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About the Quote File

The following quotations were extracted from the writing of lower division students in music classes. Most of them came from my students, but a few quotes were contributed by my colleagues Bob Farrington, Nelson Tandoc, and Paul Setziol. I share them with my students to remind them of the importance of proofreading.

From the length of this list you might imagine that all student writing is full of such gems. I’ve been teaching quite a while, and I’ve read many thousands of papers. Most don’t include examples like these. (Updated in May 2017.)

The Quotes

… everyone let out a chuck now and then…

… reminded me of the soundtrack of old movies where the main characters fall in love because of the violins long notes.

I like this piece because it felt as if someone was chasing me, which is terrifying but it’s more like a silly way of chasing someone when you’ve stolen your best friend’s hat and they’re chasing you.

Aaron Copland had the most significant influence on American art music. He started electronic dance music which used sampling, tape recording techniques and digital sound production.
(Comment: I had no idea he was so far ahead of his time!)

Slower but deep then that one before, complimenting that on.

The song started off slow with each violinist slowly brining each other up.

This piece was a very ingesting one…

The melody of this piece was definitely relaxing and ominous…

The third movement is played in a very slow manor…

[Composers apparently include]: Hyden, Morphus, 

[Musical instruments of the orchestra apparently include]: harpoonbig horntripetclearantebasunobeocoronetpikaloFrench hord, engluh horn, ukeleviblansturmbome, trumped, chileo, bigger-than-cello, kettle bells, drump, obalo, alphabet keys, big clarinet, bambini

[Male vocal ranges apparently include]: mezzo-male and male-issimo.

The flute is played sparingly… [in Chopin’s Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No.2 for piano.]

A list of famous Baroque composers apparently includes: Beherb, Mozatle, Herry, and Bethon.

Bach became blind after a year of his death.

The crescendos are crescendoing and back to crescendo.

While listening to it, I was like having a cup of coffee in a cafe.

After a short break, that permitted the audience mumble about the first pie…

But then again, I acclaim the drum.

… [the] romantic era was all about chasing and getting girls.

Sharing “significant” facts about Bach: ‘His death marked the end of his life.”

Writing about “20th-century composers”: “Richard Wagner, used blues and his african roots incorporated into his music.”

[A student refers to a piece I had not heard of,] “John Adams’ ‘Fast Ride on a Short Bus’.”
(Adams did compose a wonderful piece called, “A Short Ride In A Fast Machine.”)

The piece began with the piano splaying in a joyous tone color.

[They] start singing [the] melody together with hand craps.

This movement begins with begins with a very repetitive melody…

The explosition section [of this movement…]

[Chopin] is famous for composing “Chopsticks,” which is played on the piano.

[Instruments of the brass family include] “trumpet, French horn, trombone, fog horn”

It seemed as if i was not alone with my asphyxiation….

Towards the end of the piece, the men and women intertwined…

They play in a frenzied manor.

I felt like sprinting at the begging…

To be abandoned by one’s colleges must be the worst feeling imaginable.

This song makes me feel boring and annoying…

Clams are played for 2 seconds.

Copland was… significant… because his works that he composed helped create a sound that was although already there, significant for the ideas that he used in them.

I was very uncomfortable watching someone rub a box on them in front of a huge satellite.

… I enjoyed it because of what I unexpected.

[Haydn…] resembles the Underground God.

A voice of haha serves as the stop of a smooth ringing tone…

(The famous classical composer…) Wolfpuck Mozart

… he seized to amaze me with his guitar.

… the concert… started with four music hens…

People were nationalized when it came to their country.

My friends and I were moving to the beat and taping our hands on our knees.

A moment of salience occurs…

His father also taught him how to play the organ ass well.

[The composer] got interesting to an 18 year old then wrote a symphony.

[The piano soloist] was running up and down the keyboard adroitly in rapid tempo.

The third movement was very fast and loud and energetic [and led] right into the great horny finale…

I thought for sure it was… going to be a waist of a night…

… flutes and oboes had some shinning time…

The last movement contrast with a clam stable melody backed up by clarinets and flutes.

