Module 8 music assignment

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General Information:

For this assignment, you must view one of the following approved online concerts listed below and write a report based on the instructions below:

Please click on the following link to view the selection of concerts: Virtual Concerts

1. Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John still Williams Celebration

2. Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons' Inaugural Concert

3. Le Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

4. American Voices with Renee Fleming

5. Star Spangled Spectacular

Writing Format and Instructions (All papers must be submitted in Word format):

1. Paragraph One: Note the performer's or ensemble's name, the date, location, time (if known) and performance medium (such as piano recital, orchestra concert, opera).

2. Paragraph Two: Make a table with three columns listing pieces in the order they were played. Be sure to list any encores that might have been played.

  • Column 1: Composition Title
  • Column 2: Composer's full name followed by birth and death year in parenthesis.
  • Column 3: Composition Style (musical era). This should correspond to the dates when the compositions were composed and musical era during which the composer lived.
  • For this class the style periods are as follows:
    • Medieval (450-1450)
    • Renaissance (1450-1600)
    • Baroque (1600-1750)
    • Classical (1750-1820)
    • Romantic (1820-1900)
    • Contemporary (1900-present day)

Example of Paragraph Two Column:

Composition Title

Composer (birth year – death year)

Composition Style (Musical Era)

The Erlking

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Romantic

Symphony No. 40

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Classical

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Contemporary

Continue until you have listed all compositions performed in the concert being viewed.

3. Paragraph Three: Write a description of each work performed. If you view a concert with 20 songs being sung, list all 20 and give a description of each, including performer(s). If you are viewing an orchestral concert with a symphony containing four movements as one of the works, describe each movement of the symphony, and so forth. Be sure to include each work's character, mood, tempo, dynamic level (how loud or soft), and length.

4. Paragraph Four: Describe the concert environment. Include the following:

1. A description of the physical layout of the performance hall or venue. Be sure to include the audience seating or standing in relation to the performers.

2. The clothing of the performers. Describe what people are wearing. If the men and women have slightly different clothing, note that information.

3. The clothing and behavior of the audience members (if visible in the video).

5. Paragraph Five: Write a paragraph describing your general reaction to the concert. Include information about your own experience going to concerts and whether you enjoyed your selected concert. Would you have liked to have been a member of the audience instead of being a "virtual" viewer? Is it what you expected? What was your reaction to the music performed?

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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert.

1. Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert. Premiere date: Friday, May 29
2015 at 9 p.m.

2. Overture to Tannhauser
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Romantic

In fernem Land” from Lohengrin, Act III – Kaufmann
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Romantic

Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde – Opolais
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Romantic

Mamma, quel vino e generoso” from Cavalleria rusticana, Act II – Kaufmann
Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Romantic

“Un bel di” from Madama Butterfly – Opolais
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Modern

Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Romantic

“Tu, tu, amore? Tu?” from Manon Lescaut, Act II – Opalais, Kaufmann
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Romantic/Modern

Act I finale La Boheme (encore) – Opalais, Kaufmann
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Romantic

Pines of Rome
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Modern

3.

The Overture to «Tannhauser» comprises a large three-part composition. The clarity of

clarinets, bassoons and horns gives it an air special softness and solemnity. The entire opening
section of the overture conjures an image of a slow, solemn procession: the first sounds are heard
from afar, gradually approaching and intensifying; then, they distance. The central part of the
overture (sonata allegro) is a magical, enchanting piece, full of passionate bliss. There is also a
light dance theme, performed by violas, the clarinet and the oboe.
In the the main party's themes, the frenzy of dance reaches its extreme. Everything is mixed
in a wild ecstasy, while being enveloped with a thick veil darkness. Thus, central part of the
overture ends with a sonata allegro. Through an indistinct rumble of violins in a low register, a
calm, solemn motive of the pilgrims emerges. This is a reprise of the entire overture. In the reprise,
the motif of the pilgrims, gradually expanding, acquires tremendous power in the sound of

trombones and pipes. A powerful statement at t...


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