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3/24/11 14:32 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) “A Romantic who breathed new life into classical forms “ Pianist who didn’t like Liszt’s style Robert and Clara Schumann “gruff old bear” Brahms Music Added romantic style to traditional classical forms and genres Rhythmically exciting Mellow feel; rich tone colors  Symphony No. 3, Thrid Movement Smaller Orchestra Very lyrical and emotional, waltz-like Dance movement in triple meter Ternary Form (ABA, coda) Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Born in an Italian Village Impact of death of wife and children Operas became symbols of Italian freedom and unity Subject matter was condemned Famous Operas: La Traviata, Rigletto, ll Trovatore Verdi’s Music Sought to appeal to everyday people
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Unformatted text preview: Used passion and realism to excite audience Vocal melody is the most important component Almost all operas have serious plots Rigoleto Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Profound influence on later composers Anti-Semitism Problems with money Exile in Zurich Music, drama, poetry, philosophy, and art combine to form the “Universal art work” Called his operas “Music-Dramas” and compromised this genre for 35 years Cycle of music dramas Ring of the Nibelungs fours operas based on Nordic legends. Helped financially by King Ludwig II Operas shift balance of power from voice to orchetrsa More continuous flow of music 14:32 14:32...
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