Friday, February 11, 2005

Concerto Grosso In G Minor, Op. 3, No. 2: Second Movement: Vivaldi

Concerto Grosso In G Minor, Op. 3, No. 2: Second Movement : Vivaldi

This song kind of gives me the vision of a fast car chase in a movie. It’s musical structure is constantly keeping the piece to move forward. The phrases almost always start in a low register and end in a high register, so it gives it a very light, lifted feeling. Also the soloist violins have a this crisp, uplifting, and syncopated motive that keep returning throughout the piece. This is where the both soloist play with the whole orchestra. Then there are times when the orchestra drops out and the violins have a very scalar sixteenth note turns a third apart build the intensity very uniquely. Also there are times when the solo violins play just step wise motion where the piece encounter very dissonant chord structure. A little past half way through the violins have a new melody where they pass it back and forth. The orchestra only plays one note a measure. This is building tension because it is a sudden , intense chord that is keeping the focus on the soloist. This song over all is a great allegro work that really gets your toe tapping. The motive is played with a lot which keeps it interesting yet still keeps you feeling secure, and not wondering where the piece is heading.

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