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Unformatted text preview: Opera buffa- during the classical era, there was need for a more simple and natural opera. A style that reflected human emotions more realistically, which was known as comic opera that flourished in Europe, known in Italy as opera buffa. This lighter genre was the rising middle class’s response to the aristocratic form that was inevitably supplanted. It was sung in the language of the audience rather than in Italian, and it had lively, down-to-earth plots, rather then concerns of gods and myths. It also contained the remarks of the buffo. It spread quickly and eventually culminated in the works of Mozart. Le nozze di Figaro- (The Marriage of Figaro) Is a comic opera composed by Mozart with the help of librettist Lorenzo de Ponte, during the classical era in Italy. With this opera Mozart lifted comic opera to another dimension. In place of the stereotyped characters of opera buffa, he created real human beings who come alive through his music. The story is very complex, and is still considered one of the best. “Joke” Quartet- during the classical era, Haydn wrote this quartet. There is a return to the theme several times (perhaps a modified rondo form). There is a very quirky ending. Haydn wrote lots of quartets in E flat major. There is a prominence of the violin in this work. sonata-allegro form- during the classical era, this is the first movement in the multimovement cycle. This is the most highly organized and longest movement in the cycle, and is usually in a fast tempo. This movement establishes a home key, then movies to another key, and finally returns to the home key. Therefore the form can be regarded as to another key, and finally returns to the home key....
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