The Ultimate Collection by George Gershwin George Gershwin's "The ultimate collection", is a compilation of Gershwin's greatest hits. The compilation is made out of two CD's; the first cd is Gershwins pieces sung by different jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and more… The second cd, is Gerswhin's famous pieces taken from musical shows such as Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban overture, Funny face and more. First Cd: The cd starts with the song "Strike up the Band " performed by Oscar Peterson. The piece consists of a piano, cello. This song in my opinion sets the mood of the cd.
Again, Ella sings with clear dictation and is able to express her three octave vocal range freely. Her version does not invoke as much gut-wrenching emotion as Billie’s does, nor does it explicitly stick to the pure blues style, but it conveys the story and message as the lullaby that it is. With both Ella and Billie recording their renditions of this opera piece, interest in the opera and with jazz music has continued on. A third and final tune that both Ella and Billie performed is “Willow Weep for Me,” with Ella recording it in 1960 on Hello, Love and Billie recording it in 1956 on Lady Sings the Blues. In Ella’s rendition, she again expertly exercises her range, going from highs to lows easily, and still keeping the tempo slow.
One of my favourite things to do with this piece was to play it on a CD player at work. It seems, at least for me, to go well into the background, and doesn`t really require full attention to be effective. I have, of course, given it full attention, and it is superb either way; it is a piece of music to cheer a bad mood, or provide happy background sound to any environment. In the first movement, an allegro moderato, the piano starts by playing with the orchestra, which was not found in the concerti of Mozart or most other contemporaries. I find it to be a good move on Haydn`s part, providing what approaches the ear as added happiness.
Mozart completed this work in Vienna on March 24th, 1786. He was experiencing the peak of his creativity and was also working on many other major pieces like Le nozzed di Figaro, piano concertos K482 in E flat major and K 488 in A major. Concerto no.24 is very different from no.22 and no.23. The 2 piano concertos in major keys met the expectations of traditional concertos. The first movement of concerto no.24’s distinctiveness was balanced by the second movement’s simplicity (E flat major).
This can be heard in the way the song seems to persuade the listener to glide gracefully through the sounds. The track So What was instrumental in the introduction of chords that were often referred to as the "So What Chords". Bill Evans’ chord voicing included intricate harmonies such as elevenths and sevenths of the minor seventh chord. Each song that came from this album would have a lasting effect on the world of Jazz. Kind of Blue has continuously been considered one of the best Jazz records ever.
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.
78 (1886) and Vincent d’Indy’s Symphony on a French Mountain Air (Symphonie Cevenole) op. 25 (1886) The keyboard instruments have been largely associated with solo repertoire since its genesis. While rarely used in the orchestra, a keyboard instrument can be an effective tool to add colours to a Symphony. As orchestration principally affects the richness of the music and consequently the effect of a Symphony, conscientious use of the keyboard instruments is mandatory. This essay aims to discuss three Romantic symphonies that exploit the keyboard instruments’ versatility, sonority and its ability to take on the role of an orchestral instrument, respectively.
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An alto saxophone soloing over the rhythm section, with the piano throwing in a little counter melody or even sharing the spot light with a solo or two. However, as soon as the second song begins I realized that there is a lot more to Joshua Redman than the "typical" jazz song. "One shining Soul" gives out a much more laid back feel to it. The Saxophone and guitar share the melody for much of the song giving me flash backs to the dentist office or an elevator. The group then picks up the pace with "Streams Of Consciousness" which features a much more up beat feel, making me want to tap my foot.
It was a short solo, then transitions back to the pianist. The pianist was a huge part of this piece. I feel that if anyone else had played this piece, it wouldn’t have been as effective. Bill Evans knew how to set the mood, and was brilliant at it. Miles Davis then goes back for another brief solo, closely resembling the one at the beginning.