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Music Group

by Angela & Allan - 11:28 on 12 February 2018

We last met on 5th Feb. and our topic was "Sonatas"-(a  composition of 3 or 4 movements designed chiefly for a solo instrument)-

We started our session with a discussion of what a Sonata is and its developement in Italy-from the Renaissance onwards-and its emergance in works by Gabrieli ,Montiverdi ,Farina and Corelli-

Amomg the items we listened to were---

Sonata for two pianos by Mozart in D major-this has another interest as it was used in the scientific study that tested the theory of the " Mozart effect",suggesting that Classical  music increases brain activity more positively than any other kinds of music.

Arcangelo Corelli

 ,born 1653-

Sonata for trumpet,with violin and cello-

Franz Schubert-piano sonata D959-

Also those by Tartini,Handel and Veracini-

After each item is played -we enjoy talking about it and ,as we all bring one or two pieces-we can share a  bit of our knowledge-

Our next meeting is on the 5th March-at 10-30 a m, when our theme will be "Dance",and it is in Orphir-

We welcome anyone who would like to try us out!


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