The music suddenly stops to an almost immediate clam…

Altos sin then the basses join which gives it more of an emotion.

You could just nod your head together.

Then the orchestra quickly dies off…

This song was… the first one that had sinning in it…

The movement starts with… brass and snares paving the driveway for a brief flute melody.

One thing I did enjoy about this piece was the pain solo.

The flutes [took over the] melody with and intense furry.

[the performance was] heart retching…

It feels like working at a steal mill…

Leaving its listeners in a shocking manner, a surprising ending this piece had. (Note -Little knew I Yoda my class was taking… :-)

I felt something was holding me back into space as my mind was spaced out of my mind.(Note: You don’t say!)

The show didn’t expire me at all.

I really enjoyed this concert because I have never heard or seen a four hand pianist.

This music [had] a median tempo paste…

The pain was accompanied by the harp and chimes…

It’s almost humorous watching the conductor executing his jesters…

I decrescendos till you here nothing.

The horns couple each other…

Aaron Copland had the most significant influence on American art music because he socialized with the peasants to learn about thier music and musical tastes…

I like this piece because I was calm and soothing yet not too slow to put you to sleep.

The conductor did not use the baritone to lead the piece instead he did it with his hands.

[Commenting on a non-professional concert] I thought that the performers were going to be armatures…

… you could barley here it.

The music in the beginning is mostly stings and clam…

god gave us music so that we can prey without words (found and posted at oboeinsight.)

[In the Romantic era they] played with beggar orchestras…

He poored himself into his music…

It was [a] great concert. I thought it was not that good.

Hearing people sing from the heart is what makes a performance cruelly great.

The forth symphony of Beethoven, Erotica, …

A beautiful but stagnant melody…

The lack of a crescendo pushes the drive instantaneously.

I liked the fast paste [music]…

“Burglar’s Holiday” and “Bulger’s Holiday” (alternate names for Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday)

The peace abruptly ends on a low [note].

The ranger was tenor.

The peace ends with a fast paced, loud saxophone solo.

The music that came out at this time was like a massage that all of Europe been looking for.

The viola musician fluttered his springs…

[Today some performers] limp sink threw the performance.

[The] female singers [use] ward panting.

The ending of the movement concludes with the start of the movement.

In the symphony #9 Beethoven had sinners.

Then the violins die and the chorus begins to sing.

I appreciate the talent that gores into making it.

The harpsichord was the instrument being used to convoy her.

[Aaron Copland wrote] great pieces [such] as Rodeo and the beef song.

[During the Romantic era the] majority of the audience was now 2nd class people.

Robert Schuman most represents Romantic Era music because he continued to compose music after the injury to his right hand which was considered abstract and unliked by most audiences.

[The following were in response to a test question asking for names of 20th-century composers and important facts about them.]

  • Boulanger. Now owns a chain of restaurants.
  • Gerswind – played tennis with Arnold Schortzinager during his free time.

The… twelve men spit into two groups.

[These] twelve men sound like then have an orchestra or large choir baking them up.

The strings come in with a loan, muted trumpet.

The composer [sic] was very energetic; as he conduction, his buttock moves violently along with the beat of the music which sometimes distracts my concentration…

The trumpets play softly with ends covered again.

She would sing louder than louder than the loudest she could sing.

It reminded me of a scene in a movie where someone dyed…

[It is] mostly in homophonic texture, but sometimes takes a sudden shit to polyphonic.

The tone color was like anything I’ve ever heard before.

Debussy composted Pelleas and Melisande.

This piece of music was refreshingly stale.

I think Fanny Mendelssohn was a great heroin.

As it was raping up the brought it down to adagio.

[Four members of the woodwind family include] flute, oboe, clarinet, basinet.

This piece made me feel obnoxious.

I saw [the percussionist] rolling on the timpani.

[A student suggests some “alternate” text and movement titles for Handel’s “Messiah.”]

