Oistrakeh Analysis

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The first piece of the documentary was Mendelssohn, Concerto in E minor performed by David Oistrakh. This piece was performed in Moscow, Russia at the time of 1958. The concerto was such a captivating piece that essentially hypnotizes the audience. As an audience member the piece sounded as it had a fast paced rhythm. When watching Oistrakh you can see that he makes precise, but quick strokes on the strings of the violin with his fingers that in turn gives off a certain note. To me as a listener the piece sounds real suspenseful and gives off a chilling sensation to the audience. The second artist that I listened to was Issac Stern. This concerto took place in Paris during 1967. The piece that was performed started off as a long somber melody that gives off calming sensation. Under this melody was a trilling sound made from thee violinist. This underlying sound keeps changing through the piece, it kept descending and ascending like it was fading in and out of this piece. This calming sensation gives the audience more of a chance to take in the melody and the rhythm of the piece being played. Along with the somber melody, throughout the piece there was a prolonged ringing type of sound as the undertone that gives the piece an interesting contrast. Toward the end of the piece becomes progressively rapid with…show more content…
I say this because when watching them on video you get an up close and personal view of the how the violinist exactly strokes the bow against the strings or the movement of his fingers on the strings. And if you miss something during the piece you can ultimately go back and listen to it. Or if a certain part of the piece speaks to you, you can go back to it and analyze in more depth. I feel that having a piece of music on a device that you can pause or rewind on enables you to get out of the piece and analyze it on a deeper level because you can hear
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