love, Rent One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals. I love this song because it asks and then answers one of the many questions we ask ourselves.
Born in Washington D.C in 1899, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of a jazz orchestra. He settled in New York City from the mid-1920s and earned a national profile for his Cotton Club performances in Harlem. In 1930’s, Ellington toured in Europe and became a pivotal figure in the history of Jazz. One of the many albums he has recorded is Ellington at Newport which was a live jazz album from 1956 and it was performed by his band at the Newport Jazz Festival. It’s producers were George Avakian and Phil Schaap.
This summary contains two videos that will be analyzed in the next section: In the first video the composer Hector Berlioz is mentioned as well as his Symphony Fantastique. The symphony was inspired on the legend of Faust; it tells the story of a man that sold his soul to the devil in return for both knowledge and earthly pleasure. At the 7:00 mark “La traviata” is mentioned, which was an opera that talked about a love affair climaxing in a tragic death. The composer of this piece was Giuseppe Verdi, but it was not the only opera he composed, in fact they were 28 operas starting with Nabucco (1842) and ending up with Falstaff (1893) a half a century later.
You are the Sunshine in My Life You are The sunshine in my life was written by Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder wrote this song to express his devotion to Syreeta, his wife, to remember why he loves her. The song is a heartfelt expression to couples who’ve listened to this song to enjoy. Stevie wonder preformed this song on stage along with Jim Gilstrap and Lani Groves.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is one of the most famous symphonic arrangements of all time. And yet it was written during a time of much conflict and misery in the composer’s life. Ludwig van Beethoven, known for his brilliant, complex symphonies, concertos, piano pieces and chamber music, became deaf. It was a tragic malady for a composer. Beethoven would only hear music in his head for the rest of his life.