London Symphony Orchestra Essay
The London Symphony Orchestra has a reputation as one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the world. Its long history spans over a century and features the works of many admired figures in the music industry. The concert they gave on May 24th, 2015 featured violinist Christian Tetzlaff and the London Symphony Chorus. It was a part of the LSO International Violin Festival; this festival showcases twelve world-renowned violinists. Orchestral music is still a part of culture because many talented individuals that have dedicated themselves to instrumental performance.
Western musical literature is both extensive and impressive. It was shaped by the different eras of style music goes through. The first piece the orchestra performed was Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61 (1806). The piece consists of three movements: Allegro ma non troppo, Larghetto, and Rondo: Allegro. Beethoven was not a stranger to the …show more content…
In the string section all the musician’s bows glide up and down, but no one is ever out of place. The brass and woodwinds produced clear intonation. The percussionists have to subtly double check the sound of their instruments before playing. Under the conductor, the entire orchestra operated very smoothly and produced beautiful music. Which is the exact kind of accompaniment an orchestra should provide a visiting soloist.
The second piece the London Symphony Orchestra performed was Johannes Brahms’s German Requiem Op. 45 (1865-68). The London Symphony Choir sang alongside the orchestra and featured two soloists: Sally Matthews and Matthias Goerne. Brahms’s German Requiem consists of seven movements. Its lyrical texts are derived from passages of the Old and New Testaments, such as the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. Traditionally, requiems are sung in Latin; the German Requiem gets its name from the fact that it is written entirely in