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MUS 302L 10/6/10 (prof. Dell’Antonio, guest lecturer) “Genius”: Beethoven and the “Heroic Style” Now Playing: Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony #9 , I
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“Genius”. .. What is “genius”? What leads us to defne an individual as a “genius”? How do we defne “genius” in a musical context? Why do we consider musical “geniuses” noteworthy?
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Timeline 2010 1400 1600 1720 1800 1900 800 Middle Ages Baroque Classical Renaissance 1800 1900 Beethoven & Rossini
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Ludwig van Beethoven What do you know about Beethoven’s life, his personality, or his compositions? Did Beethoven: A: work very hard and methodically at his craft B: rely on bursts of inspiration HOW DO WE KNOW?
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Did Beethoven: A: compose independently following his artistic purposes B: rely on commissions and other patron-initiated opportunities WHAT DOES THIS PICTURE TELL US? Ludwig van Beethoven What do you know about Beethoven’s life, his personality, or his compositions?
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