Unit 4 - Unit 4 Early Romantic Program Music Program...

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Unit 4 Early Romantic Program Music Program Music-an instrumental composition associated with a poem, drama, or idea The concert overture-associated with a play or opera (Mendelssohn’s overture to A Midsummer night’s dream) Overture form-a single movement in sonata form Hector Berlioz Was to train as a physician No training as a musician Played the guitar Enriched romantic music with new resources of harmony, color, and expression and form A great orechestrator Founder of modern orchestral conducting Use of recurring theme led to development of cyclical symphonic form of later romantic period Influenced Wagner, among others Symphonic fantastique A programmatic symphony Use of idée fixe Grandiose work-5 movements Program related to his love affair with Harriet Smithson Thematic unity-use of same melody throughout movements Dies irae- (day of wrath), Gregorian chant used in the mass for the dead Idée fixe
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Witches’ round dance For chapter 17 Rossini, Donizetti, von weber, bellini-know at least 1 opera each composed Verdi versus wagner Verdi’s last two operas Gesamtkunstwerk Leitmotivs Chapter 17-romantic opera p. 271 19 th century-the golden age of opera
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ARTS 002126 taught by Professor Drayyer during the Fall '07 term at Winona.

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