Mozart Concert Review

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On Sunday on November 26, 2016 at 2:30, I viewed and listened to 3 musical pieces composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was a composer, born in Salzburg ,during the Classical era. The symphony was conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, which also happened to be the pianist for the Symphony. The concert was held at The Houston Symphony, which was a two story auditorium with approximately 400-500 seats. The auditorium was open spaced, surrounded by walls to improve sound quality. During the concert, the auditorium was full with the exception of 5-10 unfilled seats in the midsection. The audience mostly consisted of the elderly along with mid age adults of about 40-50 years of age. Before the concert, you were required to silence your phone and remain …show more content…
38 in D Major, K. 504 (Prague).” The form of the symphony played was a Sonata form which consists of three movements, all with different speeds and melodies. The piece was also played by a small orchestra consisting of the strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, with the exception of the piano. The number of beats per measure is four with a value of four in the first movement. The first movement is played fast at allegro and slow at the sametime, adagio, with the sound moderate at mezzo-forte. Along with the fast melody and rhythm, it gives a sense of wonder that catches the audience’s attention. The movement is slightly aggressive, but at the same time with moderate sounds with increase of sound overtime. The melody is mostly played by the strings and woodwinds by switching between each other. The second movement of the symphony has significantly slower tempo at andante, but with similar sound/loudness. The movement is played with a number of 6 beats per measure with a value of eight. The melody is mostly played by the woodwinds along with the strings joining in. The music of the second movement is very pleasant and calm to the ear. It fills the room with cheerful sound and enlightens your day overall. The third movement is very fast paced with the tempo being presto, with loudness going from piano to forte through the movement. It is played with the number of beats per measure of 2 with the value of 4. The tempo …show more content…
21 in C major, K. 467.” The form of the music piece is a concerto consisting of 3 movements. The piece was played by a small orchestra, consisting of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, along with the piano. The number of beats per measure was 3 with the value of 4. The first movement was moderately fast as allegro maestoso with a moderate sound of mezzo-piano. The music was mostly polyphonic between the piano and orchestra. The pianist played a melody with his right hand and used his left as a complementary. The movement was mostly mellow and peaceful sounds while the piano solos were sad and gloomy. In the second movement, the tempo slowed to adagio, while the loudness/sound of the music piece stayed the same at mezzo-piano. The melody was mostly dominated/played by the strings along with the piano, being a homophony at times. The sounds the music gave was a sense of uncertainty and confusion to the audience. In the third and final movement of the concerto, the speed was sped up to allegro vivace assai, but the sound stayed at the same dynamic. In contrast to the second movement, the third movement was fast paced and was energetic til the end. The flutes would normally respond to the piano with repetition of each other melodies. In the end of the symphony, the conductor/piano soloist had a small one to two minute solo with a slow paced tempo and moderate dynamics. The quality of the song was

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