The concert I attended was a recital of Mexican baroque choral music. There were 5 main pieces played, each one having its own unique style and function. The recital was held at University of South Carolina School of Music recital hall room 201 on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 6:00pm. The group that sang was the graduate vocal ensemble and was conducted by Daniel S. Clark. The group of singers did an excellent job capturing the music and it was very hard to notice any major mistakes.
They end the piece with a diminuendo and the clarinets finish the piece. The second piece was Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, opus 35. Little of his music is well known outside of Russia, which is surprising since it’s beautifully written. His operas are almost never performed in the West, and we seem to know him best through his students. He heavily influenced orchestral instrument coloration, and we can see that through other Russian composers’ music.
Throughout the concert I would have considered myself as a referential listener, as I am for most things. Certain pieces and sounds played throughout the concert reminded me of certain things in my environment like the music played in eerie movies or even the music my teachers play during exams and silent reading. The concert began with Harold Warman presenting the Choir and Orchestra. Following that Mr. Warman stated that the Choir would be performing first because people need to learn ... ... middle of paper ... ...ting to see the orchestras. The musicians were very talented, as they performed a variety of songs.
Figaro returns the theme to F major as the lovers sing along with him. Ironically, the trio sing of escaping quickly and quietly, they fail to retreat successfully due to the number of forte repetitions and transitions Rossini composed. Much of the comedy in Barbiere comes from Rossini's clever adaptation of musical forms and orchestration. His trademark crescendo orchestrations, masterful text setting, and development of aria forms allowed Rossini's work to flourish throughout Europe. The music and characteristic of his operas influenced a generation of Romanticists, and established a permanent home for Rossini in the history of opera.
My favorite work out of this section was Prayer by Rene Clausen. This selection is polyphonic and the singers change pitch frequently. The piece is sacred and would be presented in a church by a choir sometimes they are in harmony but in various sections only the altos will sing and then the sopranos will follow a couple of beats later. Overall the Fall concert was an excellent presentation of many different works and an enjoyment to attend. The UNG singers and Le Belle Voci’s hard work really paid off as they continued to wow the audience (including myself) with their immense talent.
He used chromatic and dissonant harmony sparingly, but this only enhanced the moments of dramatic and emotional conflict it was used for. One of the things that made Handel a master of opera was his devotion and care in the finer details of characterization and dramatic structure. He used his music to create memorable characters who interact, develop, and grow in stature, and fused the musical and the dramatic together as one.1 Opera seria had a conventional format, which the 18th century audience would have expected to hear and see. The da capo aria, the secco recitative, the convenience of a madrigal conversion: these were the chosen materials of all composers of opera seria. But it would be imprudent to suggest that Handel found these ingredients a restriction.
While under contract with Schubert, she sang under the name ‘Vicki Lynn’ because she did not want Schubert to think he made her. In 1966, Sills performed as Cleopatra in the opera Giulio Cesare, which made her a huge opera star. Her high profile career landed her on the cover of Time in 1971 as America’s Queen of Opera. Sills announced her retirement in a gala at the New York City Opera in 1978. After finally retiring in 1980, she soon became the manager at the New York City Opera.
I’m in love with music because it always seems to make my day go by better. Rap, recitals, jazz and classical concerts top in my music preferred list. My passion for music made me very excited about going the Columbus state musical concert held in the River Center of Performing Arts In the Legacy Room. The theatre is located in a nice location giving the audience a full range of sound and sight. The sounds are incredible and I really loved how I could hear everything.
The different chords and the dissonancein the chords of these pieces really created an interesting and jazzy feel to the music. The last piece that was played in the recital was Pachelbel’s ‘Loose’ Canon composed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. From listening to this piece of music made me really think of a loose cannon going every which way from all the theme changes in the song. Originally I always loved Pachelbel’s Can... ... middle of paper ... ...at this music could be heard during the baroque style: the church, the court, or the opera house. Obviously this piece has been modified in more ways than one by the LAGQ and is now played more in a public concert style.