By Ezequiel Ramos |Staff Writer|
Tranquility passed over the audience as they sat and listened to the music recital by, violinist, Lucy Lewis and pianist, ChoEun Lee on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
These artists performed four classical melodies, one of which was “Tiempo di Minuetto,” from violinist and musical composer, Fritz Kreisler.
I really enjoyed this experience because the violin and the piano are two of my personal favorite instruments.
When played together, they give off a summer nights ride with the windows down and air blowing through your hair type of feeling.
Kreisler is a Hall of Fame award winner for being one of the most influential composers and violinists of his time during the classical era.
The medium tempo of the violin matches with the medium tempo of the piano creating music that is meant to be felt within.
Another performance was, “Sonata for Piano & Violin in B-flat major. K. 454.” This piece was composed and originally orchestrated by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Mozart was a composer and a pianist who played a huge role in the classical era in which he composed many works that are well-known to this day.
This performance began at a slow tempo and slowly picked up, but like the other performances, the tempo matched with the piano.
Another song that was performed was, “Sea-murmurs,” created by French music composer, Mario-Castelnuovo-tedesco.
This piece was slower than the other ones performed prior to this one, but was able to make me feel happy and relaxed.
The last song of the night was, “Sonata for Violin & Piano in E-Flat major, Op. 18,” by musical composer Richard Strauss, a composer during the late romantic and early modern eras.
I really enjoyed listening to this melody because it made me feel happy and brought back a lot of childhood memories. Though the tempo was slow, it still had its parts where it picked up.
Being at this concert was a great experience, because it gave everyone an opportunity to hear the types of music that brought us to where we are today. Though others aren’t always open to listen to music that doesn’t have vocals, many should open themselves up to what the Music Department has to offer.
As the saying goes, “music is meant to be felt, not heard.”
In my opinion, I think the Music Department is unappreciated because most of the people who attend these concerts have to attend them for a grade in Music 180. I encourage all students and music lovers to go out and support the Music Department because the performances won’t let you down.
The next recital will be held at the recital hall on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 P.M.