Hello Music Appreciation Students!
This blog will be used to communicate, to listen to musical examples, and to work on special homework assignments and projects over the course of the semester.
In music, a cadenza (Italian for cadence) is, generically, an improvised or written-out ornamental passage played or sung by a soloist or soloists, usually in a "free" rhythmic style, and often allowing for virtuosic display.(taken from Wikipedia)
View the two videos to the right and then leave a comment about the two different cadenzas. How do they differ? I will be assessing your response for accuracy, so be sure to listen to the entire cadenzas and write at least a few sentences that fully answer the question.
If they do not show up to your right (and there is a white square instead), click on the following links to view on YouTube:
To comment, just click on the link below that says "comments." Then make sure you sign your name by clicking "Name/URL" so that I know it is you leaving the comment.
Have a wonderful day!
- Mr. Ward