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notes 11-15 - Music 19 century music timeline 1801...

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Music 11/15/07 19 th century music timeline 1801 – Beethoven: Sonata no. 14 (“moonlight” 1807 – Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 1815 – Schubert: Erlking 1830 – Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique 1836 – C. Schumann: Nocturne 1838 – Chopin: “Military” Polonaise 1840 – R. Schumann: In the Lovely Month of May 1856 – Wagner: Die Walkure (performed 1870) 1876 – Wagner: The Ring of Nibelung finished Genre: Program Symphony A multi-movement orchestral work which possesses a plot or general story-line (typically specified by the composer in a program booklet) Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) 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 symphony 5 movements Elaborate story written by composer and distributed to the audience Very large orchestra Innovative concept: idée fixe Idée fixe French for “fixed idea,” this is the term that Berlioz used to describe the one recurring
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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.

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