Chapter 10 Music Review

Chapter 10 Music Review - Chapter 10 Music and Text...

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Chapter 10 Music and Text text-painting the music also mirrors the text in an almost pictorial way Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Somewhere Over the Rainbow this kind of text-painting was particularly common in the madrigals of the late Renaissance. Semantic text-painting easy to hear in the madrigals of 16 th- and early 17 th -century English composers. musical imagery or mood. text and music work together to paint pictures in our mind and arouse emotional responses Musical Imagery: Schubert's Winterreise These pieces typically feature a singer and piano accompaniment, and the accompaniment plays a crucial role in reinforcing and interpreting the text. In Der Lindenbaum the music closely mirrors the text. The music and text work together to create vivid emotions. The text helps us to understand the musical images, and the music adds meanings at which the text alone only hints. There are close but subtle interactions between the text and the music Text and music together complete an image that neither could create by itself . The imagery is indeed darker and more dramatic imagery. Schubert has established a relationship between the piano part and the text. This music combines forte dynamics, unexpected harmonies, and a dramatic plunge into the bass register. The music adds a layer of meaning . This meaning was not necessarily present in the original poem, but it is consistent with it. Text as drama: Die Post In this text, the singer listens hopefully to the sound of the posthorn, a signal that mail is being delivered—but alas, no letters have arrived for him. The way that the music both illustrates and dramatizes the contrasting images from the text Schubert's music evokes the sounds of both the posthorn and the singer's pounding heart, and it links these sounds as the poem alone could not. the rising dynamics make the singer's anticipation and excitement palpable. This device is dramatic, perhaps even melodramatic. It shows the extent to which a skilled composer like Schubert can coordinate musical and textual meaning. Schubert’s Winterreise consists of settings of a series of poems told from the point of view of a rejected lover and implicitly ending with his death. Winterreise , however, is particularly 1
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severe in its content: the lover has already been rejected when the cycle begins, and his love is described only in retrospect. linked to their historical moment: nature as a place to escape the pressures of modern urban life. That idea is found throughout the early Romantics, rest as a metaphor for death and release was also a favorite theme of the Romantics, the idea of the rootless wanderer as a heroic figure is also typical of Schubert’s time Schubert’s music a uniquely suitable vehicle for the outlook of the Romantic period. Polytextuality: A Medieval Perspective
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