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Intro to Music Lit Notes - Week 6

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Intro to Music Lit Notes - Week 6 MUL2010

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We get classical in this chapter with an intro to Viennese classicism and an overview of some of the most well known composers.
Introduction to Music Literature
Frusco,Jeremy A
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Classical Music, Music History, Intro to music lit, MUL2010, Classical, Music literature, viennese classicism
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Date Created: 04/10/16
Week 6 MUL2010 Intro to Music Lit ▯1 Introduction to Music Literature ♪ WEEK 6 NOTES ♪ ▯ Main Theme - Classical Vienna Viennese Classicism • Preclassical period 1730 - 1770 ⁃ shift in aesthetic - simplicity and clarity, polyphony to simple melodies and accompaniments ⁃ Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian Bach (sons of JS) ⁃ light texture, periodic phrasing, simple harmony • Classical Period 1750 - 1820 ⁃ Seven Years’ War, Louis XVI’s reign (1774-1792), Declaration of Independence 1776, French Revolution 1789, Goethe, Faust 1808, Austen’s Pride and Prejudice 1813 ⁃ Characeristics ⁃ contrast of mood suddenly/gradually ⁃ rhythmic flexibility (perpetual motion out the window) ⁃ tuneful melodies - balanced phrase lengths ⁃ primarily homophonic texture ⁃ dynamic flexibility: crescendo/decrescendo ⁃ end of basso continuo ⁃ Orchestra ⁃ standardized ⁃ strings: violins (1&2), violas, cellos, basses ⁃ woodwinds: 2 of each flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon ⁃ brass: 2 ea of trumpets, french horns ⁃ percussion: 2 timpani ⁃ increased size: approx. 25 to 60 mr ⁃oF ⁃ often 4 movements, fast, slow, dance related, fast ⁃ symphony (full orchestra) ⁃ string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) ⁃ sonata (1-2 instruments) - 2, 3, or 4 movements ⁃ NOT the same as sonata FORM ⁃ contrasting themes ⁃ balanced tension and release ⁃ Composers place in society ⁃ Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) ⁃ served a noble family Week 6 MUL2010 Intro to Music Lit ▯2 ⁃ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) ⁃ broke from service position ⁃ Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) ⁃ independent ⁃ Music in society ⁃ public concerts ⁃ amateur musicians in the home ⁃ compositions became more easily understood in order to teach and learn ⁃ opera becomes more comic, satirical ⁃ makes fun of aristocracy (see Marriage of Figaro by Mozart) ⁃ vienna is the center of classical music ⁃ 4th largest city in europe ⁃ haydn, mozart, and beethoven all visited • Symphony - main product of the classical era, orchestral composition in 4 movements ⁃ origins in italian opera overture; expanded by germans ⁃ construction ⁃ I. fast, sonata form ⁃ Sonata form - begins in classical period, is the form of a single movement (usually opening), consists of three major sections ⁃ Exposition - presents theme ⁃ begins in tonic key ⁃ first theme in tonic ⁃ bridge modulates to new key ⁃ second theme is in new key (usually dominant) ⁃ often fully repeated (closing section in new key) ⁃ Development - themes manipulated and altered ⁃ drama ⁃ motives, smaller fragments of theme, developed by changing ⁃ Recapitulation - themes in original form ⁃ resolution of tension ⁃ theme, bridge, and second theme all in tonic ⁃ coda is tonic, resolves ⁃ NOT a musical formula, only a guideline to which composers may create a “sonata” ⁃ II. slower, songlike (theme and variations), not in the tonic key ⁃ Theme and Variations - main theme presented and repeated, changing each time Week 6 MUL2010 Intro to Music Lit . c t e , ’ ’ ’ ’ A , ’ ’ ’ A , ”A , ’ A , A . ⁃ e ⁃ second movement of a piece, or any piece ⁃ character can change significantly between variations (keys, etc, etc) ⁃ flexible form, no set number of repetitions or variations . ⁃ e Haydn Symphony no. 94 (“Surprise”) aka Haydn’s big surprise (W CANNONS) ⁃ 2nd movement is a theme and variations ⁃ soft staccato theme- do do mi mi sol sol miiiiiii fa fa re re ti ti soooool ⁃ Variation I : Countermelody added above the main theme ⁃ Variation II: Minor key, more dynamic contrast, some new material (descending scales in violins) ⁃ Variation III: Faster rhythm, major key, new countermelody ⁃ Variation IV: (final) violin fanfare above main theme, dotted rhythm, ends on dominant to signify more to come ⁃ Closing section: oboe theme, starting in minor mode, dissonant chords, end in original setting ⁃ even shows up in jazz ⁃ III. Dancelike (minuet and trio or scherzo) ⁃ Minuet and Trio - usually 3rd movement w dancey feel - name from Baroque period in which the trio of players would perform the dance movement ⁃ triple meter w moderate tempo e r u t cu r t⁃ s ⁃ Minuet (A): aaba’ba’ ⁃ trio (B): ccdc’dc’ ⁃ minuet (A): aba’ (da capo) ⁃ Beethoven used a scherzo (also in three parts, and triple meter, but FASTER) ⁃ W.A. Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ⁃ serenade (music for outdoor enjoyment) ⁃ A section: dignified, staccato ⁃ a: stately melody, forte, predominantly staccato. repeated Week 6 MUL2010 Intro to Music Lit ▯4 ⁃ b: legato phrase, piano, leads back to staccato, forte, repeated ⁃ B section trio: Lighter, legato ⁃ a: gracious legato melody, piano, murmuring accompaniment repeated ⁃ b: climbing legato phrase, forte, leads back to piano phrase, repeated ⁃ back to A minuet ⁃ IV. fast (sonata rondo form) ⁃ Rondo - main theme with alteration to other themes, possible 4th movement ⁃ ABACA or ABACABA ⁃ tuneful main theme, easy to remember ⁃ sonata rondo form: includes developmental section (ABA development ABA) ⁃ Beethoven String Quartet in c minor, op. 18 No. 4 ⁃ A: two parts, staccato, minor key ⁃ B: legato, major key ⁃ C: upward motion; major key ⁃ final A statement faster • Chamber Music - intimate performance spaces, from one to nine musicians ⁃ group effort; no conductor ⁃ string quartet is the predominant form of chamber music in classical era ⁃ conversational, sophisticated ⁃ other types; duo sonata, piano trio (violin + cello + piano), string quintet (+viola) • Concerto - three movements, fast slow fast, w an instrumental soloist and orchestra ⁃ cadenza - unaccompanied solo section w virtuosic elements (scales, arpeggios, rapid passages and ornamentations) ⁃ originally improvised but later notated ⁃ construction ⁃ I. Sonata-like form; double exposition ⁃ all themes in tonic ⁃ orchestra plays their theme in first exposition, soloist develops more themes in second exposition ⁃ II. Slower, expressive ⁃ III. Rondo form; allegro/presto Week 6 MUL2010 Intro to Music Lit ▯5 COMPOSERS ▯ • FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732 - 1809) - raised in musical environment (in vienna) as choirboy, teacher, and music director by 1757. Violist!! ⁃ Timeline ⁃ 1740 - 1749 - Choirboy at St. Stephens, Vienna ⁃ 1749 - 1757 - Teacher, student, performer ⁃ 1757 - 1760 - Music Director to Count Morzin ⁃ 1760 - Service to Esterházy family ⁃ Symphony no. 45 “Farewell” in which musicians blow out candles when they’re done playing and leave ⁃ 1780 - new contract under Esterházy ⁃ met Mozart ⁃ 1790 - released from service, but kept with Esterházy ⁃ Symphonies no. 93 - 104; London Symphonies ⁃ Surprise symphony in this group ⁃ Late works are masses and Oratorios, religious works ⁃ The Creation (1798) ⁃ The Seasons (1801) s eme⁃hT ⁃ humor and unexpected elements ⁃ folk influences ⁃ theme development ⁃ ‘father of the symphony’ - composed over 104 symphonic works ⁃ Trumpet Concerto in E Flat (1796) ⁃ features a keyed trumpet (replaced by valve trumpet) ⁃ fast-slow-fast ⁃ III. Sonata-rondo form, coda is full of surprises • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 - 1791) - child prodigy of music (harpsichord, violin, piano), one WILD and CRAZAY GUY e f ⁃i L ⁃ Leopold Mozart, his father, toured him across europe ⁃ 1771 - 1781: Service to Archbishop Colloredo ⁃ Vienna: Success with opera ⁃ Nozze di Figaro (1786), Il Dissoluto Punito Don Giovanni ⁃ 1791: Commissioned to write Requiem Mass ⁃ Completed by his student, Franz Sussmayer ⁃ Adult years were less fruitful, died in poverty ⁃ Style Week 6 MUL2010 Intro to Music Lit ▯6 ⁃ wrote in every form successfully ⁃ effortless sound ⁃ catalogued by Köchel ⁃ dominant figure of Classical Opera ⁃ most buffa (comic) ⁃ singspiel german operas, “sung plays” ⁃ unparalleled character development up to this point ⁃ Lorenzo da Ponte was his right hand man/ Librettist ⁃ Il Dissoluto Punito Don Giovanni (1787) ⁃ drama giocoso (comic and serious opera) ⁃ Don Giovanni conquests the ladies, is generally rude, ends in Don Giovanni being dragged down to hell ⁃ Overture is the famous Overture in D Minor ⁃ Symphony no. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 ⁃ I. Molto Allegro in Sonata form ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ Thanks for reading these study notes! Good luck! Any questions or comments? visit find more notes on Music Lit, Theory, and History on Studysoup!


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