Her performing career was pretty smooth sailing throughout her life due to the connections and having great musicians as her close friends to perform chamber music together. Not only did she play new pieces composed by her husband and her friends, she also played masterpieces of the late baroque and classical period, which shone her from other pianists of that period as it was not common then. Clara Wieck was thankful for her father’s strictness as she believed this had a strong impact on bringing her up as a substantial
I attended the Houston Symphony conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada on Sunday, February 18th. It consisted of three pieces by the name of Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, Lago de Lagrimas Concert for Flutes, and Symphony no 7 in D minor, Opus 70. Overall, it was a great experience that I would definitely repeat because it was relaxing and peaceful watching the performance. The crowd was very respectful and the setting was professional and fancy. Everyone was nicely dressed and the workers were extremely helpful in directing the audience to the correct place.
In the Victorian Age, music was a prominent form of entertainment for all families. Whether it was making their own music, sitting around singing songs together, or having dances, music was a very important part of the Victorian Era. Although there were differences in social and economic classes, everyone knew how to have fun in their own ways. Music in the mid 1800s has shaped the way that music is made today as well with new techniques being discovered. With this being said, music in the Victorian Era has inspired much of our music today, has become a very important form of entertainment, and has been used in many dances and parties.
It didn’t take long for the public eye to recognize the power that music had to transcend differences. “One newspaper reported, “Tonight, the most beautiful Music Hall in the world was consecrated to the loveliest of the arts. Possession of such a hall is in itself an incentive for culture.” Another exclaimed, “It stood the test well!” Critical and public reactions were unanimous. The “Music Hall founded by Andrew Carnegie” was an overwhelming success.”2 Music has the potential to embody emotion so raw that its Midas’s touch does not discriminate. As the first note rings through the air, barriers are torn down as a ubiquitous feeling of unity rises.
There was a musical performance of one of the premiere American saxophone quartets, The Amethyst Quartet, on Monday, November 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Concert Hall at San Jose State University. I was so excited because this is my first time that I attended a classical concert that only played by saxophones. There were four different types of saxophones being played, which included a soprano, an alto, a baritone and a bass saxophone. The program contained the Partita IV in D major, BWV 828, the Songs for the Coming Day, the Cerulean and the Andante et Scherzetto. The concert had three sections which were separated by short break.
That show really got me interested in the theatre world. The fact that people could actually sing like that and all of the different special effects and scene changes were happening right in front of my eyes got me hooked. I am sure that is a similar story to many other peoples. Andrew Lloyd Webber changed the way the general public responded to live theatre. He had the world hooked on the beautiful melodies as well as the intriguing story lines.
There were so many reasons to love the Eaux Claires Music Festival: the weather, the location, the open fields filled with smiling people. It was a music festival created by musicians, the lineup was great, the cost was low, the overall setup was smart, the sound was crisp, the visual effects were tremendous and loads of love was reciprocated between artists to festival goers all weekend. It was well planned for the most part, well attended (22,000+) and greatly enjoyed by all. It’s cliché to say, but Eaux Claires was about the people and the music. No salesy BS, no corporate agenda—the closest thing to corporate at the festival was Eau Claire based catering company, KP Katering Enterprises.
Not only did the band impact music but also “they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century” (Unterberger). One of the things that I really liked about the band is that not only were they able to deliver their music, but also changed the world by presenting themselves as a new figure in music and reached an artistic achievement far beyond the the entertainment level. Even though they were a really successful band, the upcoming of each member was not a smooth transition. The Beatles raised their interest in music in their hometown Liverpool, England a port city where they happened to live with their middle class families. Due to this beneficial opportunity they were able to hear the latest music trends at first hand from sailors that were traveling and bringing in the latest music styles.
I recently attended a ” Lurie Bell and the Campbell Brothers” concert at Zellerbach Theater this Friday.In terms of audience attendance I found the concert to be pretty well attended for the most part. The audience composition varied in aged but particularly there was most people in the middle aged and older demographic. Race wise I found that the race I observed that was most in attendance were African Americans followed by Caucasians. The concert included a wide array of songs. My favorite song from the set was “Sweet Little Angel”.
Final Draft We all have stories and memories tied to songs that have become a part of who are. Remember the violins playing in the background while watching a sad movie or the song that helped you through difficult times or the song you and your friends sang while attending a concert? Whether it’s on the television, the radio, in a movie, in the car, or at a sporting event, music is everywhere. Feeling the rhythm of music brings us so much joy and excitement but playing musical instrument is even more fulfilling because it has many benefits. Everything I do revolves around my music.