The themes in the movements differed and really captivated my attention. This and the first piece of the concert were very nice and I really enjoyed them. This concert was very nice and enjoyable. The performance overall was very good and easy to listen to. All the pieces they played except for the second one I really did like.
The Adagio opened the Fantasy with a dark, overcastting atmosphere. His use of key (C minor in this case) sets the mood unmistakably. The main theme is altered between both hands with variations. The progressive melodic embellishment serves as a useful model for the performer and they are compositional models for successive stages in the variation of a theme. The piece then moves on to a “march” like Allegro.
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.
This piece is probably the most commonly known amongst the people of today. This is probably my favorite piece of classical music because of the way it makes me feel. It makes me feel good and it makes me want to play the piano, get up and dance with someone. It comes off to me as a piece that is very soothing and peaceful. I have yet to meet a person yet that truly dislikes this piece.
The piano trio only played three songs but each one was unique. After the brief performance by the piano trio the ripieno came out and the excitement began. The main orchestra performed Beethoven’s Symphony Number Seven along with a few other songs as well. The entire concert was
The music were very soothing and attracted the audience. Lastly, they end the piece with the same variations that was played at the beginning. In conclusion, the concert was really interesting and I enjoyed myself. In my opinion the two pieces that I really like in this concert, are Sounden Horn and Polonaise from Engine Onegin, the shift between the melodic lines and the element of beauty is what made me like it. In the future I would recommend it to my friends and I will not mind to go with them at all.
Perhaps, “classical” pieces were what I expected to hear at a Symphony. Oaken Sky evoked the most imagery for me and the conductor’s introduction of the piece was perhaps partly responsible for my ability to go from the earth to the sky in my mind’s eye. Oaken Sky was definitely a pleasant surprise and very pleasing to all of my senses. I was fully engaged in body, mind and soul with Rogerson’s composition. Cielito Lindo was interesting and the soloist really enhanced the piece with a stellar performance.
The composition demonstrated a similar theme with each section, and I immediately noticed the reappearance of a theme. I truly appreciated the simplicity of the Li... ... middle of paper ... ...h faster and had a tempo of allegro. The very short notes in the violin part made it feel light feeling, and more dance-like than the three. The violin and piano played in unison together several times. I found this movement to be the hardest to follow of the three because I didn’t hear a recurring theme a lot.
She moved with the music and it really brought out the emotion in her playing. At the end, she ended the piece with a very visual lift off and the crowd went wild. Overall, this concert was worth going to. The orchestra played very well and it displayed two amazing artists from different regions of the spectrum coming together to make this concert stupendous. I would definitely like to hear more of Gerard Schwarz’s conducting and Ms. Astanova’s piano playing.
I believe the fourth and final movement was in sonata form. The movement seemingly starts off playing pieces of the previous movements with a faster tempo arising in the middle of the movement until it seemed that the chorus, the vocalists and the instrumentalists were shouting with joy. The musical elements worked together and influenced me quite positively, I felt that I was part of something bigger and that I was truly able to understand why the hall was so packed, and why it will continue to be, and that is because classical music. This Beethoven piece made me feel something that I do not feel when listening to pop