  • “… and Lo, the Angel of the Load Came Upon Theme”
  • “Surly He has Born our Griefs”

… with a few crashes of the thimbles the movement is over.

[Regarding Beethoven] Death and still was able to compose.

[Describing why Handel is the best representative of trends of the Baroque era…] He contributes to the innovation of the opera. Today, it still exists. A lot of things still exist, but not [on] a regular basis. For example, dinosaurs are talked about but not viewed every week year round.

… you can fear the rising of the whole orchestra…

The horns emphasize all the same notes that the piano dies.

… the drums kept a beet…

The piano finishes off the piece…

[Beethoven] went death but still kept on writing and producing music. He wrote one more symphony after his death.

… the computer-generated sounds came in with a screeching nose.

“Che gelida mania” (The famous aria from a version of Puccini’s La Boheme in which the libretto must have been revised.)

It was the most fun self-culturing experience I have endured.

Shania Twain, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson (A student naming “three female vocal ranges, from low to high.”)

Claude Debussy weekend the tonality…

The piece continues on with shirt notes.

[I was] uninterested in leaving before I could here more.

… the cello and harpsichord were playing in a very fast beast…

Now tuba, Trump bone, and French horn play…

I enjoyed the song immensely and was pretty.

It was fun to recognize the Rhonda format and predict what forms would be coming up next.

… it started out with all the instruments giving out a welcoming horning…

[It] ends with all of them playing a short long note.

The movement ends with a final foul note.

The trumpets play tonged notes…

I really like how they would sometimes hold their beat and jump to the other.

[The group played] the Second Suite in F by Gustav Hoist…

The third movement was a lower pitched, the flute as if it represented one person and the orchestra a few others, the harsh tones and the melancholy feeling that felt as the orchestra with its brass section the cymbals and the strings all expressed a very angry and vengeful melody.

[Program music] impelled composers to express specific feelings proclaiming the direst relationship of music to life.

When the tempo got fast it got me… in an exiting mood.

[Meter is] how many beats may be heard before one is stressed.

The melody was plaid for the most part…

Smetana suffered the same fate as Beethoven and went death.

This piece got my attention from begging to end.

… the horn blowed the piano.

Robert Schumann … wanted to become a virtuoso but became a composer because of a disabling finger.

Haydn was fascinated with flatuates…

The orchestra sounds like they [are] not worming up yet.

The way the cello is playing it seems almost like a credenza…

In Tomino’s aria… he is sinning loudly…

Cymbals and triangle were the main precaution instruments.

This piece was very interesting. [and 2 sentences later…] I actually thought it was kind of boring.

The piano is in sink with the voice…

Before [the piece] started, all of the women excited the stage…

Irgabuzatuibs were firned for the specific purpose of giving the public a greater opportunity to hear new music.

This piece didn’t really tickle my fanny either.

Staccato… is playing in a detachable style.

I were surprised that the musicians were of great respectability.

The strings play high tones and the tampons create a low rumbling sound to finally end the piece.

People of this society are trying to be different, just like everybody else.

[Tzimon Barto] played the piano better than some people drive their cars.

The pianist constantly ran up and down the piano in small steps.

It starts… maderato.

The soprano solos tenor joins alto joins base joins.

… there is a sense of clamness.

… piano adds minor retardo chords.

The composer makes full use of the percussion section with a strong beat and extraneous noses…

[The Renaissance ballett] is homophobic while Madrigals combine polyphobic and homophobic.

The horsachord was used in this piece.

Wagner… was fragmented more into a succession of arias.

Liszt…embodied the art of performance which allows for personal interpretation and emotional deliverance.

I felt a sense of climb and racy during this movement.

I really enjoyed the music the used of the timpani that I got pretty scared and almost jumped of my sit was fun.

The [melody] includes chronic scales…

The music repeats… as the flutes deceased in minor.

You can ear the bass in the background.

A short pause is followed by a series of slow, spermatic notes…

The performance… was very professional and during the times I was awake I [heard] no flaws.

[Beethoven’s] 6th symphony was about the pasture…

So Bach, who composed “Fudge,” was the best representative [of the Baroque era.]

