The St. Catharines Chamber Music Society
At the center of the stage, a piano for the concert stands there quietly. When spotlight falls on the piano, the grace of classical music arises in the audience’s hearts, which makes them relaxed and expectant.
The first half Of the program included two pieces, Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K. 493 composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Die Gibeјshe composed by Franz Schubert. The most impressive piece for me was the first one. It was a chamber music from classical period. This concerto- like quartet had three movements, which gave us an echoing through the performance.There was a material between piano and strings that changes along the piece. The first movement was a sonata-form Allegro.
A bright and genial opening establishes the major tone of the entire piece. This sonata- allegro also had a lot of narrow leaps which allows me feel lively. The second movement Lorgnette was like a rapt dialogue between piano and strings. It started with solo piano. Then, it has a downcast and made me fell leisure. The third movement Allegretto was the finale of the piece, which has a moderately paced rondo.The characteristics of classical music Include wintertime, balanced phrases melody, dance rhythms, diatonic, tonic- dominant harmony, enlivenment sonata-allegro form and homophobic.
The violin tonic-dominant and the form of homophobic allowed me ensure that the piece is composed in Classical ear, but not from Baroque era. The second half of the program had two pieces as well. They were String Trio in C minor, Pop. 9, no. 3 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and La file du r©cement composed by Agitate Tendonitis. What impressed me most was the first one. It was a piece composed during Classical era.
This key C minor work s chamber genre. It was emotionally wrought up like Beethoven’s other works. It was also a four-movement model of the traditional trio. The first movement was Allegro con spirit. This movement had no dominant role of any kind of instruments with rounded structure. It included lots of emphatic chords which gave auditors intensive mood. The second movement was Adagio con expression.
This part had a slow speed with abundant and changeable sentiment. It made me feel a little bit dark, sorrowful and solemn. The complex feeling is like struggling for the life.This movement ended Tuttle. The third movement Scherzo is allegro molt e vice. The accelerated rhythm. It made me feel anxious and tight during the performance.
Then, it ended with a gradually soften dynamics and brilliant coda. The last movement, finale, was Presto. It was a Rondo with a soft ending as well. The homophobic form I heard during the piece allowed me know it not from Baroque era. This concert allows me have a clear impression of what is classical music and how to recognize the characteristics of classical music, which has improved my ability of appreciation of a kind of new music.