lecture 2 Romanticism and the Piano

Lecture 2 - lecture 2 Romanticism and the Piano Some therories Anton Schindler(cant be trusted o"fate knocking on the door Good Triumphs over

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
lecture 2 11/8/07 – Romanticism and the Piano Some therories - Anton Schindler (cant be trusted) o “fate knocking on the door” - Good Triumphs over evil (major over minor) - Just about the music itself The Romantic Era (1820-1900) - Industrial Revolution hits its stride o Steam locomotive (ca.1810) o Concentration of population in cities - Middle class is now a major presence - A reaction against the rationality of the previous century Arts and Culture in the romantic Era - Some major themes o Nationalism and exorcism o Interest in folklore and the supernatural o Man vs. nature o Nationalism o Beautiful vs. sublime The piano in the romantic era - The piano was perhaps the single most important instrument of the romantic era - Used both for public and private music making - The status symbol of the day: found in nearly all middle class homes - Allowed for composers to earn living from sheet music sales - Highly expressive: perfect for the very emotional music of the romantic era Genre: Sonata – An instrumental work in several movements (usually 3 or 4) for
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

Page1 / 2

Lecture 2 - lecture 2 Romanticism and the Piano Some therories Anton Schindler(cant be trusted o"fate knocking on the door Good Triumphs over

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online