Such preludes are sometimes tiring and exhausting on the listener's ear, because they seem unending and ruthlessly written. Bach's consistent use of a busy but regular rhythm creates a driving force throughout the piece, and is known as motor rhythm. While the general public may rece... ... middle of paper ... ...cin school. It was this freedom of choice that Bach followed suit in when composing his orchestral suites. Rather than opening with preludes, his orchestral suites began with ouvertures, giving a much more powerful and eye-opening experience.
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.
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote many amazing masterpieces, many still given life today through performance around the world. There are, however, many pieces that do not shine as brightly in the public eye. One of these pieces is Bach’s BWV 543, entitled “Prelude and Fugue in A minor” and otherwise nicknamed “The Great.” This music is said not to be a famous piece for organ but does itself justice when compared to his similar and more famous works. With its many musical structures weaving in and out of the piece and its highly virtuosic nature, after hearing the BWV 543 performed it is easy to understand why it is nicknamed as such. To begin to understand the nature of a piece, such as the “Prelude and Fugue in A Minor,” one must first understand Bach and the influences upon him.
The large quantity of arrangements, over two hundred works in numerous musical genres composed by Beethoven was significantly influenced by his predecessors, onset of deafness, and his highly personal expression of intellectual depth. Such works include the first an... ... middle of paper ... ...eethoven and Bach achieved success that almost all musicians will never obtain. Classical music was best described by Mr. Dan Romano who clearly states that its art speaking from your heart to the heart of others. Bach’s Baroque time period of western music lead to some of the most known and widely recognized organ music, and it was Beethoven’s deafness that came to symbolize a fundamental change in the way we listen to classical music. Beethoven was the most beloved and influential composers of his time.
With warm melodies and long lyrical passages, Romantic composers were able to lead people do love their music. Additionally the rhythm was changed by changing the tempo and time signatures (mostlywind.co.uk). While some composers used elaborate technical performances others utilized intimate forms and delicate textures. Giving their music a sense of unity, the primary goal of the Romantic composers was to convey emotion. Sometimes melting together, the forms of this new music were not as clear as in the Classical Period and musical tension was used for emotional response, such as melodies having long dynamic climaxes (kaulblepianostudio.com).
The Sarabande uses a chromatic scale with dissonant harmonies, which we hear a lot of in the Baroque era. Next came a French minuet, cast in triple meter. Later on in the Classical period, every symphony and string quartet would include a minuet as the moderate third movement. The fourth and final movement of the Partita was an exhilarating gigue in which Bach creatively inverted the subject. Although this was a particularly long piece, Bach’s rhythmic vitality and creativity made this work very festive and enjoyable to listen
Overall the compositional pieces complimented each other. Most of the composers looked at music in a different light and weren’t afraid to create unique chords, and dissonances that ultimately made them some of the great composers of their time. I noticed King included composers from all time periods allowing the listener to somewhat transition through time. Whether it be listening to the piece by Kirsch, or being taking back to the baroque period with Handel, this recital reminded me just how far music transcends. It reminded me of its’ ability to capture and maintain hold, not only on my emotions, but the ways in which life unfolds.
During Bach`s lifetime, he was regarded... ... middle of paper ... ... instrumental performance that introduces the listener to what is about to come. JS Bach likes to compose concertos, sacred and music that mainly involves the Piano and the Cello. Before I hear the music I am already guessing how the beat is going to go. So on a sensual level, as the music begins play I begin to sense familiarity, I am not overly fascinated or intrude by it. From a perceptual level, I feel the music in one or parts differs from what I already know becomes sometimes it speeds up and creates a joyous atmosphere.
Another modern day artist is Elton John who constantly uses themes from the Impressionist Era. The influence that Impressionism has on modern day music is actually quite phenomenal, all you have to do is listen closely and I guarantee that you will notice some similarity. The Impressionistic revolution in music all started with one musician, one composer, named Claude Debussy - who alone turned his mind's sketches into another Era in musical history. Who knows, maybe you will lead the way into the next musical era.
The peaceful and relaxing tone takes you along a journey down a deep an emotional path. The song highlights a beautiful signer in Bareilles. The two composers were able to create wonderful compositions that are similar and different in a variety of musical elements. This just shows no matter what time period a song is written in they are all similar in some way. The musical elements chosen by Bach and Bareilles really helped bring out their work of art allowing people to enjoy their compositions forever.