Comparing Pronto Musica Played Three Compositions By Ludwig Van Beethoven

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On March 10, 2016, a non-profit organization called Pronto Musica played three compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven. These three pieces include Overture Coriolan, Op. 62, Concerto for Piano, Violin and Violoncello in C major, Op. 56, which is also known as the Triple Concerto and Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93. For the Triple Concerto, the soloists included Philip Chu as the pianist, Axel Strauss as the violinist and Matt Haimovitz as the cellist. The concert was conducted by Alexis Hauser, the artistic director of the McGill Symphony Orchestra and of Pronto Musica. The instruments that comprise this chamber orchestra are first violins, second violins, violas, cellos, basses, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, French horns, trumpets and timpani. These are the instruments that are used in a Classical orchestra. As previously stated, the three pieces were composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer who was prominent musical figure in the 19th century (Kerman, J. et al. "Beethoven, Ludwig van."). He is still recognized as one of the most influential music composers of all time in Western music. He became renowned as a pianist once he moved to Vienna. He would conduct and perform in public, until his hearing started deteriorating, in which he stopped performing in public but continued to compose pieces in private. Beethoven was a transitional composer who composed music during the Classical and Romantic Eras.
The first piece played by the chamber orchestra was…

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