Flashcards in Test 3 Deck (31)
19th century, all things must die, romantic love, nature, emotional, dramatic
German composer created salons, sitting areas people sat and listened to music in, created Erlkonig
art song, voice and piano. Collection of these sometimes with overarching theme is called a song cycle
When music repeats over and over but the text sometimes changes
Young boy who was sick riding on back of horse with his father through the forest. Erlkonig comes and tries to get him, ends up getting him.
Composer who writes Symphony Fantastique creates program symphony
story line of a symphony
Composer obsessed with woman, dreams he murders her and then he gets beheaded and demons dance on his grave
Reveries, theme of Symphony Fantastique, fixed idea, obsession, the theme
Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky
good friend who was a painter died so he created pictures at an exhibition. Promenade was supposed ot represent walking through the gallery at an exhibition
Style of opera focuses on beauty and virtuoso of voice
Last Bel Canto composers, mostly opera seria used psychological development/ word painting
Opera buffa composer people get into impossible situations in his pieces, he wants the audience to have fun
Moment of chaos no one knows what's going on
Scena de Aria
solo singer has extended monologue, and two halves. Cavatina: arioso recicative Cabaletta: fast aria
Created mature operas with music drama.
In Wagner’s music dramas, a leitmotive is a short melody that represents a person, thing, idea, or emotion in the story.
The Ring Cycle
a cycle of four interconnected music dramas by Richard Wagner that collectively tell the tale of the Germanic legend Der Ring des Nibelungen
Long 20th century
Late 19th century, a million things about music because of speed of communication and ability to record sound. Nobody wants to be status quoe
bundle of characteristics to describe a genre
Debussy closely associated with impressionism mix of romanticism and sounds of modernism arose in France opposition of German romantic music
Created Prelude to the afternoon of a Faun, did things that ruined tone of music
Prelude to the afternoon of a faun
Based on poem by Mallarme
major 20th century composer, Russia, italy, France, leaves Russia before revolution
exoticism- fetish of another culture
a style that attempts to capture the unadorned lines, raw energy, and elemental truth of non-Western art and apply it in a Modernist context.
Rite of Spring
Ballet of primitivism, composed it for Diaghelev company. Sounded like:
1. Steady pulse but unclear meter (ametric)
3. Blocks of music with no transition between
Polychords used in rite of spring
triads that sound consonant separately, but very dissonant when played together.
"emperors new clothes" no one can really see it but pretends to be smart enough to see it, La Monte Young composition 1960 #7
Something not defined by the composer that will cause the piece to be different each time it is performed