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Unformatted text preview: 11/13/2007- Romanticism Continued The Romantic Sabon Culture- salon: a regular gathering, typically in a private home for the purpose of performing and discussing artistic works, as well as other intellectual topics. Frdric Chopin (1810-1849)- Born in Poland- Considered polands national composer- Polish mother, French father- Moved to paris at 21- Originally pursued a virtuoso career like lizst, but didnt like it- Later wrote and performed in Parisian salons- Expected performers to use a lot of freedom Tempo Rubato- a performance practice in chich the tempo of a work is interpreted more freely as a means of musical expression Short Romantic Piano Pieces: (some common types)- nocturne (a night piece)- prelude- impromptu- intermezzo- polonaise- rhapsody- etude Chopin: Polonaise in A major, op. 40 no. 1 (Military)- Polonaise: A stylized polish dance- Difficult + impressive piano style- Ternary form ABA- Uses rubato Genre: Lied- The german word for song; generally used to specify a short work for...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.
- Fall '07