Introduction In early 18th century Venice there lived a red-haired priest named Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. Traveling with an entourage that nearly always included his elderly father, he oversaw the performance of operas and instrumental pieces that have come to define classical music as we now know it. Vivaldi was born on March 4th, 1678 and died on July 28th, 1741. He was many things, an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. He was an Italian priest and composer during the baroque period, known best for his impressive violin concerti.
Symphony No. 5 begins with the Allegro con brio (first movement), then the Andante con moto (second movement), Allegro (the third movement), and to conclude is another allegro. In Haydn’s No 94 symphony, there are also four movements, but geared in a different direction. To start with the symphony, movement one starts very fast, or can be defined as vivace assai. Movement two takes on a very slow tempo.
Dvorak’s new world symphony that was played in class was performed by the Vienna philharmonic. The Vienna Philharmonic were founded in 1842 and is considered one of the finest orchestras in the world. They are extremely prestigious on who they pick to become a member and represent themselves in performance. The Vienna Philharmonic is based in the Musikverein in Vienna and, its members are selected from the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. In the piece that was performed by The Vienna Philharmonic, symphony No.
I personally really like Beethoven’s Fifth, and especially the fact that it’s so popular amongst people who wouldn’t say they’re classical music fans. It’s many people’s first introduction to this magical world of beautiful sounds. A rhythm is very identifiable, even if the composer changes all the notes and the harmonies. After doing some research about this piece, I learned the Fifth symphony is in four movements: sonata, andante, scherzo and finale. The music itself is so strikingly dramatic,
Baroque music is a category of European Classical music and is recognized for ornamentation added to long melodic lines, the addition and use of harpsichord and basso continuos. Another was the development of counterpoint, which is when two or more melodies are combined that contrast with each other (Tollervey, Nicholas H.). Bach is well known for his use of counterpoint and fugue. ("Baroque Orchestral Music."). During this time period, musical components such
The best part of the book for me is the author’s analysis of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, which is more than any study of music. Harvey Sachs is a fairly powerful who opened up Beethoven’s world to me, and also opened up the world of Europe, especially romantic ideas. Sachs in weaving political landscape, the influence of the French revolution, and the reaction to its absolute and caused the damage of napolenon did a good job, and then put all these into artistic vision. The author tries to review the German scene. We know about his activities, as well as his contemporary composers and the music critics.
He chose to make a ballet blanc, which he composed for a refined instrumental force, manifested as a string orchestra of 34 instrumentalists: 8 first violins, 8 second violins, 6 violas, 4 first cellos, 4 second cellos and 4 double basses • Stravinsky had centered Apollo music in Greek mythology. • The prologue begins with dotted rhythms in the style of a French overture. • 1st Celliopes is a dramatic piece( muse of poetry – tablet) • 2nd polhymnia is a playful piece ( muse of acting and mime – mask) • 3rd Terpsichore is suble( muse of singing and dancing –lyre) • Apollo has got strong accentuations like a god power Lightning: • Original lighting designed by Ronald Bates • White light is equally distributed across the
Many similarities occur between the Exposition and Recapitulation. However, depending on the musical piece, these two topics also have differences. In Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 (in D Major, Opus 36/I), the first theme group in the Exposition lasts from measures thirty-three to fifty-seven, whereas the first theme group in the Recapitulation lasts from measures two hundred and sixteen to two hundred and twenty-eight. In the Exposition, the transition begins in measure fifty-eight, continuing to measure seventy-two.
The full ensemble enters again raising the dynamics to forte before decrescendoing and slowing down to end with a held note and final tone. 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
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. It is fully orchestral the melody is conveyed with both hands at two octaves distance filled with tremolos all figuring a strings orchestra setting with first violins and cellos at the cantabile part and second violins and altos "filling