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Lecture 4 Even More Romanticism

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11/15/2007 Even More Romanticism: 1801 – Beethoven: sonata no.14 “moonlight” 1807- Beethoven: symphony no. 5 1815- Shubert: erlking 1830 – Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique 1836- C. Schumann: Nocturne 1838- Chopin: “Military” Polonaise 1840- R. Shumann: What is Program Music Genre: Program Symphony- a multi movement orchestral work which possesses a plot or general story-line (typically specified by the composer in a program book.) Hector Berlioz (1803-1868) - French - Seen as a rather radical composer in his youth - Won prestigious Prix de Rome in 1830 - Infatuated with poetry and art, especially shakespeare Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (1830) - Genre: Program Symphonie - 5 movements - Elaborate story written by composer and distributed to the audience - Very large orchestra - Innovative concept: idée fixe - Movements: Reveries-passions A ball Scene in the country March to the scaffold Movement IV: March to the Scaffold Dramatic Opening Crescendo Very big orchestral sound Appearance of idée fixe The execution (the thud)
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