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HOM 166 Final Exam Study Guide

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These notes go through all the listening examples, separated by category and all material from the textbook and class notes from last exam onward.
Understanding Music II
B. Kahler
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Date Created: 04/30/16
HOM 166 Exam 3 Listening 18 Century Classical • Gluck o Orfeo ed Euridice – opera (BB) • Haydn o String Quartet in F Minor (BB) o Symphony No 48 in C Major “Maria Theresia” (BB) • Mozart o 40 Symphony o Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor (BB) Early Romantic • Beethoven à two strong opening chords, contrasting dynamics o Fidelio opera scene- Prisoner’s Chorus (BB) o Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica” (BB) § Two chords, shock the middle class o Symphony No. 5 in C Minor (BB) • Berlioz à bells o Symphonie Fantastique 5 Movement (dies irae and bells) (BB) • Chopin à flourishes o Sonata, Etude, Nocturne, Scherzo o Etdude in G-flat Major “Black Key” (BB) • Paganini à solo violin o 24 Caprices for Solo Violin (BB) • Schubert à art songs o Der Tod und das Machen (BB) art song § Art song in strings, slow, smooth, thin o Symphony in B Minor “Unfinished” • Schumann o Frauenlibe und Leben No. 1 and No. 8 • Von Weber o Der Freischutz, Act 2 Scene 2 “The Wolf’s Glen” Late Romantic (no art songs) • Brahms st o Symphony No. 2 in D Major, 1 movement (solo horn in symphonic) o Ein Deutches Requiem 2 Movement • Liszt à piano o Six Grand Etudes after Paganini – No. 6 in A Minor (BB) o Les preludes (BB) • Musorgsky à running, tribal dance o Baba Yaga: “The Hut on Chicken Legs” § Like Hansel and Gretel à black keys, running • Tchaikovsy à weeps and moans o Piano Concerto #1 in B-flat Minor o Symphony No. 6 – smooth strings, weeps and moans o Piano Concerto • Verdi à Italian, beautiful and moving o Aida, Act 1 Scene 3: Grand March and Aria of Aida, Act 4 § Elegant, queen of Egypt, Italian opera • Wagner à low, strong brass o Tristan und Isolde to Act 1 and Act 2 “love duet” o Der Ring des Niebelungen § Die walkure § Siegried (hero – solo horn) § Die Gotterdamerung Post Romantic through WWI • Debussy à liquid, water, cloud, floating o La Mer – rolling bass o Pelleas et Melisande: Act 1 Scene 1, Act 2 Scene 1 o Vuale - sails (p. 22) o Prelude a L’apres midi d’un faune – solo flute • Ives th o Concord Sonata – piano, from Bethoven’s 5 • Mahler à light and bouncy, irony o Lieder eines farenden Gesellen #2 o Symphony No. 1 in D Major 1 and 3 movements • Ravel nd o String Quartet in F Major 2 Movement (p. 23) o L’enfant et les sortileges (ironic) o Le Tombeau de Couperin “Minuet” • Strauss à strings moving together o Ein Heldenleben – autobiographical, he’s the hero o Letzte Lieder No. 4 “Im Abendrot” – red evening (towards death/sunset) Between the Wars & Mechanical Music • Antheil o Ballet mecanique (Mechanical Ballet) • Bartok o String Quartet Bartok Snap (BB) o Music for Stringed Instuments. Percussion, and Celesta • Berg o Wozzeck Act 1 Scene 3 and Act 3 Scene 2 • Gershwin o Rhapsody in Blue (BB) o Porgy and Bess – combining jazz and folk elements • Hindemith o Symphonie Mathis der Maler – Matthias the painter, altarpiece, symphonic and opera • Honegger o Pacific 231 • Mosolov o Iron Foundry • Prokofiev o Battle on the Ice at Lake Chudskoye • Schoenberg à atonal, schepctima o Pierrot Lunaire o Verklarte Nacht Parts 1, 2, and 4 (Sextet) o Farben (changing tones) o P 26 Minuet and Trio – 12 tone writing o Sextet • Shostakovich o Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk District o Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Opus 47 (patriotic) (BB) • Stravinsky o Right of Spring – sacrificing innocent girls, tribal stomping § Bassoon solo high – girl wailing o L’oiseau de feu (the Firebird), Petrouchka o Symphony of Psalms o The Rake’s Progress – criticizing society o Ballet for thwelve dancers • Varese o Ionisation • Webern o Five Pieces for Orchestra No. 4 (BB) • Weill o September Song (BB) o Mack the Knife (BB) o Three Penny Opera – Die Dreigroschenoper, the Beggar’s Opera, mocking the wealthy WWII through the Present Day • Adams o Nixon in China o Chamber Symphony (synthesizer) Pt. 3 “road runner” (BB) • Barber (American) o Knoxville, Summer of 1915 for soprano and chamber orchestra o Hermit Songs “The Monk and His Cat” and “Adagio for Strings” • Britten o War Requiem – antiwar statement, for Coventry Cathedral • Cage o Cocerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (BB) • Carlos o Switched on Bach – reworked, skewed color tones • Copland o Appalachian Spring (ballet) (BB) • Corigliano o Symphony No. 1 “Of Rage and Remembrance” , concerns about environment and the future of the planet • Crumb o Vox Balaenae (Voice of Whale) (BB) o Black Angels “Thirteen Images from a Dark Land” – dies irae and Death and the Maiden • Daugherty o Dead Elvis (BB) variations of dies irae, solo bassoon • Glass o Einstein on the Beach (electronic looped sound) (BB) o Satyagraha o Aknaten • Penderecki o Threnody for Victims of Hiroshima • Stockhausen o Gesand der Junglinge (Song of the Youths) (BB) Word Bank • Ethnomusicology - study of music in different cultures, recording and documenting it • Bartok snap – snapping a sting against instrument (louder than pizzicato) • Die neue Sachlichkeit – the new objectivity, against romantic tradition, music detached from sentiment, expressive of nothing outside itself • Gebrauchmusid – music for use, work-a-day, music, writing music on commission instead of waiting for inspiration; reusable • Matthias the Painter – altarpiece • Bertholt Brecht – libretto for the three-peny-opera • Pirate Jenny – Lotte Lenya created the character, wife of Weill, representation of all that’s bad in society • Lost in the Stars – Weill’s based on Paton’s novel Cry the Beloved Country, about the encounter of black and white cultures in Africa, racism • Alexander Nevsky – film directed by Sergei Eisentein based on the historical Russian hero (stopped invasion from the north) • Serge Diaghliev – director of Ballet Russes, Picasso for scene design, Fokine, Pavlova, Nijinsky dancers and choreographers • Agon – challenge between dancers (see Stravinsky’s Ballet for Twelve Dancers – 12 dancers) • Wystan H. Auden – librettist for Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Process, English, scaled down from romantic • Arch form – see Bartok and p 357 • Serge Koussevitsky – commissioned Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra • Music Concrete – music constructed by mixing recorded sounds in the 1940s • Ad Reinhardt – Abstract Painting, Blue, part of the minimalism movement • Sol Lewitt – Two Open Modular Cubes • Warhol – individual photo-like cells (Marilyn Monroe) and reproduced with varying different colors • Alice Goodman – librettist for Adam’s Nicon in China • Klinghoffer – killed in 1984 hijacking of Italian cruise ship by Palestinian terrorists • Klangfarbenmelodie- tone color melody


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