NOTES - TheEarlyRomanticStyle(18251865) 16:17 Virtuoso

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The Early Romantic Style (1825-1865) 16:17 Virtuoso “One who excels in the technique of an art” Orchestration  “To arrange for an orchestra” Idiomatic “Composing in a manner peculiar to the instrument being used” Gesamkunstwerk “Total art work”  How music changed between 1825-1830 Warning signs included o Paganini’s desire to make the difficult seem effortless The effort to make the commonplace vitally significant  o Listen to Weber’s Der Freischutz  The development of keyboard virtuosity o Music of Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt  The General Artistic Climate Music followed the lead of literature and the visual arts o By now, Goethe was an old man and Keats, Shelley and Byron. Next Musical Style changed in Russia, Poland, Bohemia, Hungary In1829 Mendelssohn performs Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, beginning the  rebirth of Bach and a rediscovery of the musical past
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NOTES - TheEarlyRomanticStyle(18251865) 16:17 Virtuoso

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