The two composition are significant among Brahms other works as they stem from a period in Brahms life when he just embraced the beauty of color and sound of the clarinet. In addition, the two sonatas were the last chamber pieces Brahms composed before his death. He notably prepared an oft-performed transcription of the sonatas for viola, and altered the register to suit the instrument. While at his Bad Ischl retreat in the summer of 1894, Brhams completed the two sonatas. The two sonatas were reportedly first performed for Duke Georg and his family privately in the September of 1894.
Bourrée Johann Sebastian Bach Bourree was written by J.S. Bach who was born on 21st March 1685 and died on 28 July 1750 which was when the Baroque period ended and the Classical period started. Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist who wrote pieces for orchestras, soloists and choirs. He is one of the most famous composers in history and wrote many famous pieces such as Toccata and Fugue in D minor for Organ and the Brandenburg Concertos. The piece Bourree is a movement from the Suite in E minor originally written for Lute which is one of seven suites.
There are also broken chord accompaniments, and a falling motif in bar 1 which help convey the mood. Also the aforementioned rubato is used, towards the end of the B section and in the codetta. Chopin also uses virtuosic display in bars 79-80, bar 17 and bar 4 to make the piece more ornamented and impressive. Ranges of dynamics are used, particularly in bar 35, and bars 27-28. Sostenuto and sotto voce are also used to convey the poetic mood.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings was written in 1789 for the clarinet player Anton Stadler. That is why this quintet is sometimes referred to Stadler’s Quintet. The instruments it was written for were one clarinet and a string quartet which consists of two violins, a viola and a cello. The piece includes 4 movements and movement 4 consists of 5 variations and the allegretto con variationi. In each of these variations Mozart had used themes, compositional devices and classical features to unite the piece.
Prelude No. 15 in Db Major - F Chopin Fredric Chopin was born in Poland in 1810 which influenced his music to use polish folk tunes and dance rhythms, he died in Paris in 1849. He did more than composing by performing and teaching music, he also composed a lot of piano music and had a reputation as a ‘tragic’ romantic composer, because he was ill a lot and died young. It is often referred to as the ‘raindrop’ prelude because of the repeated quavers, the pedal note, and the falling melodic phrases. This piece comes from a set of 24 preludes that Chopin composed, one in each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys, This Prelude was written in 1839 USE OF THE PIANO Throughout most of the prelude, Chopin uses the middle to the lower ranges of the piano, with only occasional phrases played with the higher range of keys.
In the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, the was Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 B Minor, “unfinished,” D. 759 has Allegro Moderato in B minor and Andante con moto in E major, while the Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, OP. 30 has Andante con moto in E major, Intermezzo: Adagio (F sharp minor/D flat major), and Finale: Alla breve (D minor → D major). The first section was Franz Schubert’s Symphony No.
Both of the pieces also had different purposes, the Handel was written as a celebration for the king. Whereas the Mozart was written to showcase the development of the Horn at this time and also to show the virtuosic abilities of Leutgeb. Handel uses a generally large orchestra containing 2 oboes, a bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello and bass. Whereas Mozart uses 2oboes, 2 horns, a solo horn, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello and bass. Although Mozart uses a solo Horn, both pieces have the strings as their main body.
The significance of this paper will enhance one’s understanding of two different composer’s intentions in their interplay of water with the use of musical elements. In the following paragraphs, the similarities and differences of the musical elements used by the different composers, as well as the context in which the pieces are composed and background information of the composers will be further elaborated below. Franz Liszt is a Hungarian pianist and composer who lived from 1811-1886. He studied and played at Vienna and Paris and for most of his early adulthood, toured Europe giving concerts. He first started his music lessons in the court of Count Esterhazy when he was six years old and at the age of twelve, he left Vienna to travel and in Paris.
The tones of the piano are dissonant with different rhythmic values, and an overall feeling of chaos. As written on page 138 of Twentieth Century Music, Salzman writes that “Ives... wanted to get back to some underlying realities that human activity, about the physical reality of performers communicating immediate and almost tangible experiences-- even experiences of complexity, contradiction and incoherence.” The initial image of the piece is that of a pianist randomly pounding the keys, but when examined closer, the true art is shown. Ives also utilizes breaks in the piece to connect to Emerson writing style and depict the musical story of Concord, Massachusetts, from 1840-1860. When I first heard the piece, I immediately thought of the discordance, though as it continues, more organization develops. Certain stretches of the composition reminded me of a cross between the works of older composers such as Beethoven and Mozart, with some very similar tonic structure, though the breaks in organization depict a more experimental style.
Michael Hunter Malone Music Appreciation, Mon/Wed 9:30 a.m. class April 10th, 2013 Concert Critique On Wednesday, April 3rd, I attended my first classical concert at Lipscomb University. The concert featured a chamber choir of four men along with their coach who joined them for their last performance. This concert did not have a conductor. As I was the last one to walk in a few minutes before the concert began I was somewhat surprised by the location of the concert. Oddly enough, the concert took place in an average college lecture room, Ward Hall, where I would never expect a classical concert to take place.