Listening Log Posts 2017-2018

Dear Students,

Here we are starting a new Blog which is dedicated to our Listening Log. From now on, you are welcome to post your weekly ListeningListening Log Logs here in a form of comment to this blog post. You can choose to continue to bring your paper versions to the lessons, or, you may choose to do a paper one week, then do a post on this website for another week. Either way, each completed Listening Log will earn you a Sticker!

 

You will need to make your posts fit the following format:

Listening Log No.? by (your name)

First piece:

  1. Composer
  2. Title
  3. Composition
  4. Insert a YouTube link or a link from another site if you listened/watched on computer. Skip this step if you listened to radio in a car
  5. Your comments!

Second piece:

  1. Composer
  2. Title
  3. Composition
  4. Insert a YouTube link or a link from another site if you listened/watched on computer. Skip this step if you listened to radio in a car
  5. Your comments!

51 thoughts on “Listening Log Posts 2017-2018”

  1. Listening Log Post

    Title: Violin Concerto in E minor, 1st movement
    Composer: Mendelssohn
    Performer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUQD6Rr2M8

    melancholy, sweet, and energetic. The violin sounds like a shrill crying out. As the other parts of the orchestra join in, the music sounds a little brighter and calmer. I love the steady and slow theme.

    Title: Violin Concerto in E minor, 3rd movement
    Composer: Mendelssohn
    Performer; Janine Jansen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGMsfyy-FPY

    Two short fanfares of trumpets launch this playful and lively finale. The tune is light-hearted and bouncy. This movement is so quick, the soloist’s fingers look like a flash! The orchestra is a great accompaniment to the soloist’s rapid scales. I love the fast and playful theme of this movement.

  2. title: Sonata No. 3
    composer: Prokofiev
    performer: Daniil Trifonov
    comments: I like the different characters of playing in different sections, the sound quality is good and so is the phrasing and dynamics and there is detailed articulation

    title: Clair De Lune
    composer: Debussy
    performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
    comments: very calm and quiet piece, i like how there’s a lot of phrasing and expression even tho most of it is very quiet, the sound is still strong and firm even though it’s quiet

  3. Listening Log Post

    Title: Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
    Performer: Umi Garrett

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs1c_yCZKYk

    A joyful and slow beginning. I love the majestic and rich sound of this piece. It is also peaceful and light, and I feel like I am floating in the air.

    Title: “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
    Performer: Umi Garrett

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBYGZGo5ObM

    The music is beautiful and soothing. I love the expression in this piece, and how Umi softly strokes the piano. While listening to this piece, I thought of the galaxy, flickering with countless silver stars.

  4. Listening Log #25

    Title: Fantasy-Impromptu
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Umi Garrett

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFiQ2gPSJDI

    This is such a beautiful piece. I felt like I was flying in the air. I love the expression and dynamics in this piece; they give it so much life.

    Title: “Tempest”, 1st movement
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Umi Garrett

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VDMOc8RQr0

    Starts out soft and slow, but gradually quickens. The dynamics get louder and louder until it really sounds like a tempest is brewing! I love how the notes in this piece sound so rich.

  5. Listening Log #24

    Title: “The Horseman”, No. 29 op. 27
    Composer: Kabalevsky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijzXZKrRSOE

    Starts out with a mysterious and adventurous tone. It sounds exactly like a horse’s pounding hooves, and that the rider is on a secret and dangerous mission. I love this piece; it is so energizing.

    Title: Etude in A Major, No. 26, op. 27
    Composer: Kabalevsky
    Performer: Craig Lynch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeO2IkL1BkQ

    Very bouncy and lively. This piece makes me have mixed feelings: it is happy one moment, and sad other parts. While listening to this piece, I thought of a child skipping along a pathway.

  6. Listening Log #24

    Title: Ballade No. 3 in A flat Major, op. 47
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Krystian Zimerman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkPLDoZXlHQ

    Very soft and joyful. When I listen to this piece, I feel calm and lighthearted. It also has a bit of a bounce to it. I love the phrasing and the dynamics.

