Mozart’s father, “a violinist at the court of the prince of Salzburg,” taught him how to play the clavier and encouraged him in his art (“Wolfgang” World History). His parents had seven children, although only two of them, Mozart and his sister Maria Anna Mozart, survived to adulthood. Mozart first showed off his innate abilities in music at age four, when “he began playing his pieces from his elder sister’s clavier lessons” and astonished his entire family (“Wolfgang” World History). After his father heard him play such arduous pieces, he started giving him lessons. Mozart’s sister was also a talented musician.
The men wore Tuxedo’s and the woman black dresses. The conductor, Grammy Award winner Arnie Roth stepped on stage and had the orchestra tune. He then introduced the first song. I found this odd as I thought the conductor would introduce more about the songs he was conducting throughout the entire concert; however, he only introduced the first song, and some information about it. I was drawn to this concert for two main reasons.
It was beautiful melodies, the brisk pace of hearty, full of a kind of vitality and vigor up. I could feel the cheerful and joyful of the celebrations. I did enjoy the melody of this song, and I could tell that the when the band played it at the second time, it was different that the first time. At the second time, they ended the piece with a cymbal crash and bass tube horns to make
The Mozart Effect Everyone should be familiar with the name “Mozart” and know he is one of the greatest composers of all time. But you may not know specialists have found Mozart’s works so influential that they could have a huge positive impact on the mind and bodies of humans and even animals, which subsequently gave rise to the term “Mozart Effect”. Hence, the Mozart effect refers to a set of research results showing that by listening to classical music, especially Mozart’s, may improve human health, education, and well being. But is it truly the case? Do Mozart’s works really have such a huge impact on us?
One of the reasons is because of the benefits of classical music, which seems to draw almost everyone to them at some point in his or her life. Classical music can stimulate people's minds, nurture their soul, bring them to whole new worlds. Besides that, this paper also aims to show how classical music has influenced my life and still does so. I believe classical musichas benefits to everyone, no matter he is a professional musician or he has not been introduced to it yet. I will begin my paper with my personal experience with listening to classical music and then I will show how classical music benefits people's life in different ways.
I enjoyed listening to them and not being startled every 30 seconds by the drums pounding in or the horns suddenly sounding out of no where. In this sense, I very much enjoyed listening to this orchestra in a different way then I enjoyed the other musical performances we went to see. When Joshua Bell came out to do his solo, it was actually very funny because he completely changed the mood of the night by playing “Yankee Doodle” on his violin. The whole mood
Mr. Williams started out the first movement witth the rasgueado technique. After a few measures, the orchestra joined in. There are some meter changes between 6/8 and 3/4, which Mr. Williams and the orchestra could execute smoothly with great charm. Moreover, Mr. Williams also carried out the fast challenging scale with unparalleled precision – not even one mistake was heard. Although guitar is a soft-sounding instrument, with help of amplification, the balance between the orchestra and the soloist was fantastic.
Rehearsal Observation - April 16, 2012 The rehearsal I observed on Monday, April 16th, was a rehearsal for the last CIM Orchestra concert of the year. The CIM Orchestra, conducted by Joel Smirnoff, the president of CIM, is playing Mahler's second symphony, "Resurrection" with a chorus and some solo vocalists. Everyone is visibly excited for two reasons. One - everyone is ready to be done with school and two - everybody seems to love Mahler’s Second Symphony. It was nice to hear the orchestra, but I was mainly watching Joel Smirnoff, the conductor.
When it was time for the marching band to perform all the chairs and stands were removed and the percussion instruments were moved forward for pit. The band stood in a concert arch with battery in a straight line behind them and the color guard in the back. The dress attire for the boys was a black suit, bow tie, and black shoes, for the girls it was a floor length black dress, black tights, and black shoes. In the Wind Ensembles piece, The Marriage of Figaro Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the emotion conveyed is very bright and busy. That emotion is conveyed by the long, fast moving phrases.
2, which is wittily nicknamed ‘The Joke’. By reviewing a performance of this movement, we can clearly see Haydn’s intentions, as well as his fascinating compositional style. A performance of this piece that I particularly enjoyed was Ariel Quartet’s recital at the Vermont Summer Music Festival in July 2012. Ariel Quartet was formed in Israel and consists of the members Gershon Gerchikov and Alexandra Kazovsky on violin, Jan Grüning on viola and Amit Even-Tov on cello. They are a greatly successful quartet that have toured extensively worldwide and gained a popular international reputation.