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Lecture 2 – September 14 – intro cont’d (listening to music) Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor, 1 st movement (1808) CD 1/22 It is a symphony It is composed of multiple sections or movements The music is performed by an orchestra made up of strings, winds, bass , and percussion The opening fragment is called a motive How does the composer manipulate the motive? Dynamics, crescendo, and diminuendo All of these features (and many more) are products of the originating culture Richard Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathusta (1896) Tone, poem/symphonic poem
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Unformatted text preview: • Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Active vs. Passive listening and Intramusical and Extramusical features • Each of the three compositions may be apprehended for the “sheer joy” of music (passive) without understanding technical or historic details • Is this an aesthetic experience? Chapter 2 – Rhythm • The organization of time in music • Divides long spans of time into smaller units • Gives a shape, or profile to the melody • Provides vitality and definition to a melody...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2010 for the course MUSIC 10026 taught by Professor Safd during the Spring '10 term at California Coast University.

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