Listening rp 3 prompt

Listening rp 3 prompt - exploit the technical possibilities...

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Music 128 Fall 2009 Listening Response Paper # 3: Due in class Monday, 11/16/09 In 1720 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) composed the Chaconne in d minor for solo violin, BWV 1004. In 1877 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) made a transcription of this chaconne for left-hand piano. Brahms may have composed the work for the pianist Clara Schumann to play while she recovered from an injury to her right hand. If Brahms’s work is an example of a transcription, what is a transcription? Compare the Bach and Brahms versions. How does each
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Unformatted text preview: exploit the technical possibilities of the instrument? Can you tell that the Brahms version is for only one hand? Why or why not? Do you end up preferring one version over the other? If so, discuss the musical reasons behind your preference. If not, discuss why you find both to be just as effective musically. Recordings for both versions can be found in the “resources” folder on B-space under “week 13 materials.”...
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2010 for the course MUSIC 128 taught by Professor Bithell,d during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.

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