For our class project I decided to attend a concert at Bargeman’s, a floating concert hall in Brooklyn,’ chose is because I thought it would be cool to be on a boat for a concert. This concert will be on Friday November 30th at 8 pm. I will focus on the two masterwork series they will be performing. The first one is Takeouts Quatrain II, Between Tides and the second one is Messiahs Quartet for the End of Time. There will be a trio with a cello, violin, piano, and clarinet. This seems very interesting and I review photos on this venue. It has a very nice view and it looks very formal.
I plan to focus on both pieces I will listen to both of them on Youth and they are both interesting find it interesting how a piano,cello,clarinet and a violin can come together to make a piece. Even though this is not my type of music I will try to enjoy this piece. So I watched Messiness piece on youth and Judging from the videos this piece has eight movements. The first movement is called liturgy of crystal. This piece has a soft feel to it. But to me its kind of disproportional. The piano plays very soft but not in a smooth melody.
It seems like the pianist is Just playing different toes that don’t go together. The violin plays in a high pitch. The dynamic level increases in this movement. The flute is very fortissimo. I feel like its leading on the other instruments because of how loud and the way it is playing. I can hardly hear the cello but I can see that the cello player is playing one long note at a time, very slowly and long. The second piece is called vocalizes. It starts off dramatic with the piano. It looks like the pianist was banging on the piano. The violin and clarinet plays fast and very forte. The cello takes a rest.
Then the violin plays very loud in a high pitch, allowed by the cello, then the clarinet. They pause then the pianist interrupts the pause by hitting the keys on her piano hard from high to low. Suddenly the instruments all play a soft melody. The violin is still on a high pitch, the piano plays the same three notes Just different keys. The clarinet is not included at this time. The cello has a very sad feel it sounds like something I’d hear from a sad part of a movie, maybe heart break or death. The third movement is called Abyss of the birds it is a clarinet solo the piano, violin, and cello are not a part of this movement.
The clarinet starts off with a soft note. It descends as it goes on. The tempo is extremely slow. It sounds fortissimo as it goes on. Then he descends from a higher pitch. He plays a fast melody after the pauses he makes. It goes from fast to slow to fast to slow. The fourth piece is called Interlude. The piano is not in this piece. The cello, violin, and clarinet plays the same notes. It sounds like a soft melody. Then the clarinet plays alone as the violin and cello play as a response. At one point the cello player starts plucking. The cello and violin stay on the same notes.
The fifth movement is called praise to the eternity of Jesus. The cello starts off with a soft feel, very slow and long notes, Followed with the piano in the back. The piano plays very pianissimo. The amplitude is very low. But the violin plays crescendo. You hear more of the depth as it plays. This gives me a romantic feel, by the way it plays. The piano increases its depth and its amplitude. The fifth movement is called Dance of fury, for the seven Music Western Civilization By curatively 219 instruments play at the same amplitude, notes, and tempo.
Creating a soft melody. The amplitude when from high to low to high to low. They all made eye contact to make sure they were going at the same pace. In the ending they still played the same notes Just a slower tempo and low pitch. The seventh movement is called Cluster or rainbows, for the angel who announces the end of time. The cello in this piece stands out to me. The other pieces the cello was Just part of the background music to me. Its playing very soft in a high pitch. It almost sounds like a violin. The piano is also soft with low amplitude in the background.
Suddenly a long pause, dramatic music is laded with all the instruments. The piano is very dramatic and plays alone in a fast pace. The piano has no melody or rhythm to me. It sounds like Just different notes that don’t sound good together. The eighth piece is called praise to the immortality of Jesus. This piece is Just the piano and violin. This is an amazing movement. I think this is my favorite on of all the other ones. This movement focuses on the violin. The violin has such a pianissimo piece with the piano playing in the background.
The pitch goes high and low mostly high. The piano is playing the same 3 notes pedaled and it goes crescendo. The violin plays a soft melody that give me a passionate feeling. The ending is big for the violin, its almost like the violin has a solo. This piece has no visualization. There are Just four instruments in these master pieces. My first impression of this piece was I never heard something like this it was kind of weird to me but I had to watch/listen to them a few times before really analyzing it. These pieces go from fast to slow to fast repeatedly.
I did some research on these composers from the FMC library however, I didn’t find information about he pieces, but I found information about the two composers. Takeouts, T¶our is from Japan. He was taken to china a month after his birth because his father worked there. He attended school there. He also served for the military where he had first discovered Western music. One of his fellow composers introduced to the work of Messiahs, which had an influence on Takeouts and his preformed work called Lento in due movements for the piano. The work he did built up what would become one of takeouts characteristic elements.
Takeouts wrote numerous works for radio, elevations, stage, vocals, piano, orchestral, chamber and solo instrumentals. Which lead him to win the PRI Italian for his orchestral work called tableau noir (1958). Later on he won even more awards for his film work. Takeouts published several of essays and other pieces of literature in which he described his own works. He was popular as a speaker and interviewed many composers on their visits to Tokyo. Later on in his life, Takeouts thought about composing an opera, but couldn’t complete the idea due to his passing. Messiahs, Olivier is a French composer and teacher.
He as “the leading French composer of the generation” after Debussy a composer who takeouts also admired. He quickly developed a persistent musical style he caked ‘modes of limited transposition’. He went to school at the Paris Conservatoire from 1919-1930. He then Joined the French army. In 1940 he was taken captive as a prisoner of war. While he was captive he composed Equator pour la fin du temps and preformed it in front of 5000 prisoners. He got released in 1941 and became a professor of harmony in the Paris conservatoire. The piece I will focus on is quartet for the end of time by Messiahs.