The first piece was Russian Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 in E minor,Op.64 (1888) composed in the late Romantic period (1810-1900) during a time of lack of inspiration and depression for the composer. The genre is Classical. Being the largest piece played involved the instruments of Wind instruments(French Horn, Flute,Oboe, Clarinet,Bassoon, Tuba and trombone), Percussion(Timpani), and Chordophones (Bass,Viola, Harp and Violin). Played in E-minor which gave the tone of the song rather somber. The piece movement is in a four section tempo as stated by the program. The four different tempos are Andante-Allegro con Anima, Andante cantabile, Valse-Allegro moderato, and Andante maestoso. Starting with an Andante tempo gave the musical section a smooth conjunct start. The Violin section was at first idle to where the texture of the beginning had some homophony as the instruments were in support of each other in the notes played. The dynamic was mezzo-piano. Soon it had a crescendo dynamic and increased temp...
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...ic although as the middle-end of the piece approached the dynamic quickly changed from a forte dynamic to a fortissimo dynamic. The tempo very rapidly increased to what it seemed as a presto tempo that stressed the notes, causing for room to be filled with the strong emotion being put into the music by the orchestra, with very few cadences as the music approached to an end.
As the first Orchestra performance I had ever attended it was an outstanding experience. An experience where each part of the orchestra and instruments had a very important and harmonious aspect to it. Very wonderful where the urge to applaud was indeed very strong. When appropriate the audience would go crazy with thunderous applause that filled the room with excitement. An experience I look forward to experiencing again, especially which such great work created by the very elaborate composers.
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