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Nicole Willock Video Program Notes Video # 1 I. Composer : Beethoven Title of Piece : Sonata for Cello and Piano Instrumentation : Cello and Piano II. Lecture Notes This piece is from Beethoven’s most well known period of composing. It is some of his most engaging music. Beethoven is one of the most famous composers in history. This piece has four parts. III. Biographical Information on Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in 1770. He is responsible for “bridging the gap from the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Romanticism.” When you think about classical music Beethoven’s name comes to mind. His life is separated into 3 periods. His most famous works were born during the middle period of his life. Beethoven’s career started when Prince Liehnowsky, a musical enthusiast, took Beethoven under his wing. Beethoven experienced periods of productivity separated by periods of anguish and seclusion. When he did compose, his work ethic was very high. Beethoven realized he would completely go deaf in 1802, which is marked by the famous Heiligenstadt Testament. He stopped performing and conducting by 1813, but continued to compose until his death. Beethoven died in 1827 from a diagnosis of dropsy. Beethoven’s funeral was one of great magnitude and included other famous composers, royalty, and some more than 20,000 people. His music has touched the lives of people for centuries and will continue to touch the lives of people for centuries to come. IV. Musical Description and Personal Reaction : Allegro ma non tanto - fast, but maybe a little less than fast. This piece flowed well. It had soft sounds mixed with strong sounds. At times, it sounded like a bird. I liked this piece the best. Scherzo – joke. The piece had a more whimsical tone. It was more exciting than the first piece. Adagio cantabile – slow, in a singing manner. This piece was definitely slower than all the rest. It was soothing. Allegro vivace – fast and lively. I really liked when the piece got fast. The music started to really come alive.
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Nicole Willock Video Program Notes Video # 1 I. Composer : Loeffler Title of Piece : Two Rhapsodies for oboe, viola, and piano Instrumentation : oboe, viola, and piano II. Lecture Notes : Loeffler was from France. He came to the United States at 20. He was an accomplished violinist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was popular as both a player and a composer. He shifted cultural preferences to French music from German. He had fondness for rich imagery. He was truly a composer of modern music and composed all genres. This piece has two parts, The Pond and The Bagpipe. III. Biographical Information on Composer : Charles martin Loeffler was born in 1861. He claimed France as his birthplace, but it is not certain where he was born. He studied in Germany and Paris and eventually became the Assistant Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He retired after 21 years there. He became a US citizen in 1887. Loeffler withheld many of his works from publication, but did compose songs,
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