    Title: “The Horseman”, No. 29 op. 27
    Composer: Kabalevsky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijzXZKrRSOE

    Starts out with a mysterious and adventurous tone. It sounds exactly like a horse’s pounding hooves, and that the rider is on a secret and dangerous mission. I love this piece; it is so energizing.

  7. Listening Log #24

    Title: Sonata No. 26 in E flat major
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Daniel Barenboim

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2CLFPii7Qg

    1st movement: Very slow, smooth, soft, and a little bittersweet. There are long pauses in between notes. It gets quicker and livelier towards the middle of the movement. This reminds me of a serene snowy, winter day.
    2nd movement: About the same tempo as the first movement. It is also slow, with a mysterious and gloomy tone and a tinge of joy. I thought of a grey, rainy day.
    3rd movement: It starts out quite fast and joyful, like an energetic dance. I could hear some arpeggios. I thought of a big celebration, with tons of confetti!

    Title: Sonata No. 2 in G major, op 49, 1st mvmt
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Jennifer Qu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYNw40q4FaE

    This piece is very joyous and enthusiastic. Jennifer plays with great expression and articulation. While listening to this piece, I thought of a sunny afternoon at a park.

  8. Listening Log #23

    Title: Ballade in F minor Op. 52, second stage
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Kate Liu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMSwmDK-sTM

    Very beautiful and soothing. This piece has a soft, calming, and joyful tune. The tempo is slow and steady. Kate puts wonderful expression in this piece.

    Title:hi Ballade No. 2 in F major Op 38
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Krystian Zimerman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wslm1ZL9EI8

    There is a happy, swaying melody at the beginning. It is a little slow. While listening to this, I thought of a sunrise and the sunshine peeking through window binds.
    Then: BAM! Suddenly the piece became very loud, strong, and quick. It scared me! I really like the excitement of this piece.

  9. Listening Log #22

    Title: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op 58
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Olga Scheps

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-nB7QK3XUY

    I: Very dramatic, energetic, and mysterious. There are some cheerful and bittersweet parts. I love the bouncy tune.
    II: Very quick and swift, with a tinge of sadness. Olga plays with great emotion and expression.
    III: Starts off with an ominous mood, but gets more lighthearted through the rest of the movement. Soft and steady, with long pauses in between notes.
    IV: Very vigorous, and somewhat foreboding. Also strong and loud. While listening to this, I feel like I am on a roller coaster, soaring up and down on the musical scale.

    Title: Sonata op. 90
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Umi Garrett

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQyTX50A6o0

    An exciting, energetic beginning. Fast and bouncy in some parts, smooth and flowing in others. Umi Garrett plays very beautifully.

  10. Listening Log #21

    Title: Prelude in E major
    Composer: Bach
    Performer: Gabry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOXM4OUIa0I

    Very cheerful tune, a little bouncy and catchy. Gabry does a good job in articulation. While listening to this, I thought of a person riding a horse in the fields.

    Title: Cello Suite No. 3 in C major
    Composer: Bach
    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icx52BLixaw

    Very quick and lively. Yo-Yo Ma does a great job making his notes smooth and light, and full of expression at the same time. I thought of a girl walking and running along a path.

  11. Listening Log #20

    Title: String Quartet 1st movement
    Composer: Grieg
    Performers: Orlando Quartet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlS0QgOHiqM

    Slow and grand beginning, but the tempo soon quickens. This piece sounds very mysterious, but joyful at the same time. I thought of a burglar running away from the police, and the burglar is happy he got away.

    Title: “Pathetique” Sonata No. 8 1st movement
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Umi Garrett

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx6ITchkKqA

    Umi does a wonderful job playing. Her phrasing and dynamics are superb. There are slow and soft parts, then it gets intense with super quick notes and mysterious-sounding chords.

  12. Listening Log #19

    Title: Piano Concerto in C major
    Composer: Haydn
    Performer: Anton Wu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAOoBNScULY

    Quite cheerful, with a quick tempo. Anton has great articulation, making the piece light and bouncy. I thought of a leisurely walk in a field filled with wildflowers.

