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notes 11-20 - Music 11/20/07 Screening of Gianni Schicchi...

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Music 11/20/07 Screening of Gianni Schicchi next week: Monday 11/26 5-6pm Wednesday 11/28 5-6pm Both in Lotte Lehmann Hall Video on reserve at the Arts Library (Music Service desk): M1500.P8 G5 2005 New due date: Tuesday, Dec. 4 1850-1900 Music Timeline 1851 - Verdi: Rigoletto 1856 – Wagner: Die Walkure (Performed 1870) 1876 – Wagner: The Ring of Nibelung finished 1879 – Smetana: The Moldau 1883 – Brahms: Symphony no. 3 Richard Wagner - looking towards the future Johannes Brahms- looking toward the past “Music of the Future” Controversy Wagner argued that program music is inherently superior to other music A major rift in the musical world during the late 19 th century The term “Absolute Music” invented to describe non-program music Absolute Music Instrumental music that does not have a literary, dramatic, or pictorial program Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Born in Hamburg, Germany Music is innovative, but was generally seen as stylistically conservative
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