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Lecture 3 – Short Summary and Reading I’ll tie up a loose end from last week by showing a short video demonstrating the minuet. Our new material will begin with a general introduction to the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. We’ll examine the second movement of the second concerto from the printed collection L’Estro armonico (pub. Amsterdam, 1712). Aside from being tremendous fun, this movement is a clear, concise example of a concerto movement in ritornello form. See the listening guide for this movement. We’ll return to the study of Johann Sebastian Bach, and consider his importance as an organist and composer for the organ (see the reading below).
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Unformatted text preview: See the listening guide for the great “St. Anne” Prelude and Fugue (BWV 552), which was published in the third volume of the Clavierübung (1739). The prelude reveals the influence of Italian concerto style, and particularly Vivaldi’s style, on Bach. Bach’s profound interest in symbols is demonstrated in the pervasive Trinitarian symbolism of both the prelude and the fugue. Finally, I’ll go over a few sample test questions. Terms for this Week concerto concerto grosso concertino ripieno ritornello episode fugue fugal exposition sequence basso continuo “il prete rosso” Ospedale della Pietà French overture style (ouverture)...
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