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Lecture 14: Romantic Orchestral Music Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique Smetana’s The Moldau Brahm’s Symphony no. 3, III (3 rd movement) Know the composers and important historical information about them Know the pieces, the historical context of their composition, important characteristics about them (number of movements, form (where relevant), descriptions of their melodies, etc.) general facts about their programs
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Unformatted text preview: • Absolute music • Program music • How Beethoven influenced the symphony & his impact on later composers • Goal-oriented symphonies • Imperative of originality • Circumpolarity • Harriet Smithson • Program symphony • Idée fixe • Relative size of Berlioz’s orchestra • Symphonic poem o Inventor o Our 2 examples of that genre • Music of the Future (Artwork of the Future) controversy...
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