Answer this 250 words min
For the Week 4 Forum, a word cloud featuring terms relating to the Enlightenment and Classical music is used.
- Complete the Week 4 reading and listening, which includes Chapter 4 “The Classical Era” in the course text and the Week 4 Lesson.
- Choose an example from the listening list below.
- Listen carefully to your selection.
- Using at least 10 words from the Classical Music word cloud, describe specific elements that relate to your musical selection. Note that the following words do not count towards the 10-word requirement: music, musical, composer/s and Classical. Write in complete sentences. The ten terms need to be used in a way that relates to music and/or culture in the Classical era. Initial posts are to be a minimum of 250 words.
- Bold or highlight the ten words in your answer chosen from the Classical Music word cloud.
- Post your completed answer to the WK4 Forum.
Mozart, “Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, third movement”
Mozart, “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467”
Mozart, “Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550, fourth movement”
Mozart, “Der Hölle Rach” from act 2 of The Magic Flute
Mozart, “The Marriage of Figaro, Overture”
Haydn, “String Quartet No. 62 in C major”
Haydn, “String Quartet No. 53 in D major, Op. 64, No. 5” (“The Lark”)
Haydn, “Symphony No. 94 in G major” (“The Surprise Symphony”)
Haydn, “Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major”
Beethoven, “Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, second & third movement”
Beethoven, “Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op.67, Allegro con Brio”
Beethoven, “String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major”
Finally, respond substantively to two of your classmates’ answers. Use words from the Classical Music word cloud in your responses to others.
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1. The piece that I will be reviewing is Haydn’s, “Symphony No. 94 in G major” (“The Surprise Symphony”). As I took the time to listen to all the compositions we were provided, this one seemed to be the one that I really liked. Joseph Haydn could be deemed as the ultimate philosopher of music. Not only would I consider “Symphony No. 94 in G major” (“The Surprise Symphony”) a masterpiece, I would also say that when listening to it, that it was purely aesthetic to the human ear. As I played the composition for the third time, I thought to myself, “how could someone in the 1700’s grant music so much creativity.” All of Haydn’s compositions contains a timbre that seemed only worthy to be performed in front of the members of the aristocracy. It was not until the age of 20 when Haydn began to self-educate himself on the basics of music such as symphonies, musical variations, and the theory conducting a concert. He was mainly infamous for his multitude of string quartets. I feel as though “Symphony No. 94 in G major” (“The Surprise Symphony”) is a composition that would be performed at celebration mainly due to the fact that as I listened to it, it brought great embellishment to my spirit. Haydn’s work is far from the work of Mozart due to the fact that all of his compositions are ruled as happy and playful whereas Mozart’s compositions are meant to be performed at a king’s requiem. Haydn was ahead of his time when it came to performing and attaining structure of music. Overall, he will always remain one of the greatest of the Classical Era and his work is continually performed by modern day composers.
2. Of course, these musical selections included violins but my favorite thing to hear was the piano. When looking it up on YouTube, there were many concerts that popped up as though the two pieces by him are very popular. For the first the second movement the tempo was more subtle and remained calm. I listed to one concert that was in America, Texas to be exact For the third movement it was very upbeat and a distinct variation change. I enjoyed the theme of the third movement alot more than the second. For some reason classical music always reminds me of my ballet dances and makes me want to get my bar and point my feet.
Overall there was a recapitulation in both movements, being that the piano was the main sound. If I had to chose an instrument that I have always wanted to learn it would be the piano. Of course the musical form of classic music remained the same and there is no doubt that he was still one of the basic classical composers at the time.