Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Polish by birth. Polish-trained.
Early-romantic. Some inspiration from Beethoven. One of the three most romantic composers.
Misunderstood as a pianist/composer. Though he composed technically difficult pieces, he was
not a conc
Modernism not only affected music but overall society. Transformed society.
The advancements of the industrial revolution led to technological changes. Philosophy changed
as well psychology changed etc.
Paris becomes an epicenter of cultural diversity jus
Instrumental music > dramatic music (opera). Everybody began to start playing instruments. Knowing
how to play an instrument was a sign of intelligence/education.
Its come to be believed instrumental music could have as much emotional expression
Christian Neefe J.S. Bach
Opera Orchestra -> 1783: Archbishop of Cologne. Maximilian Franz
Beethoven was compared to a demon because of his music.
Piano sonata in c minor development is largely based on theme 1.
The recap is extended -> blurring the lines
"Baroque" refers to the architectural style of Francesco Borromini/S. Giovanni
- Over-embellished architecture.
- Ornamented, extravagant.
Michelangelo's David is naturalist - very plain, just depicts a body
The term cakewalk was slowly transformed into Ragtime
Based on the syncopated rhythm (focused music on the offbeat)
African-American musician who was a huge fundamental composer for ragtime music.
Wanted to raise the status of ragtime from ju
Modernism late 19th century, early 20th century.
Some people purport the romantic era to continue into the early 20 th century
Music director of Vienna court opera, and Vienna philharmonic. Cultural institutions of
Picasso was a prolific artist during this time drew portraits of musicians like Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky
Didnt go to conservatory. Was a student of a private teacher, but born with musical genes.
Dialectical Thought vs. Rationalism Dialectical thought was the basis of the early romantic era, and
enlightened thought. Logic vs intuition - > dont go with the facts, go with how you feel.
18th century: the ideal of reason vs. 19th century: focus on sen