Composers not working for the nubility had the opportunity to be more creative.

… the two sides of the conductor grew more apart…

… the violins protrude with melody.

The last movement was like a garbage truck early in the predawn hours.

I liked this second movement a little better the choir sand in a higher pitch and it just made it sound loud and happy which is what a group of musicians should sound like well at least to me I love when there is a good choir but that sings lively music and for a while not just every thirty minuets or so which they all did at the beginning of the presentation.

The piece finished with a piano outro.

At the same time Bernadette Peters was dancing to the melodic hormone and instrumental rhythm…

[Elements of musical sound include] dynamics, instrumentation, texture, orcastration.

The melody continued to be broken.

They danced in and out of their two drums.

or the end, the brasses and woodwinds go long.

I was surpassed at the end of the piece…

The flute plays a credenza…

The composer uses terraced dynamics by softening the piece with wines and violins playing…

The minors make it sound somber…

I didn’t like this piece because it give[s] the saxophone and percussion a chance to be heard.

… it would be better to see the opera perfumed in Italian.

The conductor shows great intensity as he moves his hands quickly around the orchestra.

I think that Handel best represents the trends of the baroque error…

The pianist of this concert was very good. He was played so gently and nicely. Sometimes he played his head to give the happiness impression to the audience.

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed the evening which included sampling a dark brew, Beethoven beer mixed specially for the night. The audience seemed just as appreciative as I did. Unfortunately a review in the San Jose Mercury the following day did not agree. Perhaps he didn’t sample the spirit. (sic)

The brass [play] a variation on the opening chords with an uplifted end.

The tempo of the music is at a slightly alleviated beat…

[Stravinsky] started using the 12 tone system when he was 12 years old.

The 12 tone system industrialized the compositions that followed this development.

Mozart also jumps up and down octaves…

I didn’t enjoy this piece. It sounded like monks in a convent.

At the end of the piece the musicians stand up and blow the English horn heavily.

I listened to this piece intensely and as the result of it, it can really pump up my adrenalin hormone to do such unlawful things that I wouldn’t really want to do in my conscience.

When the percussionist played in the middle of the piece, it sounded like horseshoe taps. I sounded very gay during and after the horseshoes.

…the altos pluck there stings…

A solo woodwind is hers ant…

This piece has a disturbing characteristic that I like.

I think that listening to Brahms live is [a] better way to listen to it at all.

Igor Stravinsky was a good “art music” composer at one point during his composing career.

I hated to sleigh bells… They … are the one thing that really stood out in my mind about this piece. I was drifting in and out of sleep and those bells kept frightening me awake

I think the chorus … added some more “Pizarro’s” to the orchestra.

Blasts from the timothy drums are heard…

He [the pianist] captured the entire audience with his many hand movements to and from the piano.

The orchestra played … throughout this whole arraignment…

His pieces are quiet loud…

When the orchestra begins, they are pianissimo, and retarded.

It begins with racy violins and ends with the pianist all over the keyboard.

Without recorded sound, there would be no radio, no recorded music, no record stores — everything would be done live — like earlier in the century. It seems hard to imagine how people experienced concerts long ago.

…it sounded similar to Russian music such as the Nut Cracked Suite.

The tuba of doom blares forth with the horns of thunder into a climatic buildup for awhile.

Its different competed with one another.

Stravinsky has been dubbed the greatest composer of the 20th century. His works have influenced composers for 3 centuries.

Let audience has a strange and nerves feeling.

The mood is calm and Gentile throughout.

The striking of the gong or tam-tam literally pierced my ears.

Five strikes of barbells followed…

[The piece] began with pluckola by the violins.

Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rage was relatively short.

(Describing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony) …full orchestra accenting the bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb main melody.

I found this piece to start out very different with the way the composer leaps up then down and from very soft to loud…

…the music is moving slowly and nasally.

[The music] was sung by the men. This piece was a nice display of all the male parts. The tenors were very high and the basses were very low. All in all, this was a soft acapella men’s piece.

