Mozart Don Giovanni

Mozart Don Giovanni - Alexis Joyce Booth Music 111 April 27...

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Alexis Joyce Booth Music 111 April 27 2008 Mozart Don Giovanni Don Giovanni, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered in the Estates Theatre in Prague on October 29, 1787. Don Giovanni is an opera that begins forte, while abruptly ending the phrase with a full cadence, or a whole beat pause. The full cadence makes the listener feel as though the piece is over when the piece is not, which creates a sense of suspense. The music then surprises the audience by progressing in piano, but gets louder gradually with crescendos, but only to drop back to piano, which also raises the suspense. Since the softness and loudness varies, this piece uses a variety of dynamics. This opera starts out largo but also catches the audience off guard when this piece picks the pace back up to be allegro. When the character begins to sing, the instruments are allegro, making the listener feel upbeat and happy with use of the melodic keys. Mozart utilizes: woodwinds, horns and trumpets, and basso continuo to help make his master piece come alive. I
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Moore during the Spring '08 term at Shepherd.

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