Music : F Major For Piano And Orchestra, K.467, Second Movement
Concerto No. 21 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, K.467, second movement is also known as “Elvira Madigan“; named from a Swedish film and was used at length on that sound track. The graceful, slow movement would sooth any beast with its rhythmic resonance and graceful rhythm. This classical piece still entices a longing to close the eyes and listen to the swaying beats as the mind wonders through the ebb and tide of this musical dynamic.
Movement no.2 starts with many instruments playing in unison as a background of cellos and bass drone a pattern. As the score progresses, the flute, oboes, bassoons and horns play their part conveying the song a consonance feel. The ensemble is not complete without the piano to play the melody and solo in this enriching piece. Although there were timpani in the background, I did not notice the sound of that instrument being played in this version of the concerto.
The majority of the music is played in C major with sections of minor involved throughout the piece. The flow of the music is peaceful with a positive appeal, while played in minor; it has a melancholy sound to it, almost a yearning. The piece is mostly conjunct, but would not complete with the disjunct melody. During the piano solo, the pianist skips two octaves down to play part of the tune. There is constant alternating between the two motions throughout the piece.
Regular rhythm is the majority with occasional irregular rhythm being thrown in.…