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Unformatted text preview: deprivation that a musician can face; in doing so, it records a powerful testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. • Theremin only instrument that does not need to be touched to produce a sound. The performer waves his or her hands in the air to control pitch and volume. The Russian inventor Léon Theremin developed the instrument with the intention that anyone should be able to play it. Its distinctive sonority can be heard in the sound tracks of many horror movies. Baroque • Began with the counter-reformation to the protestant reformation • composers would do almost anything to make an expressive point. Basso continuo • form of accompaniment that began to be used around the turn of the 17 th century til the end of 18 th • defined Baroque style • part is thus a kind of musical shorthand, from which an accompaniment can be derived. Monteverdi • baroque • Music historian Leo Schrade called Claudio Monteverdi the "creator of modern music,"...
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- Spring '08
- Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Baroque music, nozze di Figaro