Analysis Of Music Is A Universal Language: Starkville/MSU Symphony

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Music is a Universal Language
Starkville/MSU Symphony, Live At Lee Hall

On Friday, November 6th, I had the pleasure to witness the Starkville/MSU Symphony performing a plethora of classical pieces all conveying the message that music is most certainly a universal language. The program was set in Lee Hall. The hall itself has two levels, one is the ground level and the other is the balcony level. The stage was lighted very nicely and helped each instrumentalist stand out uniquely. The stringed instruments were in the front and the brass section was in the back, along with the percussion. The symphony directors were standing in the front of the stage. There was also a special performance by the children’s orchestra called the Sudduth Children’s
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There were multiple performances where I could relate from what I learnt in class. The symphony No.9 in e minor, From the New World, Op.95 consisted of Allegro in the beginning, which refers to the first movement and scherzo which is translated as joke in Italian, means a fast paced third movement replacing minuet. I also experienced the performance of various musical instruments discussed in class. For example, Brass, string, woodwind and percussion. Listening to live music, in my opinion, is very energizing and a collective experience. You feel part of a crowd experience. It has an impact on your emotions which is long lasting and unforgettable. It gives me goosebumps and inspires me. Whereas, listening in private, on a device is more personal and not as energizing. It is more like a captured essence of the original but lacks all the special and unique qualities of the…show more content…
9 in e minor, From the New World, Op. 95 by Antonin Dvorak. It was an intense and alluring piece. Its Allegro was very inspiring and had and effect like a thunder and lightning. It uses sonata allegro from in the first movement. Then, it establishes this lead composition to use its variations and convey different emotions. It then has moments where it is very slow and touching, just as beautiful as sounds of flowing water, calm and serene. However, other times we get a feeling of inspired courage and determination comparable to marching of soldiers. In my opinion, the ending form of the sonata allegro is the most splendid and satisfying, as it is both soft and emotional yet aggressive. It is a fine end to a great piece, and produces a great sense of gratification. In conclusion, after this experience, I have become a symphony enthusiast. In addition, Iam now also particularly fond of Antonin Dvorak’s

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