It reflects something profound about who we are and our experience of the world. When Listening to Beethoven Fifth symphony, I was floored by the power of the orchestra and the way the notes ascended and descended. I was completely immersed into this piece and my emotions were everywhere. There were parts where my heart was racing and it felt like i had butterflies in my stomach. Despite the overwhelming feelings i was experiencing throughout the movements, I could not help but think about what Beethoven went through and how his struggles led him to write this beautifully written piece that evokes so much emotion.
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.
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.
The stringed instruments were the accompaniment; therefor, they began with harmonics, chromatics, and tremolo for various measures rather than having a moving part. The melody was given to the flutes and soloist, Sami Junnonen, who was also very talented. The song was about 22 minutes long and he had the whole piece memorized. It sounded very sad, but soothing simultaneously. There were visuals around the theater, which made it easier to understand and visualize what Lopez was trying to describe when writing the song.
To hear Liebesleid played romantically is a very strange experience. And I love it. This cover of Liebesleid is fantastic and changes the tone and feel of the song to the complete opposite of how it was “meant” to sound. The next song is “Bach: Suit for orchestra no 3 in D major” and it sounds awful. This piece has quite a few low notes and the theremin sounds drone-y and it becomes physically painful to listen to
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
The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performed, Celebration and Remembrance. The orchestra opened with Fanfare for the Common Man. Which was conducted by Mr. Smith. It was a great way to start off a World War II and Civil War Memorial concert. It was the opening piece and the orchestra was full of energy, and came out loud and with the bang.
9 in D minor opus 125, represents the height of Beethoven’s creativity and intelligence and in a sense can be regarded as a culmination of the trauma he endured because of his loss of hearing. Furthermore, the work is a very powerful force and especially if it is experienced live. One understands and appreciates the sheer genius that was Ludwig van Beethoven and this work, even though it is over 190 years old, is still able to resonate with audiences all over the world. The last movement is one of my favourite pieces of music to listen to and analyse because of the emotional, creative and intellectual thinking it entails. The recording I listened to was the Folsom Symphony and Sacramento Master Singers "Glorious Beethoven" March 25, 2012.
The clear, sweet singing melody floated out from my three quarter-sized violin as my chubby fingers flew on the fingerboard. Ending with a stunning beautiful G, thunderous applause descended. A sense of accomplishment filled me. I finally lived on the legacy of spreading the love and appreciation for classical music. Yes, Mr Menuhin passed on the legacy to my father, and now, it is up to my father to pass it on to me.
He also had an exceptional hearing and memory that he notated almost an entire choral piece after hearing it once during his visit to Rome. He wrote many concertos (especially the piano concertos) and sonatas for his own virtuosic performance during the trip. Talent may helped in one’s musical journey but most importantly, it was Mozart’s passion in performing and music writing that won acclaim from the rich. Clara Wieck (1819-1896) is another example of a child prodigy born in a musically inclined family. Both parents played the piano and encouraged Clara to perform regularly at a very young age.