It sings a C minor triad at a piano dynamic, finishing the phrase with a diminished 7th in the Mozart and a dominant 7th in the Beethoven. The unresolved chords allow for the reappearance of the first character, who belts out the melody with the same arpeggiated motif from before, but this time in the dominant major—G major. Once again, the quieter character follows, this time resolving the phrase to a C minor chord. As seen in these two pieces, Beethoven copied the notes and story told in Mozart’s sonata. The characters created are close replicas and line up precisely, which demonstrates Mozart’s huge influence on Beethoven’s First Sonata.
Marked Nicht schnell (not fast), the first Romance begins with a piano introduction, setting the somber mood for the melancholy theme in the violin in the key of A minor. Throughout, the violin line has a yearning quality, with moments of euphoric ecstasy in the B section that has the violin soaring above the piano accompaniment. The return of the A section brings back the opening theme, and the searching chromatic figures in the violin bring the piece to a soft, forlorn conclusion.
The piece I will reanalyze is the Prelude from Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major, which was the most representative pieces of baroque music, and it was played with cello as the solo instrument. This prelude is recognized as one of the best-known movement from the entire suites, and it is widely adopted into many modern films and commercials, for example, movies like How Not to Disappear Completely, Irrational Man, and TV series like Parenthood all cited the prelude as their soundtracks (Johann, n.d.). With the familiarity and the knowledge acquired through this semester, I will appreciate this brilliant piece of music in terms of four aspects, that are the instrument, background, composer, and the musical techniques. First, instrument.
Composed in 1796 and published the next year by Artaria in Vienna, the Sonata N.4 in E-flat major opus 7, dedicated to the "Comtesse Babette de Keglevics", was named "Grande Sonate" by Beethoven himself. This is a clue, together with its single opus number and its being published alone, on how high it was esteemed by the composer. It is the second longest Sonata, after the Hammerklavier Opus 106, and lasts for more than half an hour. With this sonata, the entire piano style of Beethoven enters in what may be called the "Symphonic Piano".
Special Topic #4: J. S. Bach Ricercar This piece of music, The Musical Offering, is a set of pieces composed by J. S. Bach in 1747. King Frederick II of Prussia challenged J. S. Bach to improvise a six-voice fugue on the theme of “Regis Iussu Cantio Et Reliqua Canonica Arte Resoluta", and so he did. The first letters of each word of the theme spell out the word “Ricercar”, which was a well-known genre of that time. Throughout this piece, J.S. Bach uses many of the basic elements of music to all work together to create the shape, along with the dramatic flow of this piece.
Introduction / description of the concert experience as a whole I went to the FGCU choirs and Fort Myers Mastersingers concert and it was like entering a whole new world. At first I thought a classical concert was designed for an older more sophisticated crowd but I was wrong. As I stepped into the Bower School of Music, I could feel the presence of art all around me. The pristine architecture of the venue was mind blowing.
The piece comprise of many musical instrument particularly string, brass, and woodwinds. The composer also use repetition in composing as the first part is repeated at the end of the piece, but with more sophisticated dynamics and timbre. In my opinion, the piece by Richard Wagner is a very good example for the topic of Basic Musical Concept that introduce many essential parts like referential listeners and structure of
The Romantic period music was more expressive and emotional, expanding to encompass literary, artistic, and philosophical themes. A famous early Romantic composer was Robert Schumann while a late 19th century romantic composer would be Johann Strauss. Robert Schumann was a German composer, born June 8, 1810 and died July 29, 1856. He was acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann began studying law but then changed his study, to pursue a career as a pianist.
He even further accentuates the G#’s character when he holds it as a pedal tone for quite a lengthy passage of measure 125 to measure 142. For the Mendelssohn, we get the Db in the fourth measure where it is celebrated to the point of undermining the tonal stability that was previously (and briefly) established. The re-domestication of this note, however, comes much sooner on than the Chopin, in measure seventeen to be exact, where it is put back into the context of c minor as a predominantly predominant pitch. Another one of our dramatis personae that is pseudo-symmetrical between the pieces would be ascending/descending chromatic and diatonic lines through stepwise motion. While this motive does not hold the same weight in the Chopin as the Mendelssohn, it can surely be seen throughout the Mazurka.
In some variants of the seguidilla, for instance the sevillanas, the rhythm is based on 6/8 time, and could be interpreted as 3/4 time as well. Usually in major key, the melody of seguidilla often begins on an off-beat. A brief introduction is played by the guitar during performance, while the main section is freely repeated and varied. The seguidilla dance is usually performed in pairs, which features steps including turns, gliding steps, heel and toe rhythms stamped against the floor, to respond animatedly to the rhythm of the guitar and percussion, while the upper body movement is restrained. The dance is full of gusto, flirtation that lends itself freely to improvisation .
Winter Wonderland was a played at a Moderato tempo with the Flutes and Clarinets being the most active players in this song. Two 16th century Carols was played at an Andante-Moderato Tempo that emphasized the whole band at different parts of the song. Good Swing Wenceslas was played at a
this caused the ball to move as the pianist played giving it a different sound. These changes were exciting and intriguing, I loved this twist. The last act was an Opera Buffa, a comic opera, called Prix Fixe, composed by Kevin Wilt. This opera was beautiful and simple with one mezzo-soprano soloist and a concerto accompaniment. The opera was interactive with the audience and commedical.
Wadada’s trumpet, frequently hitting long high-pitched notes, opposes to the cello-piano mosaics that occur in a lower register. “Yellowstone’s intro, configured by trumpet, piano, and then cello, takes its time to engage in a fantastic 4/4 groove laid down by Lindberg, a stupendous bassist who boasts a ravishing sound. Davis also deserves an ovation for his fast-moving right-hand approach while the bandleader’s bravura comes from the soul, not from the head. The CD2 opens with the volatile 31-minute movement “The Mississippi River”, which takes us on a dark and mournful trip to a past of awes.
Secondly, Staryhorn’s work often contained greater tenderness. As the saying of bassist Aaron Bell, a one time Ellingtonian, “There’s so much more sensitivity and complexity in Strayhorn’s composition than Ellington’s”. The lyrics of “Lush Life” demonstrated the born sensitivity of the song writer. They created a worldly despair so vivid and touching that it was hard to believe that the song was written by a 16-year-old teenager. Being a trio-minority-African American, gay, and open about his sexual orientation, Strayhorn lived under pressure and had his own
It started out with a very strong march played at a fast tempo, and at a mezzo forte. The melody within the march was disjunct as it bounced up and down from note to note. It then went into a slow section that sounded ominous, with the brass playing in a minor key, and the woodwinds playing the harmony below that. The song played the march again, then played an accented version of the march for a few phrases. The song ended abruptly within the