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Music 11/13/07 Paper instructions are posted Password is “phrase” Opera assignment!!!!! Week of 11/26 Monday 5-6 Wednesday 5-6 19 th century Music Timeline 1815 – Schubert: Erlking 1838 – Chopin: “Military” Polonaise 1836 – C. Schumann: Nocturne 1840 – R. Schumann: In the Lovely Month of May Virtuosity The concept of a being a virtuoso developed in the 19 th century Emphasis on technique and performance Difficult to classify Some 19 th century critics saw it as a superficial distraction from the music Two types of Music in the Romantic Era Public Sphere o Concerts o Recitals o Operas Private Sphere o Domestic Music o Salons (semi-private) The Romantic Salon Culture Salon : a regular gathering, typically in a private home, for the purpose of performing and discussing artistic works, as well as other intellectual topics Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Born in Poland Considered Poland’s national composer Polish mother, French father Moved to Paris at 21 Originally pursued a virtuoso career (like Liszt), but didn’t like it Instead, wrote and performed in Parisian Salons
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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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