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A PPRECIATION OF M USIC 4/14/08 Program Music Instrumental music with a literary/visual association Title comes from Program o Receive when entering a concert Can have a piece with a whole story Suggestive title o “Nocturne” Specific title o “Romeo and Juliet” Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) French, drops out of medical school Makes a living composing, conducting, writing reviews of concerts Didn’t play an instrument Incredibly original and inventive, especially with sound of orchestra Public never really got his music Symphonie Fantastique (1830) CD2 tr. 3 Semiautobiographical story o Based on his obsessive love for Harriet Smithson Program symphony 5 movements, each has specific story Each movement uses same theme o “Idee fixe”- theme represents his beloved o Thematic transformation Brilliant, innovative, huge orchestra Symphonie Fantastique, mvt. 5 Intro Idee Fixe - squeaky clarinet, piccolo Funeral bells Dies Irae - chant for the dead, solemn brass Round dance- fugue like Dance + Dies Irae
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LAA 13.3, 13.5, 13.6, 13.7, 14.1, 15.1 due last class on Friday 5/2!!!!!! Final exam is Wednesday 5/7, 1:30 to 4:00, from chapter 13 on only not accumulative Extra Credit Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 pm, cu at Boettcher Hall in Denver Cu orchestra, wind ensembles 20 pts extra credit 2 for one at our box office Chapter 15 (4/21/08) Ballet Music often combined with theater or dance Social dance Theatrical dance o Tells story through movement o Found in Greek theatrical dramas o Revival during Renaissance o Over time develops into Ballet Romantic era is the golden age of ballet o Choreographers seen as artists like composer Marius Petipa 1818-1893 o Influential choreographer o Moves from Paris to St. Petersburg o Russia becomes the center of ballet o Works with Tchaikovsky Peter Illych Tchaikovsky Takes music lessons on the side Quits his job goes to st Petersburg Conservatory Gets a job at Moscow conservatory Patron helps him focus on composing Tchaikovsky nutcracker ballet Commissioned by petipa, story by ETA Hoffman End of Romanticism Wagner 1813-1883, breaks lots of new ground in his operas o Complex structures, treatment of themes o Harmonies break rules After Wagner, many use his style for orchestra music not opera Many composers also want to move in a new direction 1890=1910 “twilight” of romanticism Impressionism Shares Romantic and 20 th century traits Term from visual arts-1874 o Meant as an insult-fuzzy images Rejecting tradition, formalism
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o Reaction against camera perhaps French composers pick up some traits Blurred quality, often through rhythm Harmony floats, not tonal Claude Debussy (1862-1918) French, enters conservatory as a teen Very talented but breaks rules Wins Prix de Rome, brings him a lot of attention World fair in Paris, 1889 Develops a French sound Debussy “clouds”
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2008 for the course EMUS 1832 taught by Professor Nunez,dani during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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