Dexterous of Violionist, Lindsay Deutsch

573 Words Feb 18th, 2018 2 Pages
Here she played numerous classical pieces including: “Summer” and “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons; “Summertime,” “Rhapsody In Blue,” and selections from “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin; “Autumn Leaves” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; and “Winter” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. All of these pieces can be described as classical music, and most of the pieces had a common theme about seasons.
Ms. Deutsch’s performance “Summer” from The Four Seasons was outstanding. This concerto was written by Antonio Vivaldi in 1723, during the Baroque era, and it belongs to the genre of classical music. Being a Baroque style concerto, this piece is broken up into three movements. These movements typically follow the pattern: fast, slow, and then fast again. Sticking to this pattern, the best tempo indication for each movement, I believe, would be as follows: allegro, adagio, and then presto. In addition, movements one and three are in ritornello form. With the first movement being in allegro form we get the feeling of cheerfulness and liveliness that is associated with the season of summer. There is a specific theme played at the beginning of this movement which returns periodically, giving the audience something to remember and expect. Being in adagio form, the second movement slows down quite a bit, and the violin has…