Chamber music Essays

  • Mozart's Influence On Johannes Brahms

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    1833, in Hamburg, Germany. Brahms’s father was an innkeeper and a musician. When he was seven, he began to study piano with his father. When he was ten, he played a private concert to earn money to save for his future education. Brahms learned music theory and began composing at the piano. He began playing in dance salons in the area to earn money to help his family with expenses. At age fourteen, Brahms’s long hours had an ill effect on his health. He was offered a rather long holiday at Winsen-an-der-Luhe

  • Haydn String Quartet Op 33 No 2 Analysis

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    Quartet’. This performance has a strong sense of togetherness and the performers give a sense of enjoyment through the performance. From research I have learned a lot about the background of this piece and about Haydn himself. Joseph Haydn wrote music for patron Nikolaus Esterhazy but also wrote pieces and works for sale to the general public. He composed six quartets of Op.33 in the summer and autumn of 1781 for the Viennese publisher Artaria. Haydn said in a letter to Artaria that the quartets

  • Jean Françaix's Le Gay Paris

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    who was raised into a musical family in Le Mans, France. Jean Françaix’s mother was a vocal teacher and his father Alfred Françaix’s was a composer, pianist, musicologist, and director of the Le Mans Conservtoire. Jean Françaix received his first music lessons from his father when he began composing at the age of six. In 1922 at the age of ten, Jean Françaix began studying harmony and later counterpoint from legendary teacher Nadia Boulanger. Boulanger went on to play and conduct many of the first

  • Analysis Of Concertino For Flute And Piano

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    at a later age began to experiment in composition. Her father’s disagreement prevented her from attending the Paris Conservatoire, so instead she studied privately with members of its faculty, which included Benjamin Godard. She started composing music at the age of 8 and performed abroad at the age of 16. Chaminade became a successful composer and concert pianist in the early 1900s, with a tremendous popularity in the United States and was one of the first French female professional composers

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Mozart's Musical Contributions

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    during his visit to Rome. He wrote many concertos (especially the piano concertos) and sonatas for his own virtuosic performance during the trip. Talent may helped in one’s musical journey but most importantly, it was Mozart’s passion in performing and music writing that won acclaim from the rich. Clara Wieck (1819-1896) is another example of a child prodigy born in a musically inclined family. Both parents played the piano and encouraged Clara to perform regularly at a very young age. She held concerts

  • Music Concert Critique

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    I attended the Faculty Chamber Music Recital on Wednesday February 22nd. This concert featured three different musicians on four different instruments. Joseph Kromholz played the violin and viola, Alice Wang played the clarinet, and Cicilia Yudha played the piano. There was three different pieces between the three musicians. The first piece was the Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K. 379 by: W.A. Mozart. The second piece was the sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962) by: Francis Poulenc. The

  • Personal Narrative: My Experience With Revenge

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    My Experience with Revenge It is possible to say that I know quite a lot about the revenge. I saw its examples both in the literature (cinema) and the real life. First source showed global, more dramatic types of revenge, like the blood feud, Poe’s story The Cask of Amontillado or many action movies where the antagonist retaliates for the death of his/her parents, family or friend. The real life demonstrated more routine, down-to-earth cases. These small revenges appear both at home and work. For

  • Castrato In The Baroque Period

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    nobleman and received the highest fees of any musicians (Kamien, 2016), but they need to bear a pain surgery, incomplete body, arduous school life for music training. Therefore, the questions arise here and hope to find out the answers. Why they chose to be a castrato? How they became a castrato? What was their appearance after castration? How about their music? The reasons of castration As the historical perspective, the church need high range voice for the musical

  • West Suburban Symphony Orchestra Review Essay

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    Over the past weekend, I saw the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra. This orchestra included, Violin 17, Viola 8, Cello 7, Contrabass 5, Harp 1, Flute and Piccolo 3, Oboe 2, English Horn 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet 1, Saxophone 1, Bassoon 2, Contrabassoon 1, French Horn 5, Trumpet 3, Trombone 2, Bass Trombone 1, Tuba 1, and Percussion 5. There was also some vocalists including Soprano 14, Alto 15, Tenor 11, and Bass 8. The two pieces that were being performed were, Symphony No. 1 - Winter Dreams -

  • Concert Report Questionnaire Sample

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    How did you learn about this particular concert? Was it through e-mail, phone, or any other technology related devise? I learned about this performance through a few of my old music coaches at UINDY on Facebook 5. What was your own opinion of the concert? (Very Important.) I thought that this concert was amazing I have never attended, a piano concert in particular. I was blown away it was pure amazing and I was shocked at how

