Allegro. as the first motion is named. agencies to hold a quick paced pacing. This motion starts with the first and 2nd fiddles playing followed by the cello and viola. so eventually the clarinet comes in over the remainder of the instrumentalists. This motion may be fast paced. but the tone of the motion is melancholy in some countries. The subject of the motion is played several times over. The subject of Allegro is the gap phrases where the first and 2nd fiddles start. so add in the cello and viola. so the clarinet.
This reiterating phrase throughout the first motion helps make a form and a narrative. What is interesting in this motion is that the opening subject sets up the remainder of the piece. Brahms changes the subject in each motion. but this original subject is still present in each motion after. The terminal of Allegro is built up into a big flood tide by utilizing crescendo. a heavier and more violent bow shot. and more rapid notes than are present in the remainder of the piece. The Adagio. in contrast to the first motion. is slower paced and softer. The tone of this motion is in great contrast to the first every bit good. The temper is dark and full of anguish and desperation. whereas in the first the temper was lighter.
This temper is created by the difference in the manner in which the instrumentalists are playing. The clarinet in this motion plays lower notes that are sustained for long periods of clip while the fiddle plays the tune over it. The first two motions of the piece are much lengthier than the last two motions. The 3rd motion. Andantino. is faster than andante- which is a walking pace- but slower than moderato. The pacing taging andantino is more lively than andante. The 3rd motion serves as a passage into the last motion.
In this motion there is pizzicato. which is the plucking of the strings on a twine instrument. The first and 2nd fiddles. cello. and viola usage this technique in this motion while the clarinet plays the tune over them. The first fiddle adds in by playing on the twine once more. and so the remainder of the strings add in playing utilizing their bows alternatively of tweaking the strings.
The 4th motion. Con moto. is different from the old motions because of the tone and manner of this subdivision. but it besides revisits the original subject of the first motion. which ties all the motions together. The original subject is used as a framing device throughout the full piece.
Between each clip the subject is played. there are different manners of other subjects played. Some are mellower while others are more of a scherzo. which is a lively portion within a larger work. This piece was preformed wondrous by the GVSU Chamber Players. They played passionately and because of this. the audience could better understand the piece and what Brahms intended the audience to experience when they listened to his work. The participants made great usage of kineticss throughout the piece and they were really skilled in the different manners Brahms wrote into the music. I truly enjoyed the concert and look frontward to traveling to another shortly.