This song starts out at as a duet, with a slow and delicate adagio tempo as only one actor sings. When the song proceeds to others harmonizing there is a crescendo as the volume and tempo increase to a mezzo and adante range. The song peaks and then slows down in a decrescendo style. The beat increases when the amount of musicians are increased, accelerando, and then , at the end of the song, it returns to a duet, retardando Another highlight is the song “Say it to me Now”. This where the male character laments about his situation and pours his emotions out, not only into his vocals but also with his guitar playing.
Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner stretched the limits of music and stood among the elite composers of this great age of musical accomplishment. Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was born in a small village in Doborjan, Hungary. Franz came from a musical background. His father worked, as Hadyn once did, at the Esterhazy estate. Franz was like Mozart in that he was somewhat of a child prodigy.
1) 2) 3) THEME-BUILDING BLOCK THEMATIC DEVELOPMENT-EXPANDING THE THEME MOTIVE-SMALLEST MELODIC UNIT OF A THEME THE CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA 1) ESTABLISHED IT AS WE KNOW IT TODAY 2) BLENDED THE FOUR INSTRUMENTAL FAMILIES A) THE HEART WAS THE STRING CHOIR B) WOODWINDS ASSISTED THE STRINGS C) BRASS SUSTAINED HARMONIES AND ADDED BODY D) PERCUSSION (TIMPANI) SUPPLIED RHYTHMIC LIFE 3) 30-40 PLAYERS 4) VOLUME OF SOUND WAS NOT STRONG 5) LIFE BEGAN TO MOVE TOWARD THE CONCERT HALL (NEAR THE END OF THE PERIOD) with Beethoven 6) GRADUAL CRESCENDOS AND DECRESCENDOS 7) THE PIANO WAS INVENTED DURING THIS
Orchestra’s added string sections add more flavor to the equation, being able to generate effects and sounds like plucking and even sometimes singing. Viola’s add a soft tone to the piece, and the cellos thicken up the sound with heavy moving bass lines. Marching band also contains a bass element used to maintain balance, the low brass section. Most of the same brass instruments are used in orchestra, but there are a few different versions of the low brass instruments used to make marching across the field easier. Such as the contra and the sousaphone, both of which are used in place of a regular tuba.
The song Now in Our Lives is more relaxed and romantic compared to his other quick, strong be-bop songs. The majority of the song consists of low, sluggish melodies. However, there are many parts throughout the song that have many fast notes played. There are quite a few changes in rhythm throughout the piece which stimulates the piece. There’s a nice piano, bass and drum accompaniment that help to establish the laid-back feel of the music.
Occasionally, composer simply borrowed popular tunes, but more often, they wrote original themes with a popular character. Classical melodies often sound balanced and symmetrical because they are frequently made up of two phrases of the same length. The second phrase, in such melodies, may begin like the first, but it will end more conclusively and it will be easier to sing. Dynamics and the piano - The Classical composers' interest in expressing shades of emotion led to the widespread use of gradual dynamic change - crescendo (gradually getting louder) and diminuendo ( gradually getting softer). The end of basso continuo - The basso continuo was gradually abandoned during the classical period.
It started before the Romantic period, but it become popular with German composers of the nineteenth century. The first generally accepted example of a song cycle is Ludwig van Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, opus 98. It considered being the first true song cycle by a major composer. He composed in 1816, and it can be seen as the first real song cycle by a great composer in the sense that it is a number of songs by voice and piano that are clearly related with each other. The six songs of the cycle flow into each other, the tonal structure is very clear, and the poetic structure is also clear.
Sonata form mainly focuses on the harmonic and thematic expression of music that sets the mood in the exposition. The development is contrasted and elaborated, and usually resolved with a safe sound of harmony in the end, recapitulating the main ideas. Among all of the examples we have heard in class like Mozart’s Symphony 25, or the Moonlight Sonata, I believe that Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 represents sonata form with the most accuracy. The exposition of Symphony No.
Second Essay I went to the concert players name is “Palisades virtuosi”. The concert title name is “Music Born of Adversity.” There are three players. “The Commissioners” by Chamber Music America magazine, Palisades Virtuosi has established an enviable presence in the chamber music world since its inception eleven years ago. The concert was newest and interesting for me because trio is not normal group. I saw lots of piano with strings instruments such as violin, viola and cello.
In fact, the smoother, more complex progressions classical pianist composed are known to sharpen the mind, increase focus, and encourage a more introspective train of thought. Classical music is much more intricate than modern pop music. Classical music is known to have a relaxing effect. The smooth tones and rhythms allow a person somehow enhance cerebral skills enable a person to concentrate more, the “Mozart effect”. Many people choose to play classical music as they study or do work because they believe it increases their productivity.