10.4.07 - A comparison of Baroque and Classical Styles...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
A comparison of Baroque and Classical Styles Baroque o Composers Monteverdi, Purcell, Strozzi, Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach o Melody Continuous with wide leaps o Rhythm Single rhythm; steady pulse, freer in vocal music o Harmony Chromatic harmony, major-minor system established o Texture Monodic (early); polyphonic (late) o Instrumental genres Fugue, concertos, trio sonata, suite, prelude, passacaglia o Vocal genres Opera, mass, oratorio and cantatas o Form Binary predominant o Dynamics o Timbre Continuos tone color throughout one movement o Performing forces o Improvisation Expected-figures bass o Emotion Classical (1750-1825) o Composers ... o Melody Symmetrical melody in balanced phrases and cadences; tuneful, diatonic, small leaps o Rhythm Dance rhythms preferred (compound meters); regular accents o Harmony
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 101 taught by Professor Prof.lee-whiting during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton University.

Page1 / 3

10.4.07 - A comparison of Baroque and Classical Styles...

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