There is no limit to the words or pages. just needs to include the questions. Listen to the recording of From the New World, Symphony no. 9 in E Minor by Dvorak and answer the following questions:
What North American influences can you identify in this movement?
Describe the very beginning theme. What instruments play it first?
Describe the next two themes.
Listen to the recording of Violin Concerto in E Minor, first movement, by Mendelssohn and answer the following questions:
Does this solo violin part require a virtuoso to play it? Can you identify any particularly difficult things that the player does?
When is the cadenza played? Is it effective in featuring the soloist?
If you were going to describe this music to a friend, what would you say?