MUS_101_Classical_Era_Cont._ - MUS 101 Introduction to Music Spr 13 Classes MWF 9-9:50 am Korb Classroom M 120 Instructor Dr James K Makubuya Friday

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MUS 101: Introduction to Music – Spr. ‘13 Classes – MWF 9-9:50 am – Korb Classroom, M 120; Instructor: Dr. James K. Makubuya Friday, March, ’13 Topic III: Music of the Classical Era ( cont ). A. Instrumental Genres Chamber music = a term for music designed to be played in a room (a chamber) – in a palace small room or in a small hall. It’s the music intended or composed for small ensembles; i.e. 2 – 10 players one per part. I. String Quartet The most important chamber music genre of the Classical era. Haydn was the first great composer to write string quartets as we know them today – combining 2 violins, 1 viola and 1 cello. All great Viennese composers, however, including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert wrote string quartets; and together they established the medium and rules. Indirectly that made the string quartet the greatest and most important of all chamber music combinations. Listen to Haydn’s String Quartet, Opus 76. CD1 #70-74. Listen to Mozart’s String Quartet, Eine kleine ……. CD2 #1-8 1 st Movt – fast = Sonata Allegro form 2 nd Movt – andante = Rondo form 3 rd Movt – allegretto = Minuet & Trio form #6 4 th Movt – Allegro = Sonata-rondo form II. Classical Symphony Symphony is a large orchestral work or composition in several movements. The form of the classical symphony became the standard model for this genre. The “Father of the Symphony” Josef Haydn primarily set it. The form comprised of four movements in the following order and prescriptions: Refer to pp. 184-189 First movement – ( sonata-allegro form or sonata form ) Establishes a (home key) Modulates (changes) to another key Ultimately returns to the home key The allegro-sonata movement is made up of the following sections: 1. exposition = two different themes (often in two opposing keys) 2. bridge = a transitional passage that leads into (establishes the modulation to) 2 nd theme 3. development = conflict / action / climax 4. recapitulation = first theme as heard originally may have slight variations 5. coda = {tail) Second Movement - ( theme and variations form )
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