Balance of arias and ensembles Plot All refers to women but always to everyone

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Balance of arias and ensembles - Plot: All refers to women but always to everyone o Sisters: Fiordiligi and Dorabella o Soldiers: Guglielmo and Ferrando o Old batcher: D. Alfonso o Maid: Despina o Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Playing Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major “Eroica” first movement In between classical and romantic Great Transitional Figure: Classical Forms with Individualistic Expression Beethoven: The Man The next child prodigy? Father notices lots of talent at young age and gave him musical education; Father wants him to study with Mozart but ends up studying with Haydn Born in German Town of Bonn and gradually makes his way to Vienna as an adult Ideals in the Age of Revolution - Around the time he becomes an adult - Get rid of monarchy, liked democracy Success in Vienna - Plays for people with money; upper middle class and aristocry
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- 3 different nobleman gave salary: no strings attracted… all he had to do was compose Odd ball, kind of a weird The Heiligenstadt Testament: going deaf, considers suicide The idea of ‘composer as artist’: composer no long servant Birthdays: Haydn: 1732, Mozart: 1756, Beethoven: 1770 Always a freelance composer Really expressive piano playing Chrematistics of Beethoven’s Music Use of extremes: dynamics, temp, pitch range, mood… went always too far with extremes Strong rhythmic drive: like Baroque, Beethoven more cumulative Motive development: HUGE part of Beethoven - Motive: is a melodic or rhythmic fragment that recurs throughout a piece, to build larger, multiple melodies “Struggle of the Individual” Symphony no. 3 in Eb “Eroica” Heroic - Writes piece Napoleon triumphing over monarcy but then Napoleon crowns himself king/emporer and renames it Symphony no. 5 in C minor (“Fate”) - Fate knocking at the door - 1 st : movement unpleasant struggle against fate - By 4 th movement: overcomes fate Symphony no. 9 in D minor (Ode to Joy chorus) - To a quality, we as humanity will achieve true joy when we all treat each other equaly - Changes to D major to symbolize greatness, and equal o Listening for Beethoven: Pathetique Sense of struggle, negative emotions Beethoven’s symphonies represent something from the beginning vs. giving a meaning after the fact For a motive to be useful, it has to be fairly generalized; Beethoven tries to draw shape with pitches Motive arch!!! Identify 1 st and 2 nd theme o Exam: Be reading the text book but only the things talking about in class Listening Guides: Mozart 40 – 1 st and 2 nd theme - 1 St movement: form: sonta-allegero; start in G minor and move to B flat major - 2 nd theme: rehibitualation, in minor
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  • Music, The Bible, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Baroque music, instrumental music

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