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Exam Three: 1. Whatever the heck 1. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) 1. Playing “A Ball” from Symphonie Fantastique 2. Highly typical of romantic composers 3. Romantic era: freedom to express inward expressions outward 1. Goethe: 4. Exposed to great literature = program music 5. No systematic music training : no keyboard kills 6. New profession: music critic 7. Important: Influenced Romantic orchestration 1. Enormous forces 2. New instruments 3. Old instruments used in new ways 8. Program music: tells a story; instrumental 2. Symphonie Fantastique 1. Program Symphony: like symphonic poem sort of 2. Idee fixe (Harriet Smithson) : melody that supposed to represent Harriet Smithson, each time it shows up it changes a little 3. Five Movements: (only need to know the 5th) 1. Reveries, Passions 2. A Ball 3. Scene in the Fields 4. March to the Scaffold 5. Dream of a Witches Sabbath 3. Dream of a Witches Sabbath 1. Idee fixe (perverted, dance-like) 2. Dies irae (“Day of Wrath”) 3. Witches dance fugue 2. The German Lied 1. Playing: Fruhlingstraum (Spring dream), From Franz Schubert’s Winterreise 2. Thomas Quastaff Dietrich Fischer-Dieksau 1. Classical 1. A/C phrases 2. Accompaniment pattern 2. Opera 1. Beat 2. Recitative 3. German Lied 1. Lied= Germ word for poem or song 2. Poetry and music 3. Should music be subservient to the text? 1. In 19 th century: take poems and use them as jumping off point; art song, music is prominent 4. From Popular song to Art song 1. New German lyric poetry – more expressive
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2. Dissemination of the pianoforte 1. Piano people can buy for their homes that are more detailed 3. Middle class with time and money 1. Played in people’s home by the people to entertain 5. Franz Schubert (1797-1828) 1. First great composer of German lieder 1. Wrote over 600 lieder 2. Characteristics of his lieder: 1. Memorable melodies 2. Uses piano for ‘tone painting’ 1. Using musical sound to represent object (trout) 3. The Erlking (ballad) 1. Listening exercise 2. Ballad: poem the tells a story 3. A father trying to get his son somewhere because son is sick and in delirium sees this mythical creature of Erlking 4. Characters: 1. Piano represents horses: tremolo 2. Narrator 3. Father: “it’s okay” in a key 4. Son: “OMG!” chromaticism 5. Erlking 3. The Romantic Pianists 1. Playing: Franz Liszt, Concerto Etude No. 3 “A Sigh” 2. Romantic vs. Classical 3. Melody: 1. long arch-shaped phrases, irregular, longer; tuneful, AC phrases, 4. Harmony: 1. other 5 notes; vibration, chromatic; slower rhythm, alberti bass 5. Tempo: 1. Rubato (playing around with beat (pulse) for expression effect; same tempo, 6. Form: 1. Form falls apart, dictated by story; form is important 7. Color: 1. (not on exam) gradually adding on more and more instruments 8. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) 1. “the poet of the piano”: more introverted 2. French/polish parentage – born in Warsaw, Poland, adult life in Paris 1. Noticed good musical ability so had musical education then went to major city
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course MUS 1751 taught by Professor Harris during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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