Differences in Composers and Historically Informed Performers

Andras Schiff ensured there reasonable peddling in the performance in order to protect the clarity of the texture. An analysis of the character piece was possible through emphasizing on timbre, dynamics, articulation and the beat division which showed a difference between composers and historical performers. A serene rhythm that is flexible is created and reinforced by omitting distracting types of rubato. A look at the articulation in Andras Schiff reveals that the degree of connection in successive notes was effective employing a great level of creativity and music touch. Schiff’s performance makes him play just like Bach would do. A look at the style and tempo reveals it was important to avoid the extremes in the dynamic contrast in order to maintain the clarity of the textures.

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Mozart C minor Sonata K. 457 gave a shuttering expression of his anguish with a new language that set the sonata unique at the start of an epoch. The level of creativity had a deep expression that seems to have influenced the works of successors and contemporaries like Beethoven. The C minor sonata was among the first tragic works that utilized the minor key. The Sonata returns with a shattering impact especially at the final Rondo that triggers lamentation, a breathless terror, and resignation. These elements are coupled with pauses in the form of silence making the cries to be hollow and vain. The piece of work achieves greatness through using a personal tragedy underscoring discipline and inner order. Andras Schiff playing this piece creates a feeling of relaxation that triggers deep meditation triggering virtuosic imaginations. Visions of waterfalls, fragrant and vibrant flora comes to mind.

Glenn Gould’s performance of the C major, KV. 309 made the performance to be a little bit improved compared to Mozart’s performance. Scrutinizing the character of the piece, through focusing on the amount of rubato or the rhythmic flexibility, tempo, relative simultaneous loudness, and the connection between successive notes reveals that creativity was employed to make the piece outstanding and appealing. There was a serene articulation which in this case is a legato. Glenn Gould was a musically sensitive and enhanced the final chord’s tone through peddles that did not produce legato as much. His performance acts a potent trigger necessary for triggering pas memories and form visual images in the brain of a peaceful and beautiful place. It further reduces stress and can easily induce sleep due to the soothing environment created. Depending on the state of mind, the Glenn can trigger happiness or melancholic feelings that affect the listeners’ mood.

C major Sonata K. 309 can be regarded as a taking a form structure that is model teaching. Mozart’s Sonata forms like Bach fugues ensure there are no formal dogmas that are identifiable in the composition process. There is a strict observance and adherence to some fundamental patterns and at the same time employing his creative freedom. The first subject was a distinctive marcato in the opening that was preceded by a response of a five bar. Mozart never failed to use his favorite motifs of employing a falling fourth as well as a rising sixth towards the opening. There is a repetition of the seven measures of the major theme. An analysis of the transitions reveals there was a high degree of creativity with cantabile and spirited closing themes. All these techniques reveal that Mozart was also borrowing from the concepts and the principles in the then music paradigm.  Playing this sonata, Glenn Gould made it of the easiest pieces that Mozart composed musically and technically a position that can be supported by a majority of students in the first movement.

 

References

http://www.nafa.naxosmusiclibrary.com/mediaplayer/player.asp?br=128&tl=2487062

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