021508 MUS302L notes - How structured? narrative, song What...

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The Voice: Handel and Late Baroque Opera What is castrato? male opera singer that can sing in high range Physiological effects? prevented from reaching puberty (lowered voice) bodies grow larger than typical males while voicebox stays same as child, more powerful lungs very tall and stringy Legend surrounding abilities of Carlo Broschi? castrato Where and for whom did castrati sing? sing in church, take role of women many castrati came from very poor families (children with beautiful voices can feed whole family with singing career) Castrati tradition mostly faded after late 1800s Opera seria (serious opera) what were plots derived? historical events in distant past or semi-mythological events, deals with noble people
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Unformatted text preview: How structured? narrative, song What is form of da capo aria ? da capo from beginning 2 sections: 1) primary emotion of singer 2) secondary emotion playing off of primary 121 form (or ABA form) the repeat 1/A form is more emotional-Topics, kinds of characters nobilities and their complicated lives, go through complex issues and come out victorious in end-Musical priorities see favorite singer do his thing-Clock time vs. Stop time Recitative happens in real time, events occur, things move on Aria is a stop in time, singer steps out and reflects on particular moment 1740s Handels Messiah & other oratorios one of them: Rodelinda...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course MUS 302L taught by Professor Dell'antonio during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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