Lecuona uses a wide range of dynamics from pianississimo to fortississimo
that are suggestive of parade movement.
In a bitter altercation between Marie and Wozzeck, she screams "Ruhr' mich nicht an." The word "an" is set as a high C# quarter note, and the phrase is marked fortississimo
The greatest rhythmic motion and most dramatic volume (including a fortississimo
fluttertongue) occur in a horn and tuba duet in the last minute of the piece.
One such example can be found at measure 128, where ten measures of rapid fortississimo
sextuplets give way to two measures of rests.
The shock waves are formed when the trombone is blown particularly hard - in music parlance, "fortissimo" and "fortississimo
Not only is this work so rhythmically driven that Richard Wagner called it "the apotheosis of the dance," but it surges toward a "climactic fortississimo
," Hurwitz says, adding that this was the very first time that Beethoven used the "fff" dynamic marking.
Monsoon by Stephen Whibley mesmerised with a variety of ideas including bowed vibraphone, Kodo-style drumming and fortississimo
In fact, in one place the fingering assigned to a fortississimo
key click will produce almost no sound.
The first movement is Adagio, and consists of a long slow build to fortississimo
, with increasing rhythmic activity, eventually arriving at a loud adamant ending.
To improve communications with audiologists, this site offers links to a chart that shows musical dynamics from pianissimo to fortississimo
with their equivalent decibel values, and a table of the sound frequencies of notes on an 88-key piano.
The first movement (Allegro moderato) begins in an energetic 5/8 meter with material in the low winds, percussion, and strings that builds to fortississimo
to prepare for the entrance of the solo piano, which plays sweeping arpeggios before taking over the main theme.
This Ich liebe dich was hardly genteel drawing-room fare, coming across with fervour and fortississimo
. One can appreciate this singer's world-wide accolades particularly for Wagnerian roles.