Symphony Essays

  • Eroica Symphony Analysis

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    in the 18th and 19th century was a revolutionist and he liked Napoleon Bonaparte very much who was the leader of French military and he was older for one year then Beethoven. Eroica Symphony, which opens the central period of creativity Beethoven and at the same time - an era in the development of the European symphony, was born in the most difficult

  • Beethoven Symphony Analysis

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    The symphony has evolved over the different time periods to become a standard genre in music. Different composers from different musical time periods have pioneered certain elements that have aided in the evolution of the symphony. One of these composers is Beethoven. He was considered to be a transitional composer between the Classical and Romantic musical eras. Beethoven added innovative compositional techniques to the symphony that later composers have adopted. One of these later composers is

  • Oxford Symphony Analysis

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    role in the development of the Symphony is no other than Joseph Haydn, the ‘Father of Symphony’. One of his works, Symphony no. 92 in G Major, Hob I:92, composed in 1789, will be reviewed. “Oxford” Symphony was commissioned by Count d’Ogny for the Loge Olympique Concerts in Paris. It is known as “Oxford” because Haydn presented this symphony at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University in July 1791, where he was awarded a honorary doctorate degree. This symphony displays Haydn’s mature style of

  • Reflection Paper On The Symphony

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    own. The symphony was a new experience for me as I have never gone to one and have never thought about going. When i first walked in everyone was wearing elegant attire and it was very upscale feeling. You could smell the bitter coffee they were preparing before the performance. I looked up above me to see the most beautiful chandeliers above me this started to set the tone for me night. I enjoyed looking around symphony hall as I waited patiently for the doors to open. Going to the symphony was a cultural

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony

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    and in feel. Symphony No. 9 7 Beethoven is known as the developer of the symphony. His extensive development of musical material, themes and motifs usually by modulation resulted in his works being very long and expressive. He also continued to expand the “development” section of his works, adding not only length but also substance.8 This essay will set out to discuss the aspects of the symphony that Beethoven developed with regards to: the programmatic aspects of his symphonies, which instruments

  • Symphony For The City Of The Dead Analysis

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    In the book, Symphony for the City of the Dead, by M.T. Anderson, the author accentuates the composer, Dmitri Shostakovich, to describe the composer’s devotion for his city and country. The novel was set during 1905-1975 in northern Europe and western Russia. When Shostakovich lived in Leningrad, Russia, during World War 2, he wrote symphonies. He expressed his feelings of horror and hope for Russia's victory against the Nazi power in his symphonies. Although, his seventh symphony was the most significant

  • Mozart Symphony No 29 Analysis

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    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

  • Critical Analysis Of J. Brahms's Symphony

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    ANALYSIS of JOHANNES BRAHMS: SYMPHONY NO.3 IN F MAJOR, OP.90, ALLEGRO CON BRIO General Information: • DATE OF COMPOSITION: J.Brahms composed his 3d Symphony in the summer of 1883 at Wiesbaden, nearly six years after he completed his Second Symphony. • MUSICAL ELEMENTS: In this symphony we come across the F-A(Flat)-F Motif, which was used by Brahms to abbreviate his personal-motto “Frei aber froh”. (‘Free but Happy’) This is was what Brahms had declared himself to be, since at the time he was a

  • The Function Of Music In Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

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    The orchestra used for the premiere of Symphony No. 9 was the largest orchestra assembled for any of Beethoven’s works and this made the masterpiece even more majestic and a force to be reckoned with. The instrumentation used for Symphony No. 9 included: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 clarinets in C, 2 bassoons, 2 Horns (1 and 2) in D and B-flat, 2 Horns (3 and 4) in B-flat (bass), B-flat and E-flat, 2 Trumpets in D and B-flat, 3 Trombones (alto, tenor, and bass; second

  • Mahler 9th Symphony 4th Movement

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    The fourth movement of Mahler’s ninth symphony has the key signature of D-flat, establishing a dark tone and ominous mood. It is structured in a five-part rondo, ABACA, with a coda. At the first A section, the violins play a descending melody, which is considered the molto adagio melody. Accompanying the molto adagio melody is a ground bass played by the celli and double basses. This ground bass is repeated a number of times and is very important to the structural development of this movement: described

