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MUS100 Notes

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Week 4
Music Appreciation
Angela Christian
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paige Von Almen on Thursday September 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUS100 at Colorado State University taught by Angela Christian in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.


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Date Created: 09/22/16
In Performance  *Program Music ­Where is it heard? ­ Program music is heard in the concert hall well played by an orchestra, but  also at graduation ceremonies and other large events *Program Music Types ­ Suggestive music­ The title can suggest: the idea of the program, a poem or novel, accompanies a dramatic work such as a play or film ­Sometimes the composer writes an accompanying note about the piece to guide the listener  ­Music must be evocative of character scenes, and emotions ­Four major musical forms of program music for the concert hall: Program symphony,  symphonic poem/tone poem, incidental music, concert overture *Symphonic Fantastique ­Premiered 1831 ­The program was an integral part of the composition­ new! ­The idée fixe represents the image of the beloved that will never leave the desperate lover’s  consciousness  ­The theme is transformed  *Symphonic Poem ­A long piece of program music for orchestra in which the music depicts a story, scene, or mood ­Similar to program symphonies, but without inner form  *Tone Poem ­Richard Strauss (1864­1949) ­Tone poem­ symphonic poem renamed in late Romantic Era ­Also Sprach Zarathrusta­ iconic piece because of the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey  *Incidental Music ­Music written to accompany or precede a theatrical or literary performance  ­Considered secondary in importance to the play ­Characteristics of incidental music can be in any form and usually sectional and contains many  shifts in moods *Mendelssohn ­1809­1847 ­Excellent education  ­Born Jewish, converted  ­Prodigy­ Wrote the overture when he was just 17  ­Transformation of the theme reflects: Transformation of the characters, invitation to suspend  disbelief and enter the fairy world ­Framing device of the chords: The love in idleness flower descending on the audience! ­The indication of the beginning 


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