[Pt. IV – Proj.3] – Research point – Period ensemble

Research point /period ensemble

Listen to recordings of works by Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven by a period instrument ensemble, such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium or the Academy of Ancient Music.

Compare at least two works played by a period and a modern ensemble. Listen in particular to the difference in instrumental sounds; how is the balance between the parts different? Do any of the instruments have a different tone quality from modern instruments? If so in what ways? Do you notice any differences in the emotional quality or clarity of pitch?

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