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Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Mahler Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - Bio.: - training - relationship with nationalist movement - personal life - Romeo and Juliet (1869) - Why Shakespeare? (esp. within the context of Romanticism) - genre— symphonic poem BUT Tchaikovsky preferred the term overture-fantasy - relationship of music to story - themes (musical descriptions of them) 1. Hymn 2. Vendetta 3. Love - form: VERY free sonata form - How do different presentations of the love theme relate to the story? - transcendent love 19 th - Century Responses to Romanticism The Problem: Realism Victorian morality Response No. 1: Renewal of Classicism Brahms (1833-1897) - bio.: - style characteristics:
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Unformatted text preview: genres views on program music shadow of Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D, op. 77 (1878)—3 rd movement Joseph Joachim forms 3 rd Movement—rondo Romantic traits: rhythm, meter, gypsy cross rhythm —using bits of triple meter in a passage that is largely in duple, or vice versa Response No. 2: Romantic Nostalgia Mahler (1860-1911) - bio.: - excesses of Romanticism - huge symphonies with voices, chorus, programs - Wagnerian in the philosophical nature of his works - characteristics: - exaggeration - distortion - orchestration - Symphony No. 1 (1888)—3 rd Movement - funeral march—“Frère Jacques” - Dance band - Song - March / Dance...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course MUAR 211 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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