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Ucla Schoenberg Hall Essay

  • Submitted by: vanquishfire
  • on December 4, 2011
  • Category: Arts and Music
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Concert Report
On November 14th, I attended the Mozart a Deux concert at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall. Schoenberg Hall is to my surprise was a fairly small venue, but this did not affect my overall experience for the venue was filled with other college students which added a comfortable atmosphere to hear the music and relax. The concert was a recital of Mozart's chamber music sonatas and were played exclusively by only two intruments: a violin and piano. The violinist's name is Guillaume Sutre who is now also currently a professor of violin and director of string chamber music at UCLA. The pianist's name is Neal Stulberg   who is also a professor and director of UCLA's orchestral studies. Overall, I felt that Sutre and Stulberg truly exemplified Mozart's chamber music works and that their means of expressing Mozart's works was truly a humbling experience.
The Mozart a Deux is actually a three-part chamber concert in which I attended part one. The overall program included five of Mozart's chamber sonatas and the first being Sonata in A major composed by Mozart in his early adult years of 1778. This sonata was overall a very beautiful piece. It seemed to express a more youthful approach with very light and airy sounds which were very reminiscent of the classical era and reflected upon Mozart's young age at the time. It was a bit more difficult for me to hear the transitions between the Allegro di molto and the Andante grazioso con Viriazioni because they sounded altogether so similar with a very graceful sound. The next piece heard was the Sonata in F major which was also written in the Sonata rondo form. There was a clear difference between this piece and the first one because this was written in 1781 in Vienna. This time was clearly a prosperous time in Mozart's life because it could be heard in his music. The Allegro was very blissful and sweet sounding but was met with contrast as it developed into the Andante in which for the first time you heard more of a mature...

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