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Symphony 21/03/2008 12:56:00 Musical Characteristics Flexible dynamics o (baroque had steady dynamics, no crescendos) Homophonic texture o Baroque used poplyphonic text Woodwinds, brass, and percussion added to orchetra; NO harpsichord o Baroque Used orchestra of strings and harpsichordy Genres: Symphony o Developed during this time o Most important type of orchestra music Concertos Opera Sonatas String quartet o Develop during this time Chamber Music Forms Lots of short, repeating sections Clear separations of sections (cadences) Most pieces have several movements o 3-4 most common o Each movement has internal form as well
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Pieces becoming longer – need form to organize W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) Prodigy – composing when he’s 5 On tour of Europe from age 6-17 Settles down in Salzburg – unhappy, dismissed
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  • Spring '08
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chamber music, W. A. Mozart, Twinkle Twinkle Little, Baroque Used orchestra, Chamber Music Forms

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