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By Kevinash Gunaseharan Music Presentation The Classical Symphony by Sergei Prokofiev

Presented to you by : Kevinash Gunaseharan
Year : 12B
The man himself. Background Info Instrumentation Main Points What does the italian term Larghetto mean?
FAQ TIME Hope you enjoyed this presentation

Have a nice day. The end Music Presentation This presentation includes :
•A picture of the composer.
•The year when the Classical Symphony was composed.
•2 relevant illustrations with a 50-100 word captions each.
•An introduction of 2-3 paragraphs about the composer and an overview of the Classical Symphony.
•A biographical profile of the composer.
•3 or more sections discussing and analysing the piece in terms of the elements of music. (melody, harmony & tonality, dynamics, tempo & rhythm, structure, timbre)
•A section giving historical context surronding this piece.
•A listening guide with timings based upon the analysis/annotation completed in class.
•2 short "student FAQ's" with answers about the work.
•A list of 6-8 notable pieces by Prokofiev.
•A list of 6-8 pieces that belong to the same form, genre, use the same instrument(s), or deal with the same subject matter.
•A references page. (Harvard referencing system)
•A discography.
The Classical Symphony was composed in 1917.
Although it was first performed in 1918 Overview Overview of Symphony In this picture, the first page of the classical symphony is given. This is the first page of the first movement that is written in the time of 2 minim beats per bar and at a quite fast and lively speed due to the italian term used "Allegro". We also notice that the first idea is being played in the 1st bar itself. In this picture, we see a live orchestra performing Prokofiev's Classical Symphony. In the picture we can see the violins, horns, double bass, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and the conductor. This picture was taken while they were playing the 3rd movement of this masterpiece. Overview of Composer The symphony was composed in 1917 which means that it is one of the very first neoclassic compositions. Not only that but the composition was also influenced by Haydn's work. Haydn is another classical composer that was the role model of Prokofiev's works. Not only that but this composition was actually a practice composition that Prokofiev had been fiddling around with. Later he then developed the piece into 4 different movements with reoccurring ideas. The composer Sergei Prokofiev, created this masterpiece in 1917 shortly after the classical period coming into the early 20th century music. The reason this symphony was given the genre as being Neoclassic is because it uses the same form and instrumentation as classical symphonies. Biography of Sergei Prokofiev Born: 23rd April 1891
Died: 5th March 1953
He is Russian and a composer as well as being a pianist and a conductor.Also he is a graduate of the St Petersburg Conservatory,not only that but Prokofiev made his name as a composer-pianist, achieving notoriety with a series of ferociously dissonant(clashing notes, unusual chordal music) and virtuosic works for his instrument and his first two piano concertos. 2 flutes
2 oboes
2 clarinets
2 bassoons
2 horns
2 trumpets
timpani
strings Tempo Movement 1 : 100 Minim Beats. (Allegro)
Movement 2: 54 Crotchet Beats (Larghetto)
Movement 3: 144 Crotchet Beats (Non Troppo Allegro)
Movement 4: 152 Minim Beats (Molto Vivace)
Instrumentation doesn't change throughout movements Tempo clearly changes from fast to slow and then slowly coming back to being lively from movements 3-4. Structure
Structure follows a ABA structure. This is because its written in the form of a Sonata. The sonata form is broken down into different sections starting from the Exposition which is section A followed by the development whcih is section B and lastly the reoccurring recapitulation which is section C. What is a symphony? Larghetto means " In a fairly slow tempo" An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is traditionally in sonata form. 6-8 Famous Pieces
Opera- “The Love for Three Oranges”
“Third Symphony” (‘broadly based on his unperformed opera The Fiery Angel”)
Ballet “Romeo and Juliet” , today one of Prokofiev’s best known works (prokofiev,)
“peter and the Wolf” most widely known – (Sergei Prokofeiv)
most successful- Fifth Symphony (op. 100)
Opera- War and Peace 6-8 Compositions with same genre or instrumentation Same instruments- Haydn-Symphony No. 105 in D major
Same instruments-Beethoven- Symphony No. 3 in E flat major
Form (Sonata Allegro)-Strauss- Symphony No. 2
Form (Sonata Allegro)-Mozart-Haffner in D
Genre- Franz Schubert- Fifth symphony
Genre-Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach-Symphony in E-flat minor, Wq. 183/2
Genre-Dmitri Shostakovich-Symphony No 5 in D minor Op 47
Genre- Sergei Rachmaninoff-Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 3 No. 2
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