I attended a total of two concerts since I enrolled in this class. One being on May the 15th and the other being on December 4th. Both being performed by the Hunter Symphony, I enjoyed one a lot more than the other. Although only one concert was necessary for this review I attended two just to give myself options and I’m glad I went that way. The concert on May 15th was conducted by Paul F. Mueller and Matthew Rupcich and performed Verdi’s Requiem, which I did not find very interesting considering I had to write a review for it. But the concert that did catch my attention was directed by Reuben Blundell on Friday December 4th. I did not know what to expect because this was my first real concert that I have attended but my mother dragged me out and told me simply enjoy the music. This being said, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed the majority of what I heard.
What I most enjoyed about Clair de Lune (Moonlight) by Claude Debussy, and Ma Mere L’oye by Maurice Ravel was the concept of musical painting that was used. They were very delicate and easy to connect to. Debussy’s piece is lead by an eclectic piano with very clear persona. It sounds like a peaceful piece due to the piano’s impeccable flow that sets the mood and genre for the entire song. Debussy’s piece uses the flutes and piano to create an almost strange atmosphere, which was described as “nebulous” in the pamphlet given out before the concert. The soft mood has a timbre that connects to the title of the piece, Moonlight. This led me to believe that the image Debussy had in his mind while creating this piece was something rather bright and soft, something similar to moonlight. The pamphlet described Debussy’s love for painting and perhaps this was what inspired him to create such a beautiful piece that was pleasant.
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Concert Analysis: Songs Around the Word Offer Thee by Allen Rid out 1. Gregorian chant consists of a single-lined melody and is monophonic in texture. This piece also consists of these basic structures as well as not having any harmony or counterpoint. This piece performed by U of I faculty member Steven Rickards, is sung a cap pella. 2. This piece differs from the traditional Gregorian chant of ...
Ravel’s piece tells the story of five different fairy tales through the music, where each one has nothing to do with the other. The name of the piece is translates to “Mother Goose Suite”. The first and decisive aspect of this piece was the fact that there are five movements to it, almost as if it were five chapters. Before reading the pamphlet, I thought the five movements would serve as sequels to the previous movement. However, each movement tells a story of a different fairy tale, which I thought would have been interesting had it been more related. Nevertheless, just like Debussy’s piece, I was interested in what I could make out of the word painting through the music. One of the most interesting pieces was Les Entretiens de la Belle et da la Bete, translated to Talks of Beauty and the Beast. What really caught my attention was the clarinet seemed to reflect on Beauty, and the Bassoon reflecting the power, and ugliness of the Beast by sounding so low and deep. It sounded exactly as if the Beast was sneaking up upon the Beauty, inching closer and closer. One really interesting part of this piece was the way the violins were manipulated to sound like little animals. The grand crescendo at the end of the fifth movement provided for a great ending to the end of the concert.
In conclusion, I pretty much enjoyed the majority of the experience. It made me get rid of the skewed image I had of classical music to a much more pleasant one. If a concert of my liking were to appear at Hunter, I would enjoy attending it.