MUS 4 Final Notes

MUS 4 Final Notes - ROMANTIC Program Music 1) Hector...

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ROMANTIC Program Music 1) Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique V. Dream of a Sabbath Night [1830] * “Program music” – tells a story * Idée fixe – fixed idea (certain melody represents a woman) * Dies irae – Gregorian chant in music * Lots of chromaticism The Song 2) Franz Schubert – Winterreise [1830] XIII. Die Post * Lieder - song * Piano portraying the text * Hopefulness vs. despair, postal man bringing mail * ABAB form XXIV. Der Leiermann * Lieder - song * organ grinder * same piano chord throughout (frozen) 3) Frederic Chopin – “Raindrop” Preludes, Op. 28, #15 [1840] * Repeated note around which the texture is based on * Rubato * sustain pedal * ABA form TURN OF THE CENTURY AND BIRTH OF MODERNISM 4) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D minor [1890] * long intro, drone, suspended space and time * sounds of nature - hunting horns, cuckoo” motif * “high” vs. “low” art – symphonies vs. folk music * large ensemble vs. small instrumental combo THE STRING QUARTET 5) Arnold Schoenberg – String Quartet No. 2, op. 10 [1910] * “Modern” – brutality of the man, alteration, individuality, breaking the norm * Bach -> Mozart -> Beethoven -> Brahm -> Wagner -> Mahler * Atonality – no discernable home base * Emancipation of dissonance – don’t have to resolve dissonance
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course MUS 4 taught by Professor Mcallister during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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MUS 4 Final Notes - ROMANTIC Program Music 1) Hector...

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