    Title: Piano Concerto in A minor, 1st movement
    Composer: Schumann
    Performer: Dang Thai Son

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dJIsehGmSw

    This is such a beautiful movement. There is happiness and sadness all mixed it, wound together. Dang Thai Son does a very good job playing–his phrasing and dynamics is great, and he doesn’t rush in the slow spots, he waits and lets the notes sink in.

  13. Listening Log #18

    Title: Prelude No.4 in E minor
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDZ_DlNfsWk

    Soft, calm, and bittersweet. The notes are very quiet and gentle. Khatia does an excellent job keeping them even and connected. Sad and mournful but very beautiful.

    Title: Prelude in G minor
    Composer: Rachmaninoff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QB7ugJnHgs

    Very mysterious, bouncy, and lively in the beginning. Towards the middle it was sweet and flowing, then was bouncy and quick again in the end. I love how this prelude is calming and exciting.

  14. Log #8

    Jon Cozart
    Harry Potter in 99 seconds
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y57sYHIDP_Y
    A short summary of the entire Harry Potter series. I have no clue how accurate it is, because I haven’t read past half of the second book and I don’t remember anything about it.

    Random Encounters
    Resident Eins: Halloween Song
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uB2ns7sT8ww
    A song about trying to revive a dead friend (it’s really silly and nothing creepy, honestly). A vampire is telling two people how to revive him by reading a book.

  15. Jon Cozart
    Harry Potter in 99 seconds
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y57sYHIDP_Y
    A short summary of the entire Harry Potter series. I have no clue how accurate it is, because I haven’t read past half of the second book and I don’t remember anything about it.

    Random Encounters
    Resident Eins: Halloween Song
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uB2ns7sT8ww
    A song about trying to revive a dead friend (it’s really silly and nothing creepy, honestly). A vampire is telling two people how to revive him by reading a book.

  16. Listening Log #17

    Title: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op 23
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Krystian Zimerman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce8p0VcTbuA

    So beautiful. I love how Krystian pauses between phrases, giving us a little suspense. He does an excellent job in phrasing and dynamics. It is hard to describe the mood of this piece. In some parts it sounds sorrowful, and in other parts it is quite quick and lively and almost happy. While listening to this piece, I thought of people, serene and peaceful, doing yoga poses on a mountain, with the world before them, with a stunning sunrise.

    Title: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, op 52
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Krystian Zimerman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe-GrRQz8pk

    Very sweet and calm. Krystian often leans back while playing, closing his eyes and enjoying the music. He makes his notes very clear, with just a touch of bounciness. Once he paused for a while after playing a note, keeping us hanging on to it, before playing again. This piece is almost like a lullaby; it is so relaxing. I thought of the sun dancing in between the leaves of trees in a forest, and birds chirping.

  17. Listening Log

    Title: Piano Concerto No. 2, 2nd movement
    Composer: Brahms
    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMYl8OW7oJE

    Sad and mournful, yet with a gleam of hope. Sweet, beautiful, and soft. The notes blend together perfectly. There is also a touch of mystery and surprise. I think the articulation is very good in this piece: Elisabeth makes some notes soft and blended, and some very bouncy and surprising.

    Title: Prelude in E minor No. 4 Op. 28
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Alon Goldstein

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y6r1nHnLVo

    Also very sorrowful. Alon does a very good job in phrasing. He makes notes softer at the beginning of the phrase, and louder towards the end. This is a beautiful prelude.

  18. Log #7

    Shawn Mendes
    Stitches
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nEcyghKk0ok
    Originally by Shawn Mendes, Jon Cozart puts his own stil in it. There are no instruments except a selection of tubes that create an interesting unique sound. He overlays with multiple recordings of himself singing different parts in the song.

    Thomas Sanders
    The Things We Used to Share
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRxGelkA_Uo
    A song about leaving one another, and being stripped of his pride and not really caring for anything anymore.

  19. Log #6

    Dodie Clark
    Secret For the Mad
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FfVIMfSGBhw
    An empowering and sad song. Dodie sings about pulling through everything. Despite any struggles, she tells you that at least someone is here to help and support you and you won’t be forgotten.