  • Comparing Antonin Dvorak's Life And Music

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    When he was a young child he became interested in music. At the age of eleven, Dvorak dropped out of school. At this age, he became an apprentice butcher. At the age of twelve he went to Zlonice to live with his aunt and uncle and study German. There is where he took music classes which grew his curiosity for the knowledge of music. He learned to play the violin, organ, and piano. After learning how to play these instruments, he fell in love with music. He wrote polkas during the three years he lived

  • Mozart: A Great Composer

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    time (textbook footnote). Although critics often commented on the complexity of his music as being difficult for even musical connoisseurs, the complexity of Mozart’s work contributes to his role in Western Classical music throughout time. The complexity of his works allows listeners to study his music and learn a new concept each time they listen to a

  • Mozart Classical Concerto (Piano Concerto)

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    the winds gradually fills up as the flute now joins the bassoons. Clarinets and horns enter at bar 45. At bars 46-48, antiphonal treatment of strings against woodwinds. Inner strings play an ostinato descending 4-note scale motif in tremolo. The music becomes more agitated. Reverse antiphon now beginning with the woodwinds in unison and answered by the string section in the 1st violin part. The chromatic line at bar 55 crescendos to a climax at bar 56. Tension is heightened by the horns playing

  • Charles Amlinson Griffes Poem For Flute And Orchestra Analysis

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    Flute and Orchestra Charles Griffes (1884-1920) was the director of music at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY from 1907–1920. He studied piano at a young age, to continue his education he moved to Berlin, where he studied piano, composition, and counterpoint at the Stern Conservatory. Griffes’s early compositions were influenced to some degree by German Romanticism, especially German Lieder. He never reached atonality in his music-making, however, at the end of his career he adopted an abstract

  • Mozart Piano Concerto

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, and died on December 5, 1791, in Vienna. He had composed numerous piano concertos, however, this essay would be discussing the social and historical factors that has influenced Mozart to compose one of his famous piano concertos in C Major, K.467. Mozart had arrived in Vienna in 1781 in search of a better musical platform. The musical life in Vienna during the 1780s was one of the world’s greatest then. Mozart was greatly

  • Bach-Brahm Concert Report

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    China? I was able to attend his Bach-Brahm Project Concert on September 23rd in Pease Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University, not only to enjoy the music, but to hear and understand the piano in different major and minor keys on a professional level. It mainly focused on him playing the piano and gave really interesting facts about piano music history. In this paper, I will be discussing what the different major and minor keys signify for each different mood, the two main composers Joel Schoenhals

  • The Four Symphonies By Johannes Brahm

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    mastered in symphonic and sonata style. Greatly inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphony, often called as “Beethoven’s Tenth”, Brahm has managed to blend traditional structures and ideals of classical era with the rising beauty of Romantic era music in this symphony. It uses instruments like flute, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, contrabassoon, horns, trumpets, trombone, timpani and violin. It consists of four movements: Allegro (quick), Andante Sostenuto (walking pace), Un poco Allegretto e grazioso

  • Mark Slobin's If I Stay

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    narrative knot is a filmmaker’s way of tying together music and plotlines. Narrative knots follow patterns throughout the entire cinematic world. One of Mark Slobin’s examples of a narrative knot is the practice of couples listening to classical music in a concert hall. During the concert the relationship usually transforms. An example of this narrative knot in a recent movie occurs in If I Stay (2014). Characters Mia and Adam go to a classical music performance on a date and during one of the cello

  • Analysis Of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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    degree of Master of Arts. PYEONGTAEK, SEOUL JUNE 27,2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF EXAMPLES CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION 2. DEVELOPMENT AND MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ROMANTIC MUSIC 3. VIOLIN PERFORMANCE IN ROMANTIC ERA 3.1 Techniques used during the Romantic Period 3.2 Music Forms of the Romantic Period 4. TCHAIKOVSKY LIFE AND WORKS 4.1 History of the Concerto 5. ANALYSIS OF TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO 5.1 Instrumentation 5.2 Movements and

  • George Gershwin's Piano Concerto

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    Like the traditional concerto model from the 18th Century, this concerto was written in three movements in this order: fast, slow, fast. Another flashback to the past that is unconventionally evident in this concerto is “organicism,” which in music, means that all of the movements of a piece are thematically related. Typically, in the Classical tradition, those recurring motifs