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AU - MUSI - Class Notes - Week 4

School: Auburn University
Department: Music
Course: APPRECIATION OF MUSIC
Term: Spring 2019
Tags: Music Appreciation
Name: Musi 2730 Week 4 Notes
Description: These notes will cover what will be on our next exam.
Uploaded: 02/06/2019
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background image Music 2730 Week 4 Notes 18     th    Century Classicism The Classical Period Centers around the movement of “Enlightenment”; logic and reason, 
clear coherent structures
What is happening during this time? - Industrial revolution
- Architecture is mimicking Ancient Greece
- Experiments with electricity and vaccinations
- Strong rulers
- BUT restless and growing middle class (leading to revolutions)
Trends in Classical Music - Music continuing to grow outside of churches. Classical music really  focused on the idea of absolute music (music that did not have a story 
or image associated with it).
- Composers with highest success were studying and working in Vienna  (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven). - Contrast btw major and minor keys
- Development of a standard multi-movement form, known as sonata 
form - Chamber music repertoire was beginning to grow as well Musical Characteristics  - Homophonic texture dominated during this period. Focus was placed  on memorable melodies - Repetition was a characteristic of the Classical era
- Harmony is firmly rooted in a “home key” that the composer does not 
deviate from, except in small sections - Meters stay constant throughout the piece or movement. No complex  rhythms or random bursts or change The Patronage System - The arts were considered a necessary adornment of life. Being  knowledgeable in the arts showed wealth and prestige - Composers and musicians worked for the nobility and for wealthy  families, providing music for important events private lessons for 
families
- Many composers and musicians were not much higher in status than  that of a servant, but their connections made them successful and 
admired
background image Instrumental Music - Two large ideas: Thematic Development and a Clear Structured Form
- In large, multi-movement works, a musical theme can be broken up 
into fragments known as motives (A specific set of pitches or rhythmic 
pattern from the theme that a listener can recognize throughout the 
piece).
- String quartets (2 violins, a viola and cello) and orchestras are  becoming the most popular ensembles to write for The Multimovement Cycle - Most instrumental works follow the standard multimovement cycle:
- Each movement of a piece has a certain form associated with it. This is
a very general guideline, but mostly followed - Audiences could expect a certain form to follow and composers had a  structure to put melodic ideas into Rondo Form in Joseph Haydn’s Joke Quartet
Many Multimovement Classical works ended with a movement in rondo
form (in which a refrain is repeated in btw differing sections) usually 
ABACA. Going into different sections, coming back to A. (ABACADAEA)
-         Joseph Haydn, from Austria, wrote about 68 string quartets and over  100 symphonies -   He wrote his String Quartet in E-Flat Major, for the son of Catherine the Great  - Last piece will usually be in rondo form The Classical Era Sonata Allegro Form -   Usually appears first in the movement of a multi-movement work and it is the longest - The form mimics a conversation btw 2 ideas
- Involves a tonic key that eventually modulates (moves) to another key,
and then returns to the tonic key at the end - This form usually has two contrasting themes that are presented in the first section, developed in the second and repeated at the return to the
tonic key
Sections of sonata form - First section: exposition: presents the tonic key with the first theme,  then goes through a bridge or modulating section that presents the 
second theme in a new key

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School: Auburn University
Department: Music
Course: APPRECIATION OF MUSIC
Term: Spring 2019
Tags: Music Appreciation
Name: Musi 2730 Week 4 Notes
Description: These notes will cover what will be on our next exam.
Uploaded: 02/06/2019
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