Machumann Concert Report Sample

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On 11 November 2016, I attended a concert entitled Schumann & Bruckner that organized by Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) at PETRONAS Philharmonic Hall which located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). It was an around 120 minute concert including 20 minutes interval in between. Two great works was presented on this day which was Piano Concerto in A minor by Schumann and Symphony No.4 in E flat major- ‘Romantic’ by Bruckner. In this concert, Constantin Trinks was the conductor whereas David Fray was the pianist.
The concert started with Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 by Schumann. This work consists of three movements. First movement is Allegro affettuoso. The starting of this orchestra was like fires a shooting gun, and then it followed
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I remembered there was one part where he played the trills with both hands, he had to control the dynamics as well, that sound that produced out was so wonderful. Not only that, I noticed that he was different from the other pianist, which he sat on a normal laying chair instead of the bench chair we used to sit on the piano. I think it was because he needs to wait for the orchestra after he played the piano so that he can relax his body instead of just sitting on there and wait for his turn.
After the intermission, the orchestra continued with Bruckner’s Symphony no.4 in E flat major – ‘Romantic’, this time without the pianist. The symphony consists of a standard four-movement structure. It is inspired by the nature imagery and knightly tales where the instrumentation very much resembles palace horns, bird songs, and also the mystery of the forests.
The first movement, Bewegt, nicht zu schnell, begins with a distant horn call, over the shimmering of strings. The theme then quickly picked up by the woodwinds. One of the favourite rhythmic was a duplet followed by a triplet, it was also the climax of the first theme. Whereas on the second theme, it combined the violin’s chirping bird with a flowing counter melody. It ended with the initial theme by the entire brass

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