My Experience At The Hall Of The Music Building At Lehman College

814 Words Mar 15th, 2015 4 Pages
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, a repetition of the theme was played. The piece then closed with a fragment of the theme. The first variation was light and the tempo may have been in between allegretto and allegro. It induced a happy, lively mood such as a child playing in the park. The second variation kept the same…

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