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Music 005 Franz Schubert 1797-1828 Viennese contemporary of Beethoven Enormous musical output, but few of his works where published in public o Wrote in virtually every genre Poor, virtually unknown Humble to a fault Schubertiads (party where he played his music The Lied German song for solo voice and piano o Plural: Leider o German text Two main types of form: o Strophic : the same music for each stanza of poetry o Through-composed : different music for each stanza Schubert composed over 600 Lieder o Including than 100 in a single year “Der Erlkonig” (1815) (1/8) through- composed, not strophic o much more complicated than “little rose”: a miniature drama a “drama” with four characters: narrator, father, son, Erlking How does Schubert set the mood? o Galloping triplets, tense harmonies, creepy minor mode bass melody Separate musical styles for each character
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Unformatted text preview: o Boy: dissonant outcries, rising pitch o Erlking: sticky-sweet consonance Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) • A dyed-in-the-wool Austro-German o Romantic: music as a source of truth • A pessimisms as to human nature: used music to reflect on humanities inner dark side • Abandoned the tonal system, to the chagrin of listeners then and now o Atonal music is music without a tonal center i.e. without key Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire (moonstruck parrot; 1912) 2/8 “Der Mondfleck” • Arnold Schoenberg set intensity to music o A crazy clown from the Commedia Dell’arte • Various kinds of organization: Numerological (3 times 7 songs), music (ostinato), and related to genera (chamber music) • Atonality : music with no tonal center • Sprechstimme : “speech-song”, but neither speaking nor singing...
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