Richard Georg Strauss was born June 11th, 1864, he was one of the leading German composers of the late Romantic and early Modern eras. He is known for his operas such as Elektra, Die Frau one Schatten, and Salome. The composition I am going to analyze from Richard Strauss is his “An Alpine Symphony.” An Alpine Symphony begins in low volume, leaving me with a feeling of suspense. The instruments that commenced the piece was a fragment of the string section known as the second violins. The string section completely joined in but became over taken by a fragment of the brass section which was the trombones. The trombones played a long note, this theme reminds me of a funeral because of how silent the musicians are playing their instruments. …show more content…
New instruments were introduced in this section, the instruments introduced are the timpani and the crash cymbals. The timpani and crash cymbals are two members of the percussion section. The timpani and crash cymbals brought back a sentimental value to me, making me feel happiness because a few years ago, I learned how to play both instruments for the Knox Pride of Troy Band. The two instruments bring in excitement, the crashing of the cymbals and the rumble of the timpani are two loud figures, I believe this section represents the composers emotion when he was waking up from a long night of sleep. Strauss probably felt an attachment to the day time because it is possible that he did his best work during the day time. The xylophone was ultimately annexed during this section as the final member of the percussion section. Like the previous section “Night”, the “light” section began to annex in the french horns, trombones, and string section. The strings along with the timpani and trombone added a dramatic feeling making me feel warm inside because of how clear and filled with emotion they played. The “light” section ends with an allegro movement of the timpani, the woodwinds join in, and the trumpets are officially
Partlow III introduced to end the section. The section kept a high volume, it would never drop, it would constantly rise piece by piece. One piece that did not effect me was the coda, because I was already used to the coda of the previous section,
As noted by Robert Hughes, "Beethoven was not only the embodiment of all that was before him, but also of that which was yet to come" (Hughes 486). The truth of this may be seen by comparing Beethoven's 5th Symphony in C Minor to Haydn, the father of Symphony, and his 95th in C Minor. While Haydn's symphony is both playful and dramatic, Beethoven's symphony is grander both in terms of scale and vision. He expands the size of the orchestra to incorporate the sounds swirling around, underlying, and depicting the arrival of Fate in a rhythm-driven, thematic symphony that takes Haydn's form and runs with it as though to the top of a mountain peak. This paper will analyze the symphonies by movement, according to form, size, structure, tonalities, melodies, orchestral sound and overall mood and effect.
Mozart clearly integrates the Neapolitan chord correctly, in the practical theory sense, and also very well in the application of the passing function. Although the
On Saturday, November 4th, I visited the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado. The piece of art I decided to write about is called “A Mountain Symphony (Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado)” This two-dimensional oil on canvas painting was completed in America in 1927 by Sven Birger Sandzén. This painting has not been on public view since 1927 and is located in the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado. It was a “Free Day” at the museum, so I decided to attend by myself. I was unable to get a picture of myself in front of the work of art I decided to write about, but I did get several pictures of the artwork and a picture of myself with the “Free Day” sticker. I decided to write about this work of art because it was the only piece in the museum that really stood out to me and really caught my attention. A Mountain Symphony is a lively, beautiful landscape painting with a vibrant pallet filled with luminosity and broad brushstrokes. The sculptural quality of the paint surface reflect the influence of turn-of-the century modernist techniques. The balance of color and light brings happiness and joy to the viewer.
For the second and final concert report, I listened to the performance of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, as played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven lived in Germany during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, and was an influential figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in western music. The performance requires a large number of instruments, with woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, and even a choir during the 4th movement.
The concert started off at a quick and stimulating pace with Brahms’s Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor. The piece starts with descending arpeggios echoing a sensation of distress or confusion. There are frequent slight pauses, creating a sense of suspense for what is to follow and building on the emotions
There is a slow introduction; you get a sense of longing in the music suggesting that Berlioz is feeling sad before he saw his lady friend. The symphony plays a slow introduction in a classical sonata style. The muted strings play a sort of veiled tune and it fits Berlioz's romantic spirit. The orchestra gives off a dreamlike condition and the melody provides a sense of loneliness, and despair, a description of how Berlioz feels. The key it is being played in is C minor.
In the first section, A, I recognized the usage of a piano, synthesizers, and a drum set. Different parts of the drumset, like the cymbals and the bass drum, are playing at a pianissimo and slowly crescendo up to a mezzo piano. In the music, the drum set plays a big role in the leaps it presents when it starts creating a beat. The synthesizers create different sounds which add to the music of the song. The sounds created sound, out of this world when they crescendo and decrescendo in section A. The last instrument plays a big part as the harmony. The piano is the harmony which is played at a dynamic of piano and mezzo piano. Although the tempo is Allegro, this part of the music is calm and happy, making
In Johannes Brahms’ first symphony, an angelic alliance of flutes hypnotizes the audience with delicate notes that form a scenic melody. In the distance, I am blowing until my face turns blue into a large goofy instrument that hardly anyone notices. When I picked up the tuba during my junior year of high school, I quickly became accustomed to less glamorous musical parts, long notes of loosely buzzing lips, and pages of paramount silence. Worst of all, playing the tuba never quite made me a “ladies’ man.” Yet my short-lived stint as a tubist sparked an appreciation in me for the humble instrument’s significance. Were it not for the deep rumbling of the tubas which mirror the melody step-for-step, coloring the piece to a new depth, Brahms’ rich masterpiece would undeservingly sound hollow.
The third movement was lighter than any of the other movements. But the middle section referred to the single note motive which was grown as symphony progressed.
This collection has evident african and native american elements throughout. The fourth movement of symphony 9 is very loud and finishes not only the single piece of the collection but finishes the whole collection on a strong but graceful note. The era that this piece was written during was the late Romantic Era which was all about expanding on top of the classical era music and going against it. For example in the fourth movement of the piece it starts out with the symphony playing at fortissimo or even louder.
In measures 86, introduction reverse again in the trumpet and brass band to lead andante. Measures 90-94, saxophone melody that leads from first main melody from movement1 to play in andante. Clarinet bassoon, cello and double bass play as a base for Flute, Oboe, Violin 2 playable parody (Imitation) with the saxophone.
The paper at hand is a music appreciation of The New York Philharmonic’s performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, on 7th July 2013 at 3:00 p.m. This tenth season of Summertime Classics, presented by The New York Philharmonic, features Bramwell Tovey, who has been the host as well as the conductor of this series since its commencement in 2004 (Gilbert, 2013, p.1). Tovey, a Grammy-winning conductor is renowned all around the world as a highly versatile musician due to his “artistic depth” as well as “charismatic personality” that reflects in his works as a composer and pianist (p.1). On the other hand, The New York Philharmonic is an orchestra group that is comprised of highly talented musicians who by playing musical instruments such as violins, piccolo, cellos, trombones etc are able to bring in the essence of the works done by original composers (Keller, 2012, p.7).
When the performance will upcoming, no one walk around, no one to eat and chat, no one use the cell phones. On the stage, performers were wearing black clothes and shoes. They debug with instruments by themselves, or sit quietly wait for the show to start. And then the conductor makes a short description about the performance. As for this concert paper I would like to focus on Symphony No. 1 in C Major. It was Beethoven 's first symphony genre works, and linking the romantic and classical styles. It built in 1800. The main melody is based on the flute and oboe. The first movement is Adagio molto - Allegro con brio. Beginning with slow teases. The first theme of a dance, vice theme is beautiful oboe and flute repartee. After the beginning, the melody change to powerful and variation. It only a little of melody do not have harmony. In general, violin and viola play first, and then it will add flute and oboe. The second movement is Andante cantabile con moto. It is built around a simple theme of the sonata allegro musical form of development and expansion. There are a lot of decorations in main theme. The third
Thesis: Wolfgang Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor has been admired and analyzed numerous times. Although it has been criticized by many, I believe deeply interpreting this piece will aid in a better understanding of the music during the Classical