Lecture 10 - March 4

Lecture 10 - March 4 - Lecture 10 Music 103 March 4 2009...

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Lecture 10 Music 103 March 4, 2009 The Baroque : a period defined by the visual rather than the musical arts, lasting from the late 16 th to early 18 th centuries. Music of the period has these general chracteristics: melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic effects intended to stir the passions of the audience; ornamentation; expression of spritual transport through physical passion (and vice versa); and theatricality (not necessarily in the coarse sense). Baroque painting preserves the styles of the Renaissance, but is more agitated and distorted. It flourishing in Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Austria, and Southern Germany – the countries of the counter- Reformation. Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel are associated, in very different ways, with this period The Enlightenment: an intellectual movement in 18 th century Europe that stressed reasons and scientific method over traditional belief systems, including those of existing religious practices. It is emblematized in music by (among others) Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Mozart Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) Composer most identified with experimenting with symphonies Two reasons for this association: o Wrote 104 of them o Lived to witness creation of the public concert
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