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Common Threads and New Beginnings 2 of 3 Important moments of the 20 th century and their effect on music of the West Wk1 Thurs Jan 11 th
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European traditions: Composers - Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Berlioz etc. Mostly employed through churches or aristocrats. Not so much freelance or by commission. Ensembles – Symphony orchestra, string quartet, piano solo, opera. Performed either on concert hall stages, in theatres, or saloons; small concerts at the houses of the wealthy Genres/forms – Concerto, symphony, sonata, string quartet, piano trio. There were traditional structures and instrumentations that were somewhat standardized across Europe. Any changes to these expected standards were quite notable. E.g. Beethoven adding a choir to his ninth symphony (1824), or Berlioz expanding the instrumentation of the orchestra and adding a program (explicit ‘storyline’) to the piece (1830) Stylistic – Functional harmony, intellectual, balanced. In orchestral music in particular, balance of form, balance of harmony, and largely sticking to expected harmonic shifts was valued. By the end of the 1800s, composers showed more interest in the range of colors that could be produced by harmonies slightly outside of functional harmony. Colors can be experience by the listener on a primal level by the sense of emotion different harmonies and harmonic progressions can elicit.
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Europe and America were rapidly changing in the 1800s and 1900s. Leading up to the new century,
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