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    One of the greatest work in classical period, Mozart’s Symphony in G minor, K.550 (1788) is analysed in many different point of views. These musicological writings reflect the writer’s interpretations of the piece which enhance my appreciations from shallow to deep understanding. My personal understanding of Mozart’s Symphony in G minor has been greatly developed by two articles: “Mozart’s Symphony in G minor, K.550: An Aesthetic Analysis” by A. Cutler Silliman and “Mozart’s Musical Autobiography”, written by Herbert Antcliffe. In Mozart’s Symphony in G minor, K.550: An Aesthetic Analysis, Silliman demonstrates the detailed theoretical analysis of the first movement focuses on the establishment of each sections. Before I read Silliman’s interpretation,…

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    Symphony no.40 contains an exposition, a development, and a recapitulation. The exposition of a sonata form is a large section of music that introduces the basic material of the movement. This section usually includes the first theme, the second theme, and the cadence theme. In Symphony no.40, the exposition introduces the main theme of the entire piece. In this exposition, the first theme is repeated several times, and then the second theme is introduced shortly after the first theme. The next…

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    When you're ready to hear beautiful notes fill the air, these musicians will give you a night to remember: Boston Pops Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra," the Boston Pops is the most recorded orchestra in the United States. Founded in 1885, they play at Symphony Hall where the acoustics are outstanding. Upcoming performances include a variety of styles such as classic, jazz, indie rock, big band, and Broadway. Boston Symphony Orchestra Founded in 1881 by Civil War veteran Henry…

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    Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

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    In fact, halfway through one of the movements, Beethoven who was conducting the orchestra, stopped the musicians halfway through and made them restart all the way from the beginning. (History) It has not been until recent decades that his fifth symphony has made impacts in the society. Beethoven’s fifth has made appearances in many commercials, ceremonies, and other major events. (npr) His fifth symphony is simply a brilliant work that signifies the “progression of emotions” that he was feeling…

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    Beethoven Symphony No. 5

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    The instrumental musical piece from the Classical Period that I chose to discuss this week is Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Second Movement: Andante con moto, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. This instrumental musical piece forms part of the larger multi-movement Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. Beethoven is one of my favorite Classical Period composers and the entire multi-movement Symphony No. 5 has been one of my absolute favorites ever since I first listened to it years ago. While…

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    On Saturday April 9th, I attended the Austin symphony’s showing of Schubert’s Unfinished symphony “The Sounds of Hope”. The Symphony was filled with incredible pieces by Verdi, Schubert, and contemporary composers Nigel Westlake and Lior Attar. The evening began with Verdi’s Nabucco from his opera that follows the plight of the Jews as they were subsequently exiles from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco. The next piece was Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Schubert started this…

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    Ludwig van Beethoven was an amazing composer in the late 1700s to early 1800s composing 9 symphonies in his lifetime. Beethoven was only a small child when his father introduced him to music. In the time in between the birth of his two little brothers, his father introduced him to music. Beethoven’s First Symphony was composed in the year 1799-1800 and was released later that year in 1800. In the next few years Beethoven created his 2nd Symphony in the years 1801-1802. At the time he was…

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    Symphony is a multi-movement instrumental work for an orchestra originating from the Italian Sinfonia, which was an instrumental prelude to large-scale vocal works such as opera and oratorio. Sinfonia comprises of 3 movements written at the tempo sequence of fast- slow fast. According to Dr. Nolan Gasser, the new trend of adopting opera sinfonia for concert use emerged in the 1720s and 30s and soon, composers such as Giovanni Battista Sammartini and Johann Stamitz began composing symphonies as…

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    Beethoven Symphony 5

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    Symphony no. 5 definitely stood out in all aspects of the piece to me. What I see as effective is how well the audience is drawn into the piece. From the moment this symphony begins, the audience is forced to direct their attention towards the music due to the full orchestra presenting the first tune in fortissimo and then directly moving to piano. The opening series of notes, in the pattern of short-short-short-long with fermatas on the last note, causes startling intrigue in the listener.…

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    Question 3: The Romantic Symphony In this paper you will learn about both Beethoven’s and Berlioz’s history in the Romantic Symphony. Many look upon Beethoven as one of the most creative musicians of all time. He transitioned between Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. Beethoven introduced his new ideas to the symphonic tradition with extensive developmental use of musical material. He used various themes, choruses, motifs, and keys to accomplish a sense of modulation…

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