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  • Essay On Instrumental Concerto

    Both sonata and vocal forms influenced the development of concerto form as instrumental music practices and writing evolved from the middle to late Baroque (ca. 1680– 1730). This paper will examine the development of the instrumental concerto during the Baroque, focusing on analysis of the works and contributions to the form by Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) and Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741). Representing a span of one generation in time, and working in different musical centers within Italy, Corelli and Vivaldi each made major contributions to the development of the Baroque concerto grosso and solo concerto forms, helping establish instrumental music as an independent entity from vocal music, and moving orchestra music practices toward what would evolve into the Classical era concerto and symphony later in the 18th century. Their respective scoring, texture, number and form of movements (e.g., ritornello, fugue, or dance-based), and use of affect (tempo and feel) will each be evaluated using Corelli’s “Christmas Night” concerto and Vivaldi’s “Winter” from “The Four Seasons” as primary examples. How the composition of established Roman and Venetian large-scale musical ensembles affected the scoring for the respective composers’ concertos will also be examined.…

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  • Ritornello Concerto Analysis

    career as a composer, Vivaldi did not fail at attempting to incorporate the Ritornello form, seen throughout the majority of the Baroque period, into many of his works. Vivaldi is most commonly known for his violin concerto “Spring”, which is one of the four concerto pieces in the series The Four Seasons. Alongside “Spring”, Vivaldi also composed and incorporated the concerto “Summer” into the series. Formally known as Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, no. 2, “Summer” is a Baroque…

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  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Analysis

    piece is Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, I. This piece was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in the late Baroque era (1720-1721). (1) This work is the fifth of six concertos that Bach composed for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg. Bach presented the concerto as a gesture of kindness, but also as a form of potential employment. (1) It is not known whether Margrave responded to the offering, regardless, they were known as some of Bach’s most well known and most enjoyed pieces. Normally Bach…

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  • Antonio Vivaldi's Violin Concertos

    Antonio Vivaldi, is my composer he was born in the year 1678 in Venice, Italy. He was recognized as one of the greatest bourke time perdid authors. He was a violinist, teacher, and cleric in his lifetime. He was influenced by the widespread across europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His most popularest piece is a work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four…

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  • Chopin Piano Concerto Analysis

    Chopin's first Piano Concerto in E minor was born in the early Baroque period of the seventeenth century (). The concerto is divided into two performance groups: a lead group with professional musicians, and a group with amateur musicians. Chopin is a great composer known as a piano poet. His genius created the beauty of music that only the piano had. Chopin's piano is one of the representatives of the European romanticism. The most prominent feature of romantic music is the emphasis on the…

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  • Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 Analysis

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the very famous and well known composers in the music history. He was just five years of age when he began making music. During his lifetime, he wrote numerous sonatas, concertos, symphonies, and few operas for the music industry. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major is his most famous piano concerto. Similarly, Ludvig Van Beethoven is another well known composer, who had given numerous famous piano and violin concertos, ensembles, string quartets, and…

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  • Juxtaposition In Vivaldi

    Vivaldi was very poor so he needed to sell his manuscript in order to survive; however, in July 28, 1741, Vivaldi died from poverty and his funeral was on the service without any music. Vivaldi’s compositions were not really well known until the 1900’s. His rhythmical structure in the concerto, melodies and themes, and harmonic contrast was breaking the musical style in the baroque period. As far as the researchers have found out that Vivaldi wrote about five hundred concertos, forty-six…

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  • Robert Schumann Is The True Romantic

    Robert Schumann composed orchestral music, including four symphonies and one piano concerto. He also composed chamber music, including three string quartets, one piano quintet, one piano quartet, piano trios, and sonatas. In the emotional abandonment of his music, Schumann is the true Romantic. His piano pieces are filled with impassioned melody, unique changes of harmony, and driving rhythms. His music was often had literacy, meaning and was connected by a literary theme or musical motto.…

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  • Comparative Analysis: Baroque Music Vs. Classical Music

    played a difference because during the Baroque era texture of a music piece was “polyphonic”. It means that it had more then one melodic part. Surprisingly, the Classical era the texture was “homophonic”. Which meant that there was only one main melody played throughout a piece without a accompany part. In the Classical era, there was new forms that developed and it was similar to the Baroque era. The classical era theme and variation was similar to the baroque era fugue. It was one…

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  • Cecile Chaminade: The Only Female Composer

    including: Félix Le Couppey, A.-F. Marmontel, M.-G.-A. Savard and Benjamin Godard. (Citron) Chaminade began composing earnestly in the early 1880’s and composed a vast body of work, creating approximately 400 compositions, with nearly all getting published. She composed a wide variety of works including opéra‐comique, ballet, orchestra suites, many songs, and salon style piano pieces. Internationally, Chaminade began to gain great traction, especially in England and the United States [both her…

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