Week10-1 - Week 10: Music and Nation in the 19th Century...

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Program Music and Musical Nationalism Week 10: Music and Nation in the 19 th Century Lecture 24: Monday, October 25 Now listening: Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt – Morning Mood
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Romanticism-Review Self-conscious movement in the arts, starting in 1780s-90s Especially inFuential in central-northern Europe Themes: Nature as dark and unexplainable, not rational and orderly ±ascination with the supernatural, uncanny, macabre Renewed interest in the past, especially the distant pre-historical past; renewed interest in “folk” spirit; focus on “national” styles Interest in EXOTIC, IRRATIONAL, SUBLIME, GROTESQUE Art is generated through “heightened consciousness” in dreams, visions, hallucinations (potentially drug-induced) Aesthetic focus on uniqueness of individual and on idea of struggle, searching; romantic [male] hero, struggling with and within nature Women linked with nature, religion (= irrational); idealized woman’s role as inspiration / foil for romantic hero
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Review Q. 1 The Romantic musical language of the 19 th century is A. Restrained, graceful, and dramatic B. Dramatic, exuberant, and balanced C. Exuberant, emotional, and dramatic
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Review Q. 2 This image tell us that A. Hector Berlioz was really bad in orchestration B. He expanded the orchestra getting new sonic qualities C. He was so mad in love with Harriet Smithson that the ideé fxe tortured the audience
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Review Q. 3 Which of the following groups of words best deFnes the idea of virtuoso A. Virtuoso = ability to make a lot of money B. Virtuoso = technical ability + expressive artistry C. Virtuoso = charisma + average technical ability + popularity
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Review Q. 4 After playing “Tea for Two” _________ said “Can I have the score?” and ________ responded “Oh, I was just improvising” A. Clara Schuman // Horowitz B. Liszt // Chopin C. Horowitz // Tatum D. Chopin // Gottschalk
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Review Q. 5 An example of Romantic through-composed form is A. R. Schumann, In the lovely month of May B. F. Chopin, Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1 C. C. Wieck Schumann, Nocturne D. R. Schubert, Erlking E. L. Gottschalk, The Banjo
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Eugène Delacroix (1830) - La liberté guidant le peuple (Liberty Leading the People) What do you see here? What do you know about this painting?
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Musical Nationalism 476 1450 1600 1750 1815/1825 1900 Medieval Renaissance Baroque Classical Romantic 1815 1900 Beethoven Schubert R. Schumann C. Schumann Chopin Liszt Berlioz 1830 1848 Revolutions: Italy France Germany Austria Hungary Switzerland Poland Romania “Nationalist” Symphonic Poems (like Smetana’s), Verdi’s “Nationalist” Operas
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Richard Taruskin. "Nationalism." Grove Music Online . Oxford Music Online . 23 Oct. 2010 http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/subscriber/article/grove/music/50846 Nationalism is recognized by historians and sociologists as a major factor in European cultural ideology by the end of the 18th century, and it has been arguably the dominant factor in geopolitics since the end
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course MUS 302L taught by Professor Dell'antonio during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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