Johannes Brahms - Allegro giocoso from Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op. 98 Objective Reaction: The first movement began with a very strong texture as the music reflected a very powerful theme. It began with the heavy instrumentation from the strings including cellos, violins, and basses. The tempo was also relatively fast and generally upbeat. About a minute and half in there was a very noticeable solo by the violins which was a bit softer in terms of the texture. The melody seemed to be very upbeat and cheerful. Lasting the form of the movement was very well structured and the instruments backed each other up smoothly.
Exultate justi by Lodovico Viadana was an allegro sacred motet with. Its polyphony made it interesting to listen to. It had a pure tone that I found nice.
Johannes Brahms was a German Composer, Pianist and conductor of the 19th century or the Romantic period. He was one of the 3 B's or the Big three: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Johannes was a very self-critic man he burned many of his pieces before he could get anyone's opinion on them and he burned all of his compositions that he wrote before the age of 19.
I enjoyed a Dame Myra Hess Concert at the Chicago Cultural Center, held in the Preston Bradley Hall. It featured Brannon Cho and Victor Asuncion as the performers on November 16th in the afternoon. It showed a variety of compositions that kept me mesmerized throughout the show. The instruments they
Mozart and Beethoven: A Comparison of Lives and Music In 1747 Leopold Mozart married Maria Anna Pertl. Leopold and Maria Anna would have seven children, two of who would survive. Maria Anna born in 1752 who the family called Nannerl . Then in 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus who was nicknamed
Mozart’s, Eine kleine Nachtmusik is a serenade and when I was listening to it I felt as if I was being serenaded. It was very entertaining throughout the whole piece. The combination of the strings and the double base have a great sound and keep the beat moving. This piece is the perfect example of a Minuet Allegretto with A B A form. The minuet is load
Every admirer of jazz loves to hear compositions from the olden days. Depending on your mood, you might like to have a variety to choose from. The following compositions offer you jazzy compositions played as solos or with bands with some of the top composers of all times. Whether you feel down and out of the weather or want to relax and listen to something romantic you will find the right piece of music amongst these compositions.
This week, on February 27, I visited the Latin Jazz Ensemble concert at Sacramento State University. It was my first time at a jazz concert in Sacramento. The jazz ensembles performed seven pieces during the concert with twelve different instruments. “Mama Cool Beans”, “Keeper for the Flame”, “Next Exit”,
Following the few words was the Cello Concerto of Sir Edward Edgar. Structured with four movements rather then three opens with slow and poignant music. It reminded me of the music that you hear when someone is mourning from loosing someone. It had its ups and downs in-between and the third was like energy broken down with mourning while going into the forth was the longest and most overly dramatic, it brought the audience to its feet. The performance was soothing and relaxing and amazing to see that each one of those people on that grand stage added something to make the piece special. With that being one of the first symphony performances I
Largo From The New World Symphony - This piece requires great control and subtlety from the ensemble. Accurate soft playing is a must.
Ludwig Van Beethoven perfected the symphony during the Classical Era. Although he composed many other works, his nine symphonies seem to be the most influential. In my opinion, his Fifth and Ninth symphonies contribute the most to the way later composers continued their work. His Fifth
The first piece I heard was C. Lindberg’s Akbank Bunka, Lahav Shani was Conductor and David Bilger on Trumpet. From a lover of Miles Davis, David is extremely skilled at his craft. I felt that the piece was of a polyphonic texture meaning when the melody is performed against another line of equal importance, the texture is Polyphonic. As an example, when David Bilger and the orchestra blended their textures, melodies and David Bilger together it gave the piece complexity. Also, there was great harmony, which enriches the sound of the melody throughout the piece, which is the sound created by multiple notes, played simultaneously. I personally enjoyed the string instruments in this piece since it complimented the trumpet.
The musical production of the Erlkonig was my favourite by Franz Schubert. The word painting along with music creating the scene, the story telling was really interesting and clever. And the works of Frederic Chopin, his piece on Nocturne in E flat major. This piece gives off a calming effect, even with all the runs up and down the scale, the dynamics of the piece contributed to the overall mood of the piece. The romantic period was one of great advances and
Music Appreciation May 2010 Mozart and Beethoven Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven are two of the greatest composers ever to write music. Both men lived in the early 18th and 19th century, but their music and influences are still felt today. The men faced similar experiences, yet they both lead very different lives. All together the pieces that these men composed amounts to over 300 published, and unpublished works of art. The people of their time period often had mixed feelings about these men, some “complained that Mozart’s music presented them with too many ideas and that his melodies moved from one to the next faster than audiences could follow, yet the ideas themselves seem effortless and natural, clear and
My favorite song of his is “Ave Maria” which is also the first piece that I heard from him. I considered that’s one of the most beautiful songs that I have ever heard. I will still enjoy it once a while. It isn’t a complicated song but such a magic melody and the piano accompaniment that can makes listener cry. There is also lot of covers from past to now on for this song, and as a new composer, I might do my own in one