The At The Jacobs School Of Music Recital Hall

989 Words Nov 18th, 2016 4 Pages
For my critique #2, I went to a recital that was performed at 5pm on October 30th, 2016 at the Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall. The name of the performer was Yuehan Wang. She is a graduate student at the Jacobs School of Music. My professor told us that if the class is looking for a recital, this would be an option.

There were two pieces: Miroirs and the 24 Preludes, Op.28. Miroirs was composed by Maurice Ravel during 1904 and 1905. He was not only a famous French composer, but he was also a professional pianist. Ricardo Vines, a Spanish pianist, first performed the piece to the public in the year 1906. My friend, who is also majoring in piano in another school, taught me that there are usually five individual movements in Miroirs. However, Yuehan Wang only play three of them during her piano recital. Of the five major segments, Yuehan Wang played Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l’ ocean, and La vallee des cloches. While there are various parts in Miroirs, each section has many different meanings. According to PianoSociety.com, Oiseaux symbolizes “sorrowful birds”, Une barque sur l’ ocean represents, “A ship on the sea”, and finally La vallee des cloches means “The valley of bells.” Second, Fryderyk Chopin was a Polish composer and created many piano pieces for solo pianists including the 24 Preludes. Although he created the pieces in 1835, Alain Jacquon first played the pieces in 2002. There are many individual movements within the 24 Preludes, Op.28 including various…
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