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Lecture 8: Classical Form I. New Terms and Concepts i. Dynamics: The element of music expression relating to the degree of loudness or softness of a sound. Pianissimo ( pp ) – very soft Piano ( p )--soft Mezzo piano ( mp ) --mod soft Mezzo forte ( mf )--mod loud Forte ( f )--loud Fortissimo ( ff )--very loud < crescendo increase in volume > decresendo or diminuendo decrease in volume ii. Tempo: The rate of speed or pace of music. (from fastest to slowest) Presto very fast Allegro fast Anduante walking speed Moderato moderate speed Adagio slow Largo very slow Grave really, really slow Tempo modifiers Accelerando tempo accelerations
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II. Classicism: History and Aesthetics Classical Era (1750-1827) i. Socio-economic change Age of political transition and upheaval o Early on, strong aristocratic rulers o Later, several revolutions 1775 – American Revolution begins 1789 – French Revolution begins Rise of the Public Sphere o Beginning of Industrial Revolution
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