  • A Reflection Of The West Suburban Symphony Orchestra

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    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 - by Pyotr Illyich

  • Critical Analysis Of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

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    period. Beethoven composed his Pastoral Symphony in 1808 during his ‘middle period’, when his symphonies were longer than most and had heroic tunes. During the 18th century the orchestra began to increase both in size and in stature to express more emotions and create a wider variety in sound. Composers began to stray from the “set in stone” structure of the classical style and they moved towards a more “expressive and free attitude.” The pastoral Symphony has a lyrical feel to it and expresses many

  • The Ninth Symphony: Beethoven's Response To The Philosophical Revolutions Of Ludwig Van Beethoven

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    The Ninth Symphony: Beethoven’s Response to the Philosophical Revolutions of His Era Ludwig van Beethoven was a master of the symphony. A pioneer in the genre, Beethoven used his symphonies to engage his audience and challenge both musical and political conventions (Marek 1969). Faced with the rapidly changing culture of the late 18th and early 19th century, Beethoven sought to push the boundaries of musical innovation (Marek 1969). One of his works in particular, the fourth movement of the Ninth

  • Joseph Haydn Symphony 6 Symphony Analysis

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    song for the first time, I couldn’t help but think of another symphony composed by Joseph Haydn. This is Symphony No. 94 in G Major, or “Surprise”. His Symphony No. 6 reminds me of his Symphony No. 94, especially during the middle of the symphony because of its dynamics and instrumentation, but the beginning of Symphony No.6 is a lot calmer and quieter. Another first impression that I had when listening to this song was how this symphony created a clear image in my mind. This image was of a sunny grass

  • Vienna Concert Analysis

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    Europe. The expansion of musical venues, such as the opera and concert halls, notwithstanding the increasing numbers of private concerts, enabled/allowed townspeople to enjoy and experience the most contemporary music of the time, such as the latest symphonies, concertos, and operas. Music had become popular entertainment. This was a promising development from/compared to the Baroque period, where music largely belonged to the aristocracy and performed mostly in courts and churches. Vienna's grandeur

  • Essay On Orchestra

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    instrument that play in the orchestra such as Violin, Jazz, Trumpet, and others. Basically orchestra will be held at the space in front of the stage in a modern theater. (Your Dictionary ©2017 by LoveToKnow Corp) ii. Types of orchestra Symphony orchestra Symphony orchestra is a music group of 50 to 100 musicians. It was include string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. There are about 80 players to perform the musical. A modern orchestra may consist of 12 percussion instruments, 9 woodwind

  • Romantic Movements: Bizet And Tchaikovsky

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    The investigation evaluates how this nationalistic movements was influenced musical elements of this period. I have chosen to investigate two Romantic pieces, L’Arlesienne by Bizet and Symphony No.2 by Tchaikovsky. The both music I chose is the music that I have played in orchestra by violin before. Symphony No.2 is the one that I played as concertmistress that I have emotional attachment to the song itself too. I found an interest on romantic nationalistic music on the use of variety of the instruments

  • Beethoven Sonata Analysis

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    The first part is written in the form of a sonata allegro. Her pace is Allegro con brio, that is, quickly, with fire. The main party represents the development of the initial motive of the symphony. It is distinguished by a great rhythmic clarity, a determined aspiration forward. At the same time, this topic is full of anxiety and anxiety. Having reached the top, the main party suddenly breaks off on the dominant. Again, the terrible battle cry of the "motive of fate" sounds. He gives a push to the

  • Beethoven And Beethoven Comparison

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    the two symphonies are the tempo, the time signature and the dynamics. The time signature is 4/4, which is the most common time signature. The tempo of both compositions are very fast, which matches the dynamics. Mozart and Beethoven wrote their symphonies in forte, which gives them a dramatic, intense mood. Even though string instruments are used in both symphonies, Beethoven 's symphony also uses the piano in his composition and Mozart also uses percussion. Beethoven 's ninth symphony written

  • Romantic Period Essay

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    tells stories of heroes and chivalry, of distant lands and places, and often of unachievable love. There has been a constant modification and enhancement of existing instruments and the invention of new ones, led to the additional expansion of the symphony orchestra