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Early Romantic Orchestral Music 1. Concert Overture - misleading terminology - example: Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2. Program Symphony - a multi-movement work for orchestra with a program - Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique , Episodes in the Life of an Artist (1830) - bio.: - the program: “A young musician of unhealthy sensibility and passionate imagination poisons himself with opium in a fit of lovesick despair. Too weak to kill him, the dose of the drug plunges him into a heavy sleep attended by the strangest
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Unformatted text preview: visions, during which his sensations, emotions, and memories are transformed in his diseased mind into musical thoughts and images. Even the woman he loves becomes a melody to him, an idée fixe , as it were, that he finds and hears everywhere.” - characteristics of Romanticism: - Fourth Movement: “March to the Scaffold” - Fifth Movement: “Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath” - transformation of the idée fixe- use of the Dies irae tune...
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