I believe it was a homophonic texture with the piano as the accompaniment. The work began with a temp o around moderato, but once the ‘B’ section started it slowed to an andante. The ‘A’ section of the piece evokes a very light-hearted and youthful emotion, while the contrasting ‘B’ section portrays much more sorrowful feelings. The dynamics didn’t vary too much, but during the ‘B’ section the dynamics decrescendo to a piano. The composition demonstrated a similar theme with each section, and I immediately noticed the reappearance of a theme.
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.
Mr. Holm’s feet I noticed, never touched the pedals, and he later told the audience that it was because it was written for the harpsichord. Also the French Suite has four dances ending with a Gigue, and is in binary form. When he began playing, the music was allegro, and very upbeat. I also felt like I could dance to it because the timbre was very lively and upbeat. Then suite switched to vivace and it lost the danceable tune, yet was still nice.
Mozart is able to exaggerate this figure as well, by later having the piano join the other voices in this sighing action, leaving dramatic pauses in-between. The final strum und drang iteration is the use of sudden varied dynamics. Seen as early as the opening gesture, Mozart has the first chord struck forte, with the following gesture being marked piano, allowing it to speak as an afterthought; overall further emphasizing the conversational nature of the piece. Through imposing gestures of sensibility and sturm und drang, Mozart is able to create the playful, intimate, and conversational mood in which the Kegelstatt trio embodies; overall signifying how appropriate the original performers and audience were in the piece’s
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756-1791), was a creative composer of the Classical era. Wolfgang Mozart’s piano sonatas present a particularly neat picture. During the Classical Era, the type of piano which was the fortepiano was extremely different than today’s modern piano. That being said, the use of dynamics was crucial and affective in the classical period. I noticed that each of his sonatas has its own character, story line, dialogue, and meaning.
While the absence of a double exposition clears doubts of the symphony being a concerto, it is hard to overlook the dialogues between the orchestra and the piano, which are typical of the concerto form. Upon close study of the music, one will notice that the movement is dominated by the orchestra rather than the piano and as elucidated by Brown in a table (Figure 1), the “different orchestra/piano relationships are used to underline the different and changing functions” (Brown, 2007, 460), resulting in an intriguing movement.
The main theme reappears in the end in an even darker manner. From the drama, expressive language to the grand gesture, this particular Fantasy reminds me of Beethoven in various ways. As a major art form in the era, Mozart’s piano sonatas presented “models of fluency”. They revealed both the composer’s and the player’s musical virtuosity and clarity.
Mozart truly wrote an opera that almost performs itself. I feel that if a person can sing the notes , then most of the point has gotten across. If the singer is boring , the listener can still understand the character through his or her melodic line or the rhythmic patterns of the part. Overall , Mozart composed the perfect music for each character.
The fourth and the last movement start out with a fully synchronized and a major mode. The last movement contains many repetitive structures but also has some delicate structures such as the part including the woodwinds. The tempo of the last movement is constant and keeps the same pace giving the audience a feel of steadiness, this piece is also marked by the pianissimo, which helps with the effect. Overall, the Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 5 created a perfect atmosphere for ending the day with Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.
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