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Study Test 1 - Early Classic Period Opera and Baroque o New...

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- Early Classic Period: Opera and Baroque o New musical language (songful melodies w/ short phrases + light accompaniment (gallant) o Europe dominated by centralized powers, larger urban middle class o Foreign born rulers + travel universally appealing music = desirable o Enlightenment- reason, human rights o Public concerts (upper-middle class/wealthy) Musicians depended upon public support Amateur interest increased (publications/instruments) - Opera Buffa (Italian comic opera) o Pergelosi – La Serva Padrona Rapid changes of melodic figuration to convey shifting thoughts and moods of the characters o Arias – short tuneful phrases organized into periods and accompanied by simple harmonies and ensembles that allowed several characters to sing together on sta (climaxes) o Rousseau wanted features of Opera Buffa incorporated into French works o Ballad Opera – England John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera – spoken dialogue and new lyrics - Opera Seria o Highly conventional – 3 acts w/ alternated recitative and aria
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