Home » Piano critique | English homework help

Piano critique | English homework help


There are two recital critiques to submit via Canvas during the semester This is the first one  Each should be 750­–1000 words long.  (This assignment description, for example has 867 words)

Critiques should be based on Youtube recital performances selected by your instructor

Your critique should include the following elements:

·        The date, time and location of the recital–or the date and time you watched the performance on youtube.

·        The name of the performer

·        The names and dates of the pieces performed, and the names of the composers who wrote those pieces.

·        Did any of the pieces have individual movements (smaller sections) listed on the program?

·        What are the meanings of any titles of pieces or titles of movements?

·        Compare the styles of the different pieces on the program.  How do pieces written earlier in time sound different from pieces written later in time?  You should talk about dynamics, tempo, and the ways in which the piano is used.  Is the piano used to make song-like melodies, or is it being used for rhythmic effect?  Are lots of notes used at the same time, or just a few?  Are both rhythm and melody happening at the same time?  Be sure to talk about all the pieces on the program.

·        From your own knowledge of piano playing so far, describe the physical approach that the performer had to the piano.   Describe the performer’s posture, movement, and overall use of their body.

·        What parts of the recital did you really like?  Why?  Be sure to talk about aspects of the music here—talk about the pieces in terms of melody, rhythm, tempo, dynamics and so on.  You can also talk about the performer’s interpretation.

·        What parts of the recital did you enjoy less?  Why? Again, be sure to give details about the music and the performer.

·        One of the main jobs of a pianist is to make sure that the audience can hear the melody (when there is one)—even when there are lots of other things happening in the music.  How did this pianist succeed in the pieces on this program?

These critiques will be graded as follows:

Clarity of writing:                                5 points

Details of recital and performer:        5 points

Discussion of compositional style

(critique of the music):                       10 points

Discussion of the performance

(critique of the performer):                 10 points

This is about your ideas, and your reaction to the recital.  Everything that appears in your critique should be in your own words.  This is a critique, not a research paper—you should really not need to borrow (even with attribution) from anywhere.  If you use a music dictionary or website to provide translations or meanings for piece or movement titles, be sure to give this information in a footnote.  Stealing words from anywhere is plagiarism. 

link: Yuja Wang Piano Recital in Chiasso, Switzerland 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpaAk_xWJq8 

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more