    Dodie Clark
    When (Live)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2LuQAtD9tE
    A placid, solemn song trying to convince her self to enjoy life. Other than the piano as a accompaniment, there is a violin and cello that plays along, creating a eerie, and when not play, a quiet mood.

  20. Listening Log 1

    Title: Piano Concerto 1 1st movement
    Composer: Rachmaninoff
    Performer: Soheil Nasseri

    Comments: I thought the beginning was a little too slow and I didn’t like how they ended the first phrase quietly, but the phrasing and technique was good. The sound quality is really clear and there’s a wide range of dynamics. The quiet parts are played really expressively and the loud parts are played powerfully. My favorite part was the ending.

    https://youtu.be/h9z8LfyKWzo

    Listening Log 2

    Title: Etude op 10 no 5
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Pollini

    Comments: I like that the sound is so clear and they can still do phrasing and be expressive. Good technique and I like the ending.

    https://youtu.be/gqHL2nvWs2U

  21. Listening Log

    Title: Clarinet Quintet in A major
    Composer: Mozart
    Performers: Old City String Quartet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8fX1LmqG8s

    1st movement: Very joyful and sweet, with a little bit of bounciness. The clarinet and the cello sound so beautiful and smooth together! This movement reminds me of dancers on a ballroom floor.

    2nd movement: Calming, bittersweet, and fairly slower than the first movement. It makes me think of the sun shining on a spring day, with butterflies fluttering in a garden.

    3rd movement: Quite lively, yet there is a touch of sadness. In some parts it even sounds like a lullaby.

    4th movement: A little slow and lazy, with energetic and quick bursts.

    Title: Piano Concerto no. 11 in D major
    Composer: Haydn
    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDKIeyAnCBc

    1st movement: Very joyful and jumpy. The tempo is quick. I thought of a couple running along a beach together, with the husband picking the wife up and swinging her around at times.

    2nd movement: Grand, slow, sad, and flowing. This movement makes me think of the night sky, with its endless twinkling starts and galaxies.

    3rd movement: This movement is the quickest of all. It is jumpy, mysterious, and joyful. I love it!

  22. Listening Log

    Title: Cello Suite no. 1 in G major
    Composer: Bach
    Performer: Mischa Maisky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQLXRTl3Z0

    Prelude: deep and graceful, joyful and soothing. I could imagine sound waves flowing high and low, high and low.
    Allemande: calm and flowing, with sadness and happiness mixed together.
    Courante: Quick and jumpy, like rabbits bouncing in an open field, sniffing about and playing with each other, but soon turns sorrowful, slow, and grand.

    Title: Piano Quintet op 44 in E flat major
    Composer: Schumann
    Performer: Martha Argerich

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU97k1_K3SE

    1st movement: Very grand and joyful, with a touch of mystery and yearning. The violins mix perfectly with the cellos and the piano. Parts of the movement are quite quick and suspenseful.

    2nd movement: Very sorrowful, a little threatening, yet with a tinge of hope. Deep and flowing, very beautiful.

    3rd movement: Very fast and quick. The notes seem to fly past. There is some naughtiness and adventure in this movement. I love how this movement is so fast–it really boosts one’s spirits!

  23. Title: Concerto in F minor, 1st movement
    Composer: Bach
    Performer: Claudio Dauelsberg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlpw0qrj3Is

    Mysterious, quick, with perfect tempo. The orchestra seems like an echo to the main melody. The phrasing and dynamics are great. I noticed in some parts it got really loud and strong and other parts quiet and smooth. The articulation is also really good.

    Title: Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Martha Argerich

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNIK1yaKr_4

    Grand, sad, and mysterious all at the same time. Martha does an excellent job in phrasing and expressing the mood of the piece. I could tell she was really into the music. While listening to this piece, I thought of a night sky filled with stars and raining shooting stars. Towards the end, the piece’s tempo picks up and Martha’s fingers become a blur. This is an amazing piece!

  24. Listening Log

    Title: Cavalry Gallop
    Composer: Kabalevsky
    Performer: Craig Lynch

    This piece sounds exactly like a horse’s hooves clattering on pavement. The piece is mysterious, like the horse and rider are on a midnight adventure. Very exciting!

