Canadian Brass. The quintet is internationally known for their excellence in performance as well as their style. The ensemble was formed during the 1970’s in Toronto, Canada by Tubist Charles Daellenbach and trombonist Gene Watts. Their style has a wide range which spans from trademark Baroque to Dixieland tunes as well as new compositions and arrangements created particularly for their style. They’ve been around for more than 40 years and have had many different performers come and go within the
performance piece is a sonata which is defined by Kerman as “a chamber-music piece in several movements” (Kerman, 427) The thirty-first sonata came to be in an interesting way. Moritz Schlesinger, in the summer of 1819, had made a request to Ludwig van Beethoven.
as consonance and then as the piece progresses, the rhythm becomes dissonant. The interaction between these two kinds of rhythms builds tension and energy. The texture of the piece had a main melody and a subordinate melody, otherwise known as a homophonic texture. The only instruments in this piece were the trumpet, horn, trombone, and the euphonium (small tuba). The tone color or timbre of each instrument were all related with one another because all the instruments were in the brass family. The
period of music has also been called the “Rococo” period. The Classical time period was between the 18th and 19th centuries. Spanning the years of 1750-1820. The transition from the Baroque period to the Classical took the music from polyphonic to homophonic where even though it seems like that would make the music less complex we look at a whole different type of complexity. The music typically contained two different melodies and a contrast in sections. This made the chords in the music much more
Ludwig Van Beethoven was recognized as a great composer in western music. Beethoven was also known for creating the bridge between the classical and romantic era of music. He is known for doing this because he took key aspects of the classical era and merged them with key aspects of the romantic era. The classical era of music dates from 1775-1825. The classical music era had a lighter and more clear texture (Kamien 161). The music from this era was mainly homophonic meaning that the music had
19th century Romantic Period were eras where many of the most famous composers and compositions that we know today were born. The Classical Period brought forth big name composers like Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, CP Bach, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The 19th century Romantic Period was characterized by composers like Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Edvard Grieg. But, what really were these artistic periods? What makes them different from each other? And how did the Classical
In order to explore the career of Ludwig van Beethoven, and his ‘bridging the gap’ between the classical and romantic eras of music, this essay will examine the style of music and its features, most commonly associated with the Classical era (1750-1820), and those of the Romantic era (1815-1820) . It will look at some musical examples from Beethoven’s work, how they fit into each of the eras, and also how they transition from one era to the next. Beethoven’s career spans both eras mentioned above
Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony “He (Beethoven) was a pivotal figure in the transition from 18th century musical classicism to 19th century romanticism, and his influence on subsequent generations of composers was profound” Kerman and Tyson. Beethoven’s sixth symphony (also known as the pastoral symphony) has qualities of both the classical and romantic periods and illustrates Beethoven’s revolutionary ideas as well as highlights his classical influences. The programmatic nature of the piece is the dominant