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music appreciation of baroque

music appreciation of baroque - the composer’s idea of...

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Assignment of Baroque Music Vocal Music Orfeo, “Tu se morta” This piece of homophonic opera is composed by Claudio Monteverdi in 1607. I like it much! The first time when I was listening to it, I had no idea what the lyrics were about. After reading the text in the book, I knew the song is about Orpheus’s sadness after losing his beautiful wife Eurydice. Not only the melody is a piece of art, the carefully designed lyrics are also art. In text, it is called word painting. To express the emotion well, the composer put the words like star and sun to climactic high tones, whereas abysses and death are put to somber, low tones. When I understand
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Unformatted text preview: the composer’s idea of composing, this song moved me. Instrumental Music La Primavera (Spring) This piece of concerto grosso is composed by Antonio Vivaldi in 1725. I like this piece, too. The beginning of it is quite inspiring. The most attracting part is the singing of the bird! In addition, it is performed by the violin! Music is never just a piece of melody; it is more than text. The emotion it contains is what attracts. In this song, the gratification and the appreciation for the spring is the shining point....
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