It started with homophile texture…

The second movement begins very slowly and quietly, giving a very dark yet harmless tone.

The tempo … remained … allegregrato with a few drops of adagio.

There are notes all over the keyboard.

I like this piece very much because of its fast tempo and simple melody which make me feel exciting and easy to follow.

In short, this piece is plated slowly…

Bach represented the Baroque era by his use of the brasso continuo.

The tuba was used with a muffler.

This piece was entertaining because of the contrast added by the piano. The second movement made me think of shopping at Nordstrom. If I closed my eyes, I could be shopping at the cosmetic counter or in the shoe department!

I enjoy most of Mozart’s work, and this piece is one of them.

Then the two instruments play in unicef…

The piano gets faster and faster, eventually drowning the violin…

The strings ate the melody makers…

The full orchestra played to a very soft flute to a violin solo to a medium tempo gradually softly to a very fast and bold brass to a very soft and low bass scale with oboe and flute solo.

Debussy’s Preludes for Piano began so softly that I was glad to be in a small recital hall where the autistics were good.

…tenor vices join in.

This section of the piece conveyed a feeling of agony and grief as Jesus was nailed to the cross by the Percussionist…

The piece starts out loud and demanding and then gets quiet. But returds to loudness once again.

The four vocal ranges are “bass, tremor, alto, and soprano.”

Minors are used also.

Bach, he showed a lot of original ality like most great composers.

The 3rd movement has a powerful begging with the full orchestra, …

Comparing this to the last piece, this piece is not as enjoyable… Even though the sense of strongness is more obsene (sic), it is difficult for me to distinguish the characteristics of the symphony.

Speaking of dynamics: “The insensity increases and then decreases.”

I think this is one of the longest performance(s)… However, it did not cause me any sleeplessness…

…Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan … really gave me a shark.

Bach made great use of the homophobic texture, which got popular during the Baroque era.

Chamber music is music written for 2 to 8 players. It does not need a composer.

Bach use(s) very little performers in this piece.

However, the trumpet made the music turn over grandourly.

The trompbones and trumpets came in…

The woodwinds peeked out for a few notes.

Within the choraliers there was a male-female staggering…

It was rather cloud at time and to the music.

Everyone’s instruments slowly return.

The first movement starts out with the whole orchestra playing at their full dynamic rages.

Her voice outstands the orchestra.

The notes are played in a short detached manor…

It starting very quite…

Then again but two chords ending the piece.

The calamity of instruments bring the melody to and ending.

This piece’s dynamics seem to dance around like a headless chicken.

I think … electronic music … is the most important technical [development in the twentieth century]. Electrons [are] very important in this world.

(Regarding Schubert…) Among his masterpieces, wird rose, Ear King, and Trout are famous.

They have respective mouths, but their song was in great harmony.

I like this overture because it started with the pismopiano…

Now the tuba is in the role of basso obstinato.

I really do not want to hear this piece again, I think it will nauseate me.

When the trumpet get higher tone the join the soft cymbals crash.

I gave me goosebumps listening to it.

The intensity increases with the when the cybal adding in.

My personal opinion of this composition is boring.

The texture of this movement is more than a hint of pedantry.

The concert was one of the best I have ever heard. It was my first concert like this…

The tempo is walking slowly.

At once the orchestra plays a very strong at a fast and feverish pace with the add for accent of the bass drum at the end of measure.

The snarl drum plays a few notes.

The two women began to sing in a high, opera-like manor.

It was almost as if it was giving me some kink of hope.

The choir whispers gawkly, the woodwinds tickle.

The performance was great and successful, but I didn’t like it that much.

I can not find anything distasteful to say.

…a full chorus climaxes and drops off into a soprano.

The kettle drums are beat to a roll.

The less of instruments are just followed the rhythm.

Liszt contributed the invention of the tone and brought music into a new realm.

In the ninths movement the alto solo singers and the oboe perform together much like the deepness explained in the eighth movement the sound is loud, but deep and constant.

