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Choral Singing ~ Opera: National Styles Now playing: WEEK 11: THE END OF AN ERA Lecture 27: Monday, November 1
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To keep in mind… Choral music grew in popularity during the Romantic era and was an artistic outlet for the middle classes Favored genres in the 19 th century include part songs (unaccompanied secular songs in three or four parts), the oratorio, the Mass, and the Requiem Mass Brahms's German Requiem, set to biblical texts chosen by the composer, is one of the masterworks of the romantic choral repertory
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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Following the Schumanns’ philosophy, Brahms was a strong advocate for continuing the tradition of Austro-German absolute music; wrote no program music, no music for the stage (anti-Wagner) He was in awe of Beethoven, and wrote only 4 symphonies (the ±rst when he was over 40 years old!), much chamber music, some sacred vocal music (also connecting to the tradition of JS Bach)
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Brahms’s manuscript Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
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George S. Bozarth and Walter Frisch. "Brahms, Johannes." In Grove Music Online . Oxford Music Online , http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/subscriber/article/grove/music/51879pg10 (accessed October 31, 2010). The German Requiem was the ±rst work in which Brahms ful±lled Schumann's mandate (made in the article ‘Neue Bahnen’) to ‘direct his magic wand where the massed forces of chorus and orchestra may lend him their power’. Schumann's own contributions to the choral-orchestral tradition, composed within the last decade of his life and including such works as Szenen aus Goethes Faust , served as inspirations for Brahms, who likewise turned for his texts to high-quality German poetry and to the scriptures.
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What else do you know about the Brahm’s Requiem?
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What is a requiem?
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Week 11-1 - WEEK 11: THE END OF AN ERA Lecture 27: Monday,...

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