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notes 11-8 - Music 11/8/07 So what does it all mean? Some...

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Music 11/8/07 So what does it all mean? Some theories: Anton Schindler: “Fate knocking on the door” Good triumphs over evil (major over minor) It’s just about the music , nothing more The Romantic Era (1820-1900) Industrial revolution hits its stride o Introduction of 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 Exoticism o Interest in folklore and the supernatural o Man vs. Nature o The beautiful vs. the 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
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