Midsummer Night%27s Dream

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Unformatted text preview: Mendelssohns Midsummer Nights Dream Expressed by Franz Liszt  A preface added to a piece of instrumental music, by means of which the composer intends to guard the listener against a wrong poetical interpretation, and to direct his attention to the poetical idea of the whole or to a particular part of it. Extra musical reference  Various ways to depict or express extra ideas  Instrumental music  Absolute Music All pure music must be philosophical and instrumental (Schlegel)  Music can express more than words Born in Jewish family  A child prodigy  Revival of J.S. Bach  Virtuoso conductor  New harmonic language with traditional formal structure 1826, Concert overture: one movement orchestral work  1842, Incidental music: music composed to reinforce play or drama Shakespeare Play  1594-5 (1600, first printing)  Probably for a celebration of aristocrat marriage  Play within a play Theseus (Duke of Athens) and Hippolyta (Queen of Amazons)  Lovers: Lysander (young courtier), Hermia (in love with Lysander),...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course MUSIC 3000 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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