[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?