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Love 1 Haley Love MUMH 2040 Essay 2 21 November 2014 Art Music Symphony Orchestra I ve been to many Symphony concerts growing up I was actually a symphony ambassador for the San Angelo Symphony in middle school It is very interesting to meet the musicians and hear their stores and background so when I was given the opportunity to attend the Dallas Symphony concert on November 2 2014 I was ecstatic This performance included Igor Stravinsky s piece Song of the Nightingale Franz Liszt s piece Concerto No 1 in E Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra S 124 and Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky Korsakov s piece Scheherazade Symphonic Suite Op 35 While I was listening to these three pieces the two that really drew my attention were Stravinsky s and Rimsky Korsakov s pieces Both of these pieces are very distinct in their own ways and Rimsky Korsakov s piece may have even influenced Stravinsky s music Igor Stravinsky s Song of the Nightingale originally comes from the second and third acts of a symphonic poem The Nightingale Stravinsky wrote this piece in 1917 in Morges Switzerland however it was not performed until 1919 and this piece later became a ballet debut The instruments included in this piece are flutes oboes clarinets trumpets trombones tubas bass drums snare drums cymbals triangles the strings section two harps and a piano Song of the Nightingale contains three major movements which are the Presto the Chinese March and the Game of the Mechanical Nightingale In the first movement the listener is Love 2 introduced to the main theme and a solo by the piano then brought back to the main theme The second movement starts with a duet between the cello and double bass and the strings section also enters until the piano joins in and eventually the whole orchestra accompanies them This piece does not really sound like anything we have heard before because the melody is all over the place and disjunct but it does somewhat resemble his other piece The Rite of Spring however Song of the



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