Analysis Of Maurice Ravel: Bolero

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1) Maurice Ravel composed the piece Ravel: Bolero. In this version it is being conducted by Daniel Barenboim and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
00:00 Starts off at pianississimo with just a drum and a pluck of a single cord continuously playing creating the beat for the whole piece. There is a slow tempo at this point.
00:12 What seems to be a woodwind instrument comes in at this point, preforming the main part that seems to be played over and over again throughout the whole piece. The woodwind instrument being played is believed to be a flute or clarinet. The sound of this composition is nice and air like, all flows together very nicely.
01:00 The first woodwind instrument goes out and anther one starts playing the same part,
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Throughout this whole composition there was one part being played over and over again by different instruments. Also the whole piece was a great big, but slow crescendo. The piece started off very quiet to the point that is was almost unable to be heard, then by the end of the piece is was very loud in comparison to the beginning, then at the end the decrescendo was very quick. The composition as a whole was beautiful and had enjoyable. This piece was once to teach the listener about repeating parts and how a piece could be one big crescendo throughout the whole thing.
2) Ondrej Lenard is conducting the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. They will be preforming the composition Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: Peter in the meadow which was composed by Sergei Prokofiev.
00:00 Starts off with a positive and happy tone with a pretty up beat tempo. Believed that the main types of instruments being used are all in the string family. The violin is being used to represent Peter.
00:04 A little crescendo occurs here.
00:13-00:15 There is another crescendo that goes into a decrescendo right
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01:33 There is another tempo change here and the piece becomes pianissimo as this is also the start of a crescendo.
01:39 The tempo picks up once again.
01:50 Both the duck and the bird are talking at once until the piece ends. This composition had many different tempo changes as well as different pitch changes. This was expressed through having the duck and the bird go back and forth. Then when there were parts when they both played at the same time is showed how well the two differences come together and work well with one another.
5) The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra is preforming a piece called Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: The Cat. Which was composed by Sergei Prokofiev, and the orchestra is being conducted by Ondrej Lenard.
00:00 Starts off with a sharp suspenseful sound.
00:04 A single instrument comes in, a clarinet that represents the cat. The tempo is more on the slow side as well as the pitch. In the back ground there is a soft low pitched sound of a string being plucked.
00:30 The volume increases form a piano to a forte, the cat is still playing and the plucking that was in the back ground has become a little louder so it is easier to be

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