Over recent centuries, classical music has held a unique position in its ability to convey rich facets of expressions in a piece of composition. It is a music that expresses thoughts, concepts or a story. Because of its potential to communicate sophisticated messages, classical music has been worshipped and protected over many centuries by a philosophy of greatness. “Classical music” is not only a term that reflects the so-called “classical age” period of musical composition, but is also a term that refers to the musical expression from the 17th century until today. The trademark of classical music is how it conveys a narrative, an idea and a concept by strictly musical means.
The technical ability of the orchestra performing was remarkable as well as their professionalism seen through the way they move fluidly throughout the entire piece. The atmosphere that Onerepublic is able to create is one that is lively yet emotional. Especially when they are able to mix classical themes with modern day themes to create a unique sound. Although I’ve never been to an actual concert, if I were given the chance to experience them live I would because of the way they are able to connect with their fans. The quality of their performance was incredible because of the way they intertwine string instruments as well the masterful lyrics that always carry a message or a story.
Symphonies were traditionally composed for orchestras and were structurally divided into several major sections that were each written to exhibit their own unique characteristics (Forney et al. 2015). A key feature of the classical-era symphony was that it brought music into the public sphere (Cuyler 1995). Whereas previous genres of music relied heavily on the church to provide performance space, the classical symphony allowed for the general public to attend concerts in open performance halls (Cuyler 1995). The fact that music became more accessible to the general public could possibly be an additional reflection of the emerging philosophical ideas of Beethoven’s time that promoted social change and emphasized freedom of thought.
“The key gives the viola greater volume and much more brilliant tone, and three of the four viola strings reinforce the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes of the key … the viola’s prominence is underlined by sheer performance, and the two instruments become true equals for the first time in musical history” (Johnson 33). Another thing that he did was enhance the melody of clarinet, through his Clarinet Trio in C for Viola and Piano, the Clarinet Quintet, and the Clarinet Concerto. He loved the tone and character of the instrument, but through these works, he brought these characteristics out a bit more and “creates an apotheosis of melody, in which one tune seems to flow out of another naturally, spontaneously, organically, as though the melodic material were breeding within the tissue of the work” (Johnson 115). These works aren’t just pieces of
Mozart, however, changed the mold. He incorporated an emotional side into his works and emphasized music based off of sound, notes, tone, and pitch as a form of art outside of religion (Brown 55). Music became more broad and open to all. In addition, Mozart had extraordinary performance skills thus, leading to his honor as an embodiment of classical movement (53). “Despite Mozart’s uncouthness and immaturity, he produced one work after another that seemed divinely sponsored as they transcended his own personality.
The use of Mozart’s characters and music in spheres both in music and outside since the premiere of the opera displays the relevance of his music at such a deep, human level that allows it to remain prevalent in society today. The presence of his characters as archetypes in literature demonstrates the esteemed reputation of Mozart and the ability of his music to relate to domains outside of his own, such as
It was an endless melody with a continuous texture. It is impossible for the listener to find a distinctive recitative, aria, chorus, or ensemble, with the exception of the “Dance of the Seven Veils”. This allowed the audience to focus on the music alone in solidarity rather than being swayed by the applauses of their fellow audience members. The orchestra was not only large, but was also comprised of instruments unique for its time and the time now, as it included the xylophone and heckelphone (Simms and Wright 597). This produced a new timbre, unique to the opera, equating the significance of the orchestra to the vocalists.
In essence, music is the index of humanity which allows the audience to reach new heights in understanding music. My first classical concert held at the Organ Recital Hall was composed of a series of magnificent expositions. The first group, a musical ensemble, performed samples from Italian composer Pietro Locatelli. In the beginning of the piece members of the chordophone family (Violins,Cellos,Bass,Viola) all began to harmonize with each other immediately establishing the tone of the performance. Altogether, the instruments intensity was high as well as expeditious.
Introduction In this chapter, the pertinent literature relating to primary teachers’ formative experiences of music and how it influences their teaching of music composition will be discussed. This review will focus first on the historical context of music in the primary school curriculum…. The historical context The 1971 primary school music curriculum was based on three strands: Song-Singing and Vocal Technique, Ear Training and Creative Work (Department of Education, 1971). Research in 1985 reported that Irish school children were leaving school musically illiterate, with little vocal or aural training and with a repertoire of songs that were learned by rote (Herron, 1985, p. 2). While, music education was noticeably more widespread in the