Compare and contrast two pieces of music
The fisrt assignment was intended to give you the opportunity to present
your personal response to one or two pieces of music using our discussion
of the elements of music. The second assignment invites you to go beyond
that starting point. To be specific, for this assignment I ask that you select
two or three short compositions that are not found on the course listening
list. Your goal is to write a more extended essay wherein you compare
and conrast your selections in terms of at least one of the perspectives.
discussed in the course. Further, it is recommended that you do some
basic research on your selections in order to inform and support your
assessment of the music.
FrA©dA©ric Chopin, Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53
Both played by Vladimir Horowitz