Listening Project 2nd CD

Filed Under (Assignments, Strings) by royce on 30-03-2009

Title of CD:Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante K. 364,ConcertoneK. 190

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Performers: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor:Zubin Mehta

Info on Performers:
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded on 1936, to form an orchestra since many Jewish musicians were getting fired at the time. Now a days, the orchestra is famous and popular, and has toured many countries. Currently, Zubin Mehta has been appointed conductor for life.

Info on Composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in the country now called Austria. He was one of the most influential composers of all time. He was composing in the Classical Era, along with famous composers such as Haydn, Bach, Beethoven, etc. He composed over 600 works in his lifetime. He passed away on December 5,  1791.
CD Review:
The songs on this CD were excellent, and proved him to be one of the best composers of all time. His songs were majestic, with elegant phrasing. The first and second violins interluded the harmony and melody parts, while they complimented each other by playing softer than their solo counterparts. One of his songs, K. 364, was amazing. At the beginning of the piece, it goes from a risoluto playing style, then slides into a dolce mood. The tension then builds up and then releases in a amazing finale for the first movement. The piece is beautiful and is played very legato, the performers must have used marcato bowing, since you can’t hear a moment of pause between the two notes. Decrescendoes and crescendoes are clearly played out. The music is like two people having a conversation, one person talks, another person talks in a different way. Then they both come together singing. K. 364 itself has a few refrains, and phrases are repeated, but slightly changed each time.

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Earth on 9 October, 2009 at 3:24 AM #

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