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Music FINAL notes - 2/12/09 Kathy Tran Announcements...

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Unformatted text preview: 2/12/09 Kathy Tran Announcements Midterm Exam Second Paper : Due 1 week from today Final Exam : NOT cumulative, except the extent we build on earlier concepts Beethoven and his 5 th Symphony Classical Era Timeline (1750-1825) 1786: Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro 1787: Mozarts Eine Kleine Nacht Musik 1792: Haydns Symphony no. 94 Surprise 1801: Beethovens Piano Sonata Moonlight 1808: Beethovens Symphony no. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Born in Bonn, Germany, moved to Vienna Free-lance, no permanent patron Probably most admired composer in history Transitional composer; bridges Classical and Romantic Eras Pivotal Figure Some of his most important works include: o 9 symphonies o 32 piano sonatas o 5 piano concertos o 1 opera Heiligenstadt Testament (October 6, 1802) Beethovens Three Periods Early Period (1770-1802) o In footsteps of Haydn and Mozart Middle Heroic Period (1803-1814) o Bolder, strongly expressive style o Longer, weightier works o Heroic struggle against adversity o Heiligenstadt Testament (1802) Late Period (181501827) o More experimental music o Even more introspective and personal o Increased chromaticism Theme (review) A melody that plans an important, structural role in the form Motive A short melodic or rhythmic idea used as a building block in composing a musical work Shorter than a theme Sometimes part of a theme Motive is to theme as word is to sentence. Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67 Premiered in 1808 in Vienna 4 movements 1. sonata-allegro form 2. DOUBLE theme and variations (in TRIPLE meter!!!) 3. Scherzo & trio 4. Sonata-allegro form In the key of C minor o Beethoven used this key for his most intense, dramatic remarkable works Cyclic form : o The motive (in some for, rhythmic or melodic ) cycles through all 4 movements o Movements now related to each other SSSL motive in Beethovens 5 th o Organicism/Organic an entire symphony grew out of this motive! Movement I: Allegro con brio Form: sonata-allegro BUT with Beethoven touches Motive permeates movement (sometimes hidden) Long and intense development! Oboe solo! Long coda! Movement II: Andante con moto Form: Double theme and variations o 2 different themes o varies each SSSL rhythmic motive in 2 nd theme TRIPLE METER Movement III: Allegro From: Scherzo and Trio Scherzo : dark, intense Trio : lighter, relief o Imitative polyphony between instruments No stop between movements 3 & 4: Huge crescendo straight from III to IV!No stop between movements 3 & 4: Huge crescendo straight from III to IV!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course MUSIC 15 taught by Professor Demaio during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.

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