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Unformatted text preview: MUSIC 120: Review for Midterm #1 Exam date—Monday, October 26 th —IMPORTANT! Bring a mark-sense form and a No. 2 pencil (scantron or “bubble sheets” can be purchased at the University Book Store or in the Hub, the Student Union Bldg.). Additionally, be able to enter YOUR UW STUDENT NUMBER on the mark-sense form. The exam will cover material from lectures, sections, guest presentations and performances, the assigned listening, and the assigned reading. Review the following list of names. Be sure that you are able to connect the following list of composers, librettists, performers, historical figures, and operatic characters to the topical categories that they represent as well as to any compositions or institutions listed below. Obviously, some of the listed names have received greater attention than others in the lectures and assigned readings. Understand the significance of the more important figures in terms of their associated styles, cultural contexts, and representative compositions, etc. [Note: you will not be responsible for giving exact dates, etc., but do know the general timeframe we are talking about—Medieval, Renaissance, early or mature Baroque.] [Note: you will not be responsible for giving exact dates, etc., but do know the general timeframe we are talking about—Medieval, Renaissance, early or mature Baroque.] Hildegard von Bingen 1098-1179 German Female Medieval Chant. Author of “O Successores” Pope Gregory Guillaume de Machaut 1300-1377 Josquin de Prez 1440-1521 Giovanni Palestrina 1525-1594 1 104 Masses and c. 450 other sacred works Music director for St. Peter's Pope Marcellus Mass Thomas Weelkes 1575-1623 Word painting. As Vesta Was Descending Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643 Composer of the first great opera, L’Orfeo Monteverdi is a pivotal figure, coming at the end of the Renaissance and at the beginning of the Baroque Molody: aria and recitative Count Vincenzo Gonzaga Monteverdi composed works for the Gonzaga family’s court entertainments Allesandro Striggio The libretto for L’Orfeo was written by Alessandro Striggio Orpheus/Orfeo Main Characters of L’Orfeo Euridice Main Characters of L’Orfeo La Musica a strophic aria, a song performed by La Musica—the personification of Music La Musica tells of her powers, listing them in five strophes or stanzas Henry Purcell Mid-17th Opera come to England Dido & Aeneas Purcell is revered as the greatest native-born English musician. Part of his musical legacy was bequeathed to the German-born English composer, George Handel Dido queen of Carthage (In Henry Purcell’s Dido&Aeneas ) Aeneas Dido’s lover, Aeneas has left Dido to fulfill his destiny 2 Antonio Vivaldi...
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- Fall '09
- Physics, Baroque music, Pope Marcellus Mass, Jean Baptiste Lully, George Handel, solo concerto, George Handel Dido