Just tell me what happened, how it affected you, how this experience will influence your plans for future concert attendance? I am particularly moved by a report that helps me to relive the concert or one that makes me sorry that I missed it. This essay does just that. The University Symphony Orchestra conducted by I. M. Conductor and featuring Young Virtuoso on piano performed in Freeborn Hall on December 3, 2004. Included in the program were works by the German twentieth-century composer Paul Hindemith and the German romantic composer Johannes Brahms.
25 with an obbligato piano ” (Brown, 2007, 459). Being “something of an experiment” (Brown, 2007, 465), Gade explores the versatility of the piano as both an accompanying and a solo instrument, as in a symphony versus a concerto. This is echoed in Berlioz’s sentiments that “the piano can be seen in two ways: as an orchestral instrument, or as a complete little orchestra in itself” (Shepherd, 2008, 9). The symphony, which was a wedding gift to his wife, Sophie , opens with an unyielding declaration by the strings and contrasts quickly with a softer passage as the piano glides in with arpeggiated figures. 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.
Yueun Kim and Sung Chan performed the four beautiful pieces in this concert was wonderful, especially were ““The Sonata No.5 in F major, Opus 24, Spring” of Beethoven and “Slavonic Dance in E minor, Opus 72, No.2” of Antonin Dvorak. Therefore, I will go to other concerts to enjoy, relax listening amazing pieces of classical music and get more experience in the
3 were the Andante, Allegro and Largo, and the movement portrayed in the Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor were Allegretto, Romanze and Allegro assai. Through out the concert violin was the present in every single piece. Classical, romantic and twentieth century music was the music that was being played. Different form were present throughout the concert ranging from sonata to rondo form.
The concerts allowed me to broaden my knowledge of music and learn more about how chamber music sounds. I moved along with the music I heard, and I thought about the works as I listened to them. I saw the musicians move as they played, and I know most musicians think about how they are going to play. Classical music may be losing the younger audiences, but it is still as great as it used to be when these pieces where played for royalty. Thought and movement are reactions to classical music which is why it’s an art form, and we should continue to support it because it is growing as composers write new pieces for the modern day instruments.
I like this piece because it had various melodies and I could hear the footsteps of someone rumbling in the subways or city. It had great melodies and it begin pessianmo and I could hear the different shifts back and forth throughout the ensemble. I do think the composer’s life experiences can influences their music. After reading over the program notes I could really tell how the composer’s life was influence by their work. The personal lie of the composers can tell who they are in some of their music and the particular impression they wanted to leave on their audience’s face after every performance.
I really liked how the tempo of each and every piece varied and was not just one constant rhythm. I appreciated how classical Beethoven music can still be brought to life in the 21st century with modulation of instrumentation. I felt that time seemed to speed up during the performance, since before I knew it, the concert was over, hence, perhaps one can say that one was engaged into critically listening to the music and not focusing on when it will be over. Talking about listening, one can critically listen to it by using at least three elements: reception/audience, time and place, and emotional response. Recall that the audience had a widely distributed age variance from undergraduate students to senior citizens.
Lisa Fujita played the violin, Brendan played the viola, Daniel played the cello and Yannick played the piano. Each of them played a very important role. Each of the performers looked calm and as if they knew what they were doing, they were dressed very formally but the audience was not dressed as formally due to the fact that it was during the school day and the event wasn’t a black tie event. The first piece that was played was the piano quartet by Mozart called allegro in G-minor. During the music I notice a lot of mimicking going on between the strings.
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 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.