  25. Listening Log

    Title: Piano Concerto in A minor, 1st movement
    Composer: Schumann
    Performer: Dang Thai Son

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dJIsehGmSw

    WOW. This movement, to me, covers a variety of emotions and feelings. It starts out grand, exciting, and strong. then it was flowing and beautiful. A small part of it was faint, sweet, sad, and yearning. And then it was abrupt, playful, and mysterious. THEN it was a mix of them all! The rest of the movement sort of alternated between the feelings.

    Title: Moonlight sonata, 3rd movement
    Composer: Beethoven

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj1xQUUJ94U

    Whoa. Just whoa. This movement is AMAZING!! At first I expected it to be sort of peaceful and soft, because of the name “Moonlight”, but this is totally the opposite! It’s jumpy, strong, and mysterious. The pianist played it so well; her phrasing and dynamics were superb, and she was right on beat. SO. GOOD!

  26. Listening Log

    Title: Night On The River
    Composer: Kabalevsky
    Performer: Craig Lynch

    Sad, but beautiful. This is quite a short piece, and I always have to listen to these pieces at least two times to think of a story. I thought of that feeling you get when you have really good plans for outside activities to do the next day, then the next day you look outside and it’s raining. Craig Lynch expressed the piece beautifully.

    1. (continued)

      Title: Little Fable
      Composer: Kabalevsky
      Performer: Craig Lynch

      Very fun and bouncy. Makes me think of a roller coaster–full of of excitement and adventure, but over much too soon. Craig Lynch does an excellent job of keeping the staccato notes light and jumpy.

  27. Listening Log

    Title: Catch Me!
    Composer: Schumann
    Performer: Craig Lynch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GygN4zmLfNI

    Wow! This piece is so fast and exciting! The 43 seconds of the piece literally whooshes by! This makes me think of a short race like a 100 meter dash. It’s super exciting, but after a few seconds it’s over. This piece is so awesome!

    Title: Shooting Stars in Summer
    Composer: Naoko Ikeda
    Performer: Aileen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz-JfNkC6iE

    Flowing and calm, but bright and cheerful. The phrasing is excellent. Makes me think of a person laying on the cool, rough grass, gazing at the beautiful night sky.

  28. Listening Log

    Title: Maple Leaf Rag
    Composer: Joplin
    Performer: Craig Lynch

    https://youtu.be/PkNVH6Bm9AY

    Starts out quite bouncy and jumpy. It has a cheerful, carefree tune to it that reminds me of Snoopy and his “happy dance.” This is one of those pieces that you can’t help but dance to it.

    Title: Curious Story, op 15. no. 2
    Composer: Schumann
    Performer: Craig Lynch

    This is quite a curious story! It starts out quite bouncy, then turns legato for a bit, then goes back to staccato, then ends in legato. Usually I try to think of a story that goes along with a piece, but for this I can’t quite think of one! Maybe Schumann tried to make his piece in the way that would keep his audience wondering even after he finished. Or maybe he just wanted to make a short little fun piece that didn’t have much meaning.

    1. I replayed the video, and thought about a girl skipping along a pathway (staccato parts) and when she was tired she would walk for a little bit (legato parts) and then she would skip again.

      I really like Curious Story! It’s so fun 🙂

  29. Listening Log

    Title: Prelude 1 in C major
    Composer: Bach
    Performer: Tzvi Erez

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXMVkQ70I88

    Beautiful, soft, flowing, very soothing and calming. Some parts are sad, some parts are sweet. Simple, yet complex. Repetitive, yet always a surprise. Sounds like a lullaby. I love this prelude! It’s so beautiful 🙂

    Title: Nocturne in E flat minor op. 9 no. 2
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Vadim Chaimovich

    It sounds sort of like a waltz. Beautiful, calming, and soothing like the prelude. Makes me think of a couple walking hand-in-hand on a romantic evening.

  30. Listening Log

    Title: Fairy Tale
    Composer: Kabalevsky
    Performer: Suzanne Kirsh

    Soft and peaceful, beautiful and flowing. Like a lullaby. The notes blend together perfectly into a captivating melody. Sounds exactly like a fairy tale, with, of course, a happy ending.

