Violin Essays

  • Amati Violins

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    Guarneri, and Amati Violin Making Families Introduction All hailing from the small town of Cremona, Italy, the Stradivari, Guarneri, and Amati families are considered to have made the best violins throughout history. These makers made marvels that have been appraised for millions of dollars. For example, in 2005 Stradivari’s 1699 Lady Tennant violin was sold for 2 million dollars. Even though modern technology allows violin makers to make exceptional violins, many violin players feel that the

  • Essay On Violin

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    single out the first ones, in particular violin. I like the sounding and the way sounds are elicited from the instrument. Violin - bowed stringed musical instrument with high register . It has four strings tuned in fifths : G, D 1 , a 1 , e 2 (salt low octave, D, middle C, the second octave), the range of G (G minor octave) to a 4 (A fourth octave) and above. There are also five-stringed violin , with the addition of the lower alto string "c" .Violin progenitors were Arabic rebarab Kazakh kobyz

  • Essay About Soundpost

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    effect of its position has fascinated violinists ever since the violin existed. The soundpost was in place before the bassbar which evolved from a thickening of the top to the separate entity we are now familiar with. A reference to the early interest in the soundpost appears in Sol Babitz [1] where he says that when the bridge was moved below the soundholes, the sound was worse if the soundpost was moved away from the centre of the violin to a new position below the bridge similar to that it would have

  • Roderich Edelstein's Narrative Fiction

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    The gentle roar of the train had lulled Brigitta into a dreamless sleep, but Leopold had no such luck. A couple of days had passed since he’d eaten, slept, or even thought properly, the sudden upheaval of all normalcy mangling his ability to function properly. It showed in his behavior, in how he spoke and how he moved, but no one had mentioned it. He had come to the conclusion that his father either was too preoccupied to notice or too distracted to care. Roderich Edelstein had maintained that

  • Haydn String Quartet Op 33 No 2 Analysis

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    A review of a recording of the finale (4th movement) of Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 The recording of the finale (4th movement) of Haydn’s String Quartet Op.33 No.2 that I have decided to review for you today is performed by the ‘Ariel 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

  • Concert Observation Essay

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    I attended to a concert performed by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra on November 13th this year. This concert took place in the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I chose to attend to this concert because I have never been to a performance by any youth orchestra, I was curious to see how their performance would compare to other orchestras. The first of the three piece that were performed in this concert was Maenads’ Dance, from The Bassarids, composed by Hans Werner Henze. A variety

  • Andrew Bird Interpretation

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    voice and violin (which is used in unique was) to create a very strings-heavy song. At first he starts out by strumming his violin, a technique I’ve never seen done so well, with no other accompaniment but a female guitarist by his side. He then continues to strum the violin along with undertones from the guitarist to introduce the first verse. No melody, no accompaniment,

  • Vivaldi's Four Concertos

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    Janine Jansen and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam exquisitely rendered Antonio Vivaldi’s composition. The performance featured all twelve movement broken up into four concertos. The concert featured mainly instruments from the stringed family and one harpsichord. The performance exhibited the various musical concepts envisioned by Vivaldi. Ultimately, the angelic talent of Janine Jansen gifted the audience with a breathtaking rendition

  • Fiddles On Fire Analysis

    283 Words  | 2 Pages

    Swaying to the rhythm of the piece, while switching between two notes on my violin. It was the piece that my orchestra was obsessed with, we all memorized it just annoying our conductors. It made me bond with my classmates and my conductors, orchestra was no longer a class but a place of protection from the rest of the school. I fell in love with my violin and the melodies I could produce with it. Orchestra changed my life, and playing “Fiddles on Fire” was the beginning

  • Soundpost Thesis

    1265 Words  | 6 Pages

    THE EFFECT OF THE SOUNDPOST ON VIOLIN SOUND The sound output and the response of a violin were measured for three positions of the soundpost: no soundpost, inside and outside the treble foot of the bridge. The sound quality was assessed with Long Time Average Spectra that showed small differences. There were significant differences in the response plots, whether measured by a microphone in front of the top or a magnet/coil pickup on the bridge. These results may be related to previous studies, in

  • Houston Symphony Concert Report

    974 Words  | 4 Pages

    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

  • Kaylee Playlist Analysis

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    The playlist made by Kaylee started with the song “Liars” by Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which is an emotional song featuring a haunting distant voice and a somber timbre. The next song on the playlist curated by Kaylee is “Black Flies” by Ben Howard performed live for a radio station. Third on the playlist is “Stubborn Love” by the Lumineers played live. After that is “All We Do” by Oh Wonder. After that on the playlist is “Scared” by Judah and the Lion. Following that is the

  • Orchestra Concert Review Essay

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    The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra performed, Celebration and Remembrance. The orchestra opened with Fanfare for the Common Man. Which was conducted by Mr. Smith. It was a great way to start off a World War II and Civil War Memorial concert. It was the opening piece and the orchestra was full of energy, and came out loud and with the bang. It brought a sense of suspense, with the opening bass drum so loud and firm, the audience jumped a little in their seats. You could envision war while listening

  • 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 -

  • The Role Of Gregor In The Metamorphosis

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    In The Metamorphosis Gregor is affected in many ways by his transition into a cockroach, and in the end, all of the effects total up to changing who Gregor was. One of the first changes that we see after Gregor 's transformation is the rejection of him by his family members. Another change that we see throughout the story is society rejecting him. A final change that we encounter is the rejection of himself. Gregor was defined by what he thought of himself, and when everyone started to tell him

  • High School Instruments: String Instruments

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    instruments include the violin, viola, cello, and bass. The word 'violin' comes from the Middle Latin word 'vitula' which means stringed instrument. Violins are typically comprised of spruce or maple wood. Violins come in many different sizes. Typically, students will start learning violin at a young age with a 1/32 or 1/16 size violin. As the student ages they will graduate up to a full sized violin. A viola (pronounced vee-Oh-la) is a musical instrument which is similar to the violin and cello. The viola

  • Orchestra Concert Critique

    340 Words  | 2 Pages

    to perfect the few pieces of music we were about to proudly show off to the audience. The stage lights were beams as bright as the sun, and made the whole stage feel ten degrees hotter than the room. Of course, with me was my music, and my trusty violin. It was no million-dollar Stradivarius, but it was exactly what all I needed. It was an impressively

  • Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism Essay

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    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

  • Vivaldi Four Seasons

    695 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concertos, each representing a season of the year. Photographs of North Carolina’s state parks accompanied the piece. The poems that Vivaldi wrote to exemplify what the music intended to evoke was also shown. This is an example of program music. Program

  • The School Concert: The Mysterious Maestro

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    Introduction The orchestra concert that I had watched and enjoyed was the school concert, which has performed at 25th October 2014, 12:30 pm. The concert was conducted at PERTRONAS Twin Tower (KLCC), MPO hall, which also known as Malaysian Phiharmonic Orchestra. The school concert has conducted for nearly 1 hour, which ends around 1:30 pm. The title for this concert was “The Mysterious Maestro”. There were total of twelve pieces that have performed by the orchestra. The first piece was named “Overture