Final Music Exam

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Things to think about for test 3 Listening: Identify the piece or the composer 1. Palestrina 2. Handel 3. Bach 4. Mozart 5. Beethoven 6. Rossini 7. Wagner 8. Verdi 9. Stravinsky 10. Bartok 11. Coleman Hawkins Lecture questions: Verdi (1813-1901) – Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian opera composer whose operas exploded with human drama, expressed through simple beautiful melody with lush orchestration. He wrote Rigoletto who features a hunchback who loves his daughter, who eventually plots to kill his master after he seduces his daughter. She ultimately gives up her life to save the duke who seduced her. Virtue does not triumph in this opera. Musical style, too, moves on as demanded by the opera’s topics of abduction, vengeance, and murder. He also wrote Don Carlos and Aida. These are grand operas of spectacular proportions built upon tightly woven dramatic structures on Shakespearean plays. Otello, pairs tragedy with opera buffa – Italian comic opera and explores subtle balances among voices and orcestra, together with strong melodic development and a new fluidity of structure. Verdi’s Requiem - The Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi is a musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass Requiem for four soloists, double choir and orchestra. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni , an Italian poet and novelist much admired by Verdi. The first performance in San Marco in Milan on 22 May 1874 marked the first anniversary of his death. The work used to be called the Manzoni Requiem. [1] It is typically not performed in the liturgy , but in a concert of around 85–90 minutes.
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Herbert von Karajan (German pronunciation: [ ˈ h ɛɐ b ɛɐ t f ɔ n ˈ k ɑʁɑˌ j ɑ n] ; 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor . His obituary in The New York Times described him as "probably the world's best-known conductor and one of the most powerful figures in classical music". [1] Karajan conducted the
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