    Title: Sad Story, op. 27 no. 6
    Composer: Kabalevsky
    Performer: Craig Lynch

    A very depressing piece. Soft and faint voices cry out. It’s short but has a mesmerizing melody that makes you wish it continues. Craig Lynch made the piece sound so beautiful. There were no cows, and he played it at just the right tempo for the bittersweet notes to echo and sink in.

    1. Thank you, Evangelina Ariana Thornton, for your very kind comments about my interpretation of Kabalevsky’s “Fairytale.”

      I hope you are enjoying your piano studies.

      Regards,
      Suzanne Kirsh

  31. HALLOWEEN LISTENING LOG!!

    Title: “Little” Fugue in G minor (for piano)
    Composer: Bach
    Performer: Dario Ronchi

    In music class today, we listened and learned about this fugue. My teacher said that fugues are basically taking a tune and mixing it up. But there is still one main “subject.” Then we played a game that whenever we heard the main subject, we could move around and dance and do whatever. But whenever there was a different tune, we had to freeze. It was so fun! Dario does an excellent job playing this piece. It is very strong and lively, and it sounds like there are two voices in the background. I thought it sounded quite mysterious and very Halloween-y.

    Title: “In the Hall Of the Mountain King”
    Composer: Edvard Grieg
    Performer: Paul Barton

    VERY Halloween-y. Sounds like there are one mysterious, low voice singing and another high voice crying out. It is very strong and powerful. I love it! Here is a SUPER cool video of line rider that’s synchronized to “In The Hall Of The Mountain King”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIz3klPET3o

    It’s SO COOL!

  32. Listening Log

    Title: Piano Sonata No. 17
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa

    Flowing, soft, excellent use of pedal. The dynamics and phrasing are great. She plays very expressively. All the notes are even and very beautiful.

    Title: Sonata Op. 57
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa

    Very rapid, clear notes. Again, great use of pedal and staccato. Sounds very dramatic, but sweet at the same time. The phrasing and dynamics are very good.

  33. Log #4
    Brand New
    Ben Rector
    I heard this for the first time my first year at overnight camp, CTY. Every time I listen to it I think about how much fun I had with my friends, and other wonderful memories. Like saving a donut from spilt water and laughing about fat and calories.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dx8ydn09zms

    Anything Vine can do YouTube can do better
    Jon Cozart
    Comparing what is better, Vine or YouTube.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XYOpRa4OGD4

  34. Listening Log No.2 By Thomas Wang
    Title: Prelude (vip edit)
    Composer:The fat rat
    Performer: JDD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXEr_KoBqqI
    Comments: This piece starts very calmly and then becomes very dynamic and up beat. It also has the same up beat recognizable tune that I really enjoy

    Title: I May Fall
    Composer: Jeff Williams
    Performer: Jeff Williams and Casey Lee Williams
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFg8BP01F5Q
    Comments: This song brings so much emotion and I think sums up how life should be thought of. It does such a good job blending all of the instruments and the singer together.

  35. Listening Log No.1 By Thomas Wang
    Title: Beam
    Composer: Mako
    Performer: Mako
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrvlVLLabro
    Comments: People say that this is one of the best electro pieces ever, and I can see why. It is a really well rounded piece and has a main melody that is exciting, up beat, and memorable.

    Title: Die
    Composer: Jeff Williams
    Performer: Jeff Williams and Casey Lee Williams
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiWF_vmJyiI
    Comments: This song (yes a song there are lyrics) comes from an online tv show. This piece begins with a very calmly and quietly. The next part starts the beat drop and then we get to the beat drop. This song is one of my favorite because it is so interesting.

  36. Week 3
    Listening Log Post 1

    Title: 6/10
    Composer: Dodie Clark
    Performer: Dodie Clark
    Comments: This song is really calming and a bit depressing. It’s about how she feels like she isn’t special and no one likes her and no one hates her, like she’s just extremely average. The meaning is really emphasized. I especially love the strings in the background.

    Listening Log Post 2

    Title: Waving Through A Window (From the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen)
    Composer: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
    Performer: Ben Platt
    Comments: This song is from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and it’s about how the main character always feels alone and lonely. The chorus is really catchy. Although sung by character with social anxiety, it is extremely powerful and like his power anthem.

