Music Recording Of Beethoven Egmont Ouverture, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 And Mahler Symphony No

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The piece I have chose to analyze is an online video recording of Beethoven Egmont Ouverture, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 and Mahler Symphony No. 1 preformed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra led by the conductor Christoph Eschenbach and violinist Ray Chen. Over the 101 minutes recording there are many great examples of the concepts learned in the course. Throughout the piece I found myself taking the role of a referential listener. Which I believe to be something I naturally am rather than it being a comment on the piece. While listening I found myself hearing less of the music and instead picturing different landscapes in my head. In some parts I saw beautiful fall forests, with changing leaf colors, and the wind blowing. Other times I saw a quite village laden with snow. Other times I was reminded of a busy city in the dead of summer. It is hard to pin down exact imagery as I had so many different images while listening. But I would say definitely that I took the role of a referential listener while listening and watching this piece. Again I would say that this doesn’t necessarily reflect on the piece itself but more on my inherent though processes. The pieces were done in a style similar to that of the era they were produced in. I believe the goal was to keep to the original piece and its original performance as much as possible. And in this way I would say the concert was largely successful. From the recordings I have heard of the traditional way of…

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