Next is piece was the Haydn's symphony No. 94 played in G major. The symphony was composed during the classical period and has s homophonic texture. It is performed with a wide range of instruments and during its performance the following instruments were impressively played; aerophones mainly included, the French horn, obo, the bassoon and the trumpet; chordophones included the viola, double bass, violin and cello while the most notable membernophone was the timpani. The symphony has three movements which were impressive played by the orchestra. The movements include Adagio cantabile-vivace assai, andante, Menuette and Finale. Adagio cantabile-vivace assai and andante start slowly at the introductory level and proceeds to a quick temple or allegro. The movement's dynamics are not static but keep changing start at piano, then rising to mezzo piano. It melody has an ascending shape or a crescendo. This takes the sonata-allegro taking of in a triple meter and later changes to a compound meter when it reaches the allegro. The movement presents two themes in wide ranges. The melody has numerous and distinct cadences that create an atmosphere of spontaneity and make listeners unable to determine what to , these movements have a peaceful and exciting mood. The andante also has a theme and its form varies too. For instance the form varies from A, A1, A2, A3 and A4. It is in a duple meter and all or most of the variations are played in the major key apart for the A2 variation. The movement throughout the variations is disjunct and has a wide range with the melodies shifting between crescendo and diminuendo. The dynamics of this part also vary or keep changing beginning with piano and shifting to forte suddenly, which is an element of surprise. The theme here has numerous variations which are played pianissimo. The trio movement of the minuet is in three parts also known as ternary and s performed in a triple meter. This has a melody that is dancelike, creating mood that is happy and cheerful. Just like the other melodies this melody starts on a range that is narrow but later expands as the music progresses. Also, few instruments are played in the trio as compared to the Minuet and the dynamics which swell in a crescendo are mezzoforte. In the last part, the Finale, the movement is a duple meter. It is played on the major key and moves conjunctly together with an ascending theme. The movement has little distinct cadences and has a tendency of sticking to the main themes. Also, it tempo is fast and makes the mood exiting and really enjoyed this concert. It was really surprising and amazing to witness such organization and performance take place. The classical concert was a success. It was intriguing to see the concertmaster prepare the orchestra and the conductor take over and lead the orchestra. It was a positive experience.
July 26th, 2014: We completed the Swanlights series at Teatro Real in Madrid, the final installation of this piece. Thank you to all the artists and symphonies around the world that have helped to develop this piece and give it such a joyful life.
Although I enjoyed this book, I can imagine older people who were brought up when communism was still strong in the world and have probably read a lot about the Russian Revolution, would enjoy it even more.
The concert was performance by Katelyn Bouska, a doctoral student at Temple University, who is an active solo and collaborative performer on both ...