This movement of the mass in B minor begins abruptly by the chorus music joins the choir loudly.

The polysymphonic chord progressions strive for resolution only to arrive to the main melody played by the strings which ascends again as the movement climaxes.

The beginning of the end begins with a flute and horn solo with the violins closing.

The conductor gave a brief synapse of the piece before it was performed…

… there were schwartzandos…

The disposal of trombones, trumpets, and timpanis make the music swell sensuously.

Everything that Beethoven experimented with has been used or expanded upon by composers that preceded him.

He opened his heart and sole to the audience – this had never been done before.

Chopin has done in many works…

Chopin stands above the rest because his emphasis on the piano showcased the levels of music which the romantic era becames.

I really enjoyed this piece, the violinist solos were great, they all played like they had taken massive drugs before the performance.

I never herd a pipe organ…

I didn’t get fully enjoyable from this piece of music.

Two trumpets… took turns, sometimes bleeding together.

I also believe that a lot of people take for granite the acoustics of the Flint Center.

I was not really pleasant after listening to this piece of music.

Surprisingly though, the concertmaster changed to a lady.

The piano soloist does not look as beautiful as I thought, but she is a very good pianist.

It was very obvious that these musicians were only intermediates. The trombone soloist sounded very off-key and it almost seemed like she was trying to kill herself to play the correct notes. Overall this first half was enjoying to me.

Overall I enjoyed being cultured with a different type of music this evening.

This dance movement has me on the edge of my seat gasping for air; as the adrenalin races through my vains, the clymax comes to the end and stops vigorously to a hault! Thus leaving me breathless while at the edge of my seat applauding, and wanting more.

…the timpani and woodwinds float in and out.

The tuba pulsates insidiously in the background.

I also heard a bass and a thing a trumpet with a muzzle.

Richard Wagner changed the style of opera creating a new “modern” form. His “unity of arts,” by including literature, art and philosophy in his music dramas, and changing the focus from voice to music, developed the basis for future development of the modern american musical.

Stravinsky … also lived to be 88 years old, incredible feet for most composers.

Liszt was a ladies man which fits in good with the title of this era, romantic.

The sopranos droned out the voices of the men.

(The piece…) begins softly with a horse walking. The horse then builds up speed and takes to the sky. Then waves crash the shore.

…Mozart spent most of his career under the serf system which was typical of the time.

… flurries are played on the piano.

Those pieces were about as enjoying as a work.

As everyone sing (sic) the chorus together the song comes to its peek.

As a student of the piano for several years, I was astonished that the piano could produce such sounds.

The sound was so good that it back fired.

The music stops to the start again abruptly.

(concerning Bartok’s String Quartet No. 6) – This music would fit perfectly in some of Mickey Mouse’s cartoons and could follow his crazy antics with ease.

The four basic vocal ranges, from low to high are “bass, mid-bass, middle range, and tweet.”

[Commenting on the second movement of Beethoven’s 3rd symphony…] The second movement, however, was so long and boring that it could in no way make it worth giving the entire symphony a good review. Personally, I think the theme was marvelous and could have made for a wonderful piece if given the right setting.

[Mozart’s] flamboyant life style reflected the classical era as well because they were all drinkers and partiers who he played for.

[Concerning Bach…] The baroque era seemed to me to be sort of depressing and the music I heard that Bach wrote seems relatively depressing which I believe reflects that era. Also his family were all musicians but I was surprised he had 20 kids.

The mass ends with great insensity.

The movement is slowly invented throughout itself.

The music seemed to have no direction but was just repetions (sic) of the same thing. The music seemed to have little variation and it seemed as if I was hearing the same thing over & over again.

It was interesting to see the difference between being outdoors for the concert.

It made me feel heavy, and sometimes it made me feel exciting.

The end of this piece comes to a fast and loud ending, which comes to an abrupt stop.

The piece comes to an almost end and then finally ends.

It the depends it his merchandise.

The piece was enjoyable, but very dull.

The piece finished the way it had ended, unbalanced.

