Inspired by primitivist painting movement in Russia Subject matter based on

Inspired by primitivist painting movement in russia

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Inspired by primitivist painting movement in Russia Subject matter based on Russian preliterature theather Primitivism – musical effects create a ‘primal’ mood - Interest in the past - Wedding rituals, pagan rituals, Lented rituals - Primitivist painting: Slavs on the Dniper Le sacre du printemps (1913) – The Rite of Spring Collaboration with Russian primitivist painter Nicolas Roerich (don’t need to know) subtitled: “Pictures of Pagan Russia” - Part I: Kiss to the Earth (Adoration) - Part II: The Sacrifice Use of complex rhythms and melodic fragments (Russian folk tunes) Rite: Rhythmic freedom Woodwinds Sparse polyphony Repetitive melodies Prelude Rhythmic freedom Woodwinds Homophonic Repetitive melodies Dances of the Adolescence
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Uses all the families in the orchestra in the percussive way Duple meter but accenting the wrong beats sometimes *** need to know *** pages 258-262 o Schoenberg and the “Emancipation of Dissonance” Playing: A Survior from Warsaw Romantic era: increasing chromatictism; by the end of the 19 th century they’ve used it so much that its hard to tell what key it was in. This caused musicians to pull back and discover different ways to play with harmony Romantic people go for high emotional level but the emotions are simple such as ‘love’ Heart of expressionism is letting out expressions that you normally wouldn’t let people see in an subjected way through art/music Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) Expressionism: an emphasis on the artists subject expression of inner experiences - Usually destrubing “Second Viennese School:” - First Viennese school was the earlier musicians; Haydn, etc. - Second Viennese school is like those ‘second era’ people Musical Features: - Atonality (“The emancipation of dissonance”) o Tonality, something tonal: means something in a key o The way seven pitches are arranged, some pitches are more important than others (key in C, C is most important; a goal) o The 2 nd Viennese school tries to go against having some sort of pitch goal o Dissonance: used to go towards a goal; 2 nd school wanted dissonance w/out goal; o Makes the music sound unsettled, unstable - Sprechstimme (“speech-voice”) o Speech starts out on a note but then sort of slides off of it o Signified with x on the note Schoenberg Continued Great influence on future composers Little popular appeal Fled to USA to advoid Nazi occupation Pierrot lunaire (‘Moonstruck Pierrot’) - Pierrot is white faced clown, acts all funny, music is a set of poems about what Pierrot when he’s not ‘onstage’ - 5 people playing 8 instruments (chamber music), Schoenberg in a way is creating new polyphony o Exam: Lots, of composers, lots of pieces, concepts,
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