When the tempo is speeding up, everything starts to crescendo and play at a forte level. When the tempo slows down, everything starts to diminuendo and play at a piano level. Throughout the piece some notes were staccato, but most notes were legato because they were smooth. Towards the end, two different lines are playing at the same time. People are singing while instruments are being played and both of them are very interesting to listen to.
The next work performed was Sharafyan's “Verses” for Soprano Saxophone and Vibraphone. The intimate feeling of the the two-instrument performance was indicative of chamber music. The capability of the two artists performing the piece was thought-provoking and exciting. The final piece before intermission was Sato's Stream of Life for Soprano Saxopho... ... middle of paper ... ...ence and ability to incorporate herself into piece at hand. Her performance as a pianist very much struck me as a listener.
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.
I also expected the performers to be on stage, but they were stationed on opposite sides of the hall playing toward one another. I was very pleased by the performance I thought it was extraordinary and exhilarating. The first movement, I would like to discuss is the Canzon duodecimi toni and Sonata pian’e forte, by Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612). In this performance, the texture of this piece was very polyphonic and homophonic with a variety of timbre colors. The dynamics was loud and soft in the Sonata pian’e forte.
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 song includes many slur... ... middle of paper ... ...th Bach's classic work and Bareilles brilliant song were an enjoyable piece. The Brandenburg truly just takes the listener along. With the three contrasting performances by the flute, violin, and most particularly the harpsichord, the Brandenburg delivers a pleasant listening experience. In addition, Sara Bareilles Once Upon Another Time is also a delightful piece. The peaceful and relaxing tone takes you along a journey down a deep an emotional path.
Throughout the performance, Rosenblum and Davis exposed the audience to both upbeat jazz and more smooth jazz. I attribute the clear distinctions between each piece to Rosenblum’s technique. In the middle of each piece, there would be a section where Rosenblum would play the piano as a solo. These were Rosenblum’s opportunities to showcase his talent and run away with his emotions within each piece. During some like “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, arranged by Davis, Rosenblum would use runs, staccato, and fast tempos to create a happy or joyful feeling.
Playing with a heavy articulation, quick with his notes, at times it sounds a bit static. There was also a solo by their alto sax player, Julian Adderley. Adderley mixed in both styles of Coltrane and Davis, creating a wonderful solo filled with smooth transitions, as well as fast paced heavy scales. The piece concludes with Davis and Coltrane repeating the duet that was played at the beginning of the piece. This piece was in a 12-bar blues
Visually, the conductor was animated just enough and I felt his movements furthered the music in a sense, like you could see and hear the music and the elation that the movement carries. Before attending the concert, I looked up what made Beethoven’s 9th orchestra so incredible, and many sources told me to wait for the surprise ending, that included vocalists and a choral. The variations of “Ode to Joy” were magnificently played by the double basses and the cellos. When the bass solo began, I knew I was in for a treat, and once Ms. Nagy the soprano began to sing I felt such amazement, the notes she could hit were unbelievably high and she sung them effortlessly and beautifully. I believe the fourth and final movement was in sonata form.
Attending for the first time at a jazz concert was a great experience; it was performed at the Wolfson Campus. The instruments that took part of it were the drums, piano, saxophone and bass. The piano was the one that mostly called my attention, the pianist was Lynne Arriale, even though at first she had troubles adjusting the amplifier, the melody and rhythm of it was perfect, it made me want to follow the rhythm during the whole concert. The swing and syncopation, improvisation, bent notes and modes helped to keep a great rhythm during the whole performance. During the concert the pianist, drummer and saxophonist did a great job, making the rhythm unforgettable.