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Test 2 Notes 2 - Classical Era Influences Classical...

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June 25, 2008 Classical Era Influences Classical Antiquity (Greece and Rome) The Enlightenment (The Age of Reason) The Church The Aristocracy The Middle Class Classical Style in Music Rhythm – ‘flexible’ Melody – ‘tuneful’, antecedent-consequent phrases Harmony – slower harmonic rhythm (Alberti bass); strong cadences Texture – mostly homophonic Color – greater orchestral variety Form – very important Dynamics – crescendo and diminuendos Classical Instrumental Music Contains four ‘movement’: o Fast, slow, minuet (dance movement) and trio, fast Types of instrumental music: o Sonata (work for solo instrument) o Chamber Music (String Quartet) o Concerto o Symphony June 26, 2008 Sonata-Allegro Form Only form originating in the Classical era First movement of a multi-movement instrumental work Three selections
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o Exposition o Development o Recapitulation Mozarte Symphony No 40 in G minor Theme and Variations
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