MUSC 15-18

MUSC 15-18 - Music Appreciation Chapters 15-18 01/11/2006...

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Unformatted text preview: Music Appreciation Chapters 15-18 01/11/2006 19:19:00 Chapter 15: Prelude Music after Beethoven: Romanticism Romanticism o Term adopted from literature o Rule of feeling, unconstrained by convention, religion, or social tabooindividual, as well as political freedom and fulfillment o American Revolution, French Revolution o Music and the supernatural Strange harmonies and sinister orchestral sounds o Concert Life Every town had a symphony association Paradoxical situation Each composer felt neglected at one point o Style Personal style emphasizedoften eccentric o Rhythm: Rubato robbed time stolen from the beat The rhythm is handled flexibly; the meter itself may waver, or else the beat is maintained strictly in the accompaniment while the melody is played or sung slightly out of phase with it Improvise rhythmicallymusicians feeling o Melody More emotional , effusive, and demonstrative Build up to more sustained climaxes More irregular in rhythm and phraseology, more spontaneous o Harmony Used harmony to underpin melody in such a way as to bring out its emotionality Melody is inseparable from harmony Chromaticism Style that liberally employs all twelve notes of the chromatic scale o Tone Color Seized tone color with enthusiasm Instruments went through major technical developments during the nineteenth century-the piano not least. Orchestral instruments reached their present-day forms, the orchestra was expanded New combinations of instruments Conductors came to the fore, wielding batons o Program Music Nonvocal music written in association with a poem, a story, or some other literary source-or even just a highly suggestive word or two Some music tells a story, other capture general moods o Miniature compositions Pieces lasting only a few minutes Mostly songs and short piano pieces, designed to convey a particularly pointed emotion, momentary and undeveloped Often were components of larger unites o Grandiose Compositions larger and larger symphonies, cantatas, and so on more and more movements, increased performing forces, and a longer total time span o Thematic Unity Music Appreciation Chapters 15-18 01/11/2006 19:19:00 Chapter 16: The Early Romantics...
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