Analysis of: Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in G, Op. 4, No. 12, I and Ii

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“Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in G, Op. 4, No. 12, I and II”:

As I considered what piece of music I would use for this analysis, I went through all the songs and listened to them to see which would be most appealing to me, and perhaps, quite honestly, the easiest to use. As I finished listening to all the pieces, I chose Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G. My choice was no longer based on my perception of what would be easy, but rather based on what would be most challenging! So may I present… Week 3: Composition Analysis Paper on “Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in G, Op. 4, No. 12, I and II”: This piece is very unique. There is a contrast between part I and part II that greatly compliments the piece as a whole. Concerto 1 acts as in intro for the entire piece. The organ is very beautiful and yet somber, it gives you a sense of longing, longing for the next part to begin. The organ is expressive, but in a very strict way, almost in the sense of a plainchant. It has some texture to it, however the notes that are played are very straight forward, there aren’t drastic crescendos, decrescendos, or accents that move the listener. That strictness gives the listener a longing for something else, something more. I think it is a very effective beginning to the piece! It acts as a hook that catches the listener and then draws them in, as it leaves them with anticipation for what’s to come. One of the reasons I was hesitant to pick this piece is due to the fact that I only listened to the first part initially. I found it to be rather boring and unappealing. What I found though, as I listened to the entire piece, was that the first part doesn’t have much of an impact until you’ve listened to the second part. Once you have listened to part two, you will grow much fonder of part one! I really like part II of the Concerto. I think that one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much is due to the first part. To put it simply, I think the second part satisfies...
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