• Music: • Music was composed by Igor Stravinsky • The composer contributed to the libretto. • Violinist was Marcel Darrieux • The score of Apollon Musagète is written for strings only and is consistently classical in style: dry harmonies, an abundance of perfect chords, rare polytonal superimposition. Those are borrowed from the past (from Lully and Delibes), but divested of all historical reference to achieve an abstract purity. • Stravinsky began Apollo on 16 July 1927, and completed the score on 9 January 1928.
It almost evolves in the key of G major before unconvincingly settling in D and it promptly re-starts, still "shifting" towards G major in the repetition of the first theme. Nowhere a solid V - I (dominant - tonic) evolution is seen during that first exposition of the main theme. The 24 bars long repeating pedal note D on the bass, acting sometimes as the tonic root and at other times as root of dominant to G major creates an enchanting and unique atmosphere. One other beautiful second theme starting at F-sharp minor evolves towards A major. This theme is also set up in a very particular arrangement.
The first jazz work considered more than just dance music, this piece brought attention to Ellington 's genius in orchestration. Its "A" Section has the first melody, a dirge-like minor key, and piano accents. Section "B1" has the second melody in a major key, with variations and blues-like accents and growls, and section "B2" presents a variation on the second melody. Section "C" features sustained trumpet, high notes, and growls. Section "D" provides a piano solo.
During this era (1960s), many things had taken place such as the death of the president John F. Kennedy, the war in Vietnam, the fight for civil rights, the younger generation trying new things such as drugs, and experimentation with music. Although the popularity of Swing was already dying down, Frank Sinatra continued his singing career with this type of Jazz which still appealed to a majority of audiences at the time. Before his career flourished, Sinatra sang in different big bands and appeared in many films in the 40’s and 50’s. Sinatra at the Sands is a live album by Frank Sinatra accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra, which was recorded in 1966 at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The concert took place at
Music Appreciation Analysis SSG River-Ayala, Sammy J. Columbia College Music Appreciation 122 Abstract We will cover Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony classically derived we will identified romantically inspired sections, comparing Beethoven as sonata form in the earlier symphonies of the Classical composer Mozart. Last but not lest we check the final three movements of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Beethoven A musicality is extremely identifiable, regardless of the possibility that the writer changes every one of the notes and the harmonies. Along these lines, Beethoven utilize the cadence of the Fate theme heaps of times all through the fifth orchestra, to entwine everything the main development
On August 21st, 1935 Benny and his band played at the Palomar Ballroom in LA. That gig was the beginning of Benny’s ascendancy to King and the swing era. Benny was very popular for being racially colorblind, which was hard to find while in the mid 30’s when racial segregation was a big problem. Teddy Wilson who was an African American pianist, was first seen in the Benny Goodman Trio at the Congress Hotel in 1935. The next year Benny added Lionel Hampton to create the Benny Goodman Quartet.
Introduction Johanne Brahms was a pianist/ composer who was born on May 7th, 1833, but passed away on April 1897. He was originally from Hamburg in Germany. He composed symphonies, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions and so on. He used sonata style in the second half of the 19th century, and inspired other major idol of classical music such as Mozart and Beethoven. Brahms was very into his romantic era in the 19th century and was the leading musician.
An example of one of these is his ‘Nocturne No. 5 in F# minor’. The other genres he explored include the polonaise, for example ‘Polonaise in A♭Major’ (Opus 53) which has a powerful melody and is one of his most admired compositions; the waltz, such as his famous ‘Minute Waltz’; and the etude, for example ‘The Revolutionary Etude’, written when he heard Russians had captured his hometown of
The first movement of the Swan Lake Suite, Scene, which began with the violins playing with an oboe solo on top. The oboe was playing various crescendos and decrescendos at a mezzo piano dynamic and the tempo was moderate. This ends with the high woodwinds playing a string of the melody, passing it to the low brass with the strings very quietly in the background and then what seemed to be a diminuendo. The second movement of the Swan Lake
Mimi Dye performed Harold in Italy, Symphony in Four Parts with Viola Obbligato, Op.16 by Hector Berlioz. A famous violinist wants Berlioz to write a concerto to enable him to show off his new instrument, and then Berlioz began writing “a solo for viola, but one which involved the orchestra in such way as not to reduce the effectiveness of the orchestral composition.” There are four movements in this symphony. The first one is titled “Harold in the mountains”. With low-pitch sound and short duration provided by horns, cellos, and trombones, the music creates a deep melody, from which I can image that someone is trying to escape in nature.
The piano concerto really was incredible, as was the rest of the performance. The first piece, suite from The Snow Maiden, was 4 pieces selected from an opera about the transformation of a girl from having a heart of ice to having one filled with love. The first number they played was the introduction. The woodwinds carried a minor melody, and the strings provided a suspenseful effect. The percussion established a mood of anticipation.