Rhapsody in Blue Location Aeolian Hall, New York City, US Conductor Paul Whitema

Rhapsody in Blue
Aeolian Hall, New York City, US
Paul Whiteman
George Gershwin (piano) Ross Gorman (clarinet)
Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
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Section/Paragraph One: Note the virtual concert you chose to
view for this assignment. Be sure to include the following:
· Performer’s
or ensemble’s name, date, and location
· Performance
Medium (such as piano recital, orchestral concert, opera, symphony concert,
Section/Paragraph Three: Write a description of each
individual song or instrumental piece performed.
If you view a concert with several pieces
or parts, list all of them and describe each, including the performer(s).
If you view an orchestral concert with a
symphony containing four movements as one of the works, describe each movement
of the symphony, etc.
A few descriptive qualities to analyze
o the
melody of the piece–how would you describe it? Is it a memorable tune,
repetitive, disjunct and erratic, soaring, lyrical? Be specific.
o the
rhythm–is it consistent and strict, is it syncopated, etc.?
o the
character and overall musical style of the piece (is it a vocal/instrumental
solo, part of a larger orchestral work, etc.?)
o the
emotion or mood of the piece
o the
tempo and dynamic level (is it fast, slow, moderate in tempo; Is it a
monumentally loud piece or several dynamic changes from loud to soft? Elaborate!)
o length
of the piece (is it a solo piece, multi-movement, excerpt from an opera?)
For full credit, writing should be clear
and eloquent, with no significant errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and
sentence structure.
Be sure to organize this section with an
efficient and appropriate listing of music performed
Section/Paragraph Four: Describe
the concert environment. Include the following:
A description of the physical layout of the performance hall or
venue. Be sure to include the audience seating or standing in relation to
the performers.
The clothing of the performers. Describe what people are
wearing. If the men and women have slightly different clothing,
note that information.
The clothing and behavior of the audience members (if visible in
the video). Was this a casual outdoor concert on lawn, a grand
amphitheater, etc.? Be descriptive.
Section/Paragraph Five: Write a paragraph describing your general
reaction to the concert. Be sure to include:
Insight about your own experience going to
concerts and whether you enjoyed your selected concert.
Would you have liked to have been a member
of the audience instead of being a “virtual” viewer?
Was the concert what you expected?
What was your reaction to the music

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