While listening to a piece of music, focus and try to “see” what the music portrays. If this, for example, is “The Seasons” by P. Tchaikovsky, then you may see an autumn landscape, a flying three, an awakening nature, a lark ringing in the sky. When listening to a song, one can always “finish” in the imagination what is more suitable for it: the wide expanse of the landscape, festivities …
Music, like any art, conveys the thoughts of the person who created it, the thoughts and feelings of those whom it depicts (in song, dance, opera, symphony). Compare the sounds in the music with the colors in the painting or the melody with the lines in the picture. And to make it even more interesting, draw what you Continue reading
Prelude (from lat. Prae … – before and ludus – game) – a short piece of music that does not have a strict form. At the time of its inception, the prelude always preceded the longer, more complex and strictly formalized work (hence the name), but subsequently the composers began to write preludes as independent works. Ostinato is often found in preludes; in general, preludes are similar in style to improvisation.
Prelude is an old genre and, at the same time, unusually sensitive to the latest requirements of the time, allowing many author’s decisions and interpretations. His fate is unusual: having arisen in the 15th century, the word “prelude” itself has repeatedly changed its meaning. Initially, this was a small instrumental introduction to some composition, sometimes written in advance, but most often improvised directly during the performance. Not constrained by the strict framework of the rules, it prepared the mood of the future play and at the same time allowed the performer to demonstrate inventiveness and virtuosity.
Improvisation, as well as the dominance of one image and a single, purely figurative type of texture, Continue reading
Pastoral – (Latin pastoralis, French pastorale, shepherd, rural) – a genre in literature, painting, music and in the theater, poeticizing a peaceful and simple rural life. Pastoral can be called:
Pastoral music, which can include both large and small works, dedicated to the depiction of nature or rural life. Sizes 6/8, 12/8 are characteristic of the musical pastoral, the smooth calm movement of the melody, often doubled into a third. Examples of pastorals are in the works of A. Vivaldi, D. Scarlatti, F. Couperin, I. S. Bach and other composers. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is also known.
A pastoral can also be called a symphonic episode in a musical stage work, painting pictures of nature (for example, a pastoral in the music of J. Bizet to Arlesian A. Dode). Continue reading