A couple of his famous works would be Concerto Grossi, Christmas Concerto, and Sonata de camera in D minor. George Philipp Telemann who was born in 1681 and died in 1767 was a distinguished musician and composer who appeared later in the baroque period. One thing that made him unique would be his incorporation of unusual instrumentation in his concertos. He was also known for gathering students and putting on concerts for the public. His church music was also well known with his most popular works being Viola Concerto in G, Trio Sonata in C Minor, and The Paris Quartets.
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. There are several other smaller elements that Beethoven borrowed from Mozart’s sonata. Mozart employed contrasting dynamics to produce a more dramatic mood, which Beethoven copied to create drama between his characters. His angry character stays at a forte (loud) throughout the
Classical Music Is More than Just Classic "Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents," (Beethoven, n.d.). Music has incline a part of a soul that lives through the day. The core of music is its competency that can create an atmosphere that affects a person’s mood. Each genre of music that repose in the present is adequate to cover any kind of situation that a person is currently occupying; likewise, music can be considered as a critical tool that is able to connect intimately with people. Above all, classical music is the genre of music with the utmost superiority in regard to the beginning of classical music era that started in the early 500 AD.
It is commonly stated in literature that Beethoven’s violin concerto is the most preformed violin concerto today. It has a beautiful sound and is a rewarding challenge for a violinist to learn and preform. Although not well received when he first wrote it, he must have known how important if was because he re-wrote it for the piano. He did not write the cadenzas for the violin concerto but he wrote them for Piano Concerto op. 61a.
As of 2015, Williams has been hailed with 49 Academy Award nominations, making him the living person with the most nominations. Williams is not revolutionary because he has done something new, but rather because he has brought us back to what we have forgotten. His use of orchestral and symphonic sounds is seemingly basic but it gives his music a depth not found in other film scores. His themes are sung as soon as they hit theaters. He has been given an exceptional talent for music and music composition, and it is doubtless that he will be remembered for generations to
My favorite of the three pieces performed was Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. These jazz pieces mixed up the concert a little bit, providing a counter-balance to the some of the beautiful, heavy, awe inspiring pieces, by adding some spice to the concert. While this was fun, my favorite piece performed during this concert was the final piece, Feast of Carols by Randol Alan Bass. This piece is a mashup of many well known Christmas carols. The singers sang this piece with many of the same tone quality as in Messiah, but the overall balance was better.
These behemoth performances made Gilmore the most prominent band director of his day. In their arrangement, Pearson and Elledge have created a rhapsody-like treatment of Gilmore’s melody. The arrangement stays almost exclusively in Gilmore’s original key of G minor, with only a brief section in F minor. This piece gives middle school musicians a wonderful opportunity to play a familiar folk tune in compound meter (6/8
Evocative of much of the work he composed during his younger years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 is a testament to his genius and mastery of classical musical forms. Written when he was just eighteen years old the composition is a concise and peculiar example of classical Sonata form. Instead of having an introduction before the exposition Mozart ops to present the primary theme of the piece’s Allegro movement at the start of the first downbeat. Exceptionally melodic the primary theme of the movement start with an authoritative leap of an octave in the violins.
The twentieth century was an extremely influential era overflowed with several prominent and inspirational figures. An effective figure who significantly impacted and revolutionized music during his time was Igor Stravinsky. The talented and popular Russian composer was mostly known for his masterpiece pieces in ballet music; however, Igor Stravinsky was also a talented pianist and conductor. Instead of being consistent with one compositional style, he reflected and embraced several compositional styles over the course of his music career. He is remembered for successfully giving the world new and unique rhythmic patterns.
He held many important positions there and created several motets and masses, which are esteemed highly as the masterpieces of a musical genius. He composed sacred as well as secular music in his lifetime in a number of vocal forms ranging from masses, chansons, to motets. His stay at Rome had been highly productive for it was here where he developed his mature style. While working in Milan, he had absorbed Italian secular light music; but in Rome, he refined his sacred music and wrote several motets. Before he left Italy, he wrote one of his most famous secular compositions, the ‘frottola El grillo’ (the Cricket).
I enjoyed all the pieces, but my favorite was “Twelve Days of Christmas” because it was catchy and really enjoyable. I really like how they kind of split the parts towards the end when the guys continued singing the chorus at a quicker speed and the girls sung the chorus at a higher tempo, but a slower speed. This had a good effect on the enjoyment of the song. It was something I was not expecting to hear, so when it happened it kind of caught my attention. This group had more confidence in their performance and honestly I think confidence has a big affect on stage appearance and performance.