22 April, 2013
Master’s Recital Jabari Anderson: Piano
The concert that this report will thoroughly discuss was titled Master’s Recital Jabari Anderson and took place at the Boyer College of Music and Dance’s Rock Hall auditorium, located at Temple University. The concert lasted about an hour and ten minutes, with an intermission, and contained seven pieces. The first piece was an Italian concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach, containing allegro, andante, and presto movements. Following this piece was Impromptu Op. 90, No. 3 by Franz Schubert, then Sonata Op. 54, No. 22 in F major, by Ludwig Van Beethoven comprising menuet and allegretto movements. After the short intermission, there were four more pieces; Prelude Op. 23, No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Etude Op. 10, No. 3 and Ballade Op. 23, No. 1 by Frederic Chopin, and Rigoletto Concert Paraphrase by Franz Liszt. A solo pianist by the name of Jabari Anderson played each of these pieces. There was no type of ensemble or orchestra because Anderson was a soloist for this concert. The purpose of this concert, as in any concert, is to provide an appreciation and understanding of music, especially live. This essay will describe the concert and its location, the piece that I liked the best and liked the least, my response, and lastly, the specific musical terms, elements, and concepts discussed in class.
The concert was played entirely by one solo pianist, and he performed very well in my opinion. Jabari Anderson seemed like he was playing in tune for every piece, as well as had no apparent flaws to the eyes or ears. In regards to the musician’s technical ability, he had a straight and well-kept posture, and swiftly controlled his finger movements on the keys. Anderson had a fair amount of energy while he played the piano, which was portrayed when he would lift up his hand in a swift and delicate brush motion and did the same as he came back down to touch the keys...
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