Paper #2 Musc

Paper #2 Musc - Andrew Lucas 11/20/07 Music 15 TA: Jessica...

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Andrew Lucas 11/20/07 Music 15 TA: Jessica Stankis Thursday, 12:30pm Analyzing Style and Form The work we listened to is most likely from the Romantic Era. The Romantic Era is the period of time that spans from 1820 to 1900. The music during this time was very expressive. During the Romantic Era, composers often put melodies of certain nationalistic folk songs into their works. This was for the composers to express their cultural identity and show their pride for their country. The Hungarian folk melodies throughout this work are a testament the composer’s pride for his native land. This seems to be an indirect correlation to the Hungarian piano virtuoso Franz Liszt. Liszt was also very patriotic toward his Hungarian heritage. The piano version of the piece is very technical, much like the ones that Franz Liszt would compose for himself to play, being the piano virtuoso that he was. The piece is charged with an intense emotional. The work, in the piano form, reminded me most of the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. They both had a delicate, yet sharp, melody to them. There is a sort of singing quality coming from the piano in both of them, as well. The works both seem to be filled with arpeggios too, the piano version was full of the distinct single notes that
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Paper #2 Musc - Andrew Lucas 11/20/07 Music 15 TA: Jessica...

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