Listening Log Posts 2018-2019

LISTENING LOG POSTS 2018-2019

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 LogLogs 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!

7 thoughts on “Listening Log Posts 2018-2019”

  1. listening log week 8

    Beethoven sonata op 31 no 3 mvmt. 2
    Daniel Barenboim
    Comments- The beginning has many different characters and moods. this piece is like a playful dance, and it reminds me of kids playing tag. The short slow parts are very ominous. It is very jumpy and fast-paced. Good articulation and technique, and phrasing and dynamics.

    Beethoven sonata op 31 no 3 mvmt. 3
    Daniel Barenboim
    Comments- This movement sounds like something you would play when someone is walking down the aisle of a ceremony or maybe a wedding. It is very peaceful and calm. I think there should be more expressiveness and different tone colors.

  2. listening log week 7

    Beethoven sonata op 31 no 3 mvmt. 1
    Daniel Barenboim
    Comments- I like the contrast between the slow and fast parts in the beginning, the slow part sounds heavy and dark and the fast part is lively and jumpy. I think there could’ve been more expression and phrasing, although there was a wide range of dynamics, there wasn’t enough inside the levels of dynamics. Maybe that’s the way this movement is supposed to be played. I like that every time there was a key change the character was different. Good sound and technique.

    Beethoven Sonata op 31 no 3 mvmt. 4
    Daniel Barenboim
    Comments- This sounds like kids running around a field, but it has a dark undertone to it. I like that every time the theme comes up he finds a new way to play it. Good dynamics and phrasing. The melody is clearly shown.

  3. listening log week 7

    Beethoven sonata op 31 no 3 mvmt. 1
    Daniel Barenboim
    Comments- I like the contrast between the slow and fast parts in the beginning, the slow part sounds heavy and dark and the fast part is lively and jumpy. I think there could’ve been more expression and phrasing, although there was a wide range of dynamics, there wasn’t enough inside the levels of dynamics. Maybe that’s the way this movement is supposed to be played. I like that every time there was a key change the character was different. Good sound and technique.

    Beethoven Sonata op 31 no 3 mvmt. 4
    Daniel Barenboim
    Comments- This sounds like kids running around a field, but it has a dark undertone to it. I like that every time the theme comes up he finds a new way to play it. Good dynamics and phrasing. The melody is clearly shown.

  4. 11/2/18 listening log 1

    The Lark
    Glinka-Balakirev
    Evgeny Kissin
    Comments- the beginning is very peaceful and calm. It reminds me of birds in the spring chirping. I like the harmonies in this piece. Good phrasing + the sound is very clear and crisp. The section with lots of loud chords sounds like something in those movies that only have music and no talking.

    listening log 2

    La Campanella
    Paganini
    Evgeny Kissin
    Comments: The beginning is just one note but it still sounds very interesting. The sound is very sharp and relaxing and it makes the piece sound more light. Very good technique and dynamics. Even when there are fast passages he still plays it with the same delicate touch.

  5. Dodie Clark, Tessa Violet, Orla Gartland, Lauren Aquilina
    Crazy Human Psycho Crush
    A huge mash up of a bunch of songs the people who wrote them are. They harmonize one another as they acompany each other and sing each others’ songs. The huge mash up of the different songs and lyrics create a interesting mixed round of melodies and other songs.

    Vivaldi
    Four seasons op. 8 (1987 – remastered), spring allegro
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t2cIUu-sS7w
    A very familiar tune for many people. It’s moody and darker tone of melody puts a more mellow and shady mood to the piece. All the instruments come together creating different lights and feelings to the piece.

  6. Dodie Clark
    Burnt out
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=80f1VG_2pAM
    A sad song about when and how Dodie felt. She seemed to have felt sad even when there are people supporting and sending happiness toward her in her direction. The cords are sad and mellow like the lyrics of Dodie’s thoughts.

    J.S. Bach
    The art of fugue, BWV 1080 – The version for string quartet
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=78zgDFVuniM
    The quartet of two violins, a viola and a cello all speak together singing different melodies at supports at the same time. The interesting mix of higher supporting notes and lower melodies and talking back and forth of all the instruments through the piece creates an odd balance that is nice to the ears. It ends in one nice chord all together in harmony.

  7. Mozart
    Piano concerto no. 21 in c major, ‘Elvira Madigan’ K. 467: Andante Excerpt
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=neGFIzfprIE
    There is a sweet melody majority of the times a more minor set of chords played at certain times to change the colorful tone of the familiar well known piano pieces mainly for it’s main melody, A small orchestra plays along with the piano supporting the soloist. Some of the instruments I hear are strings, horns, oboes, flutes, clarinet, and possibly tuba.

    Dodie Clark
    Would you be so Kind?
    A sweet song sang by Dodie Clark. She plays a ukulele to accompany her poetic lyrics of the song she named would you be so kind. She sings about falling in love with a sweet acoustic innocent question and tone.

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