  37. Week 2
    Listening Log Post 1

    Title: Faschingsschwank Aus Wien 1st Movt
    Composer: Schumann
    Performer: Sviatsolav Ritcher
    Comments: This piece sounds very grand. Its powerful. I think the performer rushed it, bur the technique was good. It sounds like a piece played at a ceremony to celebrate something. I especially like the ending.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq9FSyVtA-Q

    Listening Log Post 2

    Title: Montauges and Capulets for Piano
    Composer: Prokofiev
    Performer: Andrei Gavrilov
    Comments: I love the chords in this piece. It sounds so simple and clean but powerful and grand. The performer played with a strong tone and nice dynamics. I think the soft part sounds very mysterious.

  38. Week 1
    Listening Log Post 1

    Title: Sonata No.3
    Composer: Prokofiev
    Performer: Boris Berman
    Comments: Starts out powerful, then quiets down. I think the harmonies are very interesting. The odd notes form nice chords. The performer played with good dynamics and phrasing. The sound is great too. My favourite part is where it is calm and happy and then suddenly turns into a loud scale passage.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRls_Kjt9I

    Listening Log Post 2

    Title: Etude Op 10 No 5
    Composer: Chopin
    Performer: Pollini
    Comments: This is a really energetic piece. It sounds like a little girl skipping on the road and then facing a monster. The beginning sounds very happy. then it gets intense, and then happy again. The performer played with a good sound quality and technique.

  39. Listening Log #3

    Title: Piano Concerto No. 5
    Composer: Beethoven
    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQHrNdjUPDc&list=RD6lvBQJjxw4c&index=5

    A great sweeping start. Very grand and “big”. Mitsuko does a stupendous job playing. She moves her elbows, taps with her fingers, plays with expression, and even sways to the music. AND handled countless octaves in a row!

    Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
    Composer: Brahms
    Performer: Yuja Wang

    A kind of ominous beginning, like a storm brewing. Sounds like the “dun-dun-dun” part at the cliffhanger in a story, except more dramatic. Then, suddenly, it clears up, and the music turns soft and bittersweet for a while, then it goes up big and strong again. I really like this kind of music, where it’s super soft, then suddenly surprises you with loudness.

  40. Log #2

    Jon Cozart
    Politiclash
    Singing about the 2016 election. Comparing Trump and Clinton and quoting what they have said.

    A. P. Carter – Lusia Gartstin – Jon Cozart
    Cups (When I’m Gone)
    A parody of the Cup Song, with a slightly different melody, rearranged from the original song.

  41. Log 1#

    Ryan Higa
    Millennial Love
    Country
    A song with lyrics expressing how the modern day people talk, act, etc.

    Jon Cozart
    Star Wars in 99 Seconds
    Summarizes Star Wars describing what happened in the movies.

  42. Dr. Anna told me to put this here…

    She asked me why the left hand had to lead in order for the hands not to fall apart in scale. I answered that you normally focus on the right hand, so when you focus on the left hand your right hand already knows what to do, so now both of your hands know what to do and….it’s awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Listening Log No. 2 by Erin Chen
    Title: French Suite No. 4
    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer: Murray Perahia
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyGvhrCI5Nw
    1st movement: This piece is an interesting combination of fast and sweet. It makes me think of the sun rising, and animals coming out of their dens to look at it.
    2nd movement: This movement is faster. It reminds me of the sea, always moving, and gazelles leaping.
    3rd movement: This movement is softer and slower. it makes me think of the trees waving in the wind, a butterfly landing on a flower, fragile but strong. He really puts a lot of emotion into playing this piece.
    4th movement: This is the fastest movement so far. It reminds me of Joel, always all over the place and always so loud!
    5th movement: the fifth movement is the same tempo as the 4th. I almost thought they were the same movement!
    6th movement: this movement is a combination of all the movements together.
    7th movement: this movement is the fastest one. It reminds me of a cheetah, speeding through the African Plains.
    8th movement: this movement is like a grasshopper, always jumping about

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