… it is easily leading me into a new place of music land…

They are so wonderfully blanding together.

In the middle of the piece, the soprano and tenor did a troll.

The orchestra comes together again and then the music comes to an abrupt.

The way the music flowed you could feel very serious one minute then you could be put to sleep and lastly you could be doing a lively dance.

The great jazz musician, “Felonious Monk.”

The cello has a very clear sound, as clear as its size.

1st movement is a duel between the piano verses the jello. Jello played vibrato, tremelo, and harmonics while the piano played as a accompaniment. (from a description of the Britten “Jello” Sonata in C, Op. 65)

A trumpet is not an easy instrument to play, especially for a woman.

This was a good piece but not as enjoyable as the first two. I found it powerful but it’s length caused me to drip, it seem like to drag on forever. (sic)

I didn’t like Schumann at all! It was boring and so repetitious that I found my mind was wandering from the music. During the first movement I got caught up in watching the trombone players shifting in their seats. They looked about as bored as I felt as they readjusted their ties and buttons on their shirts. At one point, it looked as though the principal trombone player fell asleep as his head bowed lower and lower onto his chest. He was awakened by a loud beat in the percussion section. All in all, it was an enjoyable evening!

The bassoon was playing the baseline.

Being the first string quartet symphony I ever attended, I found it to be boring. Next time, I go to a symphony I will probably go to one with a full orchestra. I find it to be much more exciting and interesting.

Only two of the four movements grab me from underneath …

I did not like this carol at all. This sounded more like church music than a Christmas carol.

When I listen to this work, I feel the player just wants to show his skill in playing the piano. The fast movement of left hand, made me worried about his fingers joints. The slow and steady playing of right hand. It takes a genius to separate his brain into two parts.

The piano and organ are brought by conductor. Even the way he moved his hands gave a feeling of death.

The bong, generally, adds to the music.

A chilling smash surrounds the concert hall as symbals (sic) are crashed together.

The two polyphonic textures are the “non-imaginative polyphonic texture and the imaginative polyphonic texture.”

The first movement … of the Brandenburg concerto … began with everyone playing … while the director played the Yamaha DX-7 electronic harpsichord, a period instrument, and an indicative sign of the baroque revolution and departure from the less musically advanced era.

The one thing that bothered me was the tuba player. In Dvorak’s piece, the tuba played in the first and fourth movements. During the second and third he was sitting there leaning against his tuba. He looked like a slob. Other than that, everything was great.

The tempo was very stick and claim.

While the duet [is] singing, they are melonizing.

[Discussing Die Walkure…] Guessing I would say that the upward movement of the notes sujests suprise (sic) and joy (love). You just can’t be any more suprised than to learn you are in love with your sibling.

The dynamics were loud and this intern woke up the audience.,

The notes were staccato and they used the thrill technique with this movement

… an electric guitar lets out a whale.

The coda was beautiful and should have been played sooner.

I could also detect the use of petal tones in this movement.

…I did not like this performance ether.

The score contains numerous passages of banging symbols …

Although very short, the pianist did a great job [on this piece.]

I almost lost my patient…

Bach’s music was mostly in homographic texture.

“Liberation of Sound” means free of music. Everyone has [the] right to create music and it’s free.

[Tchaikovsky] was composed when he was very young.

The solo violinist is harmonized with by the chard progressions of the harpsichord.

It seemed that each performer played the music with their sole; not with their talent

The piece begins with a large mezzo-soprano unexpectedly jumping to allegro.

[This piece is] polymorphic in texture.

It made me feel kind of depressed and board.

The tenth movement is [performed] with heaving concentration on the bras section.

A chorus jumps in the to five Pavarotti a more powerful sound…

The trumpets whaled in the distance…

He played a lot of requests, such as [Gershwin’s] Rapacity in Blue…

Throughout the rest of the movement, Heidi animates her self to a climax.

We herd a group of solist(s)…

The fact that xylophone could play ragtime was amassing!

Program music is music that tells a story or describes a scent. (Thanks to Nelson Tandoc)

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