CONCERT REPORT EXAMPLE - exposition. As the piece moved...

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EXAMPLE Jane Doe MUS 105 D60 November 30, 2010. Concert Attended : USC Symphony Orchestra Date Attended : November 15, 2010. Title of Work : Piano Concerto in A major, K.225 Composer : Wolfgang A. Mozart Conductor : Dr. Greg Moody Medium : Orchestra with piano soloist Style Period: Classical (Title of Work) Piano Concerto in A major, K. 225, 1 st Movement - Allegro The first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major (K.225) follows sonata- allegro form and was performed with an allegro tempo as was traditional for first movement forms during the Classical era. The rhythm pattern appears to follow a simple four-beat pattern throughout. The melody opened with the orchestra and was stated in the tonic key introducing the main theme groups in the exposition. This melody maintains primarily conjunct motion throughout the work. The soloist then introduced the theme groups once again in the double exposition, while remaining in the tonic key. The dynamics were mezzo-piano throughout the
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Unformatted text preview: exposition. As the piece moved toward the development section, a crescendo lead the listener toward the building tension between the soloist and orchestra as they traded off musical ideas (motifs), modulating between major and minor tonality as well as harmonic dissonances, much like that of the Baroque ritornello principle with the exchanges between the tutti and the concertino. As soon as the fortissimo had been reached in the development, a harmonic resolution back into the tonic key lead to the original theme groups introduced at the beginning of the work. This movement concludes in the typical sonata-allegro fashion with the recapitulation finally moving back into the tonic key and the added bonus of a cadenza performed by the soloist to display musical virtuosity on the piano. The piece ends on a final cadence from the dominant to the tonic chord played by all instruments....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course MUSIC 105 taught by Professor Sprankle during the Summer '11 term at Central Carolina.

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