I thoroughly enjoyed this concert from beginning to end. The opening piece, “String Quartet in F Major, K 590”, was both soothing and moving with an engaging theme that followed through the piece. The sudden stops and starts with changes in theme built the suspense and pulled the listener in to a jaunty gallop through the second section. Also the bass tones in the back ground seem to be slightly off kilter with the violins, providing a complex texture and harmony that provides depth and poignancy to the music. Section 3 is more merry and cheerful with the violins leading what feels like a race to be won.
Beethoven took the string quartet from Haydn and Mozart and made it a more fantastic piece. This quartet was considered as Beethoven’s favorite. Although Beethoven had a rough life as a child and as he got older, he still was able to produce phenomenal compositions. He refused to conform to traditional musical standards and strived for perfection. Beethoven took composing music to a whole new level.
Also while the tempo is changing, the dynamics start to change, moving from mezzo forte to mezzo piano and back again. There was also a section where a contrast of the keys was played. The low tones at the contrasting section ... ... middle of paper ... ...jor scale. The dynamics were always changing from pianissimo to mezzo piano. The tempo changed very little from andante to moderato.
Franz Josef Haydn Franz Josef Haydn wrote quite a few concerti for piano, which have never really enjoyed the popularity of such pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While some accuse Haydn`s piano concerti of being too 'light' or having 'no meaning', I find those to be inaccurate surface impressions. I have found a great deal of enjoyment from these pieces of Haydn, and one of my favourites of his piano concerti is the seventh. Haydn`s seventh piano concerto was written in the key of F Major, and is in incredibly cheerful work. One of my favourite things to do with this piece was to play it on a CD player at work.
You will hear the very interesting tune in the music; it sounds weird that mixing up a Classical music and Hip-Hop music; however, those two total different pieces of music are uncomfortably matched. As you see, the influence of Mozart is huge to the musicians of all time. In this paper, I will explore about the influential gifted composer, W... ... middle of paper ... ...thor couldn’t be found (Website-Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART - the music of Mozart), Paragraph under the topic “INFLUENCE”). Also, one of the Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor is clearly a tribute to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24 in C Minor. Beethoven is also well known for his massive influence to other composers and music, therefore, if Mozart had not existed in the world, Beethoven would not be able to be who he actual was, and , naturally, the other great composers who were influenced by Beethoven would not be neither.
This period started around 1600 and ended around 1750. The Baroque time period was particularly important as it was a foundation for classical music to develop and grow. Many musical forms were created and developed as well. Some examples are the sonata, the concerto, and the fugue. There were many well know composers who lived in this time period as well, including Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, Lully, Corelli, and the arguably most important Johann Sebastian Bach.
The first part struck me as very slow but the second part was very rhythmic,very perky, and was passed around appreciatively by all, while the piano and clarinet were trading ideas with each other. All in all, this piece signaled excitement and was made very enjoyable with the clarinet and piano. As this was my first Chamber Concert I was not sure what to expect. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I'm looking forward to my next concert.
On the other hand, the oboe was steadier and carried the notes slightly longer, and it lead the flute through the song. Sometimes the two instruments played simultaneously, and sometimes the flute would mimic the oboe and follow it through the movement. Overall, the piece started out fast and eventually slowed with the two instruments ending together, but the flute always played in a higher range with a more piercing ... ... middle of paper ... ..., intensity, and length. The entire movement had a feeling of rising to a maximum point which could not be surpassed. In the third movement the flute and the piano played together and played nearly the same thing, with the exception of the flutes higher notes.
The first part of this piece was in sonata form, the second was in ABA ternary form, and the third was another part in sonata form. The piece changed tempo throughout it which really felt like it kept people involved. You could also hear the repeat of the intro and certain themes throughout the piece. This piece was very enjoyable. It was probably my favorite piece played in this concert.
Throughout the entire song the piano was accompanying the concert choir, providing rhythms and harmonies similar to a waltz: light, dainty but firm, syncopation, and also helped prepare listeners with the modulation changes. The second piece I enjoyed was Morten La... ... middle of paper ... ...ckground information that added a greater level of depth to what it was that they were singing. Some of the information, at least for me, clarified much of what it was that I heard and made the concert more pleasurable than me just sitting there trying to figure out some deeper meanings. The jazz ensemble was also enjoyable and provided some variety in the program other than strictly classical sounds or pieces., especially when some of the improvisational licks and jazzy chords were sung. Many of the pieces were contemporary or modern in style like some of the Lauridsen and Britten pieces, but overall it was a nice mix with traditional Navajo providing some nice chant and meditative elements to the Elgar piece bringing in the aspects of a dance and party atmosphere.