Violin And Piano Concert Report

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On Sunday, March 1, the Lehman Chamber Players hosted a concert in the Recital Hall of the Music Building at Lehman College. There, they played a piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in B-flat Major, K.454 for Violin and Piano (1784). Then two other compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven which include the Seven variations of a theme from Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, and An die Ferne Geliebte (a cycle of six songs “To the Distant Beloved”) Op. 98 for Baritone and Piano (1816). Afterwards a ten-minute Intermission took place followed by Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major Op. 97 “Archduke” (1810-1811) which concluded the concert. My experience at this concert was memorable. Each piece was played beautifully with exceptional emotion and skill. Out of the selection of pieces played, I favored the theme with variations derived from The Magic Flute for Cello and Piano because it showed the different effects the elements in music has on mood. This piece by Beethoven is polyphonic and started with a melodic theme that was easy to follow and remember. Each of the seven varieties that followed varied in rhythmic patterns, tempo, dynamics and were played with short pauses in between. Afterwards, …show more content…
According to the pamphlets received at the concert, each musician accomplished many goals. The pianist, Diana Mittler-Battipaglia played in each piece. She is noted by the New York Times, cofounder of Con Brio Ensemble and have soloed with the New York Philharmonic. Hamilton Berry played the cello for the concert. Having received his master of music degree at the Juilliard School and played as soloist at Columbia University Bach Society, Berry is a great candidate to play in this concert. Paul Roczek was the violinist for the event. He played with the Vienna Philharmonic while he was still a young teen and have won many musical competitions. The Baritone, Darian Worrell, have also won many competitions and have sung in many notable

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