A Critical Analysis Of Serenade For Guitar And Piano

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from piano to mezzo piano; it can only be described to me as, dolce. There was a strong emotion of sadness yet tranquility through the usage of harmony between the two. However, a quarter way into the piece, there was a shift in the scale; modulation. There was a sudden usage of staccato with sharply detached notes coming from the piano. Shortly after, staccato was also exhibited from guitar which mimicked the notes played from the piano. The usage of staccato created a harmonic tension and it was quickly resolved by consenance. This was done by returning back to the first chord used initially, ending the performance. Before the intermission, Aria for Clarinet and Piano was played. Similar to Serenade for Guitar and Piano Op. 50, this performance also conveyed a heavy emotion of sadness. Although the melody was not overly complex, this performance was still able to sound full and heavy due to the slow tempo and low pitch. In fact, there was no sudden shifts in dynamics and there was a steady establishment of adagio. The tempo remained constant throughout the performance besides the near end, when there was a sudden crescendo. The resolution soon followed returning back to the steady tempo used in the beginning of the piece bringing it to a cadence. After this performance, there was the intermission which gave the audience and the performers a short break. Following the intermission, Suite Buenos Aires was played. This piece features a piccolo and a guitar . The

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