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Unformatted text preview: -made shock waves-maintains music cannot convey emotions-uses old generic titles-everything is very precise-Dumbarton oaks concerto-estate by DC-commissioned to make concerto-dry not a lot of emotion-modern and old fashioned at the same time (unlike Behr, mood is cool)-Brandenburg: Bach -similar to Stravinsky form stripped of emotional content-The Rakes Progress (Stravinsky) • Bases opera on series of painting by William Hogarth (1773) • Painting were turned into engravings • Painting are allegorical • Decent into poverty - not progress ironic • Rich to poor to crazy (take care of your money) • Uses a number of allegorical names in opera – tom rakewell (lead), anne truelove (girl he leaves after getting money), nick shadow (actually the devil, servant) • Will Aden: modern brit poet - helped S. work against emotion • Money changes you • In the end loses his sanity and dignity • The painting serve as a great synopsis of the opera...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course MUSIC 105 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '07 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '07