I chose “Allegro Burlesco” by Friedrich Kuhlau because it sounds energetic and humorous. While playing this piece I learned lots of new words like jocular and sforzando.   It was really fun in the beginning because you’re learning how it sounds as you play it. I thought it sounded really good.  Some challenges I faced were making sure that the notes sounded right and making the dynamics right. The reason I chose this picture is because Allegro Burlesco is a playful and jocular piece. And the monkeys shown in the picture are playful and funny. 

~ Presentation by Lucy Sliwowski

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    Dr. Marcia Bosits
    Dr. Marcia Bosits(@marcia-bosits)
    10 months ago

    Picture You chose an image with playful monkeys, creatures that display the same qualities you want us to hear in the music.  What a wonderful way to help us appreciate and remember those qualities! Introduction Students should learn more than just how to physically play certain passages when they study a piece of music.  You made this point when you wrote that you learned a new vocabulary of musical terms through this… Read more »

    Julie Harris
    Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
    11 months ago

    Lucy, this is a fabulous presentation. Your picture of the monkeys and your use of the new word “jocular” got me all in the mood for the piece before I even listened to it! Your performance was impeccable. In case “impeccable” is another new word, it means wonderful, perfect. I can’t imagine anyone playing this piece any better! Your grace notes were especially crisp and exciting, your scales smooth and even, your… Read more »

    Last edited 11 months ago by Julie Harris
    Lola Mestas
    Lola Mestas(@lola-mestas)
    11 months ago

    This piece certainly is bouncy! Very nice performance.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    11 months ago

    Great performance, Lucy. You have my whole body moving. I feel like you pulled me to dance. Nicely done. 

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Sliwowski Family
    10 months ago

    You’re most welcome, Sliwowski Family.

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