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Unformatted text preview: Chopin- in class notes only-characteristics of his music -biography-Listening Guide 21 (Polonaise) Opera comique-Remember a little about Carmen and her character-Carmen is written by Bizet Verdi-biography-Listening Guide 24 La donna e mobile -know a name of at least two operas-Significance of Verdi in opera and for Italian nationalism? this will be an essay-Importance of choruses in operas-Risorgimento movement in Italy-Where do you hear his music? Who is Enrico Caruso? Puccini-biography -know a few names of his operas and what they tend to focus on Vocabulary: Program music/absolute music Recitative Absinthe, opium Salon Rubato Ide fixe Opera comique Grand opera Opera buffa opera seria verismo...
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- Spring '11