There is a staccato chromatic descent repeated in the chords and then the strings leading to violins in piano with rapid ascent and crescendo. Cellos and basses are also in piano descending with long low tones introduced (Kamien, 2014: 297). A death bell of sonorous bells creates an amazing atmosphere to the next section of the movement. This melody is the medieval chant Dies irae which is traditionally 8 sung in the mass ceremony for the dead. The chant melody is soon shifted up to a higher register and is played by woodwinds and pizzicato 9 strings in a quick dance-like rhythm (Kamien, 2014: 297).
He has composed 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 16 string quartets, 32 piano sonatas and some chamber works and choral music in his life. He lost his hearing due to suffering from a severe form of tinnitus (a ringing sound appeared in his ear made him difficult to listen) by his age of 26. Yet, his composing life did not come to a stop, he has composed lots of prominent works like Symphony no.9. He lived in Vienna until his death. Beethoven’s works can be divided into three periods, Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) belongs to his early period.
2 in D Major TWV 40:120 Spirituoso composed by G.P Telemann. You can definitely tell that this piece was composed in the baroque era. 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
In the final movement Allegro molto, the piano performs agile quickness, and the string melodies intertwine with each other, then merge in strong accord. These flashes of simplicity are not expressed as musical outcomes, but rather emerge naturally from the piece 's vivid lines. It delivers its statement through coaxing rather than by the strength of
The first movement, like the Gershwin Concerto in F, starts off in a percussive way, but with just one beat by an interesting instrument (a clapper) which sparks playful and watery arpeggios from the piano soon after. The flute provides little dance-like rhythms to join those arpeggios, followed by quick rising and falling piano glissandos that create rainbows of brilliant colors. The first flute theme returns soon after, which then transitions into a slow and mysterious slow theme from the piano which gives off an almost bluesy feel. That particular flute theme, along with the slow piano theme, could be classified as main themes of this movement because both return after a developmental episode that follows the first appearance of the slow theme.Towards the end of this movement, we get a long series of magical-sounding ascending and descending piano trills which then fall into a very low, but ambitious bass line which carefully (but quickly) builds up into a climactic and cheerful finale that concludes the movement with an exciting boom at the
This concert was performed in a small hall in the main music building. The performer was a music professor who was doing a bassoon concert. She was accompanied by three other musicians playing the piano, flute, and oboe. Except for the final composition, she only performed with one other instrument at a time. The performance was broken down into 4 songs, each rather long in length.
And although, this was the last piece of the night, I wanted that moment to last a little bit longer. Furthermore, I liked all of the pieces on the program, but the one that I liked secondly aside from the Waltz of the Flowers piece was the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy piece. As soon as the orchestra started playing the song I immediately got excited because I had just learned about the celesta in class and I have always wondered what instrument made that unforgettable
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 The instruments heard throughout the concerto are violins, violas, a cello, a bass, an oboe, a recorder, a keyed trumpet, and a harpsichord. The first movement begins at a quick tempo. Sixteenth notes are played constantly and are passed around the different instruments. Throughout the sixteenth not passages or mordents and other embellishments.
However, the serene Trio in D-flat major, in total contrast, may recall the previous Andante. IV. Intermezzo (Rückblick - "A look back") This "look back" is a macabre reminiscence of the Andante. The Andante's beautifully serene theme is now in B-flat minor and is sustained by anxious repeated note triplets at the left hand evocative of a soft timpani part. All together the "romance" theme of the Andante is here transformed into a kind of Funeral march it is a really pessimistic vision of love.
Mahler uses sonata form with two themes to express the confrontation between those two feelings. At the beginning, french horns, harps and cellos introduce the first movement with a syncopated motif, and lead to the first theme played by the second violins. The variation form of the first theme transferred by woodwinds to minor and connects with the second theme played by the first violins. The bridge is introduced by the brass and