Unformatted text preview: whether to pick A or B. A. Write a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) for each of the following: 1. Define recitar cantando and recitativo secco (dry recitative), specifying the differences between the two and giving one example of each from the listening assignment. 2. Describe the Arcadian Reform. 3. What is Johann Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger’s significance for the history of opera? B. Three “unknown” listening excerpts. You can play each two times maximum. For each excerpt, write a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) speculating on what you hear. What is the genre of opera this example belongs to; what is the (approximate) historical period; what formal characteristics (if any) are prominent in what you hear....
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- Spring '12
- Music, 60 minutes, Recitative, brief paragraph, times maximum, Johann Gottlieb