The Boston Symphony Orchestra Performs Piano Concerto No Essay

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with Seiji Ozawa conducting and Egveny Kissin as the piano soloist. The instruments called for in this piece of music are two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in B-flat, two bassoons, four horns in F, two trumpets in F, three trombones (two tenor, one bass), timpani, solo piano, and strings.
MOVEMENT 1 EXPOSITION
1:04—2:00 French horns are forte for three notes, then what sounds like trombones join in along with the rest of the orchestra and the soloist Kissin on the piano. For the first measure the tempo is dramatic in tone, with the French horns following behind with the trombones. A few measures later the tempo slows to a mellow tone. The mellow tone is constant for at least five measures before Kissin’s encourages the whole orchestra to increase the tempo of the music for several beats. Then Kissin play 's a 1, 2, 3, forte fourth beat pattern for a couple of measures. 1:30— Around the 1:30 second mark three of the measures have what sounds like sighing gesture, more of a sigh of relief type. Kissin and the orchestra smooths the tone towards one that brings a field of flowers into view. It seems as if I was not just walking, but dancing what I think was a waltz while traveling through a field of bluebonnets, daisies, violets with a breathtaking sight ahead of me. About 1:35 the violins partners with Kissin instead of the brass section